We’re all familiar with using a “left brain” decision making process – doing research, reading labels, that sort of thing – which is great as far as it goes. But what happens when we’ve done the research and have narrowed the field down to 4 or 5 options that for all intents and purposes are equal? That’s when we can implement a “right brain” or intuitive decision making process called Applied Kinesiology or “muscle testing.”
Applied Kinesiology was originally developed by chiropractors and acupuncturists as a tool to evaluate various types of stress on the body, including emotional, nutritional, structural and electrical. It’s based on the idea that the physical body is an integrated, holistic system which allows the different parts to be in constant communication with each other. For example, there is communication between body systems, organs and muscles, such that when one part of the system is compromised, that information can show up in the muscular system. We use this testing technique on the muscular system to explore the condition of other body systems.
For example, one application is food testing. We can test individual ingredients like wheat or dairy to evaluate their specific effect on our system. Or we can test the difference between a conventional apple and an organic apple. We can also evaluate different recipes like, regular chocolate and raw, vegan chocolate (I happen to test very strong with raw, vegan chocolate … so yippee!)
Being able to do self-testing gives us a view into the body’s inner wisdom, and helps us make decisions based on what makes the body stronger and what makes the body weaker. Because when we are talking about health and wellness, the idea is to do more of what makes us stronger and less of what makes us weaker. Muscle testing can give us that information.
Of course, it is important that we do not influence the outcome of this testing by thinking that we want the outcome to be one way or the other, so neutral mind is important! If you are interested in learning how to do muscle testing, let me know and we’ll get something organized!