Muscle Testing Explained

It all starts with Muscle Testing!
What exactly is muscle testing?

What is this weird thing that you have to do when you come in and see us.

I tend to always say that a treatment is simple. It's easy. You lie down on the table you hold your arm up and away we go. Apart from the whole literally hold your arm up, it could be very easy to fall asleep. I have actually had the odd person fall asleep on me. This is usually where I get a knock on the face from their arm dropping!

But why exactly do we need your arm to test during a treatment? This is called a muscle test, now it's not actually the test of the strength in your muscles. This is testing the sensory motor control. It's a neutral form for us to be able to test, it allows us to work with the line of communication to the central nervous system. This then enables us to establish what exactly is disconnected, and what is not. Essentially, looking at what is working optimally, and what has no idea how to work properly. Muscle testing helps us to take away any bias, pre assumptions, and gives us answers with integrity and truth. It's literally like how human lie detector.

But I know a lot of questions can come from this statement. To us it seems simple as practitioners, and people that have seen us, or those who use muscle testing in their daily lives.

NIS is a system in which we evaluate all your neurological pathways, this is all your communication pathways in the brain and the body. Some of these have become disconnected. These can be from neurological pathological, physiological or emotional stresses. So what we do is, we contact specific areas on the body, which then we use muscle testing to prove whether there is resistance or weakness. If there is a weakness. this is where the brain is failing to understand the relationship between those contacted areas. The muscle test is non invasive pain free, and it's very simple. Like I said before, it is not testing the strength of your muscle. It is just testing the resistance. The information is received through that sensory motor loop, which is able to gain communication through those neural pathways that are throughout the brain and body.

So we use muscle testing to determine where and why neurological breakdowns have occurred. We use muscle testing as the way to retrieve data from your brain, so that we know where to make these corrections in the body. See the brain is continuously sending out messages to all these different regions in the body. In all these different areas body systems, cranial nerves, brain engines, and brain cortices. It has all this information that is going through. And we want to be able to optimize all the functioning in the body! All that communication going on…  this is your feedback system. So muscle testing can be looked at as your nervous system response. It enables us to get clear yes and no answers. It gives us information regarding physical and emotional conditions. It gives us answers to pathological and neurological conditions. So it helps us to establish a communication link between the nervous system and the body part that may have a dysfunction. This dysfunction, or breakdown in communication is often the underlying cause to symptoms or complaints that you come to us for. 

Muscle testing has been around for many years and is still the most accurate way of accessing data from the brain. And it has been scientifically validated since 1999. So through muscle testing we're able to establish that yes or no to where breakdowns are unable to work with the brain, to then make corrections with the brain and body to enable full function optimisation. And overall for you to be able to live your best life.

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