Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology is an interdisciplinary approach to health care which draws together the core elements of different complementary therapies, such as osteopathy, chiropractic, and Chinese medicine blended harmoniously to create a truly wonderful system for healing on all levels.

It was formally brought into existence in 1964 by Dr. George Goodheart. He believed that if structural imbalances were corrected in the body, then the body would be in the best position for healing to occur. After much trial and experimentation, he finally created this wonderful system that we call Applied Kinesiology today.

How It Works

Applied Kinesiology works by manually testing certain muscles all of which all have a corresponding meridian associated with it. When a muscle is found to either be “weak” or “strong” on testing, it will alert the A.K. practitioner as to what meridian system to focus the correction technique on to bring balance back to that meridian and muscle, therefore harmonizing an individual’s whole energetic system and restoring physical health.

If a muscle is turned off in the system then abnormal structure and function may occur. Applied kinesiology provides us the ability to evaluate function of the body system non-invasively, economically, and thoroughly.


The corrections, when needed, are non invasive stimulation of certain neurovascular, neurolymphatic, and acupressure point holding to strengthen or sedate the associated meridian.

This modality is wonderful to use with anyone, but particularly helpful for children as it is relatively painless and very effective in relieving a wide variety of physical imbalances.


When done properly by a trained doctor or practitioner there are no precautions when using this healing modality. If a person has any pain or weakness in a certain area, they should alert their practitioner of the situation.


Applied Kinesiology is a very safe, effective, non-invasive natural healing modality to consider when one desires to restore balance to their physical and emotional systems.


  • Your Body Doesn’t Lie by John Diamond
  • Touch for Health by John and Matthew Thie
  • Applied Kinesiology: A Training Manual and Reference Book of Basic Principles and Practices by Robert Frost
  • Power vs. Force by Dr. David Hawkins