Muscle Response Testing 101

What is Muscle Testing? What can it be used for? How can I learn it? Why should I care??


I am often asked about muscle testing, also known as kinesiology, or bio-feedback. Kinesiology uses the relationship between thoughts and the muscles of the body to access knowledge. Muscle testing can also defined as "accessing information the body already knows." Muscle testing is certainly not new. It is based in science, and there is nothing wierd or voodoo about it. It has been used for many years as a diagnostic tool in natural and alternative health fields. If you have ever visited a holistic or naturopathic physician, they will most likely use kinesiology to find out, from your own body, what is causing your illness and imbalance, and what is needed to correct it.






It is my belief that we were created by a loving God who instilled in our bodies a great intelligence, and provided a way for us to access necessary information, from our own bodies, that enables us to take care of ourselves. I also believe that we, on some level beyond the physical, understand the "blueprint" of our own creation. This means that when we are ill or showing symptoms of disease, our body, on a deeper level than we are consciously aware of, already knows exactly what is wrong, and knows exactly what is needed to be whole and brought back into balance. Muscle testing can be used to obtain any information relating to health and well being. It was not designed for, and should not be used for any other purpose! 

I have compiled some of the best resources I have found to help you understand more about how muscle testing works and how you can learn this valuable tool for yourself. It is a skill anyone can learn. It does take considerable practice to become proficient at it, but it is worth the effort! Muscle testing is one of the most valuable skills I have learned, enabling me to take care of myself and my family!

HERE is the chapter from the book Butterfly Miracles with Homeopathic Remedies by Laree Westover, that deals with muscle testing. This is packed with information, and the very best place to start when just learning!

There are many, many ways to muscle test, and different muscles to test. If you search You Tube you will find dozens of videos teaching different methods. I've tried them all! HERE is a link to the method that was the easiest for me to master, and the easiest to teach my children. HERE is another great video showing a couple of different methods.

When I work with clients, whether we are working on addressing nutritional needs, choosing herbs or essential oils, releasing trapped emotions, or working in other areas of Energy Medicine, I use muscle response testing to obtain information about what is needed to help my client heal and resolve whatever issue we are addressing. This takes the guess work out of it! Imagine being able to get information directly from your own body to help you know what issues need to be addressed, and in what order! It is an amazing tool, and not only is it the method I use to determine how best to help those who come to me seeking help, it is a tool I strongly encourage everyone to learn for themselves...It is empowering to be able to take charge of our own health and to be able to take care of our selves and our families.

HERE is a great article with a very simple explanation of Muscle Response Testing also called Applied Kinesiology, or Energy Testing) **If you are a new client of mine, THIS is probably the simplest explanation of Muscle Response testing you will ever read!


HERE is another article that explains it...more from a spiritual (LDS) perspective

This is a great video I stumbled upon while searching for some resources on how to better teach muscle testing to my clients. It is nearly 30 minutes long, but has some very interesting information on explaining the concepts behind this great tool (LDS perspective)