When energy testing, if an "indicator muscle" stays strong,
this usually indicates an energetic balance. A test where the muscle goes weak usually
indicates some form of energetic imbalance. Energy testing for substances follows the same
principles. If the vibration of a substance is good for you and helps create a balanced
condition when held near the body, the energy test will show that an indicator muscle has
stayed strong. If the vibration of a substance is bad for you, thus contributing to an
out-of-balance condition, the indicator muscle will lose its strength.
Most people new to substance testing start with a strong indicator
muscle and use the test to see what might disrupt the energy flowing to that muscle.
However, sometimes it is better to begin with a weak muscle. The reasons for beginning
with one or the other follow.
Good vs. Bad
It is important to understand exactly what the results of an energy
test with a substance indicate. Generally, an energy test can show whether a substance
promotes a state of balance in the bodys energies, a state of imbalance, or does not
affect the energies at all. That is, substances can be shown to have a good, bad, or
neutral effect on the body and its energies.
If an energy test initially shows that the indicator muscle is strong,
and then becomes weak when a substance is held near the body, it indicates that the
vibration of the substance creates an energetic imbalance, or is "bad" for the
person. However, if an energy test begins with the indicator muscle being strong, and it
stays strong when the substance is held near the body, it does not mean that the substance
is actually "good" for the person. The substance might be neutral, since the
indicator test did not change.
To determine if a substance is actually beneficial, begin with a weak
indicator muscle (it may be necessary to trace the corresponding meridian backward or
flutter one of the meridians neurolymphatic points to weaken the muscle) and see
which substances, when brought near the body, strengthen it. Substances that strengthen
the muscle do so by creating a state of better balance (strong test). However, if the
muscle does not gain in strength, this does not necessarily mean the substance is harmful.
It could be neutral, as well, since the state of the muscle was unchanged.
Food vs. Drugs
Ideally, we would ingest only substances that strengthen us. However,
there are times we need (physically and emotionally) substances which may not strengthen
us. Substances that are neutral are usually not a problem, but sometimes we need to take
in something that creates a state of imbalance in one area or system of the body because
of the desired effect in another. Antibiotics are an example.
With medications, the guideline is that you want the overall effect to
be positive. You want a weak general indicator muscle to become strong. There are ways to
then determine if the medication will weaken specific systems (i.e., create side effects),
and these will be discussed later.
With foods, the guideline is that you do not want them to weaken you.
That is, you can safely get nutritional value from foods that are energetically neutral as
well as from foods that clearly strengthen your energy system.
How would this look at a testing level?
Making You Strong
Testing to see whether a food makes you strong or is neutral to you is
easy: just make sure it doesnt weaken you. Start with a strong indicator muscle and
make sure that the food does not weaken it. It is that simple.
However, testing to see if a drug strengthens you is a bit more
complicated. You cannot start with a strong indicator muscle. The test must start with a
weak one. You can find a muscle that is already testing weak, or you can weaken a muscle
that is strong by fluttering its associated neurolymphatic point (for the spleen test, for
instance, you would flutter your hand over the area under the bust on the left side of the
body) or by tracing the associated meridian backwards. Once a weak indicator muscle has
been located or created, if holding the drug next to the body makes it strong, the drug is
promoting an energetic balance and will probably be helpful at some level. Generally, it
is recommended for testing substances that the Spleen energy test be used, as this
meridian works with assimilation (can you take in the substance and use it) and cannot be
deeply affected by ones thoughts or feelings about the substance (either positive or
Substance Testing Protocol Outline
To test if a substance is good for you:
- Begin with a weak muscle when testing using the Spleen energy test (may need to
artificially weaken the muscle).
- Hold the substance to
the stomach area and test. If the muscle that was weak now energy tests strong with the
substance held to the stomach, the substance is probably beneficial.
- If the muscle that was
weak stays weak, the substance may be harmful to you or may simply be neutral.
Testing if a substance is bad for you:
- Begin with a strong muscle when testing using the Spleen energy test (do pre-checks to
make sure muscle is strong and not frozen).
- Hold the substance to the stomach area and test. If the muscle that was strong now
energy tests weak with the substance held to the stomach, the substance is probably
- If the muscle that was
strong stays strong, the substance may be beneficial to you or may simply be neutral.
Testing and Correcting for Problems
With drugs and other potentially harmful substances, a substance can
test as beneficial for the whole system, but can still have side effects in certain areas
of the body. It is possible to use energy testing to determine which area might be prone
to side effects, and then use Energy Medicine techniques to help to lessen, or even
eliminate, these side effects. These same techniques are useful in addressing allergies
and food sensitivities as well.
Even if a substance known to have potential side effects (basically any
drug or allergy-causing food) tests strong in an energy test, it is wise to make sure that
each of the meridians (as the energies which most closely govern the physical body) will
tolerate the substance. This is done by placing the substance on each of the individual
meridian alarm points and energy testing. The exception to this is the alarm point for
Triple Warmer. For substance testing, the temple point of Triple Warmer (end of the
meridian) is where the substance is placed, rather than the point below the navel).
Remember, it is important to begin with a strong energy test, as the desire is to
determine which meridian, if any, would be weakened by the substance.
If, when the substance is held against it, a meridian alarm point
weakens an indicator muscle, that meridian (and the body systems it governs) will most
likely be weakened by the substance, creating an area of potential side effect. The
correction for this is to balance the meridian in the presence of the substance by placing
the substance on the persons body, ideally over the stomach, and balancing the
meridian. This can be done using any number of familiar techniques (strengthening or
sedating points, neuro-lymphatic points, neurovascular points, tracing or flushing the
meridian, etc.) until, when tested again, placing the substance over the same alarm point
does not weaken the indicator muscle. This indicates that the substance will no longer
create a state of imbalance in that meridian.
If multiple meridians energy test weak when the substance is placed on
their alarm points, it is possible that each meridian will need to be corrected separately
using the above approach. However, it may be possible that correcting one or two key
meridians will bring all the rest to a state of balance. For example, let's say one of the
"problem" meridians is Triple Warmer. If this is the case, one would probably
always want to address Triple Warmer first. After correcting for Triple Warmer and
rechecking for it, one would want to recheck the other meridians that energy tested weak
when the substance was placed on their alarm points. It is possible that correcting
for Triple Warmer may have brought them to balance as well. If not, then each meridian
will need to be addressed one at a time and rechecked until all are brought to a state of
balance in the presence of the substance.
Note: Energy testing medication requires a highly
sophisticated practitioner working in close collaboration with the prescribing physician.