Originally Posted by DanDiver
I really don't understand kinesiology (sp?), but that is the reference to why someone can put your body in a T type position, standing straight with arm out and then demonstrate the power of the bracelet by pushing down on one arm.
I've had it done to me and cannot explain how the force work, but have done it and seen it work. Must be the power of suggestion?
"Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics is the scientific study of human movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms."
Note "....and psychological mechanisms" in the definition I quoted above.
If you noticed an effect from wearing a bracelet, whether the claim was to make you stronger, have better balance, reduce motionsickness, you would probably be a good subject for hypnosis. Many of the effects that we humans "observe" which have no logical or scientific basis are actually the effect of the power of suggestion. This is the basis of the placebo effect.
These bracelets and other such nonsense, will always be sold by "personal testimony" and you'll never see a good controlled study; a good controlled study would show no effect.
In order for the power of suggestion to work, you have to be told what the expected effect is in adance. And the more you trust the veracity and authority of the person(s) telling you of the expected effect, the more likely you are to experience it.