WACH (in German: Weltweite Arbeitsgemeinschaft Chirophonetik) –
The World Association of Chiroponetics - WACH is a body of delegates from the schools and national associations of chirophonetics that join it. The WACH sees its task in actively representing and defending chirophonetics as a therapeutic method in the world and in enabling the schools and national associations to realize this goal in practice.
Currently represented in WACH are 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 and Colombia and Australia.
Chirophonetic Therapy was developed in the 1970s by Dr. Alfred Baur. On the following pages you will find information on what Chirophonetic Therapy can achieve and where it is practiced in the different countries of the world.
The term Chirophonetic Therapy means that the hands and the sounds are used (cheires and phone in classical Greek).
During treatment, phonetic forms are applied to the patient's back or limbs, while the sounds are simultaneously spoken by the therapist. Alfred Baur developed these sound forms from the observation of the different air flow forms in the oral cavity during the speaking of the respective sounds.