Kinesiology & muscle testing

The recent developments began with the observations and innovations of chiropractor George Goodheart in the mid 1960’s. He noticed a link between muscle weakness and illness in particular organs and began to explore the idea of depletion of energy as indicated by a muscle weakness. His most significant discovery was that patients also showed muscle weakness if they thought of something that made them anxious or if they made a statement that was false. Goodheart also began to link his work with acupuncture and energy meridians. He called his overall approach Applied Kinesiology.

It is a complex field, involving systems of diagnosis, concepts of neurological disorganisation, exercises to improve energy flow and neurophysiological efficiency. Numerous other approaches have developed from this such as Educational Kinesiology, ‘Touch for Health’ and the many Energy Psychology therapies.