Alternative Medicine / Applied Kinesiology: The Man with Magic Fingers

A meat-eating Republican who wears a coat and tie everywhere, including at the breakfast table, George Goodheart wouldn't seem to have a New Age bone in his body--until you get him talking about bones and muscles.

Like his father before him, Goodheart, 82, was trained as a chiropractor. But then, nearly 40 years ago, he began to focus not just on skeletal structure but also on the hundreds of muscles that support the bones. He thinks of them as the body's ambassadors--engaged in a constant, lively communication with the rest of the body. He developed a system, known as applied kinesiology,...

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