The Start Of Applied Kinesiology And How I Got Involved

Muscle Testing

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.

Meet the Author

Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

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