Kinesiology has its roots in the early sixties with an American chiropractor, George Goodheart, DC.
Goodheart began to use muscle testing to evaluate and correct the state of various bodily functions. He took the study of movement (kinesiology) and looked for ways to correct any detected weaknesses and imbalances (applying his knowledge). He formulated Applied Kinesiology, a system he made available to other chiropractors and professionals.
Then, in the early seventies, another chiropractor, John Thie, DC, systemized kinesiology for the lay person, making the techniques simple and practical for anyone to learn. He wrote the book ‘Touch for Health’™, and began teaching courses to interested people. Since then the book has been translated into many languages and the system has been taught to millions of people in 50 countries.
The techniques of kinesiology have continued to develop – they are still being taught to individuals from all walks of life and today their powerful and broad application has blossomed greatly. Many students, clients, instructors and practitioners are dealing with the subtle but numerous imbalances that lie behind all the physical, mental and emotional problems which are experienced today. Muscle testing has become a wonderful tool to receive bio-feedback.
One of the great virtues of kinesiology is its versatility. Its concepts and techniques can be applied almost anywhere at anytime. They can be expanded upon and developed to suit individual needs and can be used on one-self, within the family, or in a professional situation.