Muscle Testing Part Two: How Muscle Testing Works

In part one, How to Muscle Test, the basics of how to do a muscle test were covered. How muscle testing works is covered here in part two. Future articles will cover how to insure an accurate test and how to self test.

At first glance muscle testing doesn’t seem very scientific. It appears to border on psychic phenomena. How can the body talk? How can this collection of cells communicate with the outside world? After all, the brain contains our consciousness doesn’t it?

Consider an amoeba, a single celled animal which possesses a degree of intelligence. That is, an amoeba can learn. An amoebas diet consists of decaying particles of vegetative mater. An amoeba will eat particles that you put in its environment. However, if you feed it something with no nutritive value it will eat it, but then it will spit it out. And, if that amoeba encounters a particle like that again, it won’t eat it. It learned that that particular substance isn’t useful for it.

If an amoeba has that ability to learn and know, then it is reasonable to think of each cell in the human body as having an ability to learn and to know. The innate intelligence of the human body could be considered to be the collective intelligence of the trillions of cells that make it up. This innate intelligence can be tapped into with muscle testing.

Each of the body’s cells has an electrical charge to it that can be measured. The cells are each, in essence, a small battery. These trillions of cells together create an electrical field. It is well known that the body has an electrical field, an energy field all around it. This energy field can be affected by any of several ways. And, this affect can be detected by a change in muscular strength.

When the strength of a muscle is tested, and the person being tested resists, the normal response is for the muscle to hold keeping its strength. For example, if you press down on someone’s outstretched arm and they resist the arm will stay strong. It may bend, but it doesn’t just go weak. This is a single challenge for which the body will normally stay strong.

However, if the body is confronted with another challenge at the same time it must prioritize the seriousness of the two challenges. For example, if you were to place a noxious substance within the body’s energy field while testing the strength of a muscle, the body must prioritize which challenge is a greater threat.

Obviously, the noxious substance is the priority challenge to consider, so the body lets go of the attention it has on the muscle that is being tested so that the arm easily goes down. Therefore, the body’s innate intelligence has the ability to prioritize two challenges. Used in this way, muscle testing can be used as a diagnostic tool.

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Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

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