Tuesday, February 26, 2008

So what's the info on Muscle testing?

Ok I thought it appropriate to label Muscle testing or otherwise known as "Applied Kinesiology" as my next post. Muscle testing is something I've been doing for several years and it has been most beneficial for me and my health. You must be balanced, and the person testing you must be balanced. *Balanced- meaning: having positive energy. The way you can be balanced is by having healthy food consumed earlier having positive feelings towards the people around you (no HATE feelings).

My husband who grew up in the medical ways doesn't feel he believes it until he has more proof on the subject, so his "non-believing" has made him unable to muscle test or be muscle tested at the present moment. Until he can believe it and have a positive attitude toward it, it will fail every time. (You know it fails when you get inaccurate results)

The information below is from a link I found, explaining a little more about how muscle testing works.

"Muscle testing is also referred to as Applied Kinesiology. Chiropractors use it to find which parts of the body need adjustment, and to check if an adjustment has been successfully made. They use it combined with elaborate knowledge of the skeletal and musculatory system. If one touches certain key points of the body and at the same time tests if a certain muscle is weak or strong, that can indicate if that key point needs correction or not.

The interesting thing is that muscle testing works just as well on mental or emotional issues as on physical body parts. Basically one can put one's attention on something and then test for a weak or strong response. That is something we can use.

See, the body is not as much of a liar as the conscious mind is. It is much more likely to give an honest assessment of what is going on than the person's analytical thinking is. The body will give answers to things that are submerged and unknown to the conscious processes, and it will give answers without being biased by wishful thinking or social maneuvering.

Many different muscles could be used for the test. The easiest is usually to use the big deltoid muscles or the arms. The client stretches one arm straight out in front of her, or straight out to the side. The facilitator instructs her to resist and then presses down on the arm. And she notices if the arm holds up to being pressed down, or if it gives in and becomes weak. There is a certain knack to sensing it, but once one has got it, it is a very finite sign.

One would pick a muscle that tests strong when we don't put attention on anything in particular. Then we will know that it means something when it tests weak when we bring up particular subjects.

There are much more elaborate systems of using and interpreting muscle testing. Different muscles seem to correspond to different organs along the lines of the meridians. If you want to study and use that, that could be useful, but it is beyond the scope of what we get into here. We simply find a muscle that is usually strong and we agree with the person that it will be our test. This agreement becomes to governing factor.

Basically, strong means "Yes" and weak means "No". Whether a Yes or a No answer is most desirable depends on what we ask for, but most often we will ask in such a way that a strong response is good. As in "Do you feel good about yourself" - Test - should be strong, meaning "Yes". If it is weak, we could then work on the issue of feeling good about oneself, with our usual processing techniques. And then, when we appear to have gotten somewhere, we could do a muscle test again to confirm it. If it is now strong when we ask the same question, then we have probably done a good job.

Muscle testing is a very finite way of testing. If nothing else, it appears very finite to the client. It provides a very tangible and convincing "proof" to the client that we have actually gotten a result. The client can much more easily invalidate purely mental and emotional results. Even if she feels good and she has found out something new, she might still convince herself a few days later that it was "just" something she imagined. But if we have tested it and we both realized that what used to be weak is now strong, that might weigh a lot more heavily in the favor of accepting the change that took place.

The muscles really do react to what one thinks and feels and imagines. But the test it fairly honest and unbiased. Whereas a purely analytical assessment of what one feels might not be as honest." -----> Link to these quotes- Click here

So a way for you to know if you're getting accurate results is if the person who is testing you says "Your name is "Sue" and it's not "Sue" it's "Molly" Then your hand should feel weak and when the person pushes on your arm you can not hold it up. Then if they say "Your name is "Molly" *BINGO, they push on your arm and it is strong!! they can't push it down.

Now the purpose is to get "in tune" with what you (feel). You're not doing it right, if when the person is testing and says "Sue" that you try and hold it up as much as you possibly can, knowing that your arm is weak. Let your body guide. You can "FEEL" the weakness and you will let it naturally fall, when you feel it will fall.

Some of you might ask "ok, so what do you use it for exactly?" Well it is supposed to be a way of figuring out your health problems and testing to see what herbs or anything is best to help that situation. You can also ask "how much to take" such as 1 capsule, 2, 3, 4x's a day. You keep asking until you get the right amount, and when your arm drops, you've gone too far, so take the last amount that resulted in a "positive" test.

Here are some book resources for you to look into if you're interested! Click on a book to purchase:


Jane Marie said...

Thanks for the link. You have a nice blog. I'll stop by often and include you in my blogroll also.

Keiko Cacao Ti said...

Hi Heather, I have an amazing book on kinesiology called Power vs Force, it's by David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD.. I lost my old copy and just got a new one for Christmas & am planning on rereading it one day soon (it has to be really good, these days with so much going on to want to reread!)
Just thought I'd mention it,in case you didn't know about it.

Wonderful blog! Keep up the great work, Hugs, Keiko