Weltweite Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Chirophonetik

World Association of Chirophonetics – WACH

Welcome to our website!

The World Association of Chirophonetics (WACH) is the body of delegates from the schools and national associations of chiropractic that have joined it. We see it as our task to actively represent and defend Chirophonetics as a therapeutic method in the world and to support the schools and national associations in realising this goal in practice.

The schools of Chirophonetics from Austria, Brazil, Portugal, Italy and the Czech Republic as well as the national associations from Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Russia, Georgia, Argentina, Colombia and Australia are currently represented in WACH.

Chirophonetics is a newer form of therapy that was first developed in the 1970s by the speech therapist Dr Alfred Baur in Linz, Austria. On the following pages you can find out more about the concept behind Chirophonetics, how it is practised, what it can achieve as a therapy, how widespread it is around the world and where it can be learnt.

Information on current training courses can be found here

The name Chirophonetics means that the therapy works with the hands (ancient Greek cheir) and the sound (ancient Greek phoné).

During treatment, sound forms are stroked on the patient's back or limbs while the sounds are simultaneously spoken by the therapist. Alfred Baur developed the sound forms from precise observation of the different forms of air flow in the mouth when the respective sounds are spoken.