The underlying principle that the body is run by chemical and electrical signals that are sent from (and back to) the brain via the spinal cord and the fluid nervous system. All of our organs are controlled by the brain and nervous system, and our hundreds of muscles are controlled by and connected to the nervous system.
If there’s an interference with electrical messages, the result is a weakened muscle. A healthy, unafflicted muscle is naturally strong and will resist average resistance. What you probably think of as simple muscle strength is actually a much deeper connection to nerves, organs, glands and all of the systems of the body.
Muscle Testing and the Nervous System
The nervous system is considered the master control and communication system of the body, and along with the endocrine system, it is responsible for regulating and maintaining body homeostasis. One of the functions of the nervous system is to cause a response called motor output, which activates our muscles in response to sensory inputs received by the nervous system.
An example of this would be like seeing a stop sign while driving and putting your foot on the brake pedal in response. Seeing the stop sign would be the sensory input and pressing the brake pedal would be the motor output. Because of the association between sensory input and muscle response, the development of muscle testing was born.
Muscle testing is any kinesiological technique that is designed to access the energetic anatomy of the body via specific anatomical points using a muscle response. There are many techniques and there is no one way to go about it, but the principles always remain the same.
When muscle testing, generally there are different access points such as acupuncture, meridians, acupressure points, organ anatomy, etc., on the body that are associated with different organs or organ systems. These have also been called contact or reflex points.
Muscle Testing Therapy
Once the access point has been determined and pressed upon, a "circuit" has been created and the strength of a chosen set of muscles is challenged - the fingers and deltoid muscles are common examples. If the muscle response is strong it indicates that the neuromuscular (nerve to muscle) connection is strong and there is energetic balance related to the access point being tested.
When the muscle response is weak, it may indicate that there is a short circuit in the neuromuscular signal, in other words, a weak nerve to muscle connection and no energetic balance related to the access point being tested. When this second scenario is the case, the trained practitioner may choose to test their remedies to find a corrective agent to help restore balance to that organ or organ system.
Kinesiology muscle testing is
based on the idea that your body
knows what's wrong with it.
A healing treatment
is created by testing
your muscle strength
and the response
of your muscles
to these tests.
So, how is the correct muscle testing therapy found? If you start with an organ or organ system that is weak, you can introduce an articular remedy into the circuit by having the individual hold the remedy while the weak access point is being tested.
If at that point the muscle response is strengthened, then you have a substance that strengthens the energy of the organ or system, you have found a positive 'match' that will help the individual.
If the muscle response still tests weak, then that remedy is found to not have changed the initial weakened muscle response, and this is interpreted as that remedy having no particular benefit to the energy of that organ or system.
Because of this, the guess work is taken out of the picture and the appropriate nutritional, botanical or homeopathic formula may be selected to create the most accurate custom protocol for the patient.
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