Applied Kinesiology – How it’s Done


Hello. I’m Richard Saunders. Have you heard about Applied kinesiology? Have you heard about Applied kinesiology? It’s one of the range of so-called “new age” therapies. Maybe you’ve seen the demonstrated at a “mind body spirit” or “new age” festival. Maybe you know somebody who goes to
see an applied kinesiology practitioner. Maybe you know somebody who goes to
see an applied kinesiology practitioner. Maybe you know somebody who goes to
see an applied kinesiology practitioner. In this video we will show you why you
should be very skeptical about the claims
of applied kinesiology In this video we will show you why you
should be very skeptical about the claims
of applied kinesiology In this video we will show you why you
should be very skeptical about the claims
of applied kinesiology and what’s more important we’ll
show you how it’s done. Now before we go any further I thought i’d give you a little demonstration of what this applied kinesiology might look like if you find it at a mind body spirit or “new age” festival. And help us we have Gary. Hello.
– Hello, hello. – And we’re going to be using this ceramic pendant as our prop. Now Gary what I’d like you to do is extend your arms like this… … lift this leg a little bit and resist… stay on balance and resist when push down. Okay?
– So I shall. – (Laughs) Back again. Now Gary went off balance pretty easily there.
Let’s see what happens when he holds this little prop, this little
pendant. Thank you. It should give you more balance .
– Okay let’s try it. – Ready?
– Yeah. – Amazing
– Much better. –
Amazing results. We’ll try another test. What i’d like to do is stand like this, cup this hand here like that… I’m going to push down and try to knock you off balance. Okay? (Laughs) Over you go! All right. Now with out little pendant. Hold that. Are you ready? – I’m ready. –
One more time. Now resist… resist…. Amazing. Amazing results, amazing results. Just with this. One more test… What I’d like you do to is turn around for me… …keep your feet exactly were they are. Put your hand out like that and swing it around as far as it’ll go. Here. All right. Take that pendant. Feel the magic power? Give me a little bit more. That much more. That is amazing. That’s just amazing. But you know what? I think we need a little bit more showmanship maybe something else to really help sell this idea. Let’s invent some science. Hello. I’m Dr Rachael Dunlop. Now earlier Richard use this pendant to
demonstrate the balanced tests. I’m here to add some “science” well some fake science to liven things up a little bit. So, on these cards I have some “sciencey” sounding words. We’re going to put them into a hat and then pick out three at random. Let’s see if we can make a brand new science. Here we have “Healing”. “Magnetic” “Balance” – “Quantum” “Vibrations” “Energy” “Harmonic” and “Oscillation”. “Energy” – “Harmonic” and “Oscillation”. Now Richard, what new science do you
think we can make with these three words The time has come at last to reveal to
the world the ancient science known as “HEO” or “Harmonic Energy Oscillation”. Known to the ancient, this amazing
healing power has been lost for thousands of years. But thanks to recent discoveries in the
Amazon his breakthrough wonder of nature can be yours for the low investment of
$420. Embedded in this pendant are harmonic energies that oscillate in tune with your body’s unique bio-field. Giving you more balance, strength and well-being. Let’s put it to the test. Okay Gary Let’s try this test again. Would you like
to put your arms out? Lift that foot and I’ll press down… lightly… …and you go off balance. But now I’d like to try it with this
“Harmonic Energy Oscillation” pendant. Hold that and you feel your own body’s bio-field
oscillating in tune with the pendant now. Oh absolutely.
– Absolutely. All right. Lift that foot. I’ll press down… …resist… … and I can’t knock you off balance. You can not.
– Isn’t that amazing? – Isn’t that just incredible? Well with a little bit of science out of
a hat, a bit of showmanship you can have something that sounds like
it’s almost real. And what’s more amazing is people will actually believe it. Well, now it’s time to show you how it really
works. Okay, now we’re going to show you actually how these body tricks work. We have…
– Charo – and he’s going to be helping me with this demonstration. The first one as you saw before… …let’s… put out your arms like this.
Stand on one leg. Now for the first time without the magic
device when I press down, I’m going be pressing more or less straight down and slightly to the side. Naturally he falls off balance. Very little
pressure is used. Let’s try it again. I’ll get him to hold this little wombat. Gives him the magic power you see. Let’s try it again. Arms out. Leg up. This time I’m going to be pressing down but slightly towards the body and slightly with the
centre of gravity. So I can press down and the harder I press… thank you. The more he’s actually anchored to the spot. But it looks impressive. Because I’m straining and going… putting
all my power into it and yet he’s still standing. Very subtle trick. Let’s try the second example. So I’ll get you to cup your hand like that. That’s right. Again I’m going to press down.. more or less straight down and slightly out and away from the centre of
gravity so… … over he falls. Quite easy. We’ll give him the little device, tell him it’s got magic powers. Are you ready again? You are? This time pressing straight down
slightly towards his own centre of gravity… …and… … anchored to the spot. It’s as simple as that. Finally the flexibility test. If you’d like to turn around. Face that way and swing your arm back as far as it will go. That’s pretty far. So how the little power Wombat and do it a little bit more. Anybody doing these… thank you… Anybody doing this sort of flexibility
test will find when they turn their body around for the first time they’ll reach a certain limit. Give them two or three seconds rest and they’ll always flex their body just a little bit more. Well that’s it, that’s as simple as it
gets. It’s a very very convincing trick but don’t be fooled by it. Even the people demonstrating applied
kinesiology can be fooled. Why? I spoke to psychologist, Dr Krissy Wilson. So Dr Krissy. What’s going on
with these people at the mind body spirit festivals who demonstrate applied kinesiology. Are they fooling themselves? Yeah hi Richard. Yeah this is an interesting one and it’s a good example for me of how beliefs in ostensibly paranormal phenomena are actually born. Obviously there are lots of reasons why
people believe in the paranormal, in ghosts, in clairvoyance, talking to the dead all those kinds of things. But research shows us that for many people personal experience is crucial. So what we’ve got here is a classic case
of people going along to psychic fairs they go along armed with the belief that this thing is real that these things can work or at the very least the desire to be convinced that these things work. They have personal experience of the phenomena working and for them that can be every powerful. It can have a real impact on them. And so it doesn’t matter how often doctor smarty pants like myself comes along
and tries to convince them that this was actually a normal phenomena for them it was very real, it worked and it can be very seductive. So you’re saying the need to believe is
a very powerful tool here too. Oh yes, absolutely. That coupled with a very normal experience that’s misinterpreted as being paranormal. A normal phenomena?
– Yeah what we’ve got here is what we call the ideomotor effect. Essentially this is the influence of suggestion on our involuntary and unconsciously motor behaviour. So a good example is “Ouija” board phenomena.
Everybody puts their fingers of glass and the class moves all by itself. Nothing more paranormal going on there but mire suggestion. But if you put all those things together so, the suggestion, the belief personal experience, you will easily be able to
convince someone that this is real. That’s fascinating. Thank you Krissy.
– You’re welcome. – So, now you know how it’s done. Look out for applied kinesiology body tricks next time you’re at a “mind body spirit” or “new age” festival.

100 Comments

  1. skepticzonepodcast said:

    It's not possible to explain your account. I have not idea what really happend. Maybe the pain was going anyway or maybe you are mistaken. Who knows.

    February 23, 2013
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  2. skepticzonepodcast said:

    I see. Are you in the USA? You can win the JREF $1,000,000 – Are you in Australia? You can win the ASI $100,000. All you have to do is show us you can use AK under normal testing conditions. Cannot wait to give you the monney.

    February 23, 2013
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  3. Bella Luna said:

    Nope – the pain is gone and hasn't returned. Like I said – he "did" do a small light manipulation of my hip and neck. Maybe that took care of it. Usually when I see a Chyropractor – I hear a real good "crack" but I didn't this time. Anyway – I'm good for now. The pain was there for months and now it's gone – so I don't think it was just in my head.

    February 24, 2013
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  4. AA said:

    1crazycanuk, Yeah I am not surprised of your results, what that guy did was to work at the quantum level !! so welcome to 21st century healing modalities!!, that is the way they work, it looks like they don't do anything or don't feel anything but most importantly they Work!

    February 28, 2013
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  5. skepticzonepodcast said:

    aaandrade5 Care to put your money where your mouth is? Also, what is "the quantum level'?

    February 28, 2013
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  6. AA said:

    do you know or have heard something about Quantum Physics ?

    February 28, 2013
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  7. skepticzonepodcast said:

    I take it then you don't. Newagers love to use the word 'quantum' as if it expalins all their crackpot theories. I don't care how you think it works, if it does, you get a huge cash prize. Wanna try?

    February 28, 2013
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  8. AA said:

    well not using those fancy words then , it is just a the atomic level! hows that !? .. I would love to get that cash but I don't have any money to setup a Test-Bed for you and even if I got there some conditions for it to work, 1st condition would be for you not know the WHEN, the Where and the HOW of the Test-Bed, but you would be able to designate some people that would represent you and testify if it worked or not.

    February 28, 2013
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  9. skepticzonepodcast said:

    Then I suggest you contac the James Randi Educatinal Foundation and apply for their $1,000,000 prize. If AK works and you can show it does, you get a million. Easy.

    February 28, 2013
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  10. tekken ryu jujutsu said:

    lol

    March 16, 2013
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  11. Lexie Gang said:

    I think this is a bunch of bull sh*t.

    March 23, 2013
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  12. TheAngrywhore said:

    This is fucking genius.

    March 25, 2013
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  13. Connor Drescher said:

    Not *exactly*. EKG actually simply monitor the electrical activity of the heart, specifically VERY tiny electrical charges. So, yeah, to my knowledge there's no 'electrical field' in the human body (also, what do you mean exactly by "field"?). That's easily testable though.

    April 2, 2013
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  14. Connor Drescher said:

    … You can't 'work at the quantum level'. It's literally kind of impossible I would imagine. Quantum level is the smallest a thing could be. Even if he COULD work at the quantum level, you really would not be able to affect anything.

    April 2, 2013
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  15. David Button said:

    I can show you that applied Kinesiology does work. How do I take the challenge!?

    April 11, 2013
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  16. Kamadev888 said:

    Actually, kinesiology (the kind where you just push down on an arm and measure resistance, no trying to topple people over) has nothing to do with the direction of the push.) Eg. Kam Yuen's video Kam Yuen Open House, where the people actually have their feet wide open.

    It also has nothing to do with gadgets, because the tests are made depending on the person's thoughts. It's tests are not 100% verifiable, but they are definitely not based on gadgets or the way you push.

    April 18, 2013
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  17. Eva Trexler-Green said:

    really? what's the heart? What about distant healing? what about Reiki? all hokus pokus? LOL oh I could go on…That's the same bogus as saying that looking into the sun will make you go blind – and masturbation makes hair grow in the palm of your hand. I thought we'd progressed – Oh my 🙂

    April 22, 2013
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  18. atomikdestruktor1 said:

    looks like a comedy sketch lol

    April 23, 2013
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  19. horsensscope said:

    what about David Hawkins? You are miles from the fire boys, reel out more hose…

    April 28, 2013
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  20. Morgan Sensabaugh said:

    What does one have to do in order to get this money you speak of?

    April 30, 2013
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  21. Morgan Sensabaugh said:

    Most AK practitioners will agree that George Goodheart Jr. DC developed AK. But yes I agree AK definitely has nothing to do with, nor should be associated with new age.

    April 30, 2013
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  22. Morgan Sensabaugh said:

    You're pretty ignorant and lazy if you lump things together without researching them first. In fact I would like to know what research, if any, went into your short documentary here.

    April 30, 2013
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  23. jacobmufasa said:

    is this real?

    May 1, 2013
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  24. tetenterre said:

    Excellent, thank you. I used to do this sort of thing (mostly on resistance of the arm to force) when I taught physics, as a demonstration of the moments of a force. (Nice to sneak a little anti-quack education in with the physics! 🙂 )

    May 2, 2013
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  25. skepticzonepodcast said:

    Prove that AK works in a double blind, randamised test. What country are you in? If USA, google "JREF", in Australia, google "Australian Skeptics".

    May 7, 2013
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  26. skepticzonepodcast said:

    Australia contains no truly prestigious schools? I'm sorry, could you not drink so much before posting a comment?

    May 7, 2013
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  27. skepticzonepodcast said:

    He is doing the same sort of things you see in my video. The rubbish he says in the first minute should be your giant red flag.

    May 16, 2013
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  28. skepticzonepodcast said:

    Sam, you may spend your time doing that if you wish. I wanted to warm people about a scam which is what I love to do.

    May 20, 2013
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  29. skepticzonepodcast said:

    Umm, are you calling me a liar?

    May 20, 2013
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  30. skepticzonepodcast said:

    No, that's called a typo. Anyway, if you can prove AK works, there is a $1,000,000 prize. Care to collect it?

    May 20, 2013
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  31. skepticzonepodcast said:

    The offer of the money is real. You say AK works, then prove it and take the money. I enjoy alerting people to scams. What is wrong with that?

    May 20, 2013
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  32. skepticzonepodcast said:

    Why do you say that? Why does it sound like I need it or is that just an attempt at an insult?

    May 20, 2013
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  33. skepticzonepodcast said:

    Clowns? That's in insult to clowns! Actors? Gee thanks! We try our best. We would love to get paid… can you please send us some of the money 'Big Alt. Med.' are paying you to post these silly comments? Tsunamis are dangerous, cannot be reasoned with and cost lives, so your description is accurate.

    May 22, 2013
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  34. Denver Chiropractor Robert Ebeling DC PC of A-Just-A-Ble Chiropractic Center said:

    That's not how applied kinesiology works

    June 3, 2013
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  35. skepticzonepodcast said:

    The use of the words 'applied kinesiology' and 'works' in the same sentence seems a bit odd. Nevertheless, if you think it works then collect the $1,000,000 from the James Randi Educational Foundation.

    June 4, 2013
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  36. Morgan Sensabaugh said:

    Since when does a double blind randomized test prove anything? It can show correlation; but proof, no. There are plenty of double blind clinical studies that reflect both well and poorly upon AK's efficacy as a clinical practice. Those studies don't "prove" AK works any more than a similar studies "prove" a prescription drug works. A double blind clinical trial gives you a percentage of correlation, possibly a projected real world efficacy. It can not prove anything.

    June 6, 2013
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  37. Denver Chiropractor Robert Ebeling DC PC of A-Just-A-Ble Chiropractic Center said:

    Thanks for the info. I'll look into it.

    June 12, 2013
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  38. Denver Chiropractor Robert Ebeling DC PC of A-Just-A-Ble Chiropractic Center said:

    Applied Kinesiology has nothing to do with "psychic powers"

    June 12, 2013
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  39. ruddersmoke said:

    What does qi gong have to do with it? AK is snake oil. Qi gong is a physical practice that takes time, patience, and physical and mental effort that brings about health and well being. Qi gong focuses on energy flow through the body. Much like what Richard is sharing with us here.

    June 14, 2013
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  40. ruddersmoke said:

    Energy flow can be described internally and externally about the body. Richard is showing us how energy, or in this simplistic case, how gravity and his intent can be used to balance or imbalance the body externally. Internal energy flow can be defined as homeostasis, as in what's achieved when someone recovers from being sick. Sorry, but your comment about qi gong is reveals your ignorance about it. Don't believe everything you see or hear without doing your own investigating first. Thank you

    June 14, 2013
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  41. ruddersmoke said:

    I think it's clear, this video is about revelation not preference.

    June 14, 2013
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  42. ruddersmoke said:

    If you KNOW (not believe) it works and you're not just full of your self … then go prove it and collect the $1,000,000 from the James Randi Educational Foundation. And here's a thought: Win the money and educate the masses to help us all progress.

    June 18, 2013
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  43. ruddersmoke said:

    I do qi gong, am licensed in massage therapy, shiatsu, have danced ballet and modern my whole life, teach dance, qi gong, meditate, I KNOW how to heal my self and others with touch and qi gong, have been doing alternative healing techniques since 1986 and can tell you, without a doubt… AK is snake oil and does nothing. The only thing it has at its source is the power of suggestion.

    June 18, 2013
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  44. Eva Trexler-Green said:

    I am not familiar with "applied" kinesiology. I use kinesiology for the response of my body to a question I pose, for example, if a food product i want to purchase is good for me (or not). I responded to Chaos' theory. You can look it up: Areas of study include electrical or electromagnetic fields produced by living cells, … the electric eel is able to generate a large electric field outside its body used for … (wikipedia)

    June 18, 2013
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  45. Steven Engen said:

    What a bunch of hogwash. The above demo. of bullcrap is just that; not even remotely to be associated with Applied Kinesiology as taught by certified instructors worldwide through the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK). Google it to find accurate information.

    June 24, 2013
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  46. skepticzonepodcast said:

    I take it then that you can prove that AK works regardless of what you think of the video?

    June 24, 2013
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  47. ruddersmoke said:

    It seems the same thing can be achieved by merely looking at what the product is and then asking your inner teacher (the voice in your heart) and following that advice. Learning to listen and trust that voice is better than not. Calling the same thing "AK" is (mean) and mistaken.

    June 25, 2013
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  48. Morgan Sensabaugh said:

    These guys aren't out to educate people. They don't want the truth. They want us to listen to their propaganda. I'm done wasting my time with them. Good luck talking some common sense into them

    June 25, 2013
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  49. Fang-Yin Lim said:

    Please Google "JREF challenge application" and click on the top result.
    I wanted to post the link directly but Youtube forbid me to do so.

    July 2, 2013
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  50. tetenterre said:

    It's essentially exactly how the chiroquack who tried to con me with it did it.

    July 3, 2013
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  51. ruddersmoke said:

    How's that? What seems "ironic or sarcastic" in that comment… only truth.

    July 26, 2013
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  52. Salman Ravoof said:

    Thanks for the video. This is something which I didn't know until recently, when I saw a charlatan in India named Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (The Art of Living) use this trick to make people go in awe and buy his product.

    August 3, 2013
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  53. Zero said:

    She's talking about the psychological power of suggestion, not a tangible physical power. How can mere words influence? If you've ever been moved by a film or a book, you have your answer.

    September 5, 2013
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  54. shootingmen said:

    stupid scam.

    September 11, 2013
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  55. steelcaress said:

    I don't understand the amulet thingy. Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Applied Kinesiology is the diagnosis of disease by testing specific muscles. I've seen those magnetic rings/amulets/doohickeys, but they don't use the AK label.

    October 20, 2013
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  56. AluminumBird said:

    LMAO the pseudo-science-out-of-a-hat sales pitch is priceless.

    October 24, 2013
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  57. Raquel Gutierrez-Clark said:

    I've been going to a DC/Applied Kinesiologist for over 10 years. I have a graduate degree and have worked in "modern healthcare" for 20 years. Hands down, I'd rather go to my D/C any day of the week to correct, not mask my health problems. Mine has corrected my heart rate, put my blood pressure in normal range, and has helped my recent health problems with vertigo and adrenal problems, when my primary, and neurologist couldn't do a thing. You only proved there are fakes, among the true healers!

    October 27, 2013
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  58. Loralieisa M said:

    Kineseology does work, but like so many other things can be manipulated by a self dealing sales trickster. You can avoid chicanery by testing yourself by using a Kettle weight. My case in point: I test much much stronger with an amethyst stone as compared with lapis lazuli.

    November 3, 2013
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  59. Loralieisa M said:

    I am glad to hear you found the right healer. . .if you don't mind I would like to know what helped you with Vertigo.

    November 3, 2013
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  60. Loralieisa M said:

    The magnetic rings/amulets/doohickey things are items that are muscle tested to ascertain what makes one stronger.

    November 3, 2013
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  61. P. Silva Studios said:

    This guy's an ass. The MMT (manual muscle testing) relies heavily on a complex neurological reflex. It has nothing to do with the physics of body placement. Good practitioners of AK are scientists, not sheep.

    November 5, 2013
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  62. skepticzonepodcast said:

    An ass… well, been called worse. If you think AK works, apply for the JREF million dollar prize.

    November 5, 2013
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  63. P. Silva Studios said:

    Your look at AK is fine but it does not do anything other than illustrate how to "fake" muscle testing, with physics and showmanship and the like. That's why proper AK is taught with strict guidelines so as to avoid these "tricks" as confounding factors in diagnosis. I doubt you are an anatomist, kinesiologist, or neurologist, so explaining the neurological reflex controlling this phenomenon would be difficult for you to understand. There is no "belief" in real AK. It's a science, not a religion

    November 5, 2013
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  64. Explodoboy said:

    I'm a Kinesiology major on my way to becoming a physical therapist.   Not "applied kinesiology".  We use real science;  things like biology and physics.  This AP bullshit would almost be comical if it weren't used for fleecing peoples wallets.  I actually exposed a kiosk worker selling these "power bands" in the mall recently in front of a bunch of people.  It was the most fun I've had in a while.

    November 15, 2013
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  65. Nathaniel Senderoff said:

    Reminds me of Aikido principles 😀

    December 10, 2013
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  66. InsignificancePersonified said:

    "It's a science, not a religion", claims Psilvastudios.
    Then why does no reputable medical organisation, no medical school, no medical association, and no university medical science faculty accept AK as anything other than rubbish? Why do double-blind trials show that AK is no more effective than placebo?

    I don't think science means what you think it does.

    February 6, 2014
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  67. Rosie O’Neil Donnellon said:

    I have seen these balance, flexibility and strength tests used before as gimic tests for products such as the power balance bracelet – I study psychology at Monash University and we were looking into how your mind is pre-dispositioned to respond in certain ways combined with certain tricks – as outlined above, that give the appearance of a change. I completely agree that the techniques used in these gimics are completely fake – however, I am also a student of Applied Kinesiology at Kinesiology Connection in Melbourne and I can tell you that we are neither taught nor practice these gimic techniques in our work – when muscle testing we don't use amulets or wristbands etc. but rather use muscle testing and biofeedback to indicate imbalances within the body. 

    March 9, 2014
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  68. KK eharm said:

    This is not Applied Kinesiolgy.   And you 2 stooges are beyond moronic… If your going to bash something, know what your bashing.     What are your qualifications anyway?  

    March 26, 2014
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  69. KK eharm said:

    George Goodheart the founder of AK was a chiropractor. His father was a MD. Chiropractors are medical professionals, they are licensed to do EVERYTHING but prescribe drugs.  In this day and age, it just amazes me the stupidity of people who still choose to pop a pharmaceutical instead of taking a natural approach.  The sheep on this thread… blindly believing that of which they don't know.. complete ignorance at its fullest.

    March 26, 2014
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  70. Quiestre said:

    So here is what happened to me today.

    My mother was at Quigong and did this experiment with me.

    She told me to stand still and strech out one arm (my right one because it is the stonger one).

    I spread it away from me like a T but only one side left one stayed down.

    Then she put one hand of hers on my right shoulder and one on my right hand and pushed my arm down, I had to withstand.

    She was unable to push me down.

    Next thing she did without my know is glide with her left hand swiftly from the back of head down my spine, not touching me (removing my "energy" this way).

    We did the test again, this time she was able to push me down with ease.

    I was skeptical so we tried many times. She also explained to me how it worked, and I always failed when she "removed my energy".

    So how does this work? Is this the same?

    June 18, 2014
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  71. Brett Butterfield said:

    What you're demonstrating is not Applied Kinesiology. Applied Kinesiology is a system of kinesiologic tests that are used to test the nervous system. It is a system that was developed by the International College of Applied Kinesiology. What you are demonstrating are bastardized techniques that may be more appropriately called generic muscle testing. 

    October 7, 2014
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  72. The Dr. Livingston said:

    He who knows little, tells it quickly.

    October 25, 2014
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  73. NA AA said:

    This video is misleading of KM. In Kinesiology, the tester's hand is placed just above the subject's wrist and that is the correct way to test using KM. In this video, you can see him placing his hand above the elbow. KM never place the hand above elbow. You can't do what the same trick as in the video if hand is placed above the wrist..

    December 2, 2014
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  74. Raul Pereira said:

    fake tricks

    January 14, 2015
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  75. Nerve Buster For Singers said:

    This is the most pathetic video I've ever seen. You claim to debunk Kinesiology but absolutely NOTHING you do in this video remotely resembles ANYTHING used in Kinesiology… AT ALL! NOTHING. What do you think you're doing??? It's laughable. All you are doing is showing that you can pull harder, or push with more force at different times. And Dr Chrissy, 'psychologist' – Kinesiology is not 'paranormal' – you guys need to do some research on the thing your testing before you even comment! 

    February 25, 2015
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  76. teeduck said:

    This isn't debunking. You need to evaluate someone who does AK. Not that its real, but you're showing how a scam artist does it. There are practioners who really believe it and aren't trying to scam people. You need a controlled test like James Randi.

    April 6, 2015
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  77. Manuel Herrera said:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbSsOEqamI8

    July 6, 2015
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  78. Marcia Cox said:

    Ridicule Video, I had Kinesiology treatment and this guys demonstration has nothing to do with applied Kinesiology, sadly doctor George Goodheart isn't no longer alive to defend himself. We don't use magic devices to do muscle test your are the fake here

    July 9, 2015
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  79. Kim Cox said:

    What an utter and stupid attempt on how to debunk Kinesiology you idiots, your really have no clue!  I have a well respected Kinesiologist working on my horse along with her team of farriers, cranial osteopaths and exercise specialists and they have worked wonders with my horse! Go back to the drawing board you tosser and try again!

    July 16, 2015
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  80. birdman said:

    OMG are these people ceral? hahahaha

    August 18, 2015
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  81. Mr. Husky said:

    Toolbags

    December 27, 2015
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  82. Michel Bourgeois, Licensed Massage Therapist said:

    to make sure that they really know AK just look at
    http://www.icakusa.com/
    and look for a qualify AK practitioner.

    December 28, 2015
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  83. BackCarePlus said:

    If one really wants to know anything about AK, it would be essential that they first learn the actual techniques involved, none of which are shown in this video. And, the notion that "ideomotor responses and wishful thinking, are the primary forces at hand, might even apply to the non-sense illustrated on this video; however, that assumption may not be applied to AK based in what is shown, since it is something else entirely being demonstrated here. A good place to begin is the text published by Kendall and Kendall, which illustrates the original method of manually testing multiple muscles. This work provides the basis for the testing as codified by Goodheart, et al, which might be thought of simply as "kinesiological assessment". The development of "Applied Kinesiology" as a clinical tool is born out of the observation that inhibited muscles, identified by their testing "weak" on manual exam, may in fact respond by "strengthening" (read that as "disinhibiting") in response to the appropriately supplied intervention. If one is familiar with Sherrington's work, it will be recognized that inappropriate inhibition of muscles, outside of the normal pattern of reciprocal inhibition secondary to primary activation, is a clinical sign of dysfunction; left un-corrected, dysfunctions have a tendency to degenerate into pathological states involving kinetic chains, i.e., muscles, ligaments, joints, and fascia. The supposition that inappropriately inhibited muscles may be functionally related to dysfunction in organ behavior, which again is a clinical dysfunction, rather than a pathology, is not so hard to comprehend, if one looks at embryologic development. Are you willing to understand the thing that you are trying to discredit by confusing it with something else?

    January 8, 2016
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  84. E N said:

    Lol. AK is such crap. I went to a chiropractor because I has constant back pain and she started doing AK. I just mentally froze because I didn't know how to respond to the lunacy, and I let her do her thing, but I paid close attention. She definitely pushed my arm harder and in a different direction when she "found the bad spot" and then pressed in a completely different way when I was holding some herb stuff that will treat it. Diagnosis? Diet and stress! I told her earlier I was in graduate school, so that was an easy A. I seriously felt so confused and sorry for her that I bought a small sample of the crap. I gave it a shot with the complete belief that it wouldn't work, and it didn't. Eventually it turned out it was because I kept my wallet in my back pocket and would sit on it all day.

    February 1, 2016
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  85. I M said:

    I use muscle testing in the form of dowsing to successfully find lost objects all the time. It's the same technique used for water divining or witching. The human body is capable of much more incredible feats. Don't cheat yourself out of the great mystery with brainwashed skepticism.

    March 1, 2016
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  86. I M said:

    See a true healer ignite newspaper with the power of chi from his hands. The power of the mind is amazing. The scientifically proven "placebo effect" should SILENCE any skeptic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F3ovb2kZ9Q

    March 2, 2016
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  87. skepticzonepodcast said:

    +kamikaze mind It's a high school science trick.

    March 5, 2016
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  88. Good Health, Good Life said:

    do you mind giving the right title to this video? By the way you can prove kinesiology is real by asking people to make a statement one a lie and one a truth and any muscle test will fail with the lie and pass with a truth. Seems like the people in this video are very bitter about the truth.

    March 15, 2016
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  89. Tee Bee said:

    Isn't it amazing that even after viewing this, people still believe this bs.

    June 7, 2016
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  90. eric Daniel said:

    morons

    August 12, 2016
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  91. Robert said:

    Thanks, I knew it was a trick when my girlfriend got taken for $20 for a magnetic bracelet at the swap meet I just had not figured it out yet.

    August 16, 2016
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  92. annoyed707 said:

    The second test: without pendant, he's pushing down and OUT, with pendant he's pushing down and IN to the subjects base of support. This is obvious to anyone who knows structure breaking from martial arts.

    March 10, 2018
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  93. Lisa Cho said:

    Richard, I don't know what you are trying to do to convince people by your short video above but whatever you are demonstrating is nothing to do with Applied Kinesiology. You should know what it means by Applied Kinesiology and how it works before you criticize or inform general public. What you are showing seems more like poorly done high school mock experiment. It shows how brave you are to demonstrating your utter ignorance in Applied Kinesiology and science. It just makes me laugh how con you look here. 😀 I just want you to know that AK (Applied Kinesiology) is used in Rehabilitation Medicine and more doctors practice as one of the diagnostic tools for muscle disorder. Please study before you criticize otherwise, you are going to be mocked by the people who have professional knowledge. 🙂

    July 15, 2018
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  94. Fernando MB said:

    Mentira total kkk

    September 12, 2018
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  95. michael johns said:

    Seems like the person actually manipulating the science is the person doing the video. It is obvious that one can discredit any therapy if one twists things. Some discredit placebo, forgetting that it is often more effective than almost anything else. Shame on you for wasting so much time trying to discredit something that you clearly do not understand and in the attempt only discredit yourself.

    July 3, 2019
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  96. Solus said:

    420 dollars
    well of course xD

    July 21, 2019
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  97. Chloe La Bare said:

    Ridiculous!
    The MMT (manual muscle testing) has nothing to do with the physics of body placement. I've been trained thoroughly into it and we use exactly the same placement. It has saved my digestive health from 20 years of issues that no western practitioners could help and many more severe conditions for people I know personally. As someone says below indeed: Good practitioners of AK are scientists, not sheep. It also corroborates the tests done with devices such as https://www.zyto.com/learning/zyto-bioscan
    The real question is: Are you genuinely interested in helping people?

    August 13, 2019
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  98. JooJ Platômix said:

    falso!!!! na cara vemos que a forca é aplicada na pessoa opostamente no teste com pulseira! vai enganar vaca troxa

    August 30, 2019
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  99. Moon Noggin said:

    Amazing lol I did fall for it once

    September 12, 2019
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  100. offwithurhead said:

    I once went to a physiologist not knowing she did this shit. She tested me with allergens in jars, and surprise, surprise, the most common ones were "problematic" and for a month I had to go on an exclusionary diet without wheat, dairy and meat, and of course was sent home with expensive homeopathic drops to "fix my intolerances". I think she thought that I would lose weight(I had some 5-10kg extra even though my family doctor said I was still a healthy weight) and my acne would go away which would make her look good for "fixing my problem"(I told her the acne was hormonal but of course this was dismissed as I was 15 and didn't know anything 😀 Now at 23 still having acne I'm well-aware I have hormonal issues which pretty much run in my family but skipped my mother). I feel so dumb for not seeing it as the 100% pure bullshit that it was back then.

    October 11, 2019
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