What is Muscle Testing?

Our premise about muscle testing is that it can be used to tap into the subconscious mind to answer questions about physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It’s a noninvasive method designed to determine the potential underlying causes of ailments and discomfort — everything from nutritional needs to Trapped Emotions.

How Muscle Testing Works:

Muscle testing is based on the principles of biomagnetic energy. While our conscious mind is mostly oblivious to these energies, we believe our subconscious minds profoundly affected by them. Our premise is that the subconscious can lead the body to respond to or reinforce positive energy and to avoid or refuse negative energy. These responses are what make muscle testing possible.

We can tap into this relationship between the subconscious mind and energy by asking “true/false” questions, and then check the body’s response. The response can be checked a number of ways but is often done with methods like the Arm Test, where the subject simply holds one arm outstretched in front of them, parallel to the floor.

The tester then places two fingers on the subject’s wrist, and asks a question, placing a small amount of pressure on the wrist. If the subject’s arm resists, that is a “strong response,” and it equates to a “yes” answer. If the arm gives way under the pressure, that’s a “weak response,” and equals a “no” answer. This strong response/weak response is the basis of muscle testing.

Muscle Testing by Proxy

Muscle testing can also be conducted by proxy. By definition, “proxy” means to stand for or represent someone. Muscle testing by proxy may be used when the recipient themselves, for whatever reason, can’t be present. In these cases, a “proxy” is used in their stead. This can be done with 3rd person acting as a proxy, or the tester may conduct the testing on his or her own body, serving as a proxy for the testee.

Issues That May Affect Your

Ability To Muscle Test


If you’re dehydrated, it may be difficult to get an accurate response from a client, or from yourself. As a tester, you may struggle to read responses accurately if you are lacking hydration.

Misaligned neck vertebrae

If you have a neck misalignment, this could interfere with your getting accurate answers in your practice with muscle testing.

Lack of confidence

You may struggle most if you cannot properly trust your results. Successful muscle testing requires a certain amount of faith and trust — in the Divine and in yourself.

Applying too much pressure

We recommend only a nominal amount of pressure to determine a strong response or a weak response. Applying too much pressure can make it difficult to determine the subtle difference between these two, giving you inaccurate testing results.

Trapped Emotions or Other Imbalances

Certain Trapped Emotions or other difficulties that could make you less receptive to positive energy. We recommend seeing an Emotion Code or Body Code practitioner to clear up some of these specific issues.