for Health Education Newsletter
Differences great in Muscle Testing Purposes
July 27, 2004
Muscle Testing Different in Different Models
-- No Known Side Effects from Touch for Health
-- Intensive Interview and History is Important to Good Outcomes
-- Total Improvement A Month Later
-- Hospitals Can Be Dangerous Places
-- From BottomLine Email newsletter
-- Things to Consider If you Must Go to the Hospital
-- Share Your History With All Personel
TFH concept of muscle testing is not like the testing
done in the biomedical model. The biomedical model is grading muscles
from 0 to 5 from nothing to full strength, not in relationship to subtle
energy balance in the meridians. When we test the muscles for response/
monitoring we are looking for the balance in the meridian system for
a particular goal or complaint and seeing how the entire person represented
by the muscle/meridian relationship is in balance.
We use subjective and objectively observable postural,
attitudinal changes immediately and in the longer term to allow the
person to evaluate the changes in themselves. We use muscle testing/monitoring
of the same muscles after the energy balancing with our Touch for Health
Reflex system. Most times the results are immediately noticeable based
on the use of an analog subjective scale and/or the attractor number
being assessed by the monitoring of the muscle response differences,
No Known Side Effects from
Touch for Health
There are no known adverse effects from using our system for balancing
the meridian energy. There are no needles, or heating or the use of
machines/devices such as laser or electricity (though these can be used
effectively to change the meridian balance). We use only the touching
of the five senses in various ways.
Recently at a Metaphor Seminar, I worked with a dancer
whose complaint was a long standing carpal tunnel syndrome. She had
many different treatment applications without any lasting improvement.
She had lost the strength in her hands and hadn't been able to regain
Intensive Interview and History
is Important to Good Outcomes
With an intensive interview she discovered some things from her past
that the weakness of her wrist and hands metaphorically related. We
tested the muscles related to the wrist and hand functions and found
them inhibited. We agreed that the goal statement she needed to make
was "My power comes from within" With that statement she had
a low attractor number and a number of muscles testing inhibited.
We successfully checked and balanced her meridian system
by monitoring the previously inhibited muscles and then found them facilitated.
In th final outcome of that intervention she had a maximum attractor
number and no inhibition of her hand and wrist muscles. Neither were
there any inhibition of her muscles related to the meridian assessment.
Total Improvement A Month Later
A month later I received an email stating that she had no more problems
with the weakness in her wrists and could lift a pie from the oven with
one hand with no difficulty. This had been a problem for her, as she
previously could not lift even a dish of food with that hand with her
arm outstretched. As a dance teacher she had found it effective to use
the TFH system/methods with her students but she had not previously
studied the Metaphor concept with balancing. She is quite enthusiastic
now to include this protocol with her students. (Note: The Touch for
Health and the Chinese Five Element Metaphors pocket book contains the
information for using metaphors with the other TFH Balancing protocols.)
If you have a problem that is not responding to the care
you are allowing yourself to receive, consider using TFHK Metaphor energy
balancing before having testing and treatments that may be dangerous
in relationship to drug side effects or surgery.
Hospitals Can Be Dangerous Places
In the United States every year, as many as 98,000 hospital patients
die as a result of medical errors. This means that there are more deaths
caused by preventable medical errors than by motor vehicle accidents,
breast cancer or AIDS.
One of the areas in which errors commonly occur is medical
testing. Results are routinely misinterpreted, mixed up, handed out
to the wrong people or not handed out at all. Some of these errors are
benign, cause no problems... others are life-threatening.
From BottomLine Email newsletter
"According to Charles B. Inlander, president of the People's Medical
Society, the largest consumer health advocacy organization in the country,
and author of Take This Book to the Hospital with You (St. Martin's),
there are specific steps you can take to minimize the risk for medical
· Learn all you can about the test.
To prevent confusion and misunderstandings, prepare beforehand
by asking your health-care provider...
· How should I prepare for the test?
· Exactly what does the test consist of?
· How long will the test take?
· Will there be any pain or discomfort?
· What should I expect afterward?
Seek out any available written information, and visit
reliable Web sites, such as the US National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus
to learn more about testing.
Things to Consider If you Must
Go to the Hospital
What are the risks? Ask whether a test poses any risks, and if so, what
they are. For instance, in younger women with dense breast tissue, the
benefits of mammography are uncertain and the repeated exposure to radiation
may pose unnecessary health risks. · More is not necessarily
better. Always ask why a test is needed and how it will help you. In
some cases, you might be better off without it. For example, certain
types of screening tests -- such as those for prostate cancer -- have
both benefits and limitations, and people should learn about these before
making their decisions.
· Is this the best test? Don't be afraid to ask questions and
express concerns. Find out whether better screening tests are available
but not recommended because of cost considerations. A case in point
is screening for colon cancer. Insurance is more apt to cover sigmoidoscopy
(an examination of the lower colon with a flexible tube) than colonoscopy
(a similar but more extensive examination of the entire colon). If you
are at particular risk, consider asking your health-care provider to
perform the more extensive test, even if you have to pay for it out
of your own pocket.
· Choose the testing facility with care. Inlander notes that
a common problem is the misreading of test results, such as magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) scans, mammograms or X rays. Often, the technician
simply reviews them too fast. If you have a choice, your best bet is
to get tested at a facility where many other people you know have already
had the same test you need. Research shows that more accurate results
occur at facilities were experienced radiologists; pathologists and
other medical personnel have extensive experience with a particular
procedure. One study showed that physicians who annually performed 100
or more colposcopies (a test performed as a follow-up to an abnormal
Pap smear) obtained more accurate findings than those who did the procedure
Share Your History With All Personel
Share your medical history. Do not assume that everyone has all the
information they need about you. Make sure that the testing facility
is aware of any allergies or pre-existing conditions you may have. For
example, some people are allergic to latex gloves. If you are diabetic
or have high blood pressure or asthma, for your own safety, your health-care
provider should have all special information before performing a test.
Be sure to double check with the person giving the test that he/she
is aware of your special needs. Also inform the testing facility about
all prescription and over-the-counter medications you take as well as
dietary supplements, such as vitamins and herbs. For example, to reduce
the risk for bleeding, surgeons advise their patients to avoid taking
aspirin or dietary supplements associated with reduced clotting (such
as ginkgo biloba) for a week or more before an invasive or surgical
procedure. If you are having an invasive test, such as a biopsy or colonoscopy,
the same advice applies. However, new research shows that people with
known heart disease should not stop taking aspirin abruptly. ·
Bring a family member or friend along. Ask your spouse, sibling or friend
to be there with you and act as your advocate. Undergoing a test can
be a stressful experience, and having an extra set of eyes and ears
is a good insurance policy.
They said this so well that I wanted everyone to consider
these precautions as we do need the biomedical model of disease care
for no one system is complete and each of us is unique. If one system/model
of health care isn't helping us we should not make a single health and
disease care model into a religious dogma that says we cannot use combinations
to fulfill our lives of wholeness. If you are a practitioner reading
this newsletter consider coming to our 5 Day Clinical Training Instensive
and learn by observing and being tutored by Dr. Thie personally about
how the TFH protocols help.
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