Applied Kinesiology- Muscle testing gone mad
Chiropractic and other sites that tries to explain
it - maybe?
- More AK and N.E.T. - from ChiroWatch.com
Applied Kinesiolgy - Acupuncture Canada - The Natural Health Domain - A volunteer extends one arm out to the side, holding it firmly in place. The facilitator presses on the arm to establish a benchmark for the volunteer’s strength. The volunteer says "My name is …." And completes the sentence with his own name. When the facilitator tries to depress the volunteer’s arm while he is making this truthful statement about who he is, the volunteer’s arm typically remains strong and steady. However, when he is asked to continue holding his arm out, steady and strong, and to use a different name, saying "My name is Santa Claus," or "Ernie," it usually will be easy to depress his arm. The body is registering that he is saying an untruth, as evidenced by the weakened muscles. This demonstrates how muscle testing reflects a truth in the conscious mind. It is also possible to use muscle testing to access the beliefs, stored feelings, and the associated blocks hidden within the body/mind system.
Kinesiology - the Swedish accent to a Grosse Pointe quack. If you don't
have 96 hours and speak like they do, you won't understand a thing. Come
to think of it, even if you did, you wouldn't understand a thing either.
Net - Another Swedish web site for kinesiologic medicine, applied kinesiology,
specialized kinesiology and manual muscle testing. (It's
here folks, everything including the kitchen sink's problems can be diagnosed
by these kooks, and then some. If you need a plumber to unclog your toilet,
you might call one of them. They have lots of experience generating bodily
waste products at the same time they and their friends who practice AK
drain your pockets with their quack claims.)
Debunkers of AK
Christian perspective - When tested scientifically, practitioners are
found to be no more accurate than random guessing, and researchers are
left with no physical model to explain how the system works even if it
did. If there is no legitimate physical explanation as to how undigested
(and in some cases unopened) vitamins can instantly strengthen the arm
muscles, than one is only left with a psychic, spiritual, or psychosomatic
explanation. Faithful clients of applied kinesiologists often counter that
these vitamins and herbs are good for them. The truth is that products
sold by applied kinesiologists may or may not be heathy and beneficial
but pulling ones finger, or arm (or leg??) is not a legitimate way to differentiate.
- Reality check - Claims made by practioners of Applied Kinesiology
have never been verified by objective research or scientific evidence.
Again, this is due to the fact that it is not a scientifically based practice.
Claims are supported only with testimonials.
Quackery - Ellen Coleman - Nutrition quacks promote false and/or unproven
nutrition products or services for a profit. Quacks can be sincere and
misguided individuals, as well as charlatans and frauds. Quackery is successful
because we want to believe in something "magical" that can improve
performance more than hard training or a prudent diet.
hoax and it can kill - AK has been
associated with a number of cases of serious harm. The technique was used
by a clinical ecologist to tell a mother that her children were not allergic
to peanuts with the result that when given peanut butter their allergic
reactions nearly killed them. AK was used by an Arizona chiropractor to
assure a patient that she did not have cancer. She subsequently died due
to lack of treatment.
Kinesiology: Muscle-Testing for "Allergies" and "Nutrient
Deficiencies" - Stephen Barrett, M.D. - Most practitioners are
chiropractors, but naturopaths, medical doctors, dentists, bogus nutritionists,
physical therapists, massage therapists, nurse practitioners, and multilevel
distributors (most notably for Nature's Sunshine) are also involved. In
1991, 37.2% of 4,835 full-time chiropractors who responded to a survey
by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners said they used AK in their
If you chiropractor uses AK to sell you vitamins, then
you might want to find another chiropractor, and call the College of Chiropractors
of Ontario at 416-922-6355; or fax them at 416-925-9610. Or, you can e-mail
them directly from here. Then call OHIP to see if the taxpayers of
Ontario are footing the bill for this nonsense.
- But on the other hand, if a health food store owner tries
this quackery on you, and charges you $65 and then splits the fee with
your hair dresser, or esthetician, then go buy your groceries at Zehr's
or the IGA. Then call the Better Business Bureau to file a complaint.
- If you received an assessment by anyone and were given
a diagnosis, and that diagnosis was made in error, you probably have a
substantial case against them in a court of law.
- Only licensed health care practitioners in Ontario are
allowed to diagnose and treat patients. Just because someone wears a white
coat, has a stethoscope around their necks, and attaches you to an electronic
meter or device doesn't make it kosher. They may be committing a criminal
act, and you may pay for it with your life.
- For more on
chiropractors you may want to see the rest of this site.
Not all chiropractors practice this quackery, and there
are even some licensed or formerly licensed MDs who still do. Caveat emptor
- let the buyer beware.