George Goodhart is credited with expanding the concept of kinesiology and developing an approach to identifying the relation between certain muscles and their respective organ systems. According to his theories, that slow response to stimuli in an individual muscle could signal low condition of the related organ.
The blocked or interrupted neural impulses that transmit their proper function to the organs, as well as muscles, may be the result of food-related issues as well as an excess of toxic substances or a skeletal issue in addition to other causes. Obviously to those familiar with alternative therapies, applied kinesiology has similarities to others such as reflexology, acupuncture and acupressure, and the manual manipulation of joints and muscles.
The difference is that AP is focused on the interdependence between organs and muscles instead of the stimulating of pressure points, or alignment of the muscles and skeletal system. Kinesiology is based upon an understanding of body movements and organ function, as guided by brain signals.
These electrical impulses are transmitted via the spinal cord and the nervous system. Applied kinesiology takes this understanding as the basis of a practical application, in using the muscle response to assess the functionality of hidden organs. Rather than invasive examinations such as X-rays and biopsies, AP uses external and harmless means to gain information.