In the late 1960’s an American Chiropractor Dr George Goodheart DC developed Applied Kinesiology a new concept, based on a number of Chiropractic ideas, Chinese Meridian theory and his own discoveries. Goodheart discovered that when a muscle was monitored it revealed vital information corresponding to the body’s internal organs.

In the early 1970’s another Chiropractor Dr John Thie DC studied with Goodheart in a small research group. Dr Thie was keen to share kinesiology methods with others outside the medical profession. He wrote an easy-to-follow book called “Touch for Health” and soon word spread beyond America to Great Britain, Europe, Australia and many other countries around the world.

Since the 1960’s many different branches of kinesiology have evolved. All aim to restore balance to three key areas of health – structure (muscular-skeletal), mental/emotional (psyche) and biochemical (nutrition). Whilst it takes many years to become a Professional Kinesiologist, Goodheart’s Applied Kinesiology or Thie’s Touch for Health remain foundational training.


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