New bogus “muscle testing” reported – Quackwatch

My late wife went through something like this test during her search for a cancer cure. It was the most absurd thing I saw during our journey through medical fraud.  In case anyone is wondering, this notion of kinesiology being able to determine internal organ health was debunked decades ago. Applied kinesiology is a method of testing that is virtually unregulated and has a large amount of ‘practioners’ who claim it can cure almost anything. To be clear, the basis of kinesiology is applicable to many fields such as sports medicine, etc. It’s about human movement. It’s has many legitimate sports medicine clinics that use it. The fraudsters are out there creating ‘machines’ and testing based on it to prey on the chronically ill. If you run into someone ‘practicing’ to try and heal cancer, or other internal diseases, run the other way.

Quackwatch has posted a report on the bi-digital O-ring test (BDORT), a variant of applied kinesiology that is claimed to provide information about internal organs by testing finger strength. To perform the test, the patient positions the thumb and another finger of one hand together to form a circle (“O-ring”) while his other hand holds a sample tissue of an internal organ. The practitioner then places his fingers into the circle and tries to pull the patient’s fingers apart. Proponents claim that whether or not the circle can be forced open reflects the health status of the patient’s organ that corresponds to the tissue sample. BDORT was developed in the early 1980s and patented in 1993 by Yoshiaki Omura, M.D., Sc.D., a physician/acupuncturist who worked in New York City during most of his professional career. BDORT is closely related to Quantum Reflex Analysis, which is also discussed in the report. [Barrett S. Some notes on the bi-digital O-ring test and Quantum Reflex Analysis. Quackwatch, Sept 10, 2017] The idea that muscle-testing can determine the status of the body’s organs or provide a basis for treating health problems is preposterous. Despite this, thousands of practitioners use such tests.

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