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Energy balancing through touch for health.
Through reflection on other types of energy work, the basis is laid for Touch for Health (TFH) as an energetic, touch, body therapy. TFH offers an opportunity for increased awareness of the subtle messages that our bodies are communicating to us. This communication is enhanced through the biofeedback quality of muscle testing. By introducing us to the feeling of well-being that occurs through energy balance, TFH makes individuals more aware of the meaning of optimal-level wellness. It assists people to move to a higher level of self-care. This health maintenance technique can be used anytime, anywhere for ourselves and others. By putting us back in control of our own health and well-being, TFH can increase self-esteem. Applications for nursing practice are explored.