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Learn to Muscle Test | Get Answers to Life's Big and Little Questions

Updated on August 3, 2014

Learn Muscle Testing aka Kinesiology

You're driving to work and traffic is kind of bad. Should you take the freeway or get off on a side road? You'd like to improve your health by taking supplements. You visit the local health food store and are overwhelmed by all the choices just for antioxidants. Which ones should you take? You've been offered a new job. On the surface it seems pretty good. What should you do, stay where you are or take the new job? All these questions and more can be answered by simply learning muscle testing. It's an amazing technique that can help you quickly cut through too much distraction and get to the heart of what's important for you (or for your family.) Read this lens and you'll be able to get started muscle testing your way to answers as well.

What Is Muscle Testing Anyway?

And how does that solve my problem of what to do?

Muscle testing is a way to ask the body what it knows. If you're a head person, you may find it strange to think that the body knows something your head doesn't. But the body has an amazing ability to know what is true for it and what isn't true for it. It shows a truth by getting stronger, and it shows an untruth by getting weaker. Muscle testing is testing that stronger/weaker factor in any given situation.

You can use muscle testing in any situation requiring you to make a decision and which the mind is not capable of deciding. This can involve complex situations such as vitamins and supplements, driving directions, foods (if you've got allergies it can really help), and tons more things I'm not even thinking of right now!

For example....I'm going to muscle test whether I've said enough in this module, or if there's something else to say. One second....I got a "yes" I've said enough! (You can also use muscle testing to determine how to answer the "Duels" on Squidoo lenses!)

An Easy Two Handed Method

Let's get started!

There are many, many ways to muscle test. My least favorite is the one where you hold out your arm, and another person pushes down on it. Why is that my least favorite? Because it's so impractical. I don't want to have to ask someone in the produce department of the grocery store, to push down on my arm while I figure out which vegies to take home.

Here are two easy ways to muscle test that you can do by yourself.

  1. Form a circle with the thumb and forefinger of your nondominant hand.
  2. Squeeze the thumb and forefinger of your dominant hand together and insert into the circle.
  3. "Tell" your fingers to show you "yes." Using your dominant fingers open the circle of the nondominant hand. Notice what that feels like.
  4. Return to the normal position in #2. "Tell" your fingers to show you "no." Open the circle and notice how that felt.
  5. If this seemed easy, move on to "Muscle Testing Tips: Asking The Right Questions."

Two Handed Kinesiology

Two Handed Kinesiology
Two Handed Kinesiology

One Handed Muscle Testing

It's nice to be able to muscle test with one hand. Then if you are driving you can muscle test, while keeping the other hand on the steering wheel. It just doesn't work, however, if you are driving, talking on your cell phone AND try to muscle test.

  1. Place the thumb and forefinger of your nondominant hand very lightly together.
  2. Tell your fingers to show you "yes." You'll notice an increase in pressure between your fingers as if there's a magnet pulling them together.
  3. Tell your fingers to show you "no." You'll stop feeling your fingers touching, even though they still touch.
  4. This is a very subtle approach. Not everyone can do it. If these two methods don't work for you, then check out the YouTube video below which has two more methods and a slightly different approach to doing it. If one of these's methods did work, then move on to "Muscle Testing Tips: Asking The Right Questions" below.

One Handed or Half a Buddha Pose

One Handed or Half a Buddha Pose
One Handed or Half a Buddha Pose

Muscle Testing Methods - Getting a little frustrated? Sound out.

Which is easier?

One Handed

One Handed

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    • WrightHealth 2 years ago


      is a free muscle-testing app available in itunes or in the Apple store. You can find every pathogen or spiritual issue with it.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Right hand or the left hand is easier

    • AayBee 4 years ago

      Works just fine for me !

    • JodiFromFlorida 5 years ago

      I always wondered how to muscle test myself. Thank you for the great information!

    • JuliaBusch 5 years ago

      I use the one handed muscle testing, but rather than squeeze my fingers together, rotate them over each other, like i was trying to wad up an invisible piece of lint. To test: as I circle, I say yes, yes, yes....and my fingers continue moving. The second I say no... the fingers come to an abrupt halt.

      I use this method when working over the phone releasing trapped emotions in people and pets. It makes it easy to talk and work. I also alternate hands. Sometimes the response is better on one hand than the other.

      It was this method I used during Nikki's illness to remove his self-anger from 43 lives ago, the anger which created his squamous cell cancer in his nail beds in his last life and the canine osteosarcoma in this life.



    • Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Easier because it didn't require strength in either hand. Mine fluctuates due to arthritic problems.

    • Oliversbabycarecouk 6 years ago

      i found one hand easier

    • Manikandan123 6 years ago

      Never knew much about kinesics but anyway one handed is easier.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      liked the one handed wasn't awre of it. I am a theta healer sing and teaching to people muscel testing so important

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      The One-Handed Method, like, fer sure...(-:

    • carolynagosta 9 years ago

      Not your method and vibration can be a problem ... though with lots of practice, it becomes eaasier and easier.

      5 stars o you for another great one. Thank you!

    • Lexi LM 9 years ago

      One handed, but I use a different method than this. I can use your methods but not well enough to be clear about the answer when I am driving down the road with the car vibration. With my method that is not a problem.

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      • gia combs-ramirez 2 years ago from Montana

        I recommend looking for techniques on You Tube.

      • carolina mangini 2 years ago

        Can some one refer me a good book about muscle testing that can be simple and have lots of pictures.

      • takingachance 4 years ago

        I've been using two handed testing for some time now. It works well for me.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Is there some reason why I can't do it? I try multiple different methods and ask super simple the the one above "show me yes", "show me no", "am I female", "am I male" etc etc...then it always feels the same. I can't tell any difference in the strength. Help?

      • infiniti99 lm 5 years ago

        I have seen it done before but was young and dumb.Thank you for turning on the lights I now understand.

      • Steve Dizmon 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

        I've seen others use the two handed version and even tried it myself, but I did not know it was called muscle testing. I have heard of muscle testing.

      • miaponzo 6 years ago

        I love kinesiology and use it often in my alternative practice.

      • BarbaraCasey 6 years ago

        I've been taught to use the thumb and baby finger to create the "ring."

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I'm ambidextrous, not quite sure which to use as my nondominant hand, or does it really matter?

      • RinchenChodron 6 years ago

        Definitely 2 hands for me! It is much clearer result.

      • ICanCook 6 years ago

        two hand seems easier

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Two handed is definitely easier, but it is important to develop additional ways of getting the answer. I have been taught an additional two handed way: place your thumb and index finger of hand together lightly. Place the index finger of your other hand through the hole created and lightly touch the thumb of the same hand. Ask your fingers to show you 'yes', and try to pull the loops apart. Ask your fingers to show you 'no' and you should easily be able to pull the loop through your non-dominant fingers.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        What the heck does "tell your hand "yes" mean?

      • Patricia 8 years ago

        This is different than how I learned, but I like your way better and will use it.

      How to Self Muscle Test - Forget the arm waving in space!

      Accurate Muscle Testing

      Muscle Testing Tips

      Muscle Testing is not 100% accurate. But with lots of practice, it can become 80-95% accurate. I just muscle tested to see how accurate I am and I got 97-99% accurate. Wow! I even amazed myself. Of course, I've been doing it for over 10 years. Here's some tips to shorten the learning curve.

      1. You can only ask ONE yes/no question for each muscle testing. Don't ask compound questions.

      2. To muscle test well, you are asking your mind to pay attention to your body. It's like learning a foreign language. If you are tired or sick, it will be hard to focus.
      3. Hydration is a must! If you aren't getting clear yes/no answers, drink a glass of water.
      4. If you are very emotionally attached to the answer, it will be hard to get a clear answer. Asking if you or a loved one has cancer, is not a good idea.
      5. Once you find a method, practice, practice, practice.
      6. Start simply so you can build up your confidence. If you are muscle testing whether to have pizza or a salad, and you don't get it right, then the world will keep spinning. Once your confidence is built up about the answers, you can take bigger risks.
      7. If you get neither a "yes" or a "no," you may be asking the wrong question. In the example above, I'm assuming I should be eating something. If I don't get a clear answer (and I'm rested and hydrated), I may reask the question to be: Is it time to eat something? or Does my body want to physically move first?

      A New Form of Energy Healing

      Muscle Testing is used in the CCT Classes

      Transformation: The Emergence of the Crystalline System
      Transformation: The Emergence of the Crystalline System

      I highly recommend this book...and not just because I wrote it!


      Muscle Testing Books

      Depending on the wording of your question you'll get different answers. Share your questions here...

      After you've Learned to Muscle Test... - The Art is in How You Ask the Question

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          is my house clean?

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          gia combs-ramirez 8 years ago from Montana

          If you've have to ask the question, the answer is probably yes!

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          cannedguds lm 8 years ago

          I was actually looking for lenses with muscle building secrets and I stumbled upon this lens of yours and guess what? I don't have any regrets doing so 'coz you just shared one of the best things in life!thank you very much for sharing and I look forward to reading some of your other lenses regarding health and personal improvement!!!!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Hi, nice lens! I've been reading up on supplements to complement my workouts. One new product I found that's natural and builds muscles fast is Nitro Muscle Mass. Right now they have a free trial bottle so hard to not give it a try.

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          RinchenChodron 6 years ago

          I thing TRUSTING is key. If you think you are consciously influencing the results this won't work. I use it to choose which essential oils I need at any specific time. Great job on this lens. Thanks for your visit to my healing stones lens!

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          June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

          Great info here I'm still trying to train my body to know yes or no.

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          Nightowl John 6 years ago

          This is fascinating information. Great lens!

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          BarbaraCasey 6 years ago

          Isn't muscle testing similar to dowsing? I use the same question-asking technique as for dowsing with a rod.

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          monarch13 6 years ago

          Big Blessings!

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          gia combs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana

          @BarbaraCasey: Muscle testing is using the physical body to get info while dowsing is using magnetic grids to get info.

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          gia combs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana

          @RinchenChodron: Good point!

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          miaponzo 6 years ago

          Great lens! Thanks!

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          Manikandan123 6 years ago

          Wonderful lens

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          Oliversbabycarecouk 6 years ago

          brilliant lens, great job

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          Steve Dizmon 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

          Thanks for the info. I have heard numerous references to muscle testing, but until now was uncertain as to what it was.

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          CarynJSwift56889 6 years ago

          why i like your len so much?

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          ". . . the body knows something your head doesn'tthe body knows something your head doesn't." Truer words were never spoken. Thanks for another informative lens.

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          Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

          I always enjoy your lenses. They provide so much useful information. Thanks for sharing

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          awakeningwellness 5 years ago

          I have used many different methods of muscle testing, the sway method works really well for me more so than any of the hand methods...the body does indeed know what it needs!

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          JodiFromFlorida 5 years ago

          I am enjoying your lenses!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Ques: We need to relocate to dehlonaga, ga.

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          infiniti99 lm 5 years ago

          Great lens learned a lot.Thank you for sharing

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          What good is this method if you shouldn't ask "emotionally attached" questions such as "do I have cancer?" These types of questions are what I want answers to! Can I ask questions about love, relationships, future and expect accuracy?

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          takingachance 4 years ago

          This is a technique I think everyone should learn to use. It is great for self healing with other modalities, such as EFT.

          I love the lense, your are awesome!!!

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          davidangel 4 years ago

          I like your overview of muscle testing, great job. I did a lens on how I use the test for lie detection.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          how can i muscle test for someone else who is far away?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          how can i muscle test for someone else who is far away?

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