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Many practitioners of applied kinesiology refer to their quackery as kinesiology and themselves as kinesiologists.

However, applied kinesiology should not be confused with kinesiology proper, which is the scientific study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement.

further reading

Kenny et al. "Applied Kinesiology Unreliable for Assessing Nutrient Status," Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 88:698-704, 1988.

Muscle-Testing for "Allergies" and "Deficiencies" by Dr. Stephen Barrett

Applied Kinesiology by William T. Jarvis, Ph.D.

How People Are Fooled by Ideomotor Action by Ray Hyman

Why Bogus Therapies Often Seem to Work by Barry L. Beyerstein, Ph.D.

Social and judgmental biases that make inert treatments seem to work. by Barry L. Beyerstein

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