Muscle testing the language of the body

Have you every wondered how your Chiropractor can really figure out what is going on, with what looks like, little effort? Muscle testing gives the provider a ton of great information on how your body is working. This information allows your provider to get information that you cannot find with other types of testing.

Muscle testing is new to many people because not may people really use it. Muscle testing mostly comes from a Chiropractic technique called Applied Kinesiology (AK). Many Chiropractors are familiar with AK but few really specialize in it. There are many areas of specialization with Applied Kinesiology.

Specialized areas of Applied Kinesiology:

What is muscle testing used for?

Muscle testing is used as an analysis tool to figure things out. Muscle testing tells us where the problem is not what the problem is. It is up to our training to figure out what the problem is. This is where training and experience makes all the difference. As a chiropractor I use this to see what needs to be adjusted and what is causing the misalignments to begin with.

What can you test with muscle testing

  • Joint problems
  • Muscle problems
  • Nerve problems
  • Cranio sacral problems
  • Lymphatic problems
  • Acupuncture
  • Allergy/sensitivity
  • Stress
  • Biochemical problems
  • And much, much more

Correlation testing

This is a form of muscle testing I do quite frequently for people. When you advance your knowledge in muscle testing you are able to take it to another level and see how different parts of the body react to one another. For example: many people go to the chiropractor to get adjusted. With correlation testing we can now see if your adjustments are not holding because you are eating something you are allergic to.

I have seen amazing results using correlation testing. It sounds easy but this is not very easy to do. The body is a pretty complex system. There are a lot of correlations we know about and new ones we discover every day. What makes it harder is that no two people are really the same.

How Muscle testing works

When testing I am looking for a lock in the muscle. This tells me if the muscle is working correctly. This is an additional step I do is check the muscles to see if they are working right to begin with. I found that not everybody does this and I don’t really know why. Many people have systemic conditions that do not make them great candidates for muscle testing, like dehydration.

When the body experiences some sort of stress it changes muscle function. Many people have experienced this with pain. If you move your knee in a certain position your knee gives out. Pain will inhibit a normal functioning muscle. Well the good news is that anything that will push the body past its ability to adapt to will cause a muscle to change function. So, Muscle testing is limited to the training, experience and creativity of the person doing it.

While muscle testing provides  us the problem, it also can tell us the solution. A great example is the subluxation. If I push a bone further out of alignment then that will inhibit a muscle. If I push a bone back into alignment then it will strengthen it. This is applied to many different types of therapy including things like nutrition, neurology and soft tissue work.

Muscle testing classes

I teach muscle testing classes around the Dallas area. These are one day classes teaching you the basics of getting a good muscle test and we also include how to do nutritional testing and allergy testing as well. We do many formal classes but many of our classes are hosted by people across the metroplex. If you are interested in learning muscle testing get on our mailing list and follow us on Facebook for current classes we are doing. If you are interested in hosting a class please call or email me so we can get something set up.