John F. Thie, DC, an American Chiropractor, founded Touch For Health® Kinesiology in 1973. He had been working with a group of chiropractors and physicians testing techniques from various disciplines including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Nutrition, and Kinesiology, under the direction of Dr. George Goodheart, who founded Applied Kinesiology in the late 1960s. Applied Kinesiology was only being taught to doctors and other health professionals. Dr. Thie felt that much of this information could and should be made available to the average person, so that people could help themselves and their family members, friends, and co-workers. He developed a complete system for activating the healing power within the body and called this system “Touch For Health®”.
History, Context and Vision for Touch for Health, by Dr. John Thie (PDF)
International Kinesiology College - What is Touch for Health®?Remembering Wellness, by Dr. John Thie (PDF)
The History of Applied Kinesiology and Touch for Health (video)
Dr John Thie does Touch for Health balance (video)