I'm 8 weeks into a leadership programme led by a man from an innovation leadership company based in Oslo, Norway. Recently the group was introduced to kinesiology. I watched a documentary series episode on NRK and kinesiology seemed like BS according to the show. I am interested in a fair and balanced answer from a well educated skeptic: is this just a belief or is it scientifically grounded?

What I experienced was applied kinesiology. He pushed my arm downwards and linked this to my subconsciousness somehow. The question stands. I won't link to their website. I prefer everything being anonymous.

  • I suspect they're promoters of "applied kinesiology", which is a pile of alternative medicine nonsense. Despite the name, it has nothing to do with kinesiology. – Compro01 Nov 17 '14 at 1:20
  • How is this related to school and China? – HDE 226868 Nov 17 '14 at 1:38
  • Could you link to the innovation program's website? Otherwise I am afraid that this question may get closed as too broad. – Larian LeQuella Nov 17 '14 at 1:54
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    I went further than @Larian. I've put it on hold while we sort out the question and can reopen it. To start with, we need to separate between the science of kinesiology, and the alternative to medicine of Applied Kinesiology. (You may find those background links contain all you need to know.) Then we need a particular claim being made, so we can evaluate it. – Oddthinking Nov 17 '14 at 2:43
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    We can't comment on your leadership programme. We can comment on the documentary series if you can tell us what it is called. There are a few standard "applied kinesiology" fake tests - I have done some on stage - regarding how far you can stretch or whether you can withstand a force applied to your arm. We could re-debunk those if it is helpful. We'll just need to find a claim. – Oddthinking Nov 19 '14 at 4:20

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