Diane, you were here not too long ago and gave us information on how to antidote troublesome aggravations (see “The Aggravation Zapper”: http://hpathy.com/homeopathy-papers/the-aggravation-zapper/).
I understand now that you’re going to tell us how we can be more accurate with our remedy selections through “muscle-testing”.
I love muscle testing, Elaine! It helps me to determine where there are weak areas in the body, and which remedies will be most helpful.
I like to muscle test clients on their first visit. There are many versions of muscle testing. I use a simple test. I have the person extend one arm at shoulder level and resist my pressure on that wrist, while using their other hand to touch an area to be tested.
I find that when an area of the body is touched that has some kind of a blockage of energy (i.e. a bruise or pain or infection etc.) they will be unable to continue to extend their arm when it is pressed at the wrist.
If they are tested again while holding a remedy that will stimulate the body to unblock that energy or heal that area, on that specific point, they will be able to hold their extended arm very rigid and strong when it is pressed at the wrist.
I usually test lung, liver, spleen, adrenals, small intestine, colon, lower pelvis, and kidney areas, as well as any area where there is pain or difficulty.
Areas of pain make the extended arm instantly weak! There is always a look of astonishment after muscle testing and finding several very weak areas that go strong immediately when an appropriate remedy is held on them.
I always test the areas of the body before giving a remedy because the instant a remedy is taken, all the weak spots test strong. This happens when a remedy is inhaled or taken by mouth. If the person is already taking a homeopathic remedy that is helping, their weak points will be strong and the muscle test will not show them. They will, however, test weak or strong with any remedy you are testing, even though testing their body for weak spots will not give accurate information.
You can also muscle test to discover how often the remedy should be taken and to find the best potency. I encourage clients to learn to muscle test so they can test before each dose of the remedy to see if they need it that day, and how often they need it.
I won’t give a remedy unless it tests strong on all the weak points… that is, each area that has tested weak without the remedy, tests strong when the remedy is held on it.
There are also two points that I like to use to confirm the remedy and they are on the cheek and the knee. I don’t know why, but in my experience, if a remedy tests strong on those points, it seems to test strong on all the other points.
I guess to test the knee, the patient has to be sitting down? Is he standing otherwise?
Normally I test patients standing. Most people can test the knee spot while standing by bending slightly and touching the remedy to their knee. If that is too awkward for them, they can sit.
There are several simple muscle tests that can be done by an individual without having to have another person to press down on their arm. The one I find the best is the “leaning test”.
If you hold whatever it is you want to test (food, vitamins, herbs, or remedies etc.) on the chest or solar plexus, close your eyes and ask the question, “Is this good for me?” then, keeping the question in mind, stand quietly until you begin to sway. Normally, people lean forward, toward what they are holding if it is good for them, and backwards, or away from the item if it is not good for them.
Some people don’t lean in the usual directions – one man went around in circles for “Yes” and sideways for “No” which was simple to figure out using the regular muscle test on the same items he tested himself on.
Oh wait! I just found a youtube video on the swaying/leaning method! Go to youtube and type in “sway test” and many of these videos come up:
Yes, if you are able to do this type of muscle testing, and some people can’t seem to do it, if you hold something that is not good for you, you will lean backwards, and if it is good for you, you will lean forwards. However, people do not always respond with a yes as forward, and a no as backwards although most do. Try it – if you test with kitchen spices you often get a good response. Or, try a 50M of something – that should get some movement happening!
Some people become very good at muscle testing themselves and it makes taking remedies much easier and more effective because they are taking them according to their body’s needs, and not somebody else’s ideas of what they need. But, some people just don’t seem to get the knack of it and can’t seem to make it work.
Diane, how do you muscle-test an uncooperative child, a bed-ridden person, an unconscious person, etc.?