Touch Assist (Cont...)
0. Administer any first aid that may be needed before you begin the assist. For example, if the person has a bleeding wound it should be dressed as the first action.
1. Have the person sit down or lie down-whatever position will be more comfortable for him.
2. Tell him that you are going to be doing a Touch Assist and explain briefly the procedure.
Tell the person the command you will be using and ensure he understands it. The command used is “Feel my finger.”
Tell the person that he should let you know when he has done the command.
3. Give the command “Feel my finger,” then touch a point, using moderate finger pressure.
Do not touch and then give the command; that would be backwards.
Touch with only one finger. If you used two fingers the person could be confused about which he was supposed to feel.
4. Acknowledge the person by saying “Thank you” or “Okay” or “Good,” etc.
5. Continue giving the command, touching and acknowledging when the person has indicated he has done the command.
When doing a Touch Assist on a particular injured or affected area, you approach the area on a gradient and recede from it on a gradient.
You approach the injury or affected area, go away from it, approach it, go away from it, approach it closer, go away from it further, approach to a point where you are actually touching the injured or affected part and go away further. You try to follow the nerve channels of the body, which include the spine, the limbs and the various relay points like the elbows, the wrists, the back sides of the knees and the fingertips. These are the points you head for. These are all points in which the shock wave can get locked up. What you are trying to do is get a communication wave flowing again through the body, because the shock of injury stopped it.
No matter what part of the body is being helped, the areas touched should include the extremities (hands and feet) and the spine.
The touching must be balanced to both left and right sides of the body. When you have touched the person’s right big toe, you next touch the left big toe; when you have touched a point a few inches to one side of the person’s spine, you next touch the spot the same distance from the spine on the opposite side. This is important because the brain and the body’s communication system interlock. You can find that a pain in the left hand runs out (dissipates) when you touch the right hand, because the right hand has got it locked up.
In addition to handling the left and right sides of the body, the body’s back and front sides must also be addressed. In other words, if attention has been given to the front of the body, attention must also be given to the back.
The same principle applies in handling a particular body part. For instance, you might be handling an injury on the front of the right leg. Your Touch Assist would include the front of the right leg, the front of the left leg, the back of the right leg and the back of the left leg, in addition to the usual actions of handling the extremities and spine.
6. Continue the assist until the person feels better. You will notice an improvement in the person from what he says or how he looks. These are called indicators.
Indicators are conditions or circumstances arising during an assist which indicate whether it is running well or badly. When a bad condition, such as an injured hand, improves, that is a good indicator. If the pain in his hand lessened, that would be a good indicator.
A Touch Assist is continued until the person being helped has good indicators, meaning he feels better, the pain has diminished, he is happier about it, etc. He will also have a cognition.
7. When this occurs, tell the person, “End of assist.”
You may have to give Touch Assists day after day to achieve a result. On first doing a Touch Assist you might only get a small improvement. Giving another Touch Assist on the following day, you could expect a bit more improvement. Next day you may get a somatic blowing off completely. It might take many more days than this, with a Touch Assist given each day, before such a result is achieved; the point is that the number of Touch Assists you can do on the same thing is unlimited.