Muscle Testing

Muscle Response Kinesiological Testing

Muscle Response Kinesiological Testing, or Muscle Testing, enables us to receive biofeedback from the body. By biofeedback, I am referring to biological signals which are returned, or fed back, from our bodies. Through Muscle Response Kinesiological Testing, the body gives information, similarly to how machines provide information to the patient in more traditional methods of biofeedback.

I use Muscle Testing in addition to laboratory testing, X-rays, etc. When doing so, I test patients by using an indicator muscle to get biofeedback. Various muscles can be used as indicator muscles. Muscle Response Kinesiological Testing finds its roots in the science of Quantum Physics. According to Quantum Physics, everything in the universe is ultimately vibration. So, for example, when we examine an object under the strongest microscope, we no longer see the object. There is only vibration, or energy. Muscle Testing can distinguish between what things will most benefit and what things will harm the body by discovering vibrations that are beneficial and strengthening to the indicator muscle being tested, and, therefore, to the entire body.

Muscle Response Kinesiological Testing is one of many tools that may be used in Alternative and Integrative Medicine. It can contribute remarkably to the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. Muscle Testing has been instrumental in diagnosing and treating many undiagnosed illnesses and/or illnesses unresponsive to treatment. As patients, we may need prescriptions, laboratory testing, surgery, etc. What's important to remember is that we need both sides, traditional and alternative treatment, combining the best of both worlds.

You are unique. Symptoms you may be experiencing may not be caused by the same condition that's causing similar symptoms in other individuals. Muscle Testing is a tremendous benefit because it helps me to customize your treatment and meet your unique needs. ... Together, we will continue to discover how truly amazing the human body is!

Clarence E. Norris MD

Allergy Testing using Biofeedback Analysis

Biofeedback Analysis is a safe, effective, non-evasive allergy sensitivity testing without the use of needles, skin scrapes, blood or allergen exposure.

What is Biofeedback Analysis (BA)?

Muscle Testing for Sensitivities

Biofeedback analysis is a form of muscle testing which uses the body’s energy as a gauge to determine the level of intolerance of a given substance.

Resonance and Dissonance

Energy flows in the form of wavelengths. When two wavelengths of energy are in harmony with each other they resonate together. If they are out of harmony they are said to be dissonant from each other. When an opera singer hits a note that causes a wine glass to vibrate (a process called ‘forced oscillation resonance’) the glass absorbs the sound waves and begins to increase its rate of vibration. If the sound waves become more intense the glass will absorb so much energy that it vibrates apart.
Muscle testing utilizes the body’s ability to sense resonance and dissonance from other substances. When we hold a substance that positively affects our vibrational frequency it increases the energy flowing to the muscles and increases our muscle strength. This is due to resonance. If we hold a substance that negatively affects our vibrational frequency it causes decreased energy flow to the muscle and our strength declines. This is due to dissonance. Substances that cause allergic sensitivity to the body create dissonance. The more dissonance the weaker the muscle becomes. This is why some patients can have strong, moderate or weak muscle tests to certain substances indicating strong, moderate or weak intolerances to those substances. For example; a patient with an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts will have a large amount of dissonance and the muscle will become extremely weak during testing.

Principles of Biofeedback Analysis
Every action force has an equal and opposite reaction force

The laws of physics state that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. All living creatures consist of energy – from the largest mammal to the smallest bacteria. It is this energy that animates life.
Energy can be seen in many examples of daily life. When we walk across a carpeted room we pick up a form of static electricity. When we touch a metal object after building up a static charge there is a discharge that occurs in the form of a shock. If we hold a magnet we cannot feel the magnet’s energy although when two magnets are placed together we can feel the two forces. They either attract or detract depending on the polarities.
All cells of the body contain positive and negative charges. Charges allow for the transfer of action potential signals to move along our nerves allowing us to feel things and move muscles. Charge within the cell membrane determines the flow of certain materials inside and outside the cell.
Charge can also be passed into the body through the foods we eat. Although it cannot be felt – it is present none the less. Energy cannot be created by the body – it can only be received from an outside source. One law of physics states that; “Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it transfers from state to state.” The sun’s radiant energy is transferred to plants which convert it to nutrients which we eat to power our own cells by producing energy. If we do not provide our bodies with nutrients we cease to function.

Biofeedback Analysis and Muscle Testing

BA muscle testing can be used to test a wide variety of substances against the vibrational frequency or energy field of the body. The substances to be tested are prepared in glass vials and held to the skin on specific parts of the body and specific muscles are tested for strength. Even inside the glass vials the energy will transfer through the vial wall the same way radio waves pass through glass or microwaves pass through a plate or glass cup.

Increased Muscle Strength – Occurs when the energy is attracted to the muscle and the muscle strength increases. This indicates that the body’s frequency is resonant with the substance.

Decreased Muscle Strength – Occurs when energy is detracted from the muscle and the muscle strength decreases. This indicates that the body’s frequency is dissonant to the substance.

Biofeedback Analysis and Accuracy

BA muscle testing is extremely accurate as it measures exactly how the body reacts to specific substances. This is due to the frequency affecting the body’s energy field. All tests are reproducible and testing is very quick.

Jason Lee BSc. RhA CIr ND.

What is Kinesiology Muscle Testing?

The nervous system is considered the master control and communication system of the body, and along with the endocrine system, it is responsible for regulating and maintaining body homeostasis. One of the functions of the nervous system is to cause a response called motor output, which activates our muscles in response to sensory inputs received by the nervous system.An example of this would be like seeing a stop sign while driving and putting your foot on the brake pedal in response. Seeing the stop sign would be the sensory input and pressing the brake pedal would be the motor output. Because of the association between sensory input and muscle response, the development of muscle testing was born.

Muscle testing is any kinesiological technique that is designed to access the energetic anatomy of the body via specific anatomical points using a muscle response. There are many techniques and there is no one way to go about it, but the principles always remain the same. When muscle testing, generally there are different access points such as acupuncture, meridians, acupressure points, organ anatomy, etc., on the body that are associated with different organs or organ systems. These have also been called contact or reflex points.Once the access point has been determined and pressed upon, a "circuit" has been created and the strength of a chosen set of muscles is challenged - the fingers and deltoid muscles are common examples. If the muscle response is strong it indicates that the neuromuscular (nerve to muscle) connection is strong and there is energetic balance related to the access point being tested.When the muscle response is weak, it may indicate that there is a short circuit in the neuromuscular signal, in other words, a weak nerve to muscle connection and no energetic balance related to the access point being tested. When this second scenario is the case, the trained practitioner may choose to test their remedies to find a corrective agent to help restore balance to that organ or organ system.

So, how is the correct remedy found? If you start with an organ or organ system that is weak, you can introduce an articular remedy into the circuit by having the individual hold the remedy while the weak access point is being tested. If at that point the muscle response is strengthened, then you have a substance that strengthens the energy of the organ or system, you have found a positive 'match' that will help the individual.If the muscle response still tests weak, then that remedy is found to not have changed the initial weakened muscle response, and this is interpreted as that remedy having no particular benefit to the energy of that organ or system. Because of this, the guess work is taken out of the picture and the appropriate nutritional, botanical or homeopathic formula may be selected to create the most accurate custom protocol for the patient.

Dr. Louis Granirer


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Susan Nissle, L.Ac.
Stone Lion Acupuncture

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Huntington, NY 11743

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