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What is a muscle test?




What is a muscle test?

A Kinesiologist puts your limb into a position that puts the focus on one specific muscle. You both put your minds into “neutral.” This is important as emotions can change the state of a muscle. This is useful when working with emotions but initially we both want to be “in the clear.” Counting backwards from 20 works well for me.


A Kinesiologist uses 2 fingers, for 2 seconds, with 2lbs (approx 1kg) of pressure against your muscle. Using a light pressure stops other muscles from compensating for any weakness. A Kinesiologist asks you to “hold,” “resist” or “push.” The harder you push the lighter the Kinesiologist will push. This is not a competition, we aren't at the gym. The Kinesiologist applies pressure gradually, at a speed that you can respond to. The Kinesiologist will release pressure slowly to avoid any jerking & discomfort. If the muscle moves 2 inches then it is weak.

A muscle is either “spongey” - a slight wobble; “weak” goes flat; “strong” you will feel the muscle lock into place with no effort.


There are times when the muscle is super strong - in this case it is actually weak! If there is pain or cramping then it is weak.


In an ideal muscle test, your muscle will not move. You will feel it “lock,” without pain or effort. If you don’t feel it lock, do not fight it, just let it go. Do not resist or fight with the Kinesiologist, as this will prevent accurate readings. This will mean that the Kinesiologist will have to test again because a weak muscle will weaken and a strong muscle will get stronger the more they are tested. You may also end up with a sore muscle, strong muscles do not get sore after a few gentle but firm tests.


Muscle testing is two bodies having a conversation, it is not an argument. If a muscle is strong, it will feel effortless to hold it in place. If the muscle is weak, then that circuit is lacking energy and it can be strengthened.


The subconscious mind, which is estimated to be 30,000 times more powerful than the conscious mind. The mind and body have knowledge of your life story, every truth, every lie, every hurt and pain. Even when we our conscious mind has moved on, the body remembers. Muscle testing taps directly into the subconscious mind in two seconds, this skips any guesswork, self help books and hours of other therapies. We get to the root of the problem in seconds.

Once a weak muscle is identified, it can be linked to a certain organ, bodily dysfunction, emotion or nutritional requirement. For example, a weak tricep is associated with the spleen, immunity, validation, tight shoulders, stiff mid-back, sugar cravings or nutrient deficiencies such as pancreatic enzymes, Chromium and Zinc.


A Kinesiologist can then use a different muscle test to assess whether this area is a priority. The body wants to be fixed in a certain order. If it is fixed out of order then it will not retain the new information to stay healthy, as the weakness may be due to a compensation. By finding another area of weakness that is a priority to be fixed may heal the other areas which came up weak that are not a priority, because it no longer needs to be compensated. Other therapies are often working on compensations which is why the fixes do not last.


What happens after a muscle test?

Once a Kinesiologist has found the priority muscle/organ/meridian to fix, there are several methods of fixing that can be done. A Kinesiologist can use a different test to assess which fix should be applied. It may be the structural, nutritional, emotional or electrical realm of health. Usually the Kinesiologist will employ all realms but will focus more on one specific realm. For example, if structural techniques are priority then they will rub the associated areas for longer; if electrical is priority then they will focus more on acupressure; if emotional is priority then they will focus on techniques like EMDR. But if nutritional techniques are priority then they will take more time to find a specific nutritional reward, (it might not seem like a reward, but your central nervous system knows it is a reward.)

Nutritional reward?

Let’s stay with the weak tricep. Zinc can come in many forms from different sources from many brands. It can come cheap from Tesco, in synthetic form, produced by companies like Bayer (the multinational chemical company that owned Auschwitz) or they can come in natural food state form from brands like Cytoplan (a small natural health company, founded by natural therapists who value health over profit).

A Kinesiologist places several Zinc supplements within your electromagnetic field and retests your weak tricep to find the one that will support your spleen, your immune system and your lack of validation. Basically, it will stop you getting ill if you aren’t already, it will boost your self esteem and many other things.

Once the Kinesiologist has found a Zinc that strengthens your weak tricep, then it is your job to buy and take it as required. The Kinesiologist cannot do this part for you, but they can find the right nutrition for you. In addition, dosage and when to take that specific supplement can be discovered through muscle testing. If you do not take the nutrition then that part of your body will not heal, you will not see progress and the next session may be the same as the last because nutritional changes were vital to that area of your body, so by “saving money,” you are “wasting money.”

Your body, the machine Think of your body as a car. The car is breaking down and some warning lights are showing, so you have gone to the garage. The mechanic opens the bonnet, finds a problem and fixes it but to do more fixes they will need to drive the car, but it does not have sufficient fuel. On returning your keys they say, “I fixed what I can for now, but for me to fix the rest you will need more fuel because you are running on empty. The petrol station is next door.” He gives you a card and says to call and make an appointment as only when you have more fuel, he can move on to fixing the other issues.


Upon leaving, the red light signalling low fuel is flashing. For you to get where you are going then the car needs a certain fuel. You pass a petrol station that the mechanic told you about but its more expensive than the one you know of, a few miles further. Until then, you stop at the side of the road, you lift up the bonnet and move some things around, pretending to yourself that you know what you are doing, you have a look on the internet, just to make sure.


You get back in the car. The red light has gone off and the fuel gauge has slightly increased. This is great for a few miles, but suddenly the gauge drops again and the red light is not just flashing but the car is now beeping. If only you had topped up on petrol at that service station, it may have been an extra pound or two but it would have saved you from what is about to happen…


Something that happens regularly in the clinic is: A nutritional supplement is identified. Let’s say it was Zinc Picolinate from Nutri Advanced. At the end of the session you choose not to buy the supplement but a few days later their friend recommends something else, or a YouTube video suggests something else so you buy something else...


Let’s go back to the car: you think it is your lucky day as a passing car stops and someone gets out with a can of gas to help you. They tell you they always have this spare can, it works really well for them. They ask for a small donation and it’s cheaper than the petrol at the service station the mechanic recommended. Winning.

So you let them fill up your car. You say "thank you" and they drive off. As they drive off you see the back of their car says, “DIESEL.” So have they topped up your petrol car with diesel? Only one way to find out...

You turn the key, the ignition starts, and you are off, not quite a full tank of petrol as the “more expensive” petrol station would have given you, but no more red flashing lights and beeping. GREAT. You are on your way, it’s dark now though and there are no streetlights.


Suddenly your car makes a weird sound, it starts smoking from the bonnet, it cuts out, the petrol gauge drops. Did you put the wrong fuel in your car?


So you are now at the side of the road, waiting for the rescue service to arrive, you haven't made it very far from the garage. You wait, you get nervous, you get angry, you get upset. A couple of hours later the rescue truck arrives. It just happens to be that same mechanic who you saw at the garage earlier. He asks, “I thought you topped up the petrol at the petrol station next to the garage?” You reply, “I think it must have been something you did when you opened the bonnet!”


Back to the garage to fix the same problems, if not more, at the same price as last time by the same mechanic. Just wait until he finds out you put diesel in your car!


All this could have been avoided if you listened to the car, aka your body.


The car is your body. Muscle testing is the diagnostic tool. The Kinesiologist is the mechanic. As a Kinesiologist, we ask your body where the problem is and what it needs to heal, not what we think the problem is and what we think your body needs. The answers to the questions can be surprising but it is always better when we listen our own unique needs.


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