I would certainly do a LOT of research before I subjects my daughter or wallet to this practice. There is no scientific studies to show any benefits from this and it is more likely to misdiagnose people than anything. Below is a clip from one of the many articles I looked at. Most were all the same, except for the people who preform this procedure and take your money. You might want to take some time to think this over before going. Talk to a good medical doctor first, then make up your mind. For me I would never go for this but that's my personal choice. Will the test do harm? No, except that a missed diagnosis can be critical.
Hope this helps and please do more reading on this before taking your daughter.
btw, Applied Kinesiology is the same as Nutritional Response testing.
.....For example, a 1988 study tested the claim that muscle testing can determine nutritional needs. Comparisons between kinesiologists, with standard biochemical tests, placebos, retests, and a computerized dynamometer to measure muscle strength, indicated that kinesiology is no more useful than random guessing to determine nutrient status. (Kenny, "Applied Kinesiology Unreliable for Assessing Nutrient Status," Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 88:698-704, 1988.) No well designed studies in reputable journals were found which validate the claims of applied kinesiology and its offshoots.
As an anecdotal antidote to many of the success stories offered to validate this practice consider this one. At a 1994 alternative health fair in North Carolina a woman was tested using muscle testing and found simply to have weakness in her kidneys. It should be noted that this woman has numerous serious health problem for which she receives treatment including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia, insomnia, bursitis, irritable bowel syndrome, with a history of gall bladder disease (it was removed) and hysterectomy. This result could be attributed to the poor technique of the tester(s) but it should be noted that a highly accredited and experienced iridologist also missed everything.
Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
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