Keith Kenyon

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Keith Kenyon
Born 27 June 1926(1926-06-27)
Alameda, California
Died 16 February 2008 (81)
Los Angeles, California
Spouse(s) Eileen Mary Shephard (m. 1946)

Keith Earl Kenyon (June 27, 1926 - February 16, 2008) was an American physician, radio host, and writer interested in acupuncture and acupressure, a form of acupuncture without needles. Of medical note, Kenyon sold diet patches in the late 1980s that contained a "mix of natural substances" that were to be applied to the pericardium-6 acupuncture point, which would, he said, "stimulate the body electronically," producing weight loss and general well-being; these were marketed under the trade names of Appetoff (Meditrend) and Eurotyrm (AmEuro), and were eventually removed from the market following enforcement actions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Kenyon claimed in the 1970s to have devised an electrical generator, the Kenyon Alternator, that produces more energy than is required to operate it and sought to market it through his Solar World company, though this endeavour did not amount to anything substantive.

Selected Bibliography

  • Kenyon, Keith; Winchell, Paul (1974), Pressure Points: Do It Yourself Acupuncture Without Needles, New York: Arco Pub. 
  • Kenyon, Keith (1978), Energy!: Triumph Or Tragedy?, Natural Energy Press 
  • Kenyon, Keith (1981), Miracle of Electromedicine, Neurodynamics 

Press Coverage


  • Kenyon was the personal physician and campaign manager in 1981 to Sam Yorty, the former Los Angeles mayor.