Body Sense and Decision-making Part 2

November 2, 2008

Muscle testing is another powerful way of using your body to assess what is right for you. This is a way of using the body’s reaction to verify its own inner guidance. Based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to traditional Chinese medicine, muscle testing is a non-invasive way of evaluating the body’s imbalances and assessing its needs. At one of my presentations, an attendee named Sarah related her experience. She wanted to purchase some vitamin supplements at a health store and had identified two possibilities but did not know which to select. She asked the assistant which one would be best and was told to buy the one that her body needed. Sarah expressed bewilderment and was asked if she wanted to try muscle testing. The assistant had Sarah hold out her arm away from her body. She then asked Sarah a series of questions requiring either yes or no answers. Sarah found that when the answer was no her arm felt weak and offered no resistance when pressure was applied. When the answer was yes her arm felt stronger. Finally Sarah held one of the supplements over her heart and was asked if it was the right one. Her arm gave way immediately under pressure; however, when the other supplement was held in the same way her arm stayed rigid. This demonstration convinced Sarah that in her core wisdom, she was being guided to what was best for her at that time. So test your body’s intelligence with a friend. Or if you prefer try it yourself. There is fun self test at It may be a decision-making tool that works for you.