Fallacy definition (short name: tautology)
A tautology is an argument that utilizes circular reasoning, which means that the conclusion is also its own premise.
The structure of such arguments is
although the premise and conclusion might be formulated differently so it is not immediately apparent as such.
Saying that therapeutic touch works because it manipulates the life force is a tautology because the definition of therapeutic touch is the alleged manipulation (without touching) of the life force.
From the skeptics guide website