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Kinesiology (Muscle Testing) & Candida

I get asked a lot of questions about kinesiology (also known as muscle testing) as my naturopath used it to test to see if I had candida and food intolerances.   It is a popular  diagnostic technique.  I am a huge believer as I've seen ailments identified by kinesiology later confirmed by traditional medicine.  But my therapist used testing kits in additional to muscle testing. If you scroll down you will find instructions and videos on how to use muscle testing yourself to diagnose candida and food allergies. But I do recommend you try to find a trained kinesiologist. *

What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology has different meanings but I am going to focus Applied Kinesiology.  This technique is based on the basic principle that our bodies have energy (chi) which flows around the body.  This is the same principle that is used by acupuncture, reiki and even some martial arts.  

If anything (e.g. a particular food) will have a negative effect on your body then it will also have a negative effect on your energy field.  This will be reflected in the strength of your muscles when the particular substance is placed close to you and a physical pressure is applied to the muscles.

Applied kinesiology uses muscle-strength tests to determine if something has a negative or positive effect on your body.   It is an ancient form of biofeedback.

Many health experts believe that the body itself knows why it has become ill and what made it get ill in the first place.   Muscle testing is one way to find out this information.

Important Note:  Ideally you need to find a qualified and experienced kinesiologist who can carry out the muscle testing for you.   They will know exactly how to use the technique to get fast accurate results.

Kinesiology and Testing Kits

This is the method that my therapist and many others use.  Unfortunately my therapist is no longer available so I would love to find someone else who uses this method!  Basically it involves using homeopathic testing vials which can be purchased online.  The vials are made from glass and carefully labelled. However they are used 'blind' so you don't know what you are testing for until afterwards when you look at the label.  This method always seems to work very well.   I hold each vial separately against my stomach and a friend tests my arm strength.  I've even bought my own testing kits now!  You can buy different kits for different bacteria, allergies, viruses and other illnesses. I recommend learning about kinesiology before investing in a kit.

Muscle Testing With a Friend
The simplest form of muscle testing in kinesiology is the ‘arm pulled down’ or Delta test.  I've never tried it with a friend so I don't know the accuracy levels.

To try muscle testing ask the person you want to test (the patient) to sit, stand or lie in front of you and to raise their arm in front of them so its about level with their head.   Ask them to keep the arm up while you press on the arm or hand to test their muscle strength.  They need to keep their arm at the same height while you press firmly.  There is no need to hurt them or press really hard.

Now here is the test.  If you know your friend has food allergies you can ask them to hold a sample of the food type next to their stomach.   Then test the strength in their arm.   If the arm goes weak when they are holding say tomatoes then you know that tomatoes have a negative effect on your friend’s health.  Trained kinesiologists often used special samples for this purpose.

If your friend thinks their mind is influencing the results you can ask them to close their eyes while you give them samples of food or supplements to hold inside a small container.  

You can also use muscle testing to test for spoken statements.  Just ask your friend to say something which is untrue and then test their muscle strength as they say it.   For example they could say, “My name is Fred Flintstone”. Their arm strength should drop massively as they say it. When they say their correct name the strength should stay strong.   You can use this to ask the patient simple questions with yes or no answers.  The muscle strength will always drop for ‘no’.

Muscle Testing Alone
If you need to test yourself and you do not have a friend to help then there is another way but again I am not sure how accurate it is.  You need to be able to stand for this method.   It is based on ancient American Indian method.

Find somewhere quiet and private where you can relax.   Take off your shoes and stand with your feet slightly apart in a comfortable position.  Breathe deeply and relax.  

Breathe normally.  You may want to close your eyes.   Say a false statement out loud such as “My name is Homer Simpson”.   Your body should sway involuntarily so just relax and feel which way it is swaying.  For most people a slight sway to the back indicates a ‘no’.  

Try different statements (some true and some false) to determine which way your body sways for yes and no.  When you are confident that you can tell your responses clearly then try asking questions with a yes or no answer.

Some Tips

  • Muscle testing works best if you are hydrated so drink a glass of water beforehand.
  • If you are feeling very weak or ill then muscle testing can be difficult.   You may want to wait until you are feeling stronger.
  • If you are not getting a clear yes or no response then ask out loud. Say “please can I have a clear yes or no response to my muscle testing”.
  • Remember that statements are taken literally so be very careful with which words you use.

  • You cannot use muscle testing to determine the future. 

  • You can use muscle testing on babies and pets simply by sitting them on a friend’s lap.  The friend places one arm around them and puts their other arm up for you to muscle test.  This is an easy way to test the energy strength of the baby or pet.

* Please note that I am not a medical expert and I cannot be responsible for the results that you may get from using muscle testing.  My disclaimer explains further.  I always strongly recommend that you find a qualified and trained health specialist to help you rather than relying on home testing.

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