Muscle Testing Tips

Muscle testing or energy testing can be very frustrating when first being learned. Don't give up! These muscle testing tips will help. It is well worth the effort when it finally comes so take a deep breath and relax and keep practicing.

Self Muscle-Testing Tips

  • Practice testing using questions with very definite "yes" or "no" answers that you already know the answer to. It may seem like that is cheating and not going to get you anywhere, but it is like training wheels on a bike. It helps to train you as to what a strong or weak answer feels like and what you can expect. Try using the following words or statements.

           Give me a "yes" - Give me a "no".
          "Give me a strong" -  "Give me a weak."
          "Love" - "Hate"
          "War" - "Peace"

  • Be very clear in what your intention is before you test. Take a moment to think what it is specifically that you want to know.

  • Do not test before actually finishing the question or statement. At least initially, it is important to slow down and be very deliberate.  Finish your statement or question and then test.
  • Focus on the question or the person and not on your testing. (Ex. If using fingers, do not focus on the fingers.)
  • It may be that you just need to try a different way of muscle testing. See if another method works better for you.

  • Make sure that you are well hydrated. Also, it can be difficult to muscle test accurately when you are tired or sick so keep yourself rested and your energy built up.

  • Test during the day rather than at night. I find that my answers sometimes become squirrelly if I am too tired at night.

  • If you are quite emotionally attached to the answer it may be hard for you to test. Get someone else to test for you or clear yourself as much as possible through tapping or the Emotion Code.

  • It is easy to become overly anxious in wanting to be able to test so much so that it creates stress. Testing is then very difficult. If you feel tension over not being able to test then sit back and do a few rounds of tapping. Use a statement such as, "Even though I am struggling to muscle test and I am very frustrated, I choose to be patient and calm." Use whatever changes in wording fit what you are feeling and what you want to have happen.

  • If you feel like you are not making progress, you could use the Emotion Code asking the question, "Do I have a trapped emotion in my body causing me to struggle with muscle testing that I can release now?" The Emotion Code chart tends to keep you from being attached to the answer because you do not know where you will be taken to on the chart. 

Muscle Testing Tips When Testing Others

  • Be sure you are pressing down above the wrist bone or on the body side of the wrist bone and not on the bone itself or on the hand side.
  • It can be helpful to say "hold" right before pressing so the person knows when to expect you to press down and isn't taken by surprise.

  • When you press down gradually increase the pressure until you are sure of a weak or strong response. When testing yourself on the other hand, if you are using the thumb in the hole technique, it is better to use a fairly quick push outward to tell if you are going to break through the fingers or hold strong.

  • Tell the person being tested to "Resist a little more" or "Resist a little less" as needed until a good balance is achieved.

  • Remember that sometimes a person is not testable. Have them drink a glass of water. If still not testable, then wait until another time or use someone else. Other reasons for not being testable are a neck out of alignment or a trapped emotion.

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Disclaimer:  The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease.  The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Please consult with a licensed health care practitioner if you are dealing with a serious disease or illness.

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