Muscle Testing Techniques


Muscle testing, with proper muscle testing techniques, can be performed for a number of reasons. It is often used to determine if a substance produces an allergic reaction. Other times it can be used to witness the power of the subconscious intelligence of the body and mind. Whatever your reason for wanting to muscle test, this information will help you get started.

Self muscle testing can be done anytime because it doesn’t require a partner. With practice and personal objectivity, it may even be more reliable. Just try it out and you will quickly see how easy it can be to muscle test yourself.

There is a lot of variation in self muscle testing techniques. This is because the idea of applying force to part of the body, and resisting with another, can be done in lots of different ways. However, the most common self muscle test is by using  your fingers in some way.

Rapid movement of a body part and the resistance to the movement may even be used. In any case, muscle testing is a fun way to see the vast and hidden intelligence of the human body.

Here, we will review some common methods that will show you the power of muscle testing. Try them out to determine what works best for your unique physiology. You may even make up your own test after you begin to comprehend the basic process of performing a muscle test. This is of course a home-based, informal test that will not be using the standardized manual muscle testing scale or anything official like that.

Muscle Testing Techniques

Partner Muscle Testing

Theses tests are looking at muscle strength and angular preference, or the freedom of movement in the body, in the presence or absence of a stimulus. Both physical and mental stimulus will produce results.

This is used to determine some kind of answer coming from the subconscious mind and body systems. The stimulus can be anything: a thing that you hold close to you, an abstract idea, an emotion, a photo, or a query with a clear “yes” or “no” answer.

Accuracy of Self Muscle Testing

It is important to realize that learning to muscle test yourself can take some time. It would not be wise to base major life decisions on a phenomenon that you are just beginning to understand. Be more of an observer at first to learn about the potential of the body to give very powerful clues about its concealed knowledge.

Sometimes in a certain healing system, a muscle will read yes when it is week and no when it is strong. As long as the code is established in advanced it can be interpreted properly. Muscle testing is using the body’s inherent and highly active unconscious power to communicate with the conscious mind.

Being tired or under the influence of drugs or toxins can influence and interfere with the bodies natural communication pathways. In trying any of these self muscle testing exercises you agree to take full responsibility for your body and mind. Be gentle and don’t use unhealthy or stiff body parts. Obviously, a injured muscle group is not going to provide a reliable test result. Be smart, and enjoy the experience.

The “O Ring” Muscle Test

The “O Ring” muscle test is probably the most common muscle testing technique that we see people using. This techniques has two variations. One variation has you create two circles, or rings, on each hand using the thumb and index finger, then interlock these rings. You can then ask yourself a “yes” or “no” question and pull your hands apart.

If your fingers separate and “break” either of the rings, the answer to the question is “no” as your muscles have weakened from a shift in your energy. If the muscles in your fingers remain strong and the rings stay intact, the answer to the question is “yes” as there is no shift in your energy.


The second variation to this test is to form a single ring on one hand with your thumb and one other finger, except the pinky. You then use your index finger of the other hand and try to separate the connected fingers when you ask the questions.

The Standing Muscle Test

The standing muscle test is by far the easiest, but maybe not as reliable depending on your coordination. This technique involves standing up tall and asking yourself a question. When you ask yourself a question, one that you already know the answer to, such as “Am I alive?”, the head and body will move slightly backwards. A “no” answer causes the body frame to lean forward.

Advanced muscular habits keep this reaction fairly consistent and reliable. Try asking things about what you are in the mood to eat or if a certain T.V. show is really entertaining. Answers to these types of questions give you an inside look at your subconscious mind.

You will quickly get a sense that there is an underlying framework in the body, the unconscious aspect of the mind that has a vast and generally untapped intelligence. Learning to use this facility will help you develop intuition, and a general deepening of your inherent and possibly latent higher intelligence.

If you have a known allergy such as dust or cat dander, watch closely to see what direction the body moves during a moment of close contact. Chances are the body will move forward in an primal survival stance of aggressive protection.

Finger over finger self muscle testing

Finger over finger self muscle testingThis test requires you to place your middle finger over your index finger. You may switch the fingers if that is more comfortable for you. The finger on the top will be doing the pushing down and the finger on the bottom will be resisting the push.

This is similar to somebody pushing down on your arm, except you get to do both, the pushing and resisting. If the bottom finger does not go weak, you may be required to train it to go weak.

Consciously permit the bottom finger to unlock so it can bend while the middle finger pushes. Once your body gets the feel for allowing the lower finger to go weak, it will do it automatically, allowing the test to work. You can always refer to a manual muscle testing scale to increase your accuracy.

The main thing to understand is the nerves for neighboring fingers are going to be very connected in the brain stem. This means they will have a fairly sensitive response to changes in brain activity. A question posed by the mind changes the active state of the brain and thus, causes a difference in the nerves of the fingers.

Use something you know you go weak on for practice. Something with a general and overall negative, anxious or fearful connotation will be enough to divert the brain energy and cause a weak result. Then, try putting pressure on your finger without a weakening the stimulus. Feel how strong that is. Getting a baseline feel for something obvious will allow you to mentally calibrate to know what a positive, neutral, and negative result feels like.


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