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Applied Kinesiology

In 1964, Dr. George Goodheart, a chiropractor in Detroit Michigan, developed this technique during a patient treatment. †After applying a few seconds of deep pressure upon the manís severe muscular dysfunction, he found that the problem was eliminated. Dr. John Thie further developed a simplified version of Applied Kinesiology called Touch for Health in 1970. These systems evaluate and treat an individualís structural, chemical, and mental aspects by muscle testing. This is the primary method of diagnosis. Manipulation is used to help restore balance and harmony in the body, along with nutrition, acupressure, exercise, and education. This passage was derived from Alternative Healing, by Hugh Burroughs and Mark Kastner, Halcyon, 1993.

 

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