Proposed AK Experiment

G. Douglas Andersen, DC, DACBSP, CCN

Volume 17, number 20, 9/20/99, page 49
I wrote this letter to the editor regarding muscle testing for the recommendation of nutritional supplements.

Dear Editor:
I wish we could do what AK doctors claim. If this were the case, the World Health Organization could save million of dollars on expensive diagnostic testing, replacing it with cost-effective manual muscle testing.

I hope AK doctors will prove that muscle testing can accurately diagnose nutritional deficiencies and internal disorders. There would be a tremendous amount of high-paying jobs for chiropractors with this training in every hospital on earth.

Unfortunately, the truth is whenever neutral investigators from independent institutions take an objective look at AK, the findings appear to be unanimously negative.

I think this controversy could be easily solved if the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) funded the following study: Take 100 people (20 of whom have iron-deficiency anemia) and divide them into four groups. In each group of 25, there will be five people with iron-deficiency anemia. At four of our colleges, each group of 25 would be examined by five doctors hand-picked by the ICAK (the best 20 AK doctors in the world). If five AK doctors could find the five iron-deficient patients in each group of 25 at four different locations, it would make headlines around the world and completely revolutionize chiropractic.

Until this kind of evidence is presented, I concur with Dr. McDaniel that AK should not be used on humans.

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