Kinesiology/ Muscle Testing
1. What is Kinesiology?
The most common understanding of Kinesiology is called muscle testing, uses your own energy in your electrical system and that flows throughout our body and muscles.
I will walk you through Kinesiology step by set. My understanding goes back many years before I even came across Kinesiology as a tool to better health.
As children we thought it was magical, my mother took a sewing needle and threaded it. Placing the needle in a downward position over the palm of her hand, then she asked a question that would respond to a simple yes or no. If the question was yes this type of pendulum would make a circular motion. If the answer was no it would sway back and fourth.
We thought she was making the needle move until we tested it out for ourselves. Magically we would get answers. As a child, we knew what the answer was. Then we would make a negative statement and guess what the pendulum would sway back and fourth we thought this to very neat.
2 What is Kinesiology used for?
If I knew what I know today that could have changed a whole lot of things for me. But alas it wasn’t to be. As I came across this technique many years later it was very easy for me to learn and apply it to my life.
In my most recent post, I covered my learning experiences in Acupuncture, Pressurepunture, and EFT. All these methods are based on our Electrical System.Through meridians that are thought out our bodies and by removing the blockage that has been caused by sickness, mentally and physically, within our nervous system, we can return to a much healthier and happier state of mind and body.
Through muscle testing, we can pinpoint where the problem lies and identify it internally and externally. Why it sounds too easy to be true? Why don’t we know about this?. It’s a very easy answer. We had no understanding of our bodies and how we are built.
The most incredible piece of machinery ever to be created is the human body and its capacity to heal itself. Then if this is true, why are we in the state health we are in today? These are questions that I have asked myself over and over again. There is no easy answer only through understanding can we make conclusions. I have come to the point in my life that through Muscle testing, my intellectual growth has grown spiritually, mentally and physically. Through muscle testing, we can ask any question and get an answer and I literally mean anything and everything!
3. How is Kinesiology used?w is
My earlier experiences with muscle testing were awkward, and it is very understandable. In the beginning to come to the conclusion that it really does work, but it takes practice. There are two techniques that will give you a better and deeper understanding to your own capacity, in learning Kinesiology.
1. The arm test; If you’ve ever been to a chiropractor or holistic physician experienced in muscle testing, you’ve experienced kinesiology. The doctor tells you to stick out your arm and resist his pressure. It feels like he is trying to push your arm down after he has told you not to let him do it. Everything is going fine, and then all of a sudden he presses and your arm falls down like a floppy fish no matter how hard you try to keep it up. That is using Kinesiology.
Simply stated, the body has within it and surrounding it an electrical network or grid. If anything impacts your electrical system that does not maintain or enhance your health and your body’s balance, your muscles, when having physical pressure applied, are unable to hold their strength. (Muscle power is directly linked to the balance of the electrical system.) In other words, if pressure is applied to an individual’s extended arm while his body’s electrical system is being adversely affected, the muscles will weaken and the arm will not be able to resist the pressure.
The circuits of the electrical system are overloaded or have short-circuited, causing a weakening of that system. However, if pressure is applied while his electrical system is being positively affected, the circuits remain strong, balanced and capable of fully functioning throughout the body. The muscles will remain strong, the person will easily resist and the arm will hold its position.
2 The swaying of the body; which is the easiest system to learn on your own at home, suggests that your thoughts and emotions produce a certain response in your nervous system, affecting your motor response (movement of your body).
Standing, you can us something that you know is not good for you. Tap your breastplate several times before continuing, then place an object or substance to your chest using both hands and ask “is this object or substance good for me.” Whatever you use, name the object or substance. For example, use simple table salt or the sugar bowl. And ask “is this salt or sugar good for me?” Your body will respond with a slit swaying motion backward or forwards. Backward, is a no and forwards, is a yes.
This technique is very easy to perform and on a daily base. This was the simplest form for me when I started Kinesiology. When I need a quick answer and I am in public I go naturally to this form of kinesiology. Sometimes even without thinking about it, I will get an answer. Just by listening to others. I am not constantly aware, as I follow the conversation I will be able to detect a true or a faulty statement.
As we become more and more aware of our body. You will hear things like your very intuitive or assertive. Knowing a truth when we hear it becomes a part of us again, we have this from the day we were born we are only going back and learning it all over again.
The problem in today’s world we get bogged down with precepts and concepts of the world that we learned on daily basis. “The Dr. said this, so it has to be true”! We become confused, within we already know that there is something wrong. I have heard this over and over again. You were told that this is the problem and within you feel that it isn’t, but he or she is the Dr. So it has to be true.
Kinesiology: The Tool for Testing
Kinesiology is another word for muscle testing. Kinesiology is simple. Anybody can do it because it uses your electrical system and your muscles. If you are alive, you have these two things. I know that sounds smart-mouthed of me, but I’ve learned that sometimes people refuse to believe that anything can be so simple. So they create a mental block—only “sensitive types” can do this, or only women can do it. It’s just not true. Kinesiology happens to be one of those simple things in life just waiting around to be learned and used by everyone.
This electrical/muscular relationship is a natural part of the human system. It is not mystical or magical. Kinesiology is the established method for reading the body’s balance through the balance of the electrical system at any given moment.
Kinesiology Self-Testing Steps
1. THE CIRCUIT FINGERS. If you are right-handed: Place your left-hand palm up. Connect the tip of your left thumb with the tip of the left little finger (not your index finger). If you are left-handed: Place your right-hand palm up. Connect the tip of your right thumb with the tip of your right little finger. By connecting your thumb and little finger, you have closed an electrical circuit in your hand, and it is this circuit you will use for testing.
Before going on, look at the position you have just formed with your hand. If your thumb is touching the tip of your index or first finger, laugh at yourself for not being able to follow directions, and change the position to touch the tip of the thumb with the tip of the little or fourth finger. Most likely this will not feel at all comfortable to you. If you are feeling a weird sense of awkwardness, you’ve got the first step of the test position! In time, the hand and fingers will adjust to being put in this position and it will feel fine.
Circuit fingers can touch tip to tip, finger pad to finger pad or thumb resting on top of the little finger’s nail. Women with long nails need not impale themselves.
2. THE TEST FINGERS. To test the circuit (the means by which you will apply pressure to yourself), place the thumb and index finger of your other hand inside the circle you have created by connecting your thumb and little finger. The thumb and index finger should be right under your thumb and your little finger, touching them. Don’t try to make a circle with your test fingers. They are just placed inside the circuit fingers that do form a circle. It will look as if the circuit fingers are resting on the test fingers.
3. POSITIVE RESPONSE. Keeping this position, ask yourself a yes/no question in which you already know the answer to be yes. (“Is my name _____?”) Once you’ve asked the question, press your circuit fingers together, keeping the tip-to-tip position. Using the same amount of pressure, try to pull apart the circuit fingers with your test fingers. Press the lower thumb against the upper thumb, and the lower index finger against the upper little finger.
The action of your test fingers will look like scissors separating as you apply pressure to your circuit fingers. The motion of the test fingers is horizontal. Don’t try to pull your test fingers vertically up through your circuit fingers. This action sometimes works but it is not as reliable as the horizontal scissors action.
The circuit position described in step 1 corresponds to the position you take when you stick your arm out for the physician. The testing position in step 2 is in place of the physician or another convenient arm pumper. After you ask the yes/no question and you press your circuit fingers tip-to-tip, that is equal to the doctor saying, “Resist my pressure.” Your circuit fingers now correspond to your outstretched, stiffened arm. Trying to pull apart those fingers with your testing fingers is equal to the doctor pressing down on your arm.
If the answer to the question is positive (if your name is what you think it is!), you will not be able to easily push apart the circuit fingers. The electrical circuit will hold, your muscles will maintain their strength, and your circuit fingers will not separate. You will feel the strength in that circuit.
IMPORTANT: Be sure the amount of pressure holding the circuit fingers together is equal to the amount of your testing fingers pressing against them. Also, don’t use a pumping action in your test fingers when applying pressure to your circuit fingers. Use an equal, steady and continuous pressure.
Play with this a bit. Ask a few more yes/no questions that have positive answers. Now, I know it is going to seem that if you already know the answer to be “yes,” you are probably “throwing” the test. That’s reasonable, but for the time being, until you get a feeling for what the positive response feels like, you’re going to need to deliberately ask yourself questions with positive answers.
While asking questions, if you are having trouble sensing the strength of the circuit, apply a little more pressure. Or consider that you may be applying too much pressure and pull back some. You don’t have to break or strain your fingers for this; just use enough pressure to make them feel alive, connected and alert.
4. NEGATIVE RESPONSE. Once you have a clear sense of the positive response, ask yourself a question that has a negative answer. Again press your circuit fingers together and, using equal pressure, press against the circuit fingers with the test fingers. This time the electrical circuit will break and the circuit fingers will weaken and separate. Because the electrical circuit is broken, the muscles in the circuit fingers do not have the power to easily hold the fingers together. In a positive state the electrical circuit holds, and the muscles have the power to keep the two fingers together.
How much your circuit fingers separate depends on your personal style. Some people’s fingers separate a lot. Other’s barely separate at all. Mine separate about a quarter of an inch. Some people’s fingers won’t separate at all, but they’ll definitely feel the fingers weaken when pressure is applied during a “no” answer. Give yourself time and let your personal style develop naturally.
Also, if you are having a little trouble feeling anything, do your testing with your forearms resting in your lap. This way you won’t be using your muscles to hold up your arms while trying to test.
Play with negative questions a bit, and then return to positive questions. Get a good feeling for the strength between your circuit fingers when your electrical system is balanced and the weakness when it is short-circuited or imbalanced. You can even ask yourself (your own system) for a positive response and then, after testing, ask for a negative response. (“Give me a positive response.” Test. “Give me a negative response.” Test.) You will feel a positive strength and the negative weakness. In the beginning, you may feel only a slight difference between the two. With practice, that difference will become more pronounced. For now, it is just a matter of trusting what you have learned; and practicing.
Don’t forget the overall concept behind kinesiology. What enhances our body, mind, and soul makes us strong. Together, our body, mind, and soul create an environment that, when balanced, is strong and solid. If something enters that environment and challenges the balance, the environment is weakened. That strength or weakness first registers in the electrical system, and it can be discerned through the muscle-testing technique; kinesiology.
If you are having trouble feeling a positive and negative response in the circuit fingers, try switching hands; the circuit fingers become the test fingers and vice versa. Most people who are right-handed have this particular electrical circuitry that is used in kinesiology in their left hand. Left-handers generally have the circuitry in their right hand. But sometimes a right-hander has the circuitry in the right hand and a left-hander has it in the left hand. You may be one of those people. If you are ambidextrous, choose the circuit hand that gives you the clearest responses.
If you’re still not getting a satisfactory “yes” and “no” after several weeks of trying, ask nature to help you learn and develop kinesiology. In fact, it can help you unjam the logs around this issue. Simply direct your focus to nature (nature intelligence) and state that you would like it to help you learn to do kinesiology testing. Also, state that you would like to feel a clear positive and negative response in your testing. Then walk away from trying to test for the rest of the day and return to it in a day or two. Read the kinesiology steps and practice the testing. This time, pay attention to any intuitive “hits” you might receive the testing and play with the information. Now you’ll have success with feeling “yes” and “no.”
Kinesiology is the singular most important tool that I have learned. Through this have been able to detect and pin- point general health problems, within my Family and the common denominator, that rules the three of us.
As we progress into my story with Melissa and Jessy it will become very evident why.