We use muscle testing, or kinesiology, in many of out techniques in the clinic. We want you to understand what we are doing and why we are doing this. The following gives you some information about muscle testing, aka kinesiology. The muscle testing performed in this office is a compilation of techniques taught by the pioneers in this field from Dr. Richard Versendaal to Dr. George Goodheart and many others over these past sixty years. This type of testing provides a great deal of information about the energy status of the body and its various organs, glands and systems without having to penetrate the skin or use invasive techniques. The degree of accuracy is remarkable and best seen in results achieved, and the speed of that achievement, by experienced practitioners skilled in this approach.

Using the muscle system as a barometer, this technique analyzes the various meridians and contact points located upon these pathways for the integrity of energy flow. When the practitioner touches one of the surface contact reflex points he/she is introducing energy into that system as a challenge to the system integrity. If the strength of that point remains solid when it is challenged it may interpret that the system or function associated is energized and potent. When a reflex point tests weak or is defeated by the challenge it is interpreted that there is a loss of energy and adequacy about that system. It should be noted that a weakness can never be equated to a diagnosis of a disease or condition, so that if the liver test weak it could never be said that the liver is sick (e.g. hepatitis, cirrhosis, inflammation, etc.) only that the system is lacking the energy to resist the challenge test.

Weaknesses are interpreted as areas of need, areas wherein the body may require cleansing, strengthening, or repair. Clinically, after one to three months of nutritional support, specific for the targeted system or organ which is identified as weak, the reflex point no longer can be defeated by a challenge test, and usually there is an improvement in the individual’s state of health and symptoms associated with that particular function of the body. There are many ways to strengthen a particular weakness, such as nutritional supplementation to enhance function in the specific area of need, lifestyle modification to unburden the physiology, chiropractic to influence the nervous tone and energy reaching the tissue, acupressure to remove blockages in the normal flow of energy through the meridian pathways of the body, mind/body therapies (NET) to release somatized memory, allergy elimination techniques (NAET) and others.

This technique of analysis is growing daily, and many more practitioners are finding the advantage of quickly surveying the body without unnecessary expense or penetration. The results achieved through this approach are exciting to experience in your own body. It creates an interest in finding weaknesses before they manifest as conditions or disease, and this is truly a form of prevention.