Muscle testing is a simple, safe, natural method of analyzing the body’s needs using the body’s reflexes. It is very precise and scientific, and is a modern version of a very old technique.
In the 1920’s physicians developed a method for insurance companies to test people making claims for injury. This method enabled them to see if they were in fact experiencing an imbalance and if so, how it could be treated best. This method was based on the research of the pioneering physician Dr. Frank Chapman and has evolved into muscle testing.
Simply stated, muscle testing evaluates the electrical network or grid which surrounds and flows through the body. If the electrical system is in balance then the body’s muscles will be stronger than if the electrical system is out of balance. The most common area of the body to test is the arm. The person being tested holds their arm in front of them, parallel to the ground. If pressure is applied to the person’s extended arm while their body’s electrical system is being negatively affected, the muscles will weaken and the arm will not be able to resist the pressure. However, if pressure is applied while his electrical system is being positively affected, the person will easily resist and the arm will hold its position.
What Affects The Body’s Energy System?
When you ingest foods, think thoughts, or feel emotions, the energy field which is in and around your body changes. Science corroborates this statement as well as the accuracy of muscle testing as an evaluative tool:
- A polygraph machine (commonly referred to as a lie detector test) measures and records physiologic and energetic reactions to answers that the subject gives to questions.
- Dr. Masuru Emoto has proven that thoughts and feelings affect physical reality. By producing different focused intentions through written and spoken words and music and literally presenting them to water samples, he noted that the water “changes its expression” based on the word (i.e. the crystalline structure of the water was altered). 
- Schmitt et al showed that over 90% of the food intolerances determined through muscle testing (Applied Kinesiology) were verified by both the RAST (rasio-allergosorbent test) and the immune complex test. 
- Caruso and Leisman showed that applied kinesiology muscle testing is a method capable of reliably and objectively evaluating the muscle strength of a subject. 
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Muscle Testing References
- Emoto, Dr. Masuru, The Hidden Messages of Water, Atria Books, 2005
- Schmitt Jr., Walter H., Leisman, Gerry, “Correlation of Applied Kinesiology Muscle Testing Findings With Serum Immunologobulin Levels For…”, International Journal of Neuroscience; 1998, Vol. 96 Issue 3/4, p237.
- Caruso, W., Leisman, G., “The Clinical Utility of Force/Displacement Analysis of Muscle Testing in Applied Kinesiology”, International Journal of Neuroscience; 2001, Vol. 106 Issue 3/4, p147.