Applied Kinesiology (AK)
One might describe AK as the grandfather of all kinesiologies. Developed by George Goodheart, DC in the 1960’s, AK is the form of kinesiology which chiropractors often learn and use. This style of kinesiology is taught to doctors, and laypersons should not be advertising themselves as Applied Kinesiologists. AK focuses substantially on the physical aspects of the body and nervous system. Dr. John Thie, DC, worked with Dr. Goodheart and was involved in AK research before writing his book: ‘Touch for Health’ for the general public.
Applied Physiology (AP)
A powerful system of stress management procedures developed by Richard Utt. One of the key features of AP is the depth and accuracy of its muscle testing procedures and its monitoring techniques which allow direct evaluation of stress in various parts of the nervous system. “Powers of Stress” monitoring has made significant contributions to kinesiology theory.
Extensive research spanning many years has lead to impressive charting of numerous stress states throughout the body, and how it impacts anatomy, physiology, energy centers, and more. The foundation workshop called AgapeQuest introduces hologram theory and numerous specific correction techniques.
Many other workshops follow, including but not limited to: Amino Acids and Centering, The Five Houses of Chi, The Tao of Blood, Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain, and many other techniques. Richard Utt also developed a unique and powerful system called “The Seven Chi Keys” for balancing the seven main chakras.
All Encompassing Love – The total and complete acceptance and implementation of all the physical and metaphysical laws of the universe, known or unknown.” Richard D. Utt
Bio-Kinesiology (BK or Bio-K)
Developed by John Barton, Bio-K was one of the first modalities to research in detail hundreds of tissues in the body and their related emotions, meridians, and corrections. Many Bio-K texts are available including the famous ATLAS of over 800 researched tissues.
Advertising from the International BodyTalk Association states: “This healing modality will change the way you look at health care forever…” It’s a broad statement, but ask anyone who has taken BodyTalk training and they will verify it personally.
Introduced by Dr. John Veltheim in the mid-nineties, the BodyTalk System is now being used by thousands of people in many parts of the world.
Since its inception, BodyTalk has achieved spectacular results in a growing number of health care areas. BodyTalk can be used to address specific health problems, as well as being a preventative health maintenance measure.
Most importantly, the BodyTalk practitioner is guided specifically by the innate intelligence of the patient, thus ensuring that the human body’s remarkable healing capabilities are being utilized to their maximum potential.
Al Berry’s system coordinates muscle testing to assess the physical, structural, emotional, mental and spiritual harmony of people and animals.
Specific protocol of assessment and correction techniques based on sequential procedures assists in muscular-skeletal realignment, internal organ realignment, lymphatic circuit breakers release, joint release. Techniques include cold laser cranial realignment, nutritional and environmental support as well as multi-linked acupressure.
A Body Management Balance is as intricate as it is simple, by focusing on structural alignment of bones and organs to first release blocked nerve and acupuncture energy in the body. Next, power centers and circuit breakers are addressed. If power centers are not activated, the body will only hold its correction for a few hours, or even only minutes. Acupuncture meridian energy is then balanced to relieve over-energy, and scans for emotional/mental stress are performed to help lock in the correction through the defusion of these stressors, releasing sabotage from continuing to affect the physical body.
Eden Energy Medicine
Developed by Donna Eden, Eden Energy Medicine has been called the self-care and development path of the future. This system works on the premise that anyone has the ability to balance their own energies resulting in a better balance of their body’s chemistry and regulation of their hormones. Donna Eden developed this modality after figuring out how to direct her own energies to heal herself of Multiple Sclerosis in her early 30’s. Eden Energy Medicine incorporates techniques from Touch for Health, acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology, and qi gong.
Educational Kinesiology (often referred to as: Brain Gym®, the name of the foundational course of this modality.)
Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K or Brain Gym®) is a wonderful, simple system for children, parents, teachers and anyone who wishes to improve their learning performance.
Edu-K was created from the synthesis of Touch for Health, Neurological Organization Techniques, and optometric vision training by Dr. Paul Dennison, an American educator specializing in remedial reading. It focuses on improving the functioning of the nervous system in view of the total person and has a number of techniques to “switch on”: left/right brain integration, the eyes, the ears and whole body co-ordination.
Much research has shown that the “switching off” of the right and left hemispheres of the brain inhibits optimum performance in functions like reading, writing, recall and motor skills. Educational Kinesiology teaches that “movement is the key” to activate the brain. By restoring the brain to optimal activity, more effective learning patterns can be accessed and compensatory patterns can be released.
Edu-K techniques identify the blocks which create “dis-integration”. Specific techniques and exercises help in overcoming the blocks to establish the flow of information throughout the whole brain and nervous system.
With Edu-K, learning becomes easier and more enjoyable. Its subtle motivation encourages students by it‘s very results.
With advanced courses, vocational opportunities arise in the area of teaching or consulting. However, at a basic level, Edu-K is easily introduced into the family or classroom situation.
GEMS stands for Goal, Element, Mode, Stack. It offers an easy-to-follow flow chart that allows a student or practitioner to easily figure out where the priority stressors for an individual are and what balancing technique will work to resolve these efficiently. It is based on information from the TFH synthesis and is designed to allow a practitioner to flow easily from one modality to another, incorporating the entire body of knowledge available to the individual.
The aim of this class is to teach a system that will allow the student to use everything they know in the Specialized Kinesiology realm thus far and bring in additional aspects as they are learned, so that all information falls under the GEMS umbrella. It offers help and advice in areas such as: how to set up your office and attract clients, walking you through a typical session, taking money and rebooking, marketing and networking, practitioner ethics and scope of practice – in short, all the areas where practitioners feel stress about setting up their professional practice.
This can also be used as a bridging class for those interested in taking more in-depth Specialized Kinesiology classes, such as SIPS, LEAP, Brain Integration, etc. These classes assume that a student has knowledge of how to use finger-modes and scan sheets, work from an indicator muscle and properly stack information. None of these techniques are part of the TFH curriculum however, so often students are left feeling overwhelmed when they arrive in the classroom and instructors are left spending large amounts of class time explaining techniques that are not really part of their modality.
For more information, or to find an instructor or practitioner near you, please visit gemskinesiology.com
Health Kinesiology™ (HK)
Health-K is an original and comprehensive system of body/mind energy work developed by Jimmy Scott, PhD. Based on acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology and Touch for Health, Health-K expands on those disciplines. Dr. Scott based his work on a solid, scientific understanding of human electro-magnetic, psychological and spiritual issues, and addresses everything from allergy detoxification to geobiology.
Developed by the late Frank Mahoney, HTX is designed to identify and release the hypertonic (over-tight) state of muscles. Releasing the muscles leads to increased range of motion, reduction of pain and has a profound impact on sports performance, injuries and learning difficulties.
Developed by Philip Rafferty of Australia, Kinergetics is a process of healing that uses no tools but the healing energy of the hands and the feedback provided by muscle testing. According to the imbalances discovered, energy is directed at specific areas of the body to release the causes of chronic complaints. These areas can be organs, endocrine glands, chakras, or wherever the body specifically directs. One of the most exciting aspects of Kinergetics is the ability to assist the body to re-hydrate – causing numerous issues to simply disappear – particularly pain. Pinpointing age of cause and the key emotion at the time of priority stresses lightens ‘burdens’ and changes the client’s outlook on their current situation.This system also addresses Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction with completely non-invasive techniques that have to be experienced to be believed. Support for heavy metals and candida are highlights of this modality. Highly suggest checking out Philips website to see the numerous testimonials.
LEAP / Brain Integration (BI) (Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program)
A system developed by Dr. Charles Krebs – a former quadriplegic who discovered kinesiology after his diving accident. As a university professor of Anatomy and a research scientist as well, he needed to understand why specialized kinesiology worked so well. He became obsessed with discovering more information about the wiring of the brain and developed LEAP – an astounding protocol to release stress from neurological systems. His Brain Integration techniques are unsurpassed for releasing deeply compensated ‘switching’ at the neurological level. Survival Switching and Deep Survival Switching are easily checked for and de-stressed, allowing new healthy patterns to emerge from previously stressful situations such as learning (and Living)! For students of all ages – improve the function of your brain! Tremendous results reported with learning difficulties of all types.
Neural Organization Technique (N.O.T.)
In 1979, Dr. Carl Ferrari, DC, of New York recognized the importance of the survival systems of the body. Feeding, Flight/Fright, Reproduction, and Immune System are primary to survival. Protocols were developed to correct these, as well as head injuries, dyslexia, scoliosis, endocrine and circulation imbalances.
Professional Kinesiology Practice ™(PKP)
The PKP Certification program™ is a four year New Zealand Qualifications Authority accredited Diploma program in New Zealand. Internationally, ICPKP appointed colleges teach the Diploma throughout the world. In Canada we currently have two colleges. The first year’s line up is fifteen workshops titled:
Energizers and Self Testing
Manual Muscle Testing
5 Elements – Yin Balance
Kinesiology and Superficial Connections
5 Elements in Depth
Professional Skills / Balancing Protocol
History / Balancing with Food
Advanced Muscle Techniques
Client Health Records, Professional Relationships
Mastery of Emotional Stress Release
Muscles and Skin Activation
Basic Brain Integration Skills
Basic Human Anatomy
Previously March 31, 1999, PKP was a series of four 7-day workshops which included ‘advanced’ material that had accumulated from research and development after the Touch For Health Synthesis drew it’s boundaries at what was ‘basic’ and ‘for laypersons’. Dr. Bruce Dewe and his wife Joan Dewe in New Zealand both developed and collected new material into the four workshops for practitioners who wanted to get ‘advanced’ materials. To meet the NZ Qualifications Authority requirements, the Dewes completely redeveloped their system to encompass the Applied Kinesiology material also used in Touch for Health. They have blended old and new techniques in a student centered, integrated, outcomes-based format.,
It is taught in 60 modules and is a system that accredits practitioners of Specialized Kinesiology with an International Diploma in Kinesiology. For more information check their website which is listed on our Links page.
Stress Indicator Point System (SIPS)
Ian Stubbings of Australia, has created a revolutionary way of accessing stress states of the muscle spindle cells, tendons, ligaments, vascular system, lymphatic system, the skin and much more. In addition, this system locates and balances deep compensated switching, and affords techniques to access the corpus callosum, allowing brain re-integration to take place effectively. This work provides the basis to work with reliable results with numerous types of learning disabilities. The related Body Alignment Proprioception workshop materials allows one to balance the primary integration centre for body alignment – utilising the self healing properties of the body to bring the spine, jaw, cranials, hip and shoulder girdles, and feet into proper alignment.
Three-In-One Concepts (The One Brain System)
One Brain is an amazing system for releasing stress, improving learning abilities, and enhancing performance in many areas. It is an experiential and educational way of working with personal and professional issues without causing additional stress. The focus of the One Brain system is to release the Negative Emotional Stress that interferes with the balance of mind, body, and spirit. One Brain’s “emotional stress defusion” helps bring these elements back into balance, and opens awareness to positive options and new alternatives.
One Brain ‘Facilitators’ around the world have had remarkable success dealing with such issues as self esteem, negative self-image, failed personal and professional communication, allergic symptoms, as well as chronic or acute emotional and/or physical pain. We do not work with “symptoms or problems”, physical or emotional. We work with the Negative Emotional Charge people have on such issues. Negative emotion can create (and certainly maintain) physical imbalances within the body. Once this stress is “off-the-line”, the body can more easily re-balance and heal itself.
The One Brain System was developed by three unique individuals: Gordon Stokes, Daniel Whiteside, and Candace Callaway. Their partnership forms Three In One Concepts Inc. in Burbank, California. Three in One designed the One Brain System to be a uniquely gentle way of releasing stress from mind and body, which respects each individual’s power of choice.
“One Brain” is the result of many years of research and development at Three In One Concepts. In developing the One Brain System, Three In One discovered that every “physical problem” has its roots in an emotional cause. Since blocked emotion equals blocked energy in the mind and body, that blockage can surface in many ways – including physical pains and other problems.
Facilitators work with an expanded definition of dyslexia, which includes learning disabilities in perception, communication, relationships, and awareness. Dyslexia, in this system, means any emotionally induced blind spot caused by the stress of life.
One thing that differentiates One Brain Facilitators from other Specialized Kinesiology Practitioners is the very specific use of the BEHAVIORAL BAROMETER designed and developed at Three In One Concepts. “The Behavioral Barometer is an extremely powerful tool used to help you to identify why you are how you are in a certain situation, and what your choices are. The Behavioral Barometer is the spine of everything we do” says Daniel Whiteside.
The One Brain system is also unique in its use of “Clear Circuit Muscle Testing”, which is very gentle and highly accurate. Facilitators use this non-intrusive form of biofeedback from the body to gently obtain only the information you need to know to understand your issue. Since your body will only provide us with information you are ready to deal with, this creates safety when working with highly charged issues.
Three in One Concepts have developed the One Brain system into: Professional Training Programs; Special Interest Workshops; and Client-centered programs; all aimed at providing Choice where No Choice seems to exist right now. Three in One Concepts have training facilitators around the world who now present a wide variety of programs and / or offer private ‘defusions’.
Touch for Health™
Touch for Health™ is a system of balancing posture, attitude, and life energy to relieve stress, aches and pains, feel and function better, be more effective, clarify and achieve your goals and enjoy your life!
In a Touch for Health™ session, muscles become monitors of stress and imbalance within the body. The concept of “muscle testing” becomes a very effective and versatile tool for detecting and correcting various imbalances in the body which may relate to stress, nutrition, learning problems, and injuries.
Touch for Health™ (TFH) was originated by Dr. John Thie, DC, a chiropractor in Pasadena, California. Dr. Thie had studied with Dr. George Goodheart, DC, the developer of Applied Kinesiology.
Dr. Goodheart had taken the study of movement (kinesiology) and added to it corrections to strengthen muscles and improve function (practical application). His system was taught to chiropractors and other professionals.
Dr. John Thie realized that these methods were extremely useful, and also simple enough for anyone to learn. He developed TFH as a program for the lay person. He wrote the book: ‘Touch for Health™’, and began teaching courses.
In the past thirty five years Touch for Health™ has experienced phenomenal growth. The book has been translated into 15 languages, and courses have been taught in 50 countries. Local groups and associations exist in many parts of the globe.
Many people have joined in developing the Touch for Health™ synthesis. New programs and systems are continually evolving. Work on nutrition, emotions, education and muscle re-education have lead to the development of many related disciplines.
Every year the Annual Conference includes presentations of new and interesting material in the field, and at the same time giving practitioners and instructors a chance to get together, network, learn from each other, and have some fun.
In 1995 the International Kinesiology College (IKC) created a new four-level TFH program which is outlined in a separate page on this website.
The IKC also certifies TFH Instructors, and the Instructor Trainers.