An article in the Times of India discusses a Scientology technique called the touch assist., a procedure that is described fully in the Scientology Handbook booklet called “Assists for Illnesses and Injuries.”
Here is an excerpt from the article:
People often get hurt or fall prey to diseases, injuries or mishaps and accidents. The role of medicine is limited – it treats the body, but overlooks the relationship a person’s mental attitude can have on his own body.
A technique called Assists that focuses attention on the affected body part by someone simply touching the part, is often an effective way to heal yourself.
A touch assist
An assist complements routine medical treatment and is not a primary healing method. However, it assists the individual to heal himself or be healed through another by removing his reasons for precipitating or prolonging his condition.
The purpose of a touch assist is to reestablish communication with the injured part of the body. It focuses the person’s attention to the affected body part.
This is done by repetitively touching the ill or injured person’s body and putting him into “communication” with his injury. This brings about recovery. The technique is based on the principle that the way to heal or remedy anything is to put somebody into communication with it.>>
Adapted from www.scientologyhandbook.org (Assists for illnesses and injuries)