The Beginnings of Energy Kinesiology - Part 1

The use of muscle testing (or muscle monitoring, as we'll use throughout the site) has existed for some time. As a diagnostic tool, it was used to identify where neurological dysfunction originated. Knowing that a muscle, or group of muscles, received its messages from a nerve emerging from a specific spinal segment, the response of those muscles to manual pressure could determine which spinal segment and corresponding nerve was damaged.


In 1964, a chiropractor from Detroit, Michigan – Dr. George Goodheart, D.C. – came across a new use of muscle testing. He found that a muscle response might be affected by more than just neurological damage. Through his research, he found that there were distinct connections between muscles, organs, and the Chinese meridians of acupuncture. He called his body of work Applied Kinesiology.

As Goodheart's research developed, one of his colleagues –
Dr. John Thie, D.C. – noticed that much of Goodheart's work could be learned and applied by anyone, not just a chiropractor or doctor. Dr. Thie founded a system based on these principles

George Goodheart, D.C.
      and began to teach it to lay people, with the philosophy that if used regularly, one could increase their feelings of health and well being, and avoid costly visits to the doctor. He named this system Touch for Health.  


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