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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.

In This FREE Course, You Can Learn the Most Common Methods of Self Muscle Testing

The Sway Test

The first method we teach in The Emotion Code is the Sway Test, because it is easy to learn and people are able to make it work with little practice.

The Elbow Test

The elbow test is a favorite method of self-testing because most people say it can be used for long periods of time without creating fatigue.

The Ring-in-Ring Test

Another favorite method of self-testing is the Ring-in-Ring, which may take a little more practice for some, but is fast and effective when mastered!

With the muscle testing techniques demonstrated in The Emotion Code™, you could:


You can perform muscle testing on yourself, using the same principles and several different testing methods. We offer a free course to learn the basics of muscle testing on oneself using a variety of methods.

Testing by Proxy

Muscle testing by proxy may be used when the recipient themselves, for whatever reason, can’t be present. In these cases, a “proxy” is used in their stead. This can be done with a 3rd person acting as proxy, or the tester may conduct the testing on his or her own body, serving as a proxy for the testee.

You will learn many different types of muscle testing, including testing by proxy in our Emotion Code Certification program.

Muscle Testing and Certification with Discover Healing

If you’d like to start putting muscle testing to use for you and your loved ones, you may want to become a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner, as thousands of others around the world already have.

The Emotion Code is a methodology developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson during his years of practice as a holistic chiropractor. Muscle testing is a basic premise of The Emotion Code offering the potential to find and release ‘emotional baggage,’ or trapped emotional energies that may be left over from emotionally charged events.

Dr. Nelson is also the creator of The Body Code®, a self-study course on energy healing. It is designed to allow anyone, with minimum training, to find and eliminate virtually any imbalance that may be causing bodily discomfort or malfunction. At the heart of the The Body Code is patented software that enables muscle testing to be transformed into perhaps the most powerful self-healing tool available in the world today.

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Learn how muscle testing could help you get vital answers about your physical and emotional wellbeing. We believe your body already has the answers…you just have to access them.

Just like playing an instrument, crafting with tools, or any other skill – muscle testing takes time and lots of practice. The Intro To Muscle Testing course gives you opportunities to do just that, practice. Learn subtle practices that can enhance your abilities. Gain confidence in trusting your intuition. Learn the skill you need to begin this holistic form of self-healing.