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It is a big thing and seems like everyone is talking about it.
What is Muscle Testing?
Muscle testing leverages on the innate wisdom of the body and the energetic information we hold, and gauges what is going on based on the responses of the muscle. We can use the arm or our fingers and even the whole body. People test for polarity reversals, energetic reactions to substances, areas of weakness in the body, general imbalances, etc. You can therefore test if this supplement or this cosmetic is “good” for your body.
How Do You Muscle Test?
The easiest way to muscle test is with someone else. Stand facing each other, or have the tester standing behind. The person being tested raises his/her arm to shoulder height, straight out, either to the side or in front. When the arm is straight out to the side, it is the lung meridian that is tested. When the arm is out in front and slightly less than perpendicular to the body, it is the central meridian. All of the body’s meridians intersect at the central meridian. Good results are possible with both.
The tester places their hand on the arm, near the wrist. Sometimes people like using only two fingers, because it is not about force. The tester can place their other hand on the other shoulder of the person being tested.
The person being tested will have to tighten their arm and resist when the tester pushes down. The tester will let the person know by saying “resist.” Some people like to repeat explicitly with the words “yes” and “no.” Many practitioners will repeat the “yes” and the “no” while testing for each. “Yes, yes, yes.” “No, no, no.” The arm will not budge or move slightly for a “yes” and the arm goes weak and falls, even if by a little, for a “no.”
Do remember it is not about overpowering the person but just gently gauge what a body’s “yes” and “no” are, through the spring in the resistance. Sometimes the difference is very subtle, even if repeated several times. The key is to discern the difference, no matter how nuanced.
For the test, ask the person to either think of something or hold something. You can place the substance, especially if it is a potential allergen, in a jar. Even a very small amount is sufficient. See if you get a “yes” or a “no” response when the tester presses down on the outstretched arm. A “strong” arm is a “yes” and a “weak” arm is a “no.” A “strong” and “yes” response means that the item being tested does not weaken the person.
Kinesiology exposed…the intimate connection between mind and body, revealing that the mind “thinks” with the body itself. Therefore, it provided an avenue for the exploration of the ways consciousness reveals itself in the subtle mechanisms behind the disease process.David R Hawkins, Power vs Force
Muscle testing is a wonderful way to find what weakens or strengthens the body. This includes what we would normally call an allergen, even if it does not show up on conventional blood tests. Justin Morais of Sports Acupuncture Clinic once told me how after many sessions with a client on his Biocom machine and still not seeing the results he knew was possible, he had an inkling about the jade bangle she wore. True enough, when tested, it was indeed this very beautiful and expensive jewellery that was weakening her. While Biocom is not muscle testing, this example illustrates that it is not only food we can be “allergic” to. Many things, other than the usual suspects of mould, gluten, sugar, and dairy, can weaken our body systems.
…So The Thing About Muscle Testing
While muscle testing is very useful, not everyone can be tested and not everyone can test.
That is correct. Not everyone can be tested all the time, and not everyone can test all the time.
David R Hawkins who has done millions of calibrations through muscle testing has written that approximately 10% of the population is not able to use this method for reasons unknown and that sometimes couples need a third person for objective results.
When two people are touching, they form one circuit and when one or both people’s energy, for example, is blocked, the answers are not reliable. The reason can be a polarity reversal, such as when the energy is not flowing in the right direction along the central meridian. There are a number of switches that can occur in the body or the body is simply dehydrated. Polarity reversals can also be due to excessive exposure to wifi, computers, fluorescent lights, stress, and even other people (and their energetic fields).
Some people suggest taking a few drops of chlorophyll in water to correct the reversal or holding a bottle of chlorophyll or spirulina while testing.
There is also a simple protocol that can be done before muscle testing, and on a daily basis for those chronically reversed.
① Place one hand on your belly button. Use the other hand to gently tap on top of your head for 10 seconds.
② While keeping your hand on your belly button, place your other hand over your face, with one finger above the lips and one finger below the lips. Gently rub above and below the lips at the same time. Alternatively this can be done in two steps – rub below the nose and then rub below the lips. Do so for 10 seconds.
③ Still with your hand on your belly button, rub your collar bone points located near the midline of the body for 10 seconds.
④ With your hand still on your belly button, rub your tail bone for 10 seconds.
Switch sides and repeat.
For some people, the reversals are due to a non-crossing over of energy in the body or what is called “homolateral.” Sometimes a child skips the crawling part of their development, when they learn to move with opposite limbs – front left with back right versus front left with back left. It can also be triggered by trapped emotions, or even ancestral and inherited patterns.
To help with this type of reversal, try marching in place, lifting one knee and tapping it with the opposite arm.
Another one to try is this.
① Sit in a chair and place your left ankle over the right.
② Extend your arms in front of you, with the backs of the hands facing each other.
③ Clasp the hands with the right hand over the left.
④ Bring the hands back toward you to rest them on your chest, bending the arms. Hold for a few minutes.
If you feel out of sorts or chronically fatigued, have brain fog or migraines, are stressed out, or are finding that it is taking longer than usual to recover, your polarity may be reversed. When this happens, cellular electrical conduction is altered, affecting the body’s function on a fundamental level, compromising the immune system for example. Herbalist Keith Smith, who has worked extensively with this condition, has found that it underlies much of the illness we see, including Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Try the exercises described above to see if improvements occur.
A polarity reversal has other implications. A polarity reversal can also mean resistance to healing and the person may self-sabotage efforts that align with their conscious intentions. Subconscious negative thoughts can both cause and perpetuate polarity reversals, according to Dr Roger Callahan, the man behind Thought Field Therapy.¹
Another way to improve the physical condition of the subject is doing what Dr John Diamond called the “thymus thump,” which helps to energize the thymus gland located at the top of the breastbone. Using a closed hand, thump this area while saying “ha-ha-ha” and recalling someone you love. And smile.
Other ways to improve or maintain accuracy, as suggested by David R Hawkins, include removing eyeglasses (especially the metal framed ones), hats, jewelry from the testing arms, and other possible substances that can elicit an adverse reaction on their own. The example he gave was perfume. The questions should also be framed as not to confuse the results, such as using one sense over another as we all have a sensory preference to process information. Some people are more visual and other tactile. If testing a memory, naming a weaker sense to hold that memory may weaken the test.
Muscle testing is a very useful and easy-to-do method for finding answers to yes-no questions. Sometimes in that process, what we find is that a person has a polarity reversal. This knowledge serves the purpose of understanding perhaps why energy work and other treatments are just not “sticking.”
Knowing that a polarity reversal exists can prevent unnecessary frustration, time and financial investment, and low morale when ernest efforts to heal are undertaken with little to show for. If you find that you are prone to polarity reversal, try the exercises described here on a daily basis and find a practitioner to help discover the underlying cause of chronic reversals.
When someone’s polarity is correct and they are grounded in their own identity, it also becomes easier to discern whether the person muscle testing them is actually able to. Because sometimes a person is not able to test!
¹ Battery Problems: Polarity Reversal on FeelingFree.net