Applied Kinesiology:
Muscle-Testing for "Allergies"
and "Nutrient Deficiencies"

Muscle Testing
The human body is a very useful instrument that provides all kinds of information. For processing purposes there are various ways of utilizing the body of the client to provide feedback on how we are doing. One easy and effective way of getting feedback is through a method called Muscle Testing.
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.

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.

Maybe Answers. "Yes" and "No" are fine answers, but what about "Maybe?" Or, "yes, but...". Or, "NO, don't even think about it!" Or, "You're getting close, but you're not there yet".

Many people who use such methods as muscle testing develop the sensitivity to be able to discern shades of yes and no. Try it out -- ask to see a range of positive and negative answers. With practice, you'll be able to pick up on these nuances.

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.

And Law of Attraction starts bringing you more of what you want when you are vibrating at a high positive frequency.

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.

The facilitator can use muscle testing according to preference. It is just one of the tools that are available. You don't have to use it for anything at all, or you can use it for every single issue that you work on with the client, that is up to you.

Muscle testing can be used for a comprehensive test of items from a list or arrived at some other systematic way.

For example, you can read aloud, or let the client read from a list of possible items one could be allergic to, and you can test for each one. This can give amazingly precise results.

Also, one can go over the client's body and test each body part systematically. It can be done by mentioning it and having her put attention on it, or if it is an outer body part it can be touched lightly. And you test for each one if it is strong or weak. This indicates areas that should be worked on in one way or another.

What you are addressing is the mental, emotional, and spiritual phenomena that can be found in the person's world. Finding out what is there and changing it can have profound effects, also on health.

In using muscle testing, it is important that you are very precise in what you ask for or what you put attention on. If you give a sloppy unfocused question or direction you will get a confused answer.

There are many texts available on muscle testing that can give you a much more thorough understanding of its use than what is presented here.

Applied kinesiology (AK)

Applied kinesiology (AK) is the term most commonly used to identify a system of muscle-testing and therapy. It was initiated in 1964 by George J. Goodheart, Jr., D.C., and has become quite elaborate. Its basic notion is that every organ dysfunction is accompanied by a specific muscle weakness, which enables diseases to be diagnosed through muscle-testing procedures. Most practitioners are chiropractors, but naturopaths, medical doctors, dentists, nutritionists, physical therapists, massage therapists, and nurse practitioners, are also involved. In 1991, 37% of 4,835 full-time American chiropractors who responded to a survey by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) said they used AK in their practice [1]. Subsequent NBCE surveys found percentages of 31% in Canada (1992) [2], 60% in Australia (1993) [3], 72% in New Zealand (1993) [3], and 43% in the United States (1998) [4].

Finding a "weak" muscle enables the practitioner to pinpoint illness in the corresponding internal organs in the body. For example, a weak muscle in the chest might indicate a liver problem, and a weak muscle near the groin might indicate "adrenal insufficiency." If a muscle tests "weaker" after a substance is placed in the patient's mouth, it supposedly signifies disease in the organ associated with that muscle. If the muscle tests "stronger," the substance supposedly can remedy problems in the corresponding body parts. Testing is also claimed to indicate which nutrients are deficient. If a weak muscle becomes stronger after a nutrient (or a food high in the nutrient) is chewed, that supposedly indicates "a deficiency normally associated with that muscle." Some practitioners contend that muscle-testing can also help diagnose allergies and other adverse reactions to foods. According to this theory, when a muscle tests "weak," the provocative substance is bad for the patient.

Goodheart states that AK techniques can also be used to evaluate nerve, vascular, and lymphatic systems; the body's nutritional state; the flow of "energy" along "acupuncture meridians"; and "cerebro spinal fluid function." The 70-page chapter on "meridian therapy" in a leading AK textbook advises that subluxations influence the status of meridian system and vice versa [7].

As you become faster with your testing, you can use it for deciding what you choose and use during your day. Your clothes, your foods and beverages, any purchase you are considering, any choice can be checked to see if the body is enhanced or diminished energy-wise by a certain selection.

Many muscle-testing proponents assert that nutrients tested in these ways will have an immediate effect: "good" substances will make specific muscles stronger, whereas "bad" substances will cause weaknesses that "indicate trouble with the organ or other tissue on the same nerve, vascular, nutrition, etc., grouping."

Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA) proponents claim that over a thousand health problems can be diagnosed with a muscle test during which the chiropractor's finger or hand is placed on one of 75 "reflex points" on the patient's body. If the patient's arm can be pulled downward, a condition corresponding to the "reflex" is considered present, and dietary supplements are prescribed.

Jaffe-Mellor Technique (JMT) involves muscle-testing while the patient holds a small glass vial containing the test substance..

Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) is based on the notion that allergies are caused by "energy blockage" that can be diagnosed with muscle-testing and permanently cured with acupressure and/or acupuncture treatments.

The Dawson Program, also called vibrational kinesiology, was developed over 28 years by Cameron Dawson, an Australian businessman. According to Dawson's Web site:

The Dawson Program uses the Kinesiological technique of muscle testing to trace and identify the root cause of each imbalance affecting the body's energy system and impeding the body from self-healing. This results in conditions such as Dyslexia, learning difficulties, chronic fatigue, depression, stress, Eczema, Asthma, Psoriasis and behavioural problems.

With so many different types of approaches, which is the best and most accurate to use? The answer is simple: one (or more) which best fits your abilities and talents and which you enjoy learning and using. For example, some people are perfectly wonderful card readers, and others can barely shuffle the deck. While certain individuals receive vivid visual imagry, others are psychically blind as a bat. Finding the tools you feel most comfortable with is key.


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