Thanks for your help everyone! With the recent release of Occult Adventures, I got just what I needed - an Elemental Astetic that punches allies to heal (and Styles twisted in for even more punch gimmicks) ;D
He will always quote randomly made up philosophical-sounding sentences that makes no sense ("Hey what should we do about the prisoner?" "As the sun rises in the distant sea; the blind man sees ever more.").
I have a whole bunch of ideas for this new guy, and I haven't even settled in on a race yet! Anyways, thanks for all the help and creative ideas, especially the Wizard Kits from the Sha'ir Handbook (you'll be pleased to know the Sha'ir Eastern mysticism theme appears as an Archetype Option for the Occultist class). I'll definitely keep those in reserve!