How to Muscle Test and How to Self Muscle Test

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Muscle Testing aka Kinesiology or Energy Testing

Muscle testing is a method in which we can converse with the subconscious mind, as well as the body’s nervous system and energy field.

Technique

Any large muscle in the body can be utilized for testing. The arm may be one of the easiest to test. The following description is for the arm.

1. The testee’s arm is lifted directly in front of the shoulder, parallel with the ground, elbow straight, with the hand open and facing down. (I like the arm directly in front of the shoulder. Some like the arm at a 45 degree angle to the side, while others like it straight out to the side from the shoulder. If I am going to use the arm to ask a number of questions, the arm seems to tire more quickly when out to the side of the body.)

2. The tester places their hand on or just above the wrist (toward the elbow) on the extended arm of the testee. The tester tells the testee, “Resist,” then applies downward pressure on the arm of the testee for a second. The amount of pressure needed is minimal, just enough to get a response. The objective is not to overpower the arm with force. A minimal amount of pressure will accomplish a more accurate answer than a forceful press.

3. The testee’s response to “Resist” is to resist the downward pressure by holding the arm in place. The temptation of the testee is to lift the arm upward. Not good.

4. With a positive, “yes,” or true statement, the arm will remain strong as if locked in place.

5. With a negative, “no,” or false statement, the arm will be weak and drop.

The Physiology of Muscle Testing

With a positive or yes response, the arm remains strong. With a negative or no response, the arm is weakened. Okay…how does the muscle know?

physiologyThe skeletal muscles are controlled by the nervous system. Electrical energy travels through the nervous system. When pressure is applied to the muscle in muscle testing, the muscle will either test strong or weak, depending on whether the energy is able to flow unobstructed through the nervous system.

Electrical energy that is not able to flow freely, blocked energy, is experienced as weakness by the nervous system, thus weakening the muscle. If the “answer” to the question is “no” or a substance that is being tested is detrimental, it will block the electrical energy in the body. As a result, the muscle will test weak. If the answer is “yes” or a substance is beneficial, the muscle will test strong.

Our body’s electrical activity reveals a great deal about our health and well-being. An EKG measures the electrical activity of the heart which tells us about the health of the heart. An EEG measures the electrical activity of the brain. Brain death is when there is no activity on the EEG.

HELPFUL HINTS

not a competition1. Muscle testing is not a competition. It is not a test of
strength
of the muscle, but rather the flow of energy.

2. It is a necessity that the tester be someone that (1) calibrates the same as, or above, that of the testee, on David Hawkins’ Map of Consciousness (Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior) or (2) is in the higher altitudes, 250 or higher, on the Map. (Map is on the last page, following the article on “Self-muscle Testing” article.)

3. Always ask the body for permission to muscle test. “Do we have permission to muscle-test __________?”, then apply pressure to the arm. If the answer is “no,” stop. Even if the person gives you verbal permission, stop. This is an invasion of privacy and the results may be compromised and thus, not valid.

4. Always begin testing with just asking the testee to “Resist.” If the arm is strong, proceed to asking the body for a “yes” and a “no” response.

  • Have the testee says, “Yes,” then test the arm. The arm should remain
    strong.
  • Have the testee says “No,” then test the arm. The arm should drop and/or
    dip.
  • Have the testee say, “My name is (fill in their own name),” then test. Should
    stay strong.
  • Have the testee say, “My name is (a name not their own),” then test. Arm
    should drop.

If, on any of the above, the arm does the opposite, some of the other
Helpful Hints might provide reasons and possible solutions.

thymus5. When the muscle is not giving a clear, strong yes, thump the thymus. The thymus is beneath the breastbone, about a hand’s width below the throat.
Thump about 25 times.

6. Wording of the question or statement is critical . Be as specific as possible. Ask one thing at a time.

7. Tester and tester should not make eye contact with each other. With eye contact, the answer would be “our” energy instead of the “testee’s” energy.

8. Right side of the body is representative of our male energy, whereas the left side is the female. Male energy is dominant…i.e. likes to be right, whereas the female energy is receptive. Thus, the tester might want to consider using the left side to begin. If the left side fatigues, switch to the right side.

9. Do not ask the question: “Is this for my highest and best good.” We learn from pain and struggle, thus, pain and struggle could be for our highest and best good.

10. The tester must be in present time. When we are not in present time, we are either in the past or the future, our regrets or our worries, or our anger or our fear. If the tester is not in present time, the testing response will be filtered through the tester’s “dirty lenses”.

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11. When testing, it is possible to know from the softness of a “yes,” when the muscle would test “no.” Example: “Day in and day out, this individual is in present time at least 65% of the time” and the muscle tests strong. “70%” and the response starts to soften. “71%” and the muscle is weak.

huh12. The immediate response of someone experiencing muscletesting for the first time usually is the following: “This is a trick!” or “You are using more energy on the ‘no’ than you are on the ‘yes’.” This is when I like introducing them to the zipper.

  • The central meridian runs straight up the front of the body, from the pubic bone to the bottom lip. If this meridian is not flowing up, it weakens the muscle being tested.
  • So, muscle test the testee. Response should be strong.
  • Then, run your hand down the front of their body, about 2 – 3″ in front of the body (and not touching the body), starting at the lip down to the pubic bone.
  • Retest the muscle. It will now be weak.
  • Remember to zip back up! Starting at the pubic bone, about 2 – 3″ in front of the body (and not touching the body), run your hand up to the lips.

13. It is possible when muscle testing the muscle/arm will stay strong for a “no” and weak for a “yes.” This is called “reversed” or “reversal.” The energy is actually flowing in the opposite direction. There are a number of reasons this can be happening. One of the main reasons I have found is fear. In Chinese medicine, the kidney meridian is associated with fear. When someone is reversed, I have found that the kidney meridian is flowing in the wrong direction.

There are several exercises one can do to reverse the reversal, but as soon as the fear surfaces again, the individual goes back into reversal.

Fear has an electrical current to it. Two stones, Rutilated Quartz and Hematite have electrical currents to them and can switch someone in reversal. These two gemstones, along with Garnet and Chrysocolla, greatly enhance an individual who has a tendency to go into reversal and/or is dealing with fear. Putting these four gemstones in a pouch and having a client put them in pocket during a session is useful for those that have a tendency to go into reversal.

14. Our intuition is accurate when we are in present time. When in present time, it is possible that the tester will know the answer before applying pressure on the muscle. Don’t make assumptions or guess. Test for the answer.

crystal ball15. Muscle testing is not “predictive.” Only the “present,” the “now,” exists. Thus, only now can be tested.

16. The tester must be an “open vessel”…

  • Without passing judgment of any answer the testee’s body provides.
  • Without an expectation of failure on the part of the tester…”I can’t do this.”
  • Without any expectation or desired outcome of a specific answer.

17. Can a tester determine and/or influence the answer for a testee? If the tester:

  1. is consistent with the amount of pressure they apply,
  2. does not make eye contact,
  3. is in present time,
  4. asks the body for permission, and
  5. calibrates higher than the testee on the Map of Consciousness or calibrates in the higher altitudes on the Map,

then the response will solely be that of the testee. If any of the above are not adhered to, if the testee is reversed, then the answers will lack validity.

18. It is possible to surrogate test for another person or an animal that may not be present or able to be tested. It is not necessary to actually be in physical touch or proximity to the one being surrogate tested.

  • Very important: Muscle-testing, first ask for permission. “Do we have permission to ask questions for/about (name of person or animal)?”
  • If the answer is “no,” stop. If you continued, it would be a violation of privacy and the accuracy of the questions could be compromised. Even if the person gives a verbal “yes,” still stop.
  • If the answer is “yes,” the testee “assumes” that person’s or animal’s identity. Have the testee say, “My name is (name of the person or animal).” The response should be a “yes.”
  • Have the testee say, “My name is (have them actually say their real name).” The response should be “no.” Proceed with the questioning.

siamese-catNote from Tessa: One of my cats was anemic. He had an allergic reaction to Advantage, a topical medication to rid an animal of fleas. Fleas were sucking all his blood. With every treatment the vet suggested, I muscle-tested to determine if it would be safe as well as effective for him.
The vet allowed me to use her as the surrogate.

19. Using David Hawkins’ Map of Consciousness, it is beneficial to calibrate those things in our life that we are involved with and/or want to know how it could possibly impact our life. This includes such things as bodywork, chiropractor, teachers, books, seminars, companies, websites, programs, information, and/or your “truths.”

Example: I had a client that calibrated around 100 – 125 when she began working with me. As she continued to process her mis-beliefs, she was able to maintain the higher altitudes of 250+. She enjoyed her massages. One day she commented that she wasn’t enjoying her massages as much as she once did. She wanted to calibrate the masseuse when she was working on her and where she (my client) calibrated as a result of using this masseuse. The masseuse calibrated lower than where my client calibrated. My client’s calibration dropped as a result of getting a massage from this masseuse.

20. As with any new skill, practice, practice, practice. The more people you can practice with, the better able you are to “detect” a “no.” With some people, the “no” is not easily discernable.

practice

SELF-MUSCLE TESTING

Muscle testing yourself could be one of the most significant tools and skills you can learn for yourself. There are a number of different ways you can muscle test yourself. One of these may work for you:

1. Leaning Forward and Backwards

  • Standing upright, feet shoulder width apart or whatever is comfortable, arms hanging at your side or crossed in front of your chest.
  • Ask: “Show me a yes.” More likely, your body will lean forward.
  • Ask: “Show me a no.” More likely, your body will lean backwards.

yes no

2. Smooth and sticky: smooth sticky

  • Rub the pad of your index finger on the left hand over the top of the left hand’s thumbnail. Ask: “Show me a yes response.” Usually this is a smooth response and the finger glides easily across the thumb nail.
  • Ask: “Show me a no response.” Usually the finger will get stuck, making it very difficult to rub the finger across the thumbnail.
  • Sometimes, the answers are reversed. The yes response is sticky and the no response is smooth.

3. Thumb/little finger loop:

  • Bring the thumb and little finger together on your left hand. Place the thumb and index finger on the right hand inside the left hand’s thumb and ring/little finger loop.
  • Holding the left fingers closed, ask: “Show me a yes.” Then, with the thumb and index fingers on your right hand apply pressure against the left finger’s thumb and little finger by opening the fingers like scissors. The left fingers should remain closed or separate a tad bit.
  • Ask: “Show me a no.” Then, with the right hand’s thumb and index finger, apply pressure against the left hand’s thumb and little finger. This time the fingers on the left hand should separate.
  • It is necessary to apply the same amount of pressure when asking all your questions.

finger loop

double loop4. Double loops:

  • Bring the thumb and the middle fingers together on the left hand to form a loop.
  • With the right hand, bring the thumb and the middle fingers together so that they interlock between the left hand’s finger loop.
  • Ask: “Show me a yes response.” Then pull the fingers on the right hand against the point at which the two fingers on the left hand meet. Both sets of rings should stay together.
  • Ask: “Show me a no response.” Then apply pressure against the fingers on the left hand with the right hand’s fingers. With a no response, the right hand fingers should slip through the left hand finger’s loop.
  • It is necessary to apply the same amount of pressure when asking all your questions.

double loop 2

5. Two finger loop with one finger tester:

  • Bring the thumb together with either the index or middle finger on the left hand.
  • Put the index finger on the right hand inside the loop.
  • Ask: “Show me a yes response.” Then with the index finger on the right side, apply pressure against the junction where the thumb and index/middle finger on the left hand come together. The loop should stay together.
  • Ask: “Show me a no response.” Then apply pressure against the junction where the thumb and index/middle finger on the left hand come together. The index finger on the right hand should slip through the left hand’s fingers loop.
  • It is necessary to apply the same amount of pressure when asking all your questions.

finger loop 2

6. Full arm press

  • Same as the two person muscle-testing. Put your left arm straight out in front of you, parallel to the ground.
  • Place your right hand on your left arm, somewhere between the elbow and the wrist.
  • Ask: “Show me a yes response.” Then apply pressure to your left arm. The arm should stay strong, feeling no stress in the shoulder joint.
  • Ask: “Show me a no response.” Then apply the same amount of pressure at the same location to the left arm. The arm will be weak. You will feel stress in the shoulder joint if you try to resist.
  • It is important that you apply the same amount of pressure each time you ask a question.

full arm press

As with any new skill, it is important
to practice, practice, and practice some more.

practice more

success

David Hawkins’ Map of Consciousness

levels of consciousness

© White Sage Publishing, Inc., 2010.

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