Muscle Testing And Therapy

Muscle Therapy


The Modern understanding of Muscle Testing has been built on scientific work going back to 1915. Robert M. Lovett, M.D. developed early muscular testing in an effort to better understand muscle weakness in people suffering from Polio. Frank Chapman, in 1920, created a map of neurolymphatic reflex points on which Applied Kinesiology based part of its diagnostic process.

Then, in the 1949 book entitled, “Muscles, Testing and Function,” spouses Henry and Florence Kendall described various muscle tests to assess each muscle group (Kendall & Kendall, 1949). Finally, in 1964, Chiropractor George Goodheart published his Applied Kinesiology Research Manual (Goodheart, 2007). Goodheart demonstrated how a tester could apply the Kendall’s muscular tests to locations on Chapman’s neurolymphatic map to indicate if a certain organ was stressed (Goodheart, 2007).

All of this prior research led to the formation of Muscle Testing as it is now understood.


It is a method of gathering accurate biofeedback on the body’s Physiological and Psychological state by stimulating the muscular system. The body’s cells know their entire history and what they require to regain full health. Muscle Testing is an elegant way to retrieve the knowledge imbedded into the cellular memory of the muscular system.

There are few different names used to describe this technique, including: Muscle Testing, Applied Kinesiology, and Biofeedback of the Muscular System.

Testing for Allergies

This testing also has applications for the diagnosis of allergies. Simple tests can be conducted to quickly identify weakening effect certain substances have on the body. Once an allergy or intolerance has been detected various Applied Kinesiology techniques can begin to alleviate the allergy without the use of harmful and unnecessary drugs.

How does Muscle Testing work?

Our bodies interact and move through the world by contracting and releasing muscles. A Tester will illicit either a contraction or release of certain muscles by applying gentle pressure to the muscular system. This testing unlocks the vast knowledge muscle cells by utilizing the binary contraction-release language of the body.

This simple, yet powerful process, is the first step of energy therapy, and it provides an accurate assessment tool of the client’s condition. This is a major part of Integrated Physical Emotional Clearing (IPEC) Therapy.

Muscle Testing is part of Energy Therapy for Holistic Health

In his book, “The Biology of Belief”, Dr. Bruce H. Lipton demonstrates that DNA expression is not predetermined or unchangeable. Instead, the book details how DNA is influenced by signals emanating from outside the cell. The strongest energetic signals that cells receive are our thoughts, beliefs and attitudes.

Muscle Testing supports a Holistic Health program by pinpointing any energy blockages in the body. Using the biofeedback gathered from testing, a practitioner can determine the proper Energy Therapy treatment.

Talk Therapy has dominated the Psychological therapeutic industry for many years. Now, we have entered a new era of effective Holistic Health. Energy Therapy, based on accurate Muscle Testing, is revolutionizing therapy as we know it. Energy Therapy can improve all aspects of your life, from emotional relationships and family dynamics to individual growth, and physical well being.


Cuthbert, S., & Goodheart, G. (2007). On the reliability and validity of manual muscle testing: A literature review. Chiropractic & Osteopathy, 4-4. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from http://www.chiromt.com/content/15/1/4

Kendall, H. O., & Kendall, F. P. (1949). Muscles, Testing and Function. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.