George Goodheart, (Doctor of Chiropracty) began to use muscle testing in the 1960s to evaluate and correct the state of various bodily functions. As an American chiropractor, 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, created a system 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 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 people 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 muscle testing is its versatility. It’s concepts and techniques can be applied almost anywhere at any time. They can be expanded upon and developed to suit individual needs.