What is muscle testing?
The body has within it and surrounding it an electrical network or grid, which is pure energy. Because energy runs through the muscles in your body, if anything impacts your electrical system that does not maintain or enhance your body’s balance, your muscles will virtually “short circuit” or weaken - not dramatically enough to be noticed outside of a kinesiology-type muscle testing but systematically enough for you to be rather surprised during the session!
Kinesiology has developed the testing of over 50 surface and deeper muscles in the human body. Each of these is associated with a Meridian according to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) which can also give indications as to where the priority disruption is occurring : Nutritional, Energetic or electromagnetic, Emotional or Mental, or Structural - more likely a combination of these.
Most importantly muscle testing will show equally what modality/technique/supplement is best to promote health and restore balance or homeostasis.
In the 80s the use of muscle testing has been redefined by the BodyTalk System as the Art of 'muscle checking' in order to differentiate the technique from its use in Kinesiology.
As in many kinesiology branches (but not all) BodyTalk uses this technique in order to get a yes/no binary biofeedback, literally allowing the practitioner to ask questions to the Bodymind, also called 'Innate wisdom'.
What BodyTalk describes as our 'Innate wisdom' can be understood as that part of the Subconscious mind which knows at any given moment what is happening within and without (internal and external environment at all levels) and can therefore maintain homeostasis (balance) in the best way it can, given the stressors that each of us have to deal with, whether we are aware of these or not.
BodyTalkers are trained to follow a very systematic and extraordinarily well designed protocol that simply doesn't leave anything out - Indeed as in any yes/no answer system, asking the right question is the key!