What is Muscle Testing?


Muscle testing is a practice developed in 1964 by Dr. George Goodheart with the purpose of determining the body’s imbalances, needs and communication gaps via a noninvasive procedure. Muscle testing is used to obtain information on energy blockages, the functioning of organs, nutritional deficiencies, and food sensitivities, among other things. It can also be used to test the body’s responses to external elements.


Muscle testing is done by pushing or pulling on different muscles and interpreting the weakness of the muscle, and it allows the practitioner or the person doing self-testing to communicate directly with the body’s energy system.

muscle%20testingIn a typical session, a person will be asked to hold her arm out parallel to the floor for the test. The practitioner will then push the arm down checking the muscle resistance while the person holds certain foods, vitamins, herbs, says a certain word, thinks a thought, etc. However, muscle testing can be done with virtually any muscle in the body. It is much easier, however, to use a large muscle when working with a client, such as the arm or leg muscles. When self-testing, the person can use a large muscle or the hand and fingers, as will be shown below.


Once the body is balanced, muscle testing will lead to honest answers to yes and no questions; provided that the questions are correctly formulated. In this sense, muscle testing works similar to a lie detector. Even if the client is denying or affirming, the muscles will provide accurate answers based on how the body interprets the question asked by the practitioner.


While muscle testing in itself is not hard to do, understanding the science behind muscle testing is hard to explain. The body functions with energy and human body cells have a resonant frequency at about 1000 KHz, and electric currents circulate throughout the body, via, among others, the meridian system. As with any energy system, certain external elements can cause a disruption, reduction or increase in the frequency. When the body is in the presence of an element that has a negative effect on the energy system, such as an allergen or a certain word that has a negative connotation to the recipient, or a question that simply has a negative answer, the energy levels of the body will be affected in a negative way, thereby causing a drop in the energy and a weakening of the muscle, resulting in a “no” answer. The same can be said for elements, words or questions that have a positive effect on the energy system, they will cause an increase in the body’s frequency and a strong muscle, indicating a “yes” answer.


When using muscle testing, the practitioner is looking for two responses from the body: strong and weak. A strong muscle, that is, a muscle that is resisting or holding, indicates a “yes” answer, while a weak muscle, a muscle that will drop, will indicate a negative answer. Using muscle testing is easy, but responses will be misleading if the client is not holding, relaxing or tightening the muscle too much. Also, results will be inaccurate if the practitioner does not know how to “read” the particular client’s response.


Most people have never had muscle testing done, so the practitioner must learn to be patient with the client. With teaching and patience a practitioner should be able to use any muscle on the client’s body.


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