Eliminating the Uncertainty with Muscle Testing

Muscle Testing

Last June was about the time I truly entered the realm of the natural healing world. Almost from the very beginning, I would hear about muscle testing everywhere I went, which I know now is a sign. What was this muscle testing everyone kept referring to?   

Also known as Applied Kinesiology and Muscle Resistance, a chiropractor named George Goodheart, Jr. is credited with developing the idea in 1964. Though widely used in many types of practices today, skepticism abounds.

I became a believer in it myself in the last 6 months as I have learned to use the skill with confidence. By asking yes/no questions and observing what happens to my hands, I am given an answer. For example, I might say or think, “Is it in my highest and best interest to attend this class?” Then, I simply wait for my yes or my no.

Who is answering the question? This is where it can get a little sticky. Some will tell you it’s your intuition or subconscious communicating and leading you on the right path. Others claim it’s your higher power giving you guidance. Skeptics will say you are giving yourself the answer you were seeking.

All I know is it really works for me. How do I know? Because sometimes I get answers I don’t want or did not expect. By using muscle testing, I have learned much about myself that I didn’t want to know, like I can be inflexible and selfish, negative traits I am now addressing.

Muscle testing can be helpful in so many ways, though. It allows me to determine if I am feeling anger at myself or others that needs to be released. Surrogating for my son who is too young to verbalize what he’s experiencing, I can ascertain if he has any emotional issues that need to be addressed, such as feelings of abandonment when he spends time with a babysitter.    

There are times when we cannot get our 2 year old to eat. So, I ask if he is teething. Is he getting enough nutrition just by drinking his milk? Receiving yesses can put your mind at ease.

Not sure if the doctor you are currently seeing is the best one for you and your needs? Want to know if the vitamins you are taking are in your highest and best interest? Ask through muscle testing.

If you are trying to decide between two job offers, or if you want to know if you are making the right decision in leaving your current career, applied kinesiology can give guidance.

I am not going to explain how to muscle test. Instead, I created a video you can watch that gives a short demonstration.

Please Watch Video!

I encourage everyone to at least give it a try. The benefits are endless. As I continue to practice muscle testing (and drive my husband crazy at times), the more I realize how incredibly helpful it is. Why doesn’t everyone know how to do this?

Please take the time to comment and share!

Thank you, Becky Detrick


Resource:  http://rivaskeystoanewyou.wordpress.com/

Resource: Karen Streek Reines (my muscle testing mentor) http://www.betterhealthnaturallytexas.com/

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  1. Becky, You have written a wonderful tutorial for others to learn from. The beauty of learning something is teaching it to others and you are a great teacher. May this help many to see the power of muscle testing.

    • Thank you, Karen, for taking the time to read and comment! We truly value your input and expertise.

  2. Hey Becky; Great article and video! I’ve been working with muscle testing for awhile now and I’m never quite comfortable with the results. The last technique you show in the video (the clasped hands) is new to me, so I’m going to give that one a try and see if it feels more comfortable and accurate!

  3. Interesting video, Becky. Your Dad should try this.

  4. ALicia Gwilliam says:

    Nice job Becky!


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