Nutrition Response Testing is a form of Applied Kinesiology, also known as muscle testing. I will admit that I was skeptical of so-called muscle testing for many years. In fact, I refused to learn how to muscle test during my schooling, concerned with the spirit behind this method. I also realize that many natural health practitioners often have beliefs leaning more towards eastern religious roots, idolatry and humanism. The word “energy” is used loosely as some random, spiritual magic instead of the actual physical and natural substances God created it to be. I can understand how it can be hard to trust someone who claims to know ways to heal the body, but doesn’t know the truth about Who created the amazing human body. After praying about this method for three years, I have come to these convictions:
1. God created the human body. That means he also created the energy, the science and the complex mathematics of the human body. What the Chinese and other cultures have been discovering for thousands of years is not necessarily wrong, they just often do not acknowledge Jesus as Healer and Creator. The energy meridian systems running through the body are real. Polarity, and positive and negative charged ions in the body are real.
2. God wants us to discover the body He created. Again, cultures throughout the world, namely the Chinese and Ayurvedic practitioners in India have been doing this for 7,000 years or more. They can look at your face or feet and tell you what is happening in your body. They can feel your pulse and tell you things that happened in your past regarding your health. Our body is only one of the many ways God continues to reveal His creativity to us and He delights in our discovery of it!
3. God does not limit our ability to understand the body to multi-million dollar diagnostic equipment that has only existed a very short amount of time and is unavailable to the majority of the world’s population. If you were a health practitioner on a mission trip or in a remote village, how would you help people? God has allowed the body to be discovered with methods and techniques that do not involve modern machines. It is also known even by the western medical field that many of these modern diagnostic tools are often inaccurate and may even provoke the illnesses they are intended to prevent.
What is Muscle Testing?
Muscle Testing is not a strength test. It is a way to indicate an area of weakness in the body based on whether there is a locked or an unlocked indicator muscle, usually the deltoid muscle of the shoulder.
To understand, think about falling into a freezing river. All of the blood and energy of the body rushes to your core, to keep your internal organs functioning so you might live. People sometimes even lose fingers and toes from frostbite. In the same way, when you hold out an arm to be tested, it takes energy for you to lock your deltoid muscle and hold that arm in place. We then go through and lightly touch the surface of the skin which contains nerves related to different glands and organs in the human body. If, for example, your liver was in a weakened condition, when you applied pressure to the liver, the body would view this as a stressor and send the blood and neurological energy immediately to the liver, dropping the arm. If the liver is strong and healthy, the arm can easily stay in place as well.
After checking the glands and organs, we simply look for God created, whole food based supplementation to correct the weakened area or to remove a stressor affecting that area. The stressors, or interference as we call them, that block healing are chemicals, heavy metals, immune system challenges, food allergies and scars. Remember that God created a self-healing body. We can break a leg completely in half and it will heal perfectly, sometimes even stronger. If our body that was created by God is NOT healing, we must discover why, and not simply treat the symptoms as the conventional medical approach often mistakenly does. The healing process is either being interfered with at some level, or there are nutrient deficiencies in the body that must be addressed.
God speaks to us in His word about being stewards of our own body, therefore we must treat our body with value and the gratefulness of its amazing design.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which belong to God.”
Applied Kinesiology or muscle testing is not rooted in voodoo or false and evil spirits. It is a way to further discover and understand the human body that God created. He wants us to partner with Him in loving our bodies and become stewards of His creation. By removing the negative interference that often blocks our healing and focusing on giving our body good nutrition, we take authority over our bodies and illnesses by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Luke 10:19 – “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing by any means shall hurt you.”
In order to stand against the pressures of a toxic and processed world, we must become rooted in the love of our Creator which ultimately overflows into Christ-like love for ourselves and others around us