Muscle testing

At this point it is appropriate to provide you with some techniques, where you utilize your body as an instrument, letting the impulse manifest through the muscles and bones. This information is offered by Wikihow1. The provided techniques are by no means the only useful ones, but they will give you a brief introduction to the phenomenon. Muscle testing has some benefits. It acts as an amplifier. The impulse, you want to grasp, becomes clearer and easier to validate. Which in turn makes validation more reliable and faster.

Testing with your fingers


Make an “O” shape with your finger and thumb. To do self muscle testing with your fingers, start by pressing the tips of a finger and thumb together to make a circle. It doesn’t matter whether you use your left or right hand.

If you do self muscle testing frequently, it can be good to switch between the left and right hands to avoid wrist strain from repetitive motion. You may notice differences, though, particularly if one side is substantially dominant over the other.


Put the index finger of your other hand through the “O” like to the left at the picture 2. The index finger of your opposite hand should go through the circle you’ve made with your fingers, so that the side of your finger rests against the point where your two fingertips connect to form the circle.

You might want to play around with your arm positioning so that your index finger goes through the circle at the right angle. It can take some practice, but when you get it right you’ll know it intuitively.


Try to break the circle. To the right at the picture. To set up yourself muscle test, activate the muscles in your index finger to exert pressure against the fingers that form the circle. At the same time, the circled fingers should actively resist the pressure to break the circle.

57: Fingertesting with two hands
To start, the muscles in both hands should be strong and relatively tight. You may have to play around a bit with the pressure until you find the right equilibrium of pressure and resistance.


Ask a yes/no question or make an affirmative statement. Once you’re holding constant, opposing pressure, turn your attention to something you want to know the truth about. Create a question that can be answered yes or no. Making a statement also works, if it is a straight forward, active statement that your body can either accept or reject.

  • For example, if you want to know whether you should call your sister today, you could ask “Should I call my sister today?” or say to yourself “I am going to call my sister today.”
  • Specific, active statements may get the clearest response. For example, if you want to know whether you should exercise or rest, you might say “I will run five miles today.”
  • Generally, you can ask about anything you want to know. However, avoid relying on self muscle testing when it comes to issues that could potentially endanger the health or well-being of yourself or others.


Gauge the response to your question. Focus on maintaining the resistance pressure between your fingers. If your index finger breaks the circle, this is a strong response that indicates the answer to your question is “yes,” or the statement you’ve made is good for you. A weak response would indicate that the answer to your question is “no,” or the statement you’ve made is not good for you.

  • If the answer you received was not the one you wanted, you may want to try asking the question in a different way. Think about the reasons you wanted a particular answer over the other.
  • If the answer to your question could potentially impact your health or well-being, get a second opinion from a doctor or other medical professional before acting on the results of the self muscle testing.