“Muscle testing is often referred to as applied kinesiology, although the two are not the same,” advises GoodHealthInfo.net. “Applied kinesiology originated with the work of Dr. George Goodheart, a chiropractor, in the 60s, based on earlier work by others. Offshoots of this technique, referred to as ‘specialized kinesiologies,’ have also been developed. Perhaps the best known is a program called Touch for Health, created by a colleague of Goodheart’s, Dr. John Thie, which is taught worldwide. Thie’s illustrated book, Touch for Health, has sold over half a million copies. Another classic in the field is Your Body Doesn’t Lie, by John Diamond, M.D.