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.