Dr. Richard Warwick Gorringe, MB, ChB, of Hamilton, New Zealand, was found guilty of Professional Misconduct and Disgraceful Conduct in 2003, by the Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal of New Zealand in Wellington, which drew upon expert witnesses to consider the application of complementary and alternative medicine. The council ruled as to the lack of any scientific or other objectively determined merit or efficacy for Peak Muscle Resistance Testing (PMRT) -- also referred to as Bi-Digital O-Ring Testing (BDORT)—or other equivalent forms of Applied Kinesiology.
Gorringe was stripped of his license to practice medicine and fined NZ$104,096 in the ruling.
Gorringe was subsequently found guilty of malpractice in the death of an earlier patient in a 2004 ruling of the Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal in Auckland, which concluded that Gorringe's reliance on BDORT to the exclusion of conventional diagnoses led to the patient's death.
Gorringe is now seeing patients as Ricky Gorringe, at a health clinic in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty, which claims to use revolutionary diagnostic techniques, including non-drug natural therapies, and addressing causes not symptoms.