Muscle Testing / Kinesiology


Muscle testing allows one to determine what makes the body strong and what makes it weak via the strength or weakness of an indicator muscle.  With muscle testing, we can determine what supplements, substances, foods, items etc. will be helpful for our body and what will make it weak. With this information, we are empowered to make health decisions that are effective for our unique body.


There are literally dozens of muscle testing methods that have been developed since Dr. George Goodheart first developed applied kinesiology in the 1960’s. I know a lot of you think it maybe after doing a large amount of acid and or magic mushrooms all I am asking is you be open minded and give a read and maybe a try.  Some are complex methodologies that use reflex or acupuncture points to help determine weaknesses in the body while other methods are very simple and test for muscle weakness or strength in the presence of various supplements, foods blah, blah, blah…..


Muscle testing is not accepted in mainstream medical circles yet but many health care practitioners use muscle testing, including some medical doctor’s, naturopathic acupuncturist’s, massage therapists, chiropractor’s, herbalists and others. I bet you are all very shocked that your insurance does not, I repeat does not cover this.


Muscle testing can be done  by yourself using various methods or by another person. Make sure this the person who is testing you is open minded and is not trying to sell you anything like a Kangen Enagic Water Filtration system, when he is a distributer, following me…he wants you to buy it consciously or unconsciously, I had told this person I had a water system which is a Tyent Water System’s which I am a dealer of and know the difference between the two. He told me my water was not good for me, I had to laugh, he had an agenda because he was selling the other  model. I know for a fact my machine is great and much less expensive. Please be careful who does the testing. If you don’t have a water system please do take a look because it is so important to have alkaline water in your body for many reasons and all the chemicals in the water for our kitchen faucet filtered out also not waste so many plastic bottles. Please contact me if you are interested in buying one and get a friend too test you between the two like I did and make your own choice please


Most often, when muscle testing is done for you, your arm is used as the indicator muscle.  The tester places their hand on one of your shoulders while you extend your other arm straight out, perpendicular to your body. A substance (supplement, food etc.) is placed in your free hand and your arm is tested for weakness or strength.  If your arm is weak and will not stay up,  then the substance is not good for you but if the arm stays strong then the substance is good. For the basics of muscle testing, please utilize some of the books you will find on the side panel.


This is not an exhaustive resource on all the methods available for muscle testing.  The information given here is provided to point out helpful resources and give hints and tips for accurately testing yourself and others.


There are many pitfalls to accuracy with muscle testing so if you are new to muscle testing, It is strongly  recommend that you seek out a competent professional until you are familiar with it from that perspective.  If doing it yourself, take the time to learn and practice before you rely on it as an accurate tool.


Self-Testing methods:

There are several methods available for testing oneself.  You can use your fingers to create a circuit.  With this method you can ask yes/no questions or place substances in your lap to determine if they are positive or negative for your body.  Click here for a good description of how to use this method:


Following is another simple method that you can use to test yourself:


Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Either test barefoot or in flat shoes (no high heels). Place the substance you are testing in your hand. State: “This is good for my body.” Become still, and after a few moments your body will either be pulled forward or fall backwards. If you feel yourself falling forward, the substance is positive for your body, if you feel yourself going backward, it is negative.


Hints for Self-testing:

It can be difficult to get accurate results when testing youeself.  During the course of observing and learning from the professionals along with conducting my own research, I have found many methods that are effective for improving the accuracy of self-testing. I hope these methods will be as helpful for you as they have been for me. Above all, please remember to be patient with yourself; it takes most people at least a year of practicing regularly before they become proficient.


Pitfalls in muscle testing:

1. Having a preconceived notion of the outcome.

2. Having a strong desire for a particular outcome.

3. Emotional blocks (which among other things can cause a person to fear getting an answer).

4. Asking questions that are too emotionally charged. There are some questions that I will not ask using self-testing. You should have someone else test you for these types of questions.

5. Problems with basic physical imbalances such as not being grounded and/or not being electrical.

6. Wearing jewelry or being around electro-magnetic fields that disrupt your body’s electrical field.

7. Being sloppy with the formulation of questions.

8. Being distracted or not being focused during the testing.


Ways to improve results:

– Be emotionally and mentally prepared to accept the answers you receive, even if you don’t like them

– Focus on your intent to get the correct answer. Try to clear your mind of any preconceived ideas of what the outcome will be. Think neutral.

– If you are having trouble testing substances, turn the labels away from you

– Take off jewelry, anything metal, watches and glasses with metal frames.

– Wear clean clothing,. If you are sick, clothes can become toxic within an hour. Do not wear tight fitting or synthetic garments.

– Test away from any electrical equipment (T.V., computers, phones, fluorescent lights etc.)

– Test in a quiet environment (turn off radio, T.V. noisy people or any other distractions)

– Avoid testing when emotionally upset or too tired. (sometimes it cannot be avoided)

– Have confidence in your ability. Do not test the same question over and over.

– Formulate and state your questions in a short, simple and concise yes/no format

– Focus and concentrate. Don’t let your mind wander.

– No food or gum in the mouth.

– Always think positive, kind, loving thoughts. Negative emotions have negative effects.

– Practice, Practice and more Practice.

– Check to be sure that you are clear for testing:


This can be tricky because if you aren’t clear for testing, how can you rely on testing?


After years of testing, I can generally tell when I’m not clear to test myself.  My fingers will be wobbly, I’ll get inconsistent answers or by my intuition.  When that happens, I usually need the help of another person who is familiar with muscle testing.


If you have no one to help, you may want to incorporate the use of a pendulum because they can be a bit easier to get neutral results. With the use of a pendulum, you can find a way to clear yourself for muscle testing.  If you decide to use a pendulum for this, you will need to train yourself properly before you can use it effectively since the pendulum and muscle testing are not the same thing. The pendulum is beyond the scope of this article.


If you are stuck here and you don’t have the use of a pendulum or another person,  try grounding yourself to your birthplace, the cross crawl or some emotional release techniques.  Go through the tips listed below and use your intuition to find a way to clear yourself.  If all of this fails, forget about testing for now and come back to it later.


Are you grounded?

Ask the question, am I grounded? If you are, go on to the next question., if not go to the suggestions for grounding and electrical problems.


Are you electrical?

Ask: Am I electrical? If you are, go on to the next question., if not go to the suggestions for grounding and electrical problems.


Are you emotionally cleared?

Ask the question, Am I emotionally clear for testing (then state whatever the purpose of the test is). If you are not then do an emotional clearing.


If you test positive for any of the items above, or if you find that you are not getting accurate test results, you will need to fix the problem.  Before proceeding to the suggestions on how to clear the problem, stimulate your immune system by brushing downward several times with three fingers (index, middle and 3rd fingers) on the area between the collarbones above the breast (thymus). Then put water on your wrists and the palms of your hands to enhance electrical conductivity. This will help you to get more accurate test results while trying to clear your problem. It is very difficult to get accurate results when you are not electrical, grounded or are emotionally blocked. You may need to do this several times while trying to clear these problems.


After you do one of the suggestions for fixing the problem, test again to see if the problem is cleared. Keep testing and doing the suggestions until none of them test positive. When you get a clear on all of the questions above, then you are ready to test yourself. If you are unable to clear the problems on your own, then you need to have someone else test you and help you clear them.


Suggestions for fixing grounding and/or electrical problems:


Ask: Do I need to:

Drink water?

If  yes, how much?

Take any flower essences?

Flower essences help to restore the electrical system and nervous system. Test and take whatever you need. Sometimes I have to go into the store and test while I am there to find what I need.  There are many brands and types.

Mostly Bach listed here

Flower Essence Society: research, education, networking for mind-body health


Take any supplements?

Test and take whatever tests positive. Hint: For some reason RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) is often very effective in helping to restore electrical balance. RNA is protein. You can buy this at some health food stores.



Ground myself to my birthplace?

Stand facing the direction (West, North, South or East) of your birthplace, take a slow deep breath.. Turn clockwise until you are facing the next direction (for example, if you are facing North then turn clockwise until you are facing East, take another deep breath, keep going clockwise and stop in each direction and take a deep breath. When you have stopped and taken a deep breath at each direction (4 breaths), reverse direction and do the same procedure until you are facing the direction of your birthplace again. You are done.


Do the cross crawl?

This exercise is also called re-patterning and is used to balance the left and right brain hemispheres.  The exercise was first developed in the 1960’s by a Dr. Doman and Delacato to help brain damaged children. Do for around 1 minute: March in place, lifting the knees high and at the same time touch the knees with the opposite elbow. If you are right handed look up and to the left as you are doing this exercise, if you are left handed, look up and to the right. If you find it hard to look in a particular direction while doing the exercise then count or hum while doing the exercise.


Wear a diode?

Cook’s Classic Diodes

The Diode is a solid-state composite of natural elements. It is molded into different forms and shapes to be worn on the body or placed on devices that emit electromagnetic radiation. The  Diode corrects or filters the energies flowing into the human body so as to bring increased harmony to the body’s electrical system. The first time I wore one I felt like my body was being pulled down to earth. I had been ungrounded for a long time. I rarely need to wear one anymore but I always use an  equipment diode on my computer.


Need an emotional clearing?

Sometimes you can have a problem with grounding or electrical balance which can be caused by an emotional block. Go to Suggestions for clearing emotional blocks.


Suggestions For Clearing Emotional Blocks.


General Emotional Clearing

When I do an emotional clearing I use a book called Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol K. Truman. In Chapter 17 she lists negative feelings and their opposites. I muscle test for any negative feelings by asking the question: What feelings are causing me to be emotionally blocked in regards to (then state whatever it is that you are blocked about like .. What feelings are causing me to be emotionally blocked in regards to testing myself?). Write down all of the feelings that test positive. Go all the way through the alphabet of feelings and then start with the A’s again. Keep testing until you test negative all the way through the alphabet. Once you have tested negative all the way through the alphabet you are ready to start clearing. Start with the first feeling on your list and clear the feelings one at a time, in order. Visualize the feeling leaving your body. As the feeling leaves, you may notice the color or shape of it and what part of the body it is coming from. This can lead to some insights that can be very useful. Once the feeling is gone then read the opposite of the feeling from the book and visualize infusing those feelings into your body. Go through all of the feelings on your list this way. Once you have completed the list, notice any changes in the way you are feeling. I often feel much better after doing an emotional clearing or will notice a change in perception over the next few days or weeks.


Emotional Stress Release (ESR)

developed by Dr. Goodheart


Another useful tool for emotional clearing is ESR. With ESR you must know what situation is causing an imbalance. One way to determine which situation is by writing down anything that you feel may be causing the problem and muscle test each one. Be very precise in your questions. It helps to write them down prior to testing.


This can be used to change a persons perception of a stressful situation and thereby clear emotional imbalances. Use it to deal with stress from the past, present or anticipated future stress.



1. Relaxes the body

2. The person no longer feels affected by the stressful situation.

3. New solutions may emerge from the creative part of the brain.

4. Sometimes hidden emotions come to the surface and are released which frees held in stress.


How to do ESR:

This involves holding two neuro-vascular (ESR) points and re-experiencing a stressful situation. The ESR points are located on the small bumps on your brow called fontal eminences. Holding these points enhances circulation to the stomach and the frontal lobes of the brain in addition to relieving stress. Initially, no pulse is felt while holding the points. Gradually, after a minute or two, erratic pulses may be felt on both sides. Eventually, in anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes, the points become synchronized and steady. When this happens, there is a profound change in the person’s physiology. The whole body relaxes, the breathing slows down and deepens and the person no longer feels affected by the stressful situation. The person holding the points for you does not even need to know what the stressful situation is which makes this a great non-invasive method of offering help.


The ESR points:

Located on the small bumps on your brow called fontal eminences. They are found halfway between the midline of your eyebrows and the hairline.


Emotional finger mode

Bring together the pad of the thumb and the ring finger. Do this on both hands and then place

the index and middle fingers of both hands on the ESR points.


Basic ESR:

Involves you or a second person holding your ESR points very lightly while you re-experience a stressful situation.

1. Close your eyes and place your fingertips over the ESR points. (You may use the emotional finger

mode or not as you wish)

2. Think about the situation or issue that is troubling you. Experience it as fully as possible by being

aware of what and who you see, hear, feel, and even taste and smell.

3. Keep re-running the scene through in your mind. After a while you will actually find it difficult to

focus on it. When this happens, open your eyes, think again about the situation and be aware of

how you feel about it now.


Advanced ESR:

Advanced ESR is interchangeable with Basic ESR and can be used at any time.

Advanced ESR incorporates the emotional finger mode and eye rotations adapted from NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) by Dr. Wayne Topping and used in Biokenesiology. When we move our eyes into different positions we access information from different parts of the brain, such as images and memories. For example, when we look up we are accessing the part of the brain where we visualize, or see pictures. Any stress triggered by eye rotation can be released through the ESR technique.


1. Bring together the pads of the thumbs and the ring fingers of both hands and place the ring and index fingers of both hands on the ESR points above your brow.

2. Think about the stressful situation or issue and at the same time very slowly rotate your eyes, first in one direction and then in the other. First with your eyes closed and then with them open. You may wish to repeat this.

3. Now think of the situation again, notice how it seems to have changed.


Using ESR to change past memories:

One way of changing your reaction to unhappy memories is to hold your ESR points while you recall the event in as much detail as possible. When you have done this, start to imagine how it could have been different and more positive. What did you need at that time? What do you know now that you didn’t know then? Who (possibly including God) could have helped you? What would you like to have done, or not to have done? Create a new version of the happening, incorporating all of the resources that you can think of that would have made it better for you. In doing this you are creating another way of perceiving the experience and creating helpful inner resources for yourself.


You can now ask yourself if those resources would be helpful in dealing with any present situation. Think of a similar situation that might cause you stress in the future, and construct it in your mind including all of the resources you now have for dealing with it. Test it out by making any changes in the scenario that would improve your performance. Repeat this several times.


You are now prepared to deal with this future event more effectively than you were before.


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