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Muscle Testing Using the Raised Arm Technique

Of all the techniques used for muscle testing, most people are familiar with the raised arm. The steps for this technique can vary from one practitioner to another. Many practitioners recommend clients drink some water before the testing. The reason is that most people are dehydrated, and the muscles respond better when the body is properly hydrated.

Several things can adversely affect the results of muscle testing. One of these is the location; it must be a quiet, serene place that puts the client at ease. The atmosphere can affect the results either positively or negatively.

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One class was shown how a positive or negative atmosphere could affect a test subject. The subject left the room, and the class received instructions to think positive thoughts toward the subject when she returned. When the subject was tested, her muscle was strong. When she was tested a second time, her muscle was weak. The second time, the class was thinking negative thoughts toward the subject. In neither case was the subject aware that the thoughts were positive or negative until after the testing was done. The atmosphere in the room apparently had an effect on the test results.


What else should a practitioner ensure before doing muscle testing?

In an article on his web site, Mark Lipsman wrote that testing an arm that is straight out from the subject’s side involves only the lung meridian. He pointed out that practitioners who want to involve all the meridians have their subjects extend their arms forward from the body instead of the side. The arms are held at an angle slightly below the horizontal line. This is the position of the arm if subjects are reclining, as well. A practitioner needs to determine if just the lung or all meridians need to be involved in his testing process.

A skilled practitioner will also make sure that the client is in a balanced state before initiating muscle testing for information. In this instance, the balance being considered is the harmony of the body’s systems including the muscles, skeleton and electrical. If the client is not balanced, the data obtained will not be accurate just as it is not accurate when the subject is dehydrated.

The client should be standing in a corner with her back near a wall to provide support if she loses her balance while being tested. An older person, who is a little shaky on her feet, might fit this category. Any person, who has any difficulty standing, could recline and be tested with her less dominant arm, (left arm if right-handed or vice versa), held above her body.

In standing, the subject will extend her less dominant arm straight out from her side or in front of her body, with the palm down, so the practitioner can apply light pressure to her wrist. The practitioner will use the words yes and no to check for balance in the individual.

When the practitioner says “yes”, he will apply a slight pressure downward on the client’s wrist. The client should have no problem in holding her arm in place. The muscle should be strong. When the practitioner says “no”, the client should be unable to hold the arm in position because the muscle is weak. If the muscle responds in these ways, it can be concluded that the subject’s body is in balance, and any muscle testing results should be accurate.


How does a practitioner muscle test a client?

Many practitioners put one hand on the shoulder of the client and test with the other hand. A practitioner, who uses the looped finger method of testing for homeopathic remedies, advocates a tester crossing his ankles to prevent his energy from affecting the test results. She is sitting down when testing and crossing the ankles is not a problem for her. However, when standing, a tester does not have this option and should test the subject to make sure his energy is not causing inaccurate results. The practitioner may find that he should only use one hand on the subject’s wrist and not touch the subject with the other hand.

In the case of testing for problems with food, many practitioners will have the subject put a small amount on the tongue. This may or may not be the best way to test for allergies, because the most sensitive part of the body is the navel, not the mouth. Having the subject hold the food in her hand up against her abdomen may prove the most effective. Comparing the result against the balance testing can give the tester enough information to determine if this food is a problem for the client. Testing in this manner negates the problem of the client ingesting any amount of the suspect food.

In a quest just for information, a skilled practitioner will know how to ask questions that will require clear yes and no or true and false answers. He will also know how to interpret the muscle’s response. The body knows the answers, and the tester should be able to elicit those answers. Asking one question at a time and asking to clarify questions, if needed, will help the tester and subject alike to determine the correct answers. With skill, time and patience, valuable information can be obtained.


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