Developed by chiropractor John Thie, Touch for Health combines methods and techniques, which include acupuncture principles, acupressure, muscle testing, massage, and dietary guidelines. The method of treatment requires a second person that performs muscle testing. This determines which muscles are strong or weak, indicating if a physical problem or organ malfunction exists. Once weak muscles are determined, a variety of methods are used as part of a muscle strengthening program. Such techniques use finger pressure on neuro-vascular holding points on the head and pressure on the acupressure holding points.
After the muscles are strengthened, Touch for Health theory states that energy then flows through the body, improving vitality and ability to maintain good health.