How Accurate Is Muscle Testing?

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Muscle testing is a noninvasive method of diagnosing health problems and possible treatments by checking a muscle’s strength or weakness. This is one of the diagnostic tools, along with lab tests, client history and others, utilized by an interdisciplinary health care system called Applied Kinesiology.


Is muscle testing accurate?


Proponents of muscle testing will say “yes” and opponents will say “no.” To a degree, each is correct. Muscle testing can be remarkably accurate when utilized by skilled individuals who have been extensively trained, with at least 300 hours of training or more. Some individuals even have college or university degrees for much more than just muscle testing.


Muscle testing was used in the 1930’s in the United States, 30 years before Applied Kinesiology was developed in 1964. A chiropractor, Dr. George J. Goodheart, Jr., developed Applied Kinesiology as an interdisciplinary health care system that would utilize more than just muscle testing for diagnoses and treatments. He did find that muscle testing could be tremendously beneficial in gaining information to help a patient with health problems.


Many healthcare professionals throughout the earth use muscle testing to help with making diagnoses and treatments. Many have seen excellent results from properly using muscle testing and many patients and clients will agree.


However, as with any profession, there are healthcare professionals who are not as adept at the profession, as others are, or they may even be incompetent. Some of these individuals may be in this profession just because it offers significant money.


Why have some people considered alternative healthcare?


Because conventional medical practices and treatments are not getting the results many patients want, in some instances these patients are looking at alternative treatments. They are considering chiropractors, naturopaths and acupuncturists, among others. Some of these healthcare professionals were medical doctors at one time, and who became discouraged when unable to help their patients as they felt they should. These professionals found that alternative healthcare was what could do the job. These individuals are exceptionally skilled at what they do, and many utilize muscle testing.


Since the body functions as a single unit, muscle testing of one muscle or group of muscles will give the body’s reaction to certain questions, substances or situations. Properly phrased, explicit questions with a single answer, utilized by a skilled tester can yield valuable information that a healthcare professional can use to benefit a client or patient. This can help the professional determine what course of treatment can make a positive difference to a client’s health.

How can one be sure results are accurate?


A client should always learn how to self-test. Not only does this let him double check to make sure the healthcare professional is gaining accurate data, it helps the client stay in touch with his body and what is happening to it. A client should always be aware of the state of his body. He can quiz his body about each organ and how well it is functioning, his circulatory system, and his immune system. He can also ask any other question in order to understand his body’s health level.


Note: One should never ask a question when one does not want to know the answer. One should ask questions that need answers and require action.


Sometimes, one experiences an odd feeling or sensation that can be unnerving. Asking one’s body if this is something worrying and getting a negative answer can be reassuring. It just may be the body adjusting something. Another time, it could be chest pain. Is it a heart attack or just a rib out of place? If one’s body indicates a problem with the heart, then one knows to go to the hospital.


Can muscle testing be accurate? Yes, it can be exceedingly accurate in the hands of competent individuals. Also, if there is a way to double check information, one should do that. This can give peace of mind that information obtained is correct. It can also build confidence in one’s healthcare professional and can keep one in touch with how his body is doing. Altogether, one can be reassured that the correct treatments are being done in regard to improving his health.

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