Based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to traditional Chinese medicine, muscle testing is a noninvasive way of evaluating the body’s imbalances and assessing its needs. It involves testing the body’s responses when applying slight pressure to a large muscle, to provide information on energy blockages, the functioning of the organs, nutritional deficiencies, and food sensitivities, among other things. It can also be used to test the body’s responses to herbs and other remedies.
In a typical example of muscle testing, you’re given an object to hold or you’re asked a question that needs to be resolved. You extend the other arm and are asked to keep it straight. The practitioner presses down on this arm and the opposite shoulder with equal pressure (to facilitate balance). If the herb is something you need, you’ll be able to resist the downward pressure and hold your arm rigid. If not, you won’t. The same procedure can be used to determine how often you should take each herb and how much each time.
It can also be used to test the body’s responses to foods (for allergies), thoughts, sounds, colors, and emotions. Hence that is why a question can be asked. It is a simple tool when going to the supermarket and seeing which product is best for you. It could also be used to ensure that all your energy chakras are in alignment.
You can learn to self test and test yourself once you feel comfortable with this easy process.