Factors affecting muscle testing

(extract from the book)

There are many factors that can affect accurate muscle testing.


The environment you are testing the client in can affect the results. For example, draughts, fluorescent lighting, a computer in the room, too hot, too cold, electrical appliances, noises, geopathic stress.


From time to time a kinesiologist may forget to inform the client of everything they are about to do. If a client is not clear about what they are supposed to do and the kinesiologist does something unexpected, then that can affect the results of a muscle test.

Simple examples are resisting in the wrong direction, not knowing when to resist, holding their breath, etc.


Sometimes a practitioner may forget to ask permission for certain parts of a technique for whatever reason. For example, the kinesiologist may want to challenge the Riddler point for lead on the pubic bone. If the client was sensitive about that area then the indicator muscle may test as weak from the stress of the kinesiologist challenging the area, rather than because the area was relevant as a Riddler point for lead.

Some kinesiology systems make a verbal challenge "Permission to test" before treating anything to ensure that they have the cooperation of the body.


If there isn't a rapport between the kinesiologist and the client then that can affect the results of the muscle testing. See Pulse Synchronisation in the techniques section.

A good rule of thumb is to try to make every client laugh at least once during the treatment.

Mind in neutral

If the kinesiologist's mind is not in neutral and is thinking about something or about a particular result, that can influence the outcome of the muscle test. If the client themselves are thinking about something, that too can affect the outcome of a muscle test.

Unintentional Two Pointing

This is a different aspect of keeping the mind in neutral. This can happen if an emotion is pause locked in giving a weak muscle. The client stopped thinking about the emotion but because the kinesiologist asked him a question, he restarts thinking about the emotion, then because the emotion is relevant, it may change the indicator muscles back to strong again.

A muscle may test weak and the kinesiologist may ask the client about a possible physical/ emotional connection to the muscle being tested and if the client thinks about the connection, that may be enough to change the state of muscle when it is tested again.

Inappropriate posture

Sometimes the client may arrange themselves on the table other than in a normal straight posture. That can affect the result of the muscle test. Sometimes, whatever you are testing for may not show up while lying on the table, (may require sitting position) so that can also give misleading results.

Recruitment of other muscles

The client will always do their best to keep the muscle being tested as strong. However, they may unconsciously recruit other muscle in the body to support the muscle being tested. That can affect the muscle testing result.

Holding breath

One way to strengthen muscles is to hold the breath so clients may hold their breath to strengthen muscles. If the kinesiologist does not notice that the client is holding their breath, which changes the result of a muscle test and he may come to the wrong conclusion.

Phase of respiration

Even when client are clearly instructed on what to do, they may breathe in a different phase to what the kinesiologist instructed them. Sometimes the test may require expiration or inspiration, and the results of the muscle test may be changed if the client does the opposite to what the kinesiologist instructed. This is especially so if there is a cranial fault, pelvic fault or cerebellum fault.

Closing eyes

Sometimes clients close their eyes to concentrate on doing the muscle test. However, closing the eyes accesses the unconscious side of the mind or the state of body when the eyes are shut. Therefore muscle testing while the client's eyes are open or shut can affect the result.

Eye to eye

Sometimes the muscles can be affected if you look into the client's eyes. Although you may be trying to maintain eye contact and be friendly, unless this condition has been checked and cleared (Flexor Withdrawal Technique and Laryngeal Centering Technique), it can affect the results of a muscle test.

Even the client just looking around in the room can affect the muscle test unless they have been cleared for Visual Inhibition. If the client is short or long sighted, then focussing on something can affect the result of a muscle test.

It has been known that if the kinesiologist focuses their attention on a hypothalmic set point on the face, it can affect the muscle test.

Hands on body

Clients may sometimes place their hands on the body when they are not occupied. They may inadvertently place their hands on relevant locations on the body or cover a weak chakra that they want to protect, which may affect the outcome of the muscle test.

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