The Art of Muscle Testing – Part 1

There’s a simple test you can do yourself to answer questions about your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health – muscle testing. There are many names to describe muscle testing (MT) in clinical practice; kinesiology, applied kinesiology (AK), muscle energy response technique (MERT), and digital O’ring test.

When I do a health evaluation on a patient with muscle testing, most of them are skeptical and amazed at its application and effectiveness. Indeed, if you have never seen or experience muscle testing, you may think it is something out of a science fiction movie, or like a “truth” detector.  So let’s bring more clarity to this fascinating subject.


Our body is a powerful instrument for communication. Based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), kinesiology responds andoperates through interactions among the mind, autonomic nervous system, muscles, and the subconscious mind. The soma and viscera communicate with the central nervous system both chemically and neurologically. Therefore many dysfunctions can be analyzed with muscle testing. Kinesiology is a technique by which the body’s involuntary response is measured when exposed to positive and negative stimuli.

Dr. Darren Weissman describes muscle testing in a straight forward way: “The body has an innate intelligence that can be assessed with this method to determine whether it’s maintaining balance. Just like the autonomic nervous system, muscle testing is a polarity-dependent mechanism where a muscle will maintain its strength as long as there’s a congruency with the function, adaptability, and the survival of the entire organism.


While MRIs, CAT scans, blood and chemistry tests give us vital information, many alternative practitioners rely on kinesiology to evaluate the state of general and specific health issues. Muscle testing is a modality that can assess body dysfunctions and their underlying causes. It can identify nutritional status, and detect food and environmental allergies or sensitivities. Kinesiology can also establish dosage, compatibility, duration of treatment, and treatment priority in individuals.  As Kinesiology bypasses the conscious mind and therefore accesses the inner wisdom of the body, it can also be used for mental, emotional, spiritual issues, and to make healthier decisions in every aspect of a person’s life.

In clinical practice I apply this multi-faceted and comprehensive system in conjunction with other evaluation systems before prescribing a treatment plan.  It is a powerful, affordable, non- invasive approach to health care and for self-empowerment.

When there’s incongruence, an indicator muscle will test weak. When a muscle locks out (strong), it’s an indication that whatever is being evaluated is congruent with the overall balance of the body. When the muscle gives way, it’s a sign that what’s being tested is incongruent with this balance.”

Modem physics teaches that everything in the universe has its own vibrational rate of energy.  -The thoughts we think, the foods we eat, the supplements we take, the color, sounds and language we chose impact each of us differently. All matter comes from energy, and our body resonates to the positive or negative response of our own unique energy systems, and cellular memory.

The method I use in practice and personal use is the O-Ring is also known as the Omura bi-digital O-ring test.

O-Ring Muscle Test demoO-ring muscle test demo 2     This muscle testing is simple to learn, and it requires a strong foundation to get accurate result. Make an “O” ring with your thumb and middle finger and use two fingers from your other hand inserted into the “O” to try to open the finger connection. The involuntary muscle is labeled weak (no) or strong (yes) based on its ability to resist this force.  Ask a specific question. EX: Is this supplement the most appropriate to take at this time? The weak or strong response will reflect energetic information about the association to the substance tested. Anything possessing negative energy, such as a false statement or toxic substance, will result in a weak muscular response while a positive energy field will elicit a strong muscular response.

Because our nervous system is extremely sensitive to anything it is exposed to, any factor tested (physical, nutritional, energetic, emotional, mental or spiritual) is either causing stress (the indicator muscle weak, no matter how strong the person may be) or will show as a strong muscle, if no stress is involved. This innate ability to immediately distinguish between positive and negative energy has always existed within our bodies, but there are various factors to getting accurate results. Clear, specific questions and an open mind free of projections, judgments, and attachments are main keys to success. The impact of this incredible tool on humankind’s advancement physically, intellectually and spiritually is unlimited.


You may already be listening to your body’s wisdom about the food you eat, actions you take, and even people you spend time with; keep on taking charge of your well- being. If you are looking for a way to communicate deeper with your body’s intelligence using kinesiology regarding health issues, personal growth, or simply want to go deeper into the hows and whys of this powerful tool, I am offering a workshop on Art of Muscle Testing on November 9th and 10thPlease contact me if you are interested.

Even though muscle testing can take the guess work and trial and error out of questions you may have, it is not a magic crystal ball. It is a skill. It supports healthy decisions about our health, increases our inner peace, enriches our relationships, expands our prosperity, and helps us to embrace life to the fullest.


About Dr. Alvita Soleil

Dr. Soleil’s approach to health and wellness integrates ancient wisdom with modern technology. We use a wide variety of effective, natural restorative therapies with practical life-enhancing methods that support rejuvenation, and address health concerns on all levels - body, mind, and spirit. Dr. Soleil's emphasis is on prevention, detoxification, strengthening the body, awakening the mind and empowering the spirit. She offers an integrated and compassionate approach to many health challenges as she draws upon the wisdom of her own life journey, weaving it with the expertise of Modern Western Psychology, the New Science, the new Paradigm of Quantum physics, and the exquisite wisdom of Mother Earth. Having dealt with many health challenges, her heart is open to a compassionate and integrated approach to well being. For this reason she combines many holistic healing modalities in her practice with the use of her intuitive gifts. Her joy and passion for healing, teaching, and assisting people in cultivating their own inner mastery is guided by her love for the truth and reverence for both the light and the shadow journey in each person life’s journey. She is currently in private practice at the Aloha Health Clinic in Kamuela at the Waimea Town Plaza. Contact Dr. Soleil at (808) 889-0770
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2 Responses to The Art of Muscle Testing – Part 1

  1. Ann Stevens says:

    Aloha and thank you Alvita! This is sooooo great and thank you for sharing. Your work is most important. See you soon! love and aloha, bisous!xxx Annie…… velma is doing good. have a wonderful day and best of health.

  2. heartofmaui says:

    Shared at our Heart of Maui FB page with following note:

    ALMOST EVERYONE I KNOW uses a polarity testing method to backup their intuition when choosing Andara, Crystals, Minerals, Essential Oils. Although mine is using a pendulum, a favorite of many is ‘muscle testing’. Here’s a great article by BI doctor Alivita Soliel that answers ??’s many might have about this technique!

    Would love to share Aloha again next time you’re back on Maui )'( Skye

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