Fundamental to teaching energy
testing has always been the way the mind can impact the test. When a particular
outcome is expected (e.g., that the lung condition has weakened the lung meridian) or
hoped for (e.g., that the hot fudge Sunday will test strong), this can interfere with an
accurate test. Firmly holding the intention that the test will reveal the truth of
the situation can, on the other hand, increase accuracy.
Intention is also at play in a specific way in testing vitamins and
other supplements. The question is frequently asked, "Why is it that an
unopened bottle of vitamins in the store might test strong, but if you test quantity
later, the test may be strong with three capsules but go weak with the fourth?"
Part of the answer is that a single energy that reflects the substance is coming
out of the bottle while each pill that you place in your hand carries a specific
individual energy. But somewhere in the mix is that your intention for the test interacts
with the results of the test. In the store (assuming you are using the spleen
meridian test), you are determining whether your body needs and can digest the substance.
At home, as you place one pill at a time into your hand, the same spleen test is
determining the quantity your body needs and can digest. The difference is the
intention for the test. Energy testing has always combined art and science. It
is a clinical art that builds on the empirical facts about the way energy moves through
Another question comes up when testing quantity. Suppose the test
shows that you need 3000 mg of vitamin C. How long a time period does that cover?
3000 mg right then? 3000 mg a day? A week? I had to experiment to
get an answer to that one. Here is what I found. When I would test a client in
my office, say first thing in the morning, I would say, "Have someone test this for
you again this evening and again tomorrow morning." Their reports on the
follow-up tests were quite consistent (though there are always exceptions) and gave these
interesting results: If the substance was water soluble or if it were an herb, the
test seemed to show what was needed during a 12-hour period. If it was not water
soluble, the test seemed to show what was needed during a 24-hour period. One
practitioner's experience is not science, and systematic research on this question would
be both interesting and valuable, but this is nonetheless what I as one practitioner