What does the Bible say about applied kinesiology?


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Applied kinesiology, or muscle testing, is a method developed in 1964 for the purpose of diagnosing medical conditions, detecting energy imbalances, elucidating nutritional deficiencies and allergi...

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Father's day 2011 Big Daddy Struggles A Born-Again Believer Since 1964
This use of the mystical concept of "applied kinesiology" explored in this question is one I had never encountered before. Yet, I had studied "Kinesiology" as an undergraduate back in the 1970s and it had nothing to do with psychic, paranormal or spiritual phenomena. 

Here's how my undergraduate "Kinesiology" course was defined for me: "It is the study of the mechanics of body movements. As a field of research, kinesiology focuses particularly on the mechanics of muscular activity.". 

In other words, "the study of how the different muscle groups act on the joints of the human body to perform athletic skills". I see nothing wrong with such a course of study and certainly nothing even remotely questionable in terms of my Christian faith.

Then, too, here's how the related word "Kinesiologist" was defined for me back then: "Kinesiologists study the acquisition of motor skills, the mechanical aspects of movement, and the body's responses to physical activity. A kinesiologist may work in a public-school physical education or fitness program, design exercise programs for people with and without disabilities, or work with patients recovering from disease, accidents, and surgery."

I cannot remember the author of the thick text on the subject we used, but I can tell you that we did NOT study any works by George J. Goodheart nor D.D. Palmer.

Finally, here is a link to the current Department of Kinesiology where I studied 45 years ago: https://kins.uconn.edu/. 

It has changed significantly and, as you can see, the program now prepares one to enter the field of Athletic Training (i.e., Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries).

Thank you!

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