Applied kinesis: body diagnosis by muscle tone

This area of ​​alternative medicine treats the human body as a self-adjusting computer. Where the brain is the processor, the body is the monitor, the muscles are the microcircuits, and the acupuncture points are the keyboard. And if you know how to handle this "gadget", you will not need a system administrator or a doctor.

In the early 1960s George Goodhard (George Goodheart), an American specialist in manual therapy, questioned the usual approach to diagnosing health. He found that the same muscle in the human body from time to time becomes either strong or weak for no apparent reason. Goodhard came to the conclusion that the body responds to any imbalance with a kind of muscle weakness, which is determined by manual muscle testing. This method formed the basis of the theory of applied kinesiology - New at that time direction of non-medical rehabilitation with elements of oriental manual techniques, massage, acupuncture and acupressure. In 1973, WHO ranked applied kinesiology as a traditional medicine practitioner, along with homeopathy, reflexology, osteopathy, and chiropractic.

Modern kinesiologists consider the human body as a self-regulating system, which is capable of curing itself of many diseases and pathologies, and also consider it the most perfect “device” for making a diagnosis. Appealing to the words of George Goodhart: "The body never lies, so we must ask the right question in the right way."

When a heart aches, a stomach or a headache hurts, we intuitively apply a hand to them. From the point of view of applied kinesiology, at this time there is a therapeutic effect on the sore spot. That is, the body, collecting all the forces, directs energy into a specific problem area.

Strength or weakening of the muscle is a symptom underlying muscle testing. First, the specialist determines the existence of the problem, then localizes it, and then proceeds to the "dialogue": "question-answer". The “communication” of the kinesiologist with the patient's body occurs through the reaction of the muscles of the latter — the specialist finds problem areas according to their tone. According to Goodhart's theory, energy is produced in the brain, entering the body with food and air. Organs receive it through a system of energy meridians and nerves emerging from certain parts of the spinal cord and brain. Each body corresponds to a specific muscle. There must be harmony in the movement of energy. If it is not, the body systems begin to fail. The diagnosis from the point of view of applied kinesiology is set as follows: if, with an external influence on any organ, the muscle responsible for it does not lose strength - the organ is healthy, if it is weak, it is sick. Influencing the problem areas with the help of the patient-friendly technician, the doctor restores the original right muscle tone: the overloaded muscle relaxes.


Migraines, pains in the back, joints of the arms and legs, prolapse of the internal organs, birth trauma, problems with the prostate gland (combined with a urologist).


Menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, thrombosis of blood vessels, gallstones, strokes (until restoration of cerebral circulation), acute inflammatory and infectious processes, oncology, metastases in the spine.