Dr. George Goodheart DC started Applied Kinesiology, or AK. I have been very fortunate to learn many of the different modalities that are included in AK from a genius practioner. Here’s the story.
Today I am starting a series on how I do healing work, my general approach and the things that most people tend to need in order to heal. Some of what is involved is controversial, but much of it has a basis in biochemistry. And, I will discuss the modalities that I use, there are several.
The main method I use is called Applied Kinesiology. Kinesiology is a medical method that has little to nothing to do with AK. Today I am going to tell a very brief version of how AK started and start the story of how I was fortunate enough to learn the practice.
AK was started in the 1960’s by a chiropractor named George Goodheart. What a great name! He knew a lot about Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM.
He was working with TCM and muscle strength and started noticing that when certain acupuncture meridians were out of balance that specific muscles would be weak as well. He wondered if doing something to strengthen the muscle might affect the meridian and thereby the person’s health.
With some experimentation he developed a method of strengthening these muscles, and the patient’s health would improve. This is what Deepak Chopra would later called Quantum Healing, which is taking someone from a state of ill health into a state of health in a moment, a quantum leap.
This went further to using muscle testing to talk directly to the body. In general, a strong muscle indicates ‘yes,’ and a weak muscle indicates ‘no.’ It quickly became a way to diagnose health issues and find the best treatment possible. It can also be used to test pretty much anything. Here’s an article where you can learn how muscle testing works.
Doctor Goodheart found a dozen or so practitioners that were interested in his work and wanted to learn from him. Each of these people were brilliant as well, they had to be to see such an amazing opportunity! They each went on to create a different type of kinesiology coining their own terminology for what they were doing.
That was the beginning of energy medicine as manypeople call it. It has since grown to huge proportions with more methods than anyone could possibly learn. But, most have certain characteristics and similarities.
It was my great fortune to meet a chiropractor who knows over a dozen of these different methods. A very good friend of mine was working for him. When I went in to visit my friend for lunch or whatever, the chiropractor would notice me, and eventually took a liking to me. One day he invited me in to watch him work.
Dr. G is a bit of a nerd. A great and brilliant man, but quirky as brilliant people often are. All my friends are a little weird as am I, so this didn’t bother me at all. I recognized an opportunity and jumped on it.
Fortunately, I worked for myself with work that had many gaps in it, so I was able to spend a considerable amount of time in Dr. G’s office observing him work. Also, he likes to talk about almost nothing but healing. This made for some wonderful lunches and after work dinners.
That is how AK was first started, and how I got involved with one of the most brilliant practitioners of AK in the world. This is my opinion of course, but I have only seen Dr. G fail at curing one case in many years of observing him work.
Next time I’ll tell you more about how I learned from my mentor, and tell you more about the different types of energy medicine there are.