What is Muscle Testing?

Our premise about muscle testing is that it can be used 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.

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What is Muscle Testing?

Our premise about muscle testing is that it can be used 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.

For in-depth information, get our free muscle testing guide.

How Muscle Testing Works

Muscle testing is based on principles of biomagnetic energy. While our conscious mind is mostly oblivious to these energies, we believe our subconscious minds profoundly affected by them. Our premise is that the subconscious can lead the body to respond to or reinforce positive energy, and to avoid or refuse negative energy. These 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.

Can I Muscle Test Myself?

You can also perform muscle testing on yourself, using the same principles and several different testing methods.

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Muscle Testing by Proxy

Muscle testing can also be conducted by proxy. By definition, “proxy” means to stand for or represent someone. 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 3rd person acting as proxy, or the tester may conduct the testing on his or her own body, serving as proxy for the testee.

Issues That May Affect Your Ability To Muscle Test

There are a few common issues that may interfere with your ability to conduct muscle testing. These include:

How Do I Become Certified in Muscle Testing?

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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