What is Muscle Testing?
Muscle testing is designed to tap into the subconscious mind to answer questions about physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It’s a noninvasive method designed to determine the potential underlying causes of ailments and discomfort — everything from nutritional needs to Trapped Emotions.
Muscle testing is used by many, if not most, energy healers to identify potential issues in the mind and physical body. During his years of practice, Dr. Nelson saw many chiropractors use muscle testing in their clinics to help their patients. Muscle testing has been used since the very origins of holistic healers, themselves. There are many ways in which muscle testing is performed.
Muscle testing is based on principles of biomagnetic energy. While our conscious mind is mostly oblivious to these energies, we believe our subconscious minds are profoundly affected by them.
We believe that the subconscious mind can lead the body to respond strongly to (or reinforce) positive energy, and to avoid (or respond weakly to) negative energy. These natural and instinctual responses are what make muscle testing possible.
We can tap into this relationship between the subconscious mind and energy by asking “true/false” questions, and then checking the body’s response. Response can be checked a number of ways, but is often done with methods like the Arm Test, where the subject simply holds one arm outstretched in front of them, parallel to the floor.
The tester then places two fingers on the subject’s wrist, and asks a question, placing a small amount of pressure on the wrist. If the subject’s arm resists, that is a “strong response,” and it equates to a “yes” answer. If the arm gives way under the pressure, that’s a “weak response,” and equals a “no” answer. This strong response/weak response is the basis of muscle testing.