Touch for Health

Energy Kinesiology

Live Online Training


eTouch for Health with Earl and Gail Cook

Instructor Earl Cook with assistant, Gail Cook

Powerful online classes
Introductory thru advanced
Some classes not offered elsewhere
Learn valuable knowledge without the expenses and time needed for travel

“The online training was a blessing! I have wanted to do this for sometime and online made it affordable and doable. Thank you! I feel fortunate to have met Earl and Gail!”

“Earl and Gail know this stuff and teach it seamlessly. Very easy to grasp. Answered all of our questions clearly.”


Touch for Health 1-4

Earl Cook teaching Touch for Health

Touch for Health Classes

Info and Registration

Learn muscle testing (monitoring) as a biofeedback tool to assess the state of energy in the meridians. Touch techniques such as Acupressure, Meridian Tracing, and Neuroymphatic Massage are used for restoring the energetic balance of the subtle energies. Begun in 1973, TFH spread around the world and is one of the most popular self-help modalities.

Specialty Classes

Focus on Individual Techniques

Info and Registration

The Specialty Classes focus on individual techniques from beginner to advanced. Our most popular class, Plantars and Dorsals - muscles of the feet, is a class open to everyone and routinely has students from around the world. This class includes a 50-page manual (PDF) with a collection of colorful and useful illustrations created by your instructor, Earl Cook.

eTouch Video-on-Demand

Advanced eTouch software Training

Info and Registration

The eTouch for Health software is a comprehensive tool with extensive features. The eTouch Video on Demand (VOD) training offers four levels of courses that cover basic through advanced features. VOD can be self study or with Instructor review. There are four PDF manuals for each level are they are included free with each copy of eTouch.


Class Schedule - Winter 2024


Touch for Health 1: January 19 - 21


Touch for Health 2: February 2 - 4


Touch for Health 3: February 16 - 18


Touch for Health 4: March 1 - 3


Each level: 15 hours
Friday-Saturday-Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST US
16:00 - 21:30 UTC

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Single Classes $360

Touch for Health 1


Touch for Health 2


Touch for Health 3


Touch for Health 4


Multi-Class Combo Packages (Good Value)

TFH 1 - 4 ~ $1,330


TFH  1-2 ~ $685


TFH 3 - 4 ~ $685


Multi-Student Buddy Plans (Best Value)

Special Pricing Questions

Multi-class Combos offer good value while our Multi-Student Buddy Plans with 2 or more in a group offer the Best Value. Our students find it valuable to have a buddy take the class along with them so that they will have a practice partner. We highly recommend this option when possible.

During our classes, we use breakout rooms to pair solo students while rotating the assignmens so that students get to work with a variety of other students.

Also, most of our students purchase our eTouch for Health software after seeing it being used in class. When training with us, you actually get a free eTouch class as you see how we use the software when learning and practicing Touch for Health. We can combine special eTouch pricing with any class purchase.

Contact us directly above for all special pricing situations and questions. We will invoice you via PayPal or Stripe directly in special pricing situations. Click the button above to ask us about our Combo Pricing.


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TFH is not used for the diagnosis or treatment of disease while providing many powerful and simple techniques for addressing many of our everyday aches, pains, and stresses that we and our family and friends encounter in our daily lives.


Class Official Reference

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Touch for Health: The Complete Edition by John Thie and Matthew Thie is the official reference for these classes. For the TFH 1-4 refresher classes, if the student already has the IKC TFH 1 and 2 books, these may also be used.

It is important to order and have the book in hand before classes begin. Amazon is the recommended source for prompt delivery.

Get TFH: The Complete Edition

Online Web Apps / Clients

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We use the industry-standard online clients Cisco Webex and Zoom in our live online classes. These are free apps that can be downloaded and installed prior to classes. Webex is used for our Touch for Health online classes. Click the logo to go to Webex. Download, install and play with the app if you are not familiar with the technology. If any problems are encountered, please contact Webex for support and trouble-shooting before class begins.

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Earl Cook

Online courses are taught by Earl Cook, an instructor certified by the International Kinesiology College (IKC) and the US Touch for Health Kinesiology Association (TFHKA). Earl was awarded the IKC John Thie Award in 2010 and was TFHKA Instructor of the Year, 2016-2017.

Earl’s wife, Gail, assists with the classes. The couple was first introduced to Touch for Health in 1976 and have used TFH thousands of times over the years in addressing their own aches, pains, health maintenance, and personal development.

Touch for Health is one of the world’s most popular self-help modalites. TFH is based upon the personal responsibility and educational model. Touch for Health is a safe, non-diagnostic, protocol used by lay people as well as professionals in a variety of disciplines. TFH is the foundation for many modalities that have sprung from these techniques and knowledge.  

There is no prerequisite for TFH 1. These classes are attended by housewives wanting to better care for their family as well as professionals wanting to expand their knowledge and skills. TFH classes are also attended by: Massage Therapists; Registered Nurses; Counselors; Psychologists and Therapists; Chiropractors; Physicians; Acupuncturists; and a variety of energy practitioners. 

There is something valuable to learn for everyone. Commonly heard in our TFH classes are, "Wow!", "Amazing!", and "Incredible!"

Student Comments

“Earl is an excellent instructor. I appreciate how he finds ways to connect with each student.”

“Amazing class, really appreciate you both! I have learned so much and feel great after each balance.”

“As a lifetime learner, the class was the best class that I have ever taken. Earl is a great teacher and passionate about energy work.”

TFH 1-4 Class Syllabi

Touch for Health 1


Touch for Health 2


Touch for Health 3


Touch for Health 4


Continuing Education Credits

Physical Trainers

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Provider 19-68214

The Touch for Health Kinesiology Association (TFHKA) is approved by the
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
as a Continuing Education Provider


Registered Nursing

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Provider CEP 13015

The Touch for Health Kinesiology Association (TFHKA) is approved by the
Board of Registered Nursing in California


Massage Therapy

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Provider 050467-00


The Touch for Health Kinesiology Association (TFHKA) is approved by the
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
as a Continuing Education Provider.


It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that their governing body accepts the CEs as offered. Certificates are purchased separately for each level. Full attendance is required. No video is available for TFH classes.

(Note: TFHKA no longer supports Acupuncture PDAs due to the expense of the program. Acupuncturists still find our classes valuable and beneficial to their practice.)

Refund Policy


No refunds provided within 2 weeks of first day of class.

If there is a emergency, you may transfer to another class, if available.

All classes can be transferred to another series or date with no fee. Cancellations more than 30 days prior to first day of class, tuition may be refunded minus *processing fees.

Less than 30 days from first day of class, see refund fees below.


Cancellation Fees
    $100 for single class
    $175 for two-class combo
    $300 for four-class series
    *All refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee or 4% of the original class registration fee, whichever is more.



Specialty Classes


Some of our speciality classes, like Plantars & Dorsals and eHum with the Tibetan Monks, are built around techniques discovered by Earl Cook. Other classes present more advanced techniques like Reactive Muscles and are based upon TFH techniques. This class presents simplifying refinements to the process that we have discovered in our own classes. Several classes are built around apps created by Earl and present advanced techniques. Some of these are still being developed and finalized but will be available soon.

The first, Dr. Deal’s Essential Basics, introduces five techniques that could be considered "TFH level 5" and are an excellent introduction to Dr. Deal's AK Shortcuts classes. Students of this class receive a coupon for reduced price for the AK Shortcuts classes.

This collection of classes is rounded out by a group of specialty classes created by Earl that were developed during the Pandemic to address the need for remote training. Not all of these are scheduled and we welcome notes of interest in these so that we can schedule them properly.

Bubbles and the Five Elements is based on an advanced app that utilizes different techniques, especially, sound to achieve balance and harmony in the meridian system.   

Plantars and Dorsals - muscles of the feet

Plantar Testing

“... this is an "explosion" in body work/therapy. This is so simple but so successful technique. Have the great experience working on me, age 66. Also the greatest experience on my father age 93. He is now walking with ease and great feel of balance.”

“The workbook with all the illustrations is worth the cost of the class!”

“I just tried it on myself and it works!”

Whether you are walking, running, jumping, dancing, or simply standing, you are using the muscles of your feet. When the muscles of your feet are inhibited, weakened, or not functioning properly, your body attempts to compensate.

Foot pain, ankle pain, knee pain, leg pain, and hip pain can all be part of the body’s compensation system. Balancing these muscles is very beneficial for relieving pain and better posture.

In this powerful two-hour live online workshop, you will learn powerful techniques for testing and correcting non-functioning muscles of the feet that are not part of the normal TFH curriculum. Many times, foot pain disappears almost immediately when using these corrections.

A PDF workbook of the technique and illustrations of the feet and related muscles/systems is included. These illustrations were created by Earl Cook, innovator of these techniques and instructor for the class.



Saturday - March 16, 2024

2 Hours | Zoom
11:00 am- 1:00 pm EST
16:00 - 18:00 UTC

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eHum with the Tibetan Monks - one point balance


eHum with Tibetan Monks

Simply one of the easiest and most powerful balancing techniques you will ever experience.

This technique integrates Touch for Health energy kinesiology with brain function and physiology; ancient mysticism; recent scientific discoveries and theories; with the healing sounds of Tibetan Monks. Students get to personally experience and learn how to use these simple and powerful wellness techniques on themselves and others.

Profits from the class and the sale of the eHum app are shared with the Drepung Monastery.



TBD - Let us know if you are interested

2 Hours | Zoom
11:00 am- 1:00 pm EST
16:00 - 18:00 UTC

I'm Interested!


Head to Toe Balancing

Head to Toe Energy Balancing



This workshop combines the eHum technique together with the Muscles of the Feet technique for a complete balancing experience.


TBD - Let us know if you are interested

4 Hours | Zoom
11:00 am- 1:00 pm EST
16:00 - 18:00 UTC

I'm Interested!


Introductory Class



Intro to Muscle Testing


Do you want to get to the core concepts and learn the basics of muscle testing in the fastest way possible? These classes present the basics to get you on your way. This is an excellent preparatory class for Touch for Health and for those having a limited need for the basics of muscle testing.

This class does not offer credits and is not a replacement for the extensive Touch for Health classes. However, it is an excellent preparatory course which will teach new and useful skills.



TBD - Let us know if you are interested

6 Hours | (2 days x 3 hrs) | Zoom
11:00 am- 2:30 pm EST
16:00 - 18:30 UTC

I'm Interested!



Refresher Classes


Touch for Health 1 -4 Refresher Classes




Touch for Health Refreshers


Are you a TFH student and feel a bit rusty in areas or have questions that you would like answers for that are covered in the TFH 1-4 curriculums? These classes are only open to students that have successfully completed TFH with a TFH instructor. The class agenda will be determined by the questions and needs of the attendees submitted before the class date. Only techniques covered in each TFH level will be covered in this refresher course. No credits are offered.

Students should already have their reference(s) from their previous classes, Touch for Health: The Complete Edition, the IKC TFH Book 1 and 2, and/or the new TFH Synthesis Workbook. Completion of the Workbook is now required for Proficiency and Instructor classes.


4 Hours each level | Zoom
10:00 am- 2:30 pm EST
16:00 - 18:30 UTC


TFH 1 - TBD


TFH 2 - TBD


TFH 3 - TBD


TFH 4 - TBD

I'm Interested!


Advanced Classes


Bubbles and the Five Elements


Bubbles with the Five Elements

Are you experienced with Touch for Health and understand how to work with the Five Elements, Meridians, and the one-point balancing technique, especially, balancing with sound? This class focuses on using the powerful 

Bubbles app to conduct a variety of balances  using sound, acupressure, neurolymphatics, neurovasculars for balancing.

The flexible app allows top-down mods starting with the 5 Elements of botto-up starting with muscle testing. Learn your favorite strategy!   



TBD - Let us know if you are interested

2 Hours | Zoom
11:00 am- 1:00 pm EST
16:00 - 18:00 UTC

I'm Interested!


Remote Balancing

Remote Balancing

While the ability to meet and touch has been greatly diminished due to the pandemic, the need for wellbeing remains. Learn techniques that can be used to help others even when they are located distantly. Having a partner during this class is helpful. Having a remote subject that needs care is very helpful when practicing these techniques. Importantly, your subjects should be aware and have provided you permission to help them in this way.

This technique is not used for the diagnosis or treatment of disease nor supported in the Touch for Health curriculum.




TBD - Let us know if you are interested

4 Hours | Zoom
11:00 am- 1:00 pm EST
16:00 - 18:00 UTC

I'm Interested!

Reactive Muscles



Reactive Muscles



Reactive Muscles are one of the most challenging concepts to learn and master. In this short course, we focus only on mastering this one technique. Additional information and technique refinements will be part of this workshop.


TBD - Let us know if you are interested

4 Hours | Zoom
11:00 am- 1:00 pm EST
16:00 - 18:00 UTC

I'm Interested!



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“I have learned so much by just sitting and exploring the different parts of eTouch! I can't believe how thorough it is! It is like a course in itself!"

"I have used eTouch as a reference for years. I love sitting with it--and the hours melt away. I go from one thing to another and continually find new things to learn.”

“I am amazed at what you have done with eTouch and how complete it is! What a great resource!”

eTouch for Health is currently being used in homes, clinics, schools, and spas in over 85 countries.

These four-hour workshops focus on the use of the eTouch for Health software as an educational, practitioner, presentation and research tool. Key techniques of Touch for Health and how these are implemented in the eTouch software are learned in these workshops. Exercises in the workshops use eTouch during partner balances, so that relevant hands-on experience is gained. For instructors wishing to use eTouch in their TFH training workshops, Level 4 presents tips for projecting and presenting eTouch.

VOD offers two other categories of training with videos that accompany each topic. With VOD, you can choose Self-Study or Instructor Review where you complete quizes and excercises for credit. The free training and Self-Study do not offer credits. For those wishing to receive credits, the Instructor Review is the option to choose.

Dr. Thie had requested that Earl write the original three levels and Matthew Thie requested that Earl create one more class to make the set 16 hours which can be used for Instructor Updating. Instructors wanting to use the eTouch VOD for Updating should contact Earl directly as there are conditions specified by the IKC Faculty.


Class Descriptions


Level I - The Essential Basics

Become more proficient with eTouch for Health. Conduct a standard TFH 14-Muscle, Goal-Based, Balance-As-You-Go Session. Learn to navigate the functional areas of eTouch and, importantly, how to quickly access reference information when needed. The dynamic Meridian Wheel and Five Elements of eTouch are introduced in the Session System review.

Length: 4 Hours

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Touch for Health

Recommended: Complete the eTouch for Health Level I Tutorial, read Touch for Health - the Complete Edition, pp.16-65 and 335-336.



Level 2 - Exploring Session Options

Learn the options available in eTouch to conduct other types of balancing sessions. Create sessions using the concepts of and the One-point Assessment Balance using over-energy detection. Tester Preferences are introduced in this level. Learn to set preferences that reflect the way you like to use the software. Practitioners will become more proficient with the tool and more effective as a TFH practitioner.

Length: 4 Hours

Prerequisites: eTouch for Health Level 1

Recommended: Complete the eTouch for Health Level 2, 3 Tutorials, read Touch for Health - the Complete Edition, pp. 232-243; 70; 303-306; 326-331.



Level 3 - Client Management + Advanced Techniques

Use eTouch as a practitioner tool and examine client management and personal reports in more detail. Learn to use the advanced techniques of the dynamic eTouch Priority System and the integrated and dynamic Five-Element Metaphors as the balancing technique.

Length: 4 Hours

Prerequisite: eTouch for Health Level 1 + 2

Recommended: Complete the eTouch for Health Level 3 Tutorial, read Touch for Health - the Complete Edition, pp. 66; 315-325; 338-339.



Level 4 - Projecting and Sharing eTouch

Use eTouch as a practitioner tool and examine client management and personal reports in more detail. Learn to use the advanced techniques of the dynamic eTouch Priority System and the integrated and dynamic Five-Element Metaphors as the balancing technique.

Length: 4 Hours

Prerequisite: eTouch for Health Level 2 + 3



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Class Descriptions and Syllabi

No medical information or advice is offered on this website or in the classes being taught here. These techniques are not used for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or for serious and life-threatening issues. Always seek professional healthcare attention for continuing or worsening symptoms.

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