Kinesiology, a clients perspective: Peter
This interview is part of a series of interviews by Dr Anna Rolfes as part of the article Kinesiology, a clients perspective
Peter is a 36-year-old journalist who had kinesiology muscle testing during chiropractic treatment and for his reoccurring meningitis.
Anna: Peter, can you recall a session? How did you experience the muscle tests?
Peter: For me, it is hard to feel what actually is helpful or not helpful with the muscle tests. I find it is mostly for the therapist.
I found, each time I have been treated through muscle testing, it is almost like my mind coming in, when the muscles were weak or strong, judging the process and saying: “Hang on, what is going on here? Is that right, did you actually push as hard on my arm or leg as before?”
I find myself almost judging that during the session.
And for my mind it is clear that perhaps the weak or strong muscle test is there only in one-third of the cases, one-third of the time I really doubt the results and one-third of the time I am undecided.
Anna: In your session, we were looking a long time for the priority goal, we had to work with, and your mind was scanning through your energy body while we muscle tested to find the ‘gordian knot’. Did you find the muscle testing helpful for that?
Peter: Yes, I did. I was really confused at that time. There was one part of myself that knew about the issue, but there was an other part of me that really didn’t want to know about it.
There was a conflict there somehow, and through the muscle tests this was showing up.
Anna: Do you find muscle tests helpful?
Peter: Muscle testing has been used on me before, during chiropractic treatment. They checked with the muscle testing if my spine was in line before and after a treatment.
Here, sometimes the muscles were strong, indicating that the problem was fixed, even when I still could feel that my spine was not all right. I don’t know what that means.
Perhaps the therapist was going too fast in his muscle testing or I was not trusting or it was a combination of both. I don’t know.
Anna: What would you say if you compare pendulums and muscle testing?
Peter: I would not trust pendulums, either. I trust my hands. Muscle testing or pendulums allow only weak or strong, right or wrong. There is not the spectrum of differences I can pick up with my hands.
Anna: So you are saying that the muscle testing can give read-outs, which are not what is felt by the one who is tested, and the judgement of your mind is that one-third feels “right”, one-third feels “I don’t know” and one-third feels “not right”?
Peter: Yes. Perhaps muscle testing is more for educating the patient so that the patient actually can work with the therapist on another level. I am a sceptic, but I feel there is something to the muscle testing
Anna: When you now think about the issue of using your hands to attain information, this is normally classified as intuition or intuitive process. Do you feel that muscle testing can enhance this intuitive process? What did the muscle testing do for you in the session?
Peter: For me, it was a tool to work with, a parameter. Without that, you would have to find another structure, another method, something to quantify the results.
It gives you a clear cut answer and the patient can see the result. It is going to be weak, it is going to be strong.
When I was working with my hands I might feel a block and the patient might not feel it when he is not tuned in.
I think it is very helpful with the muscle testing that the patient can see or feel the result.
And if the patient agrees on that, then it is possible for the patient to work step-by-step with the therapist through the session and come to an end result.
And at the end of a session, it somewhat brings the patient and the therapist to an agreement of some sort of cause of action.
It is a quite powerful negotiation tool. It is really like a protocol, something you can build up from
Anna: So, to summarise the session: You had a feeling around your heart chakra something was not right; intuitively you had a feeling where the block was; so, through the muscle testing, we agreed upon a cause of action and then we could work on it and disperse the block.
Peter: Yes. Muscle testing clarified the block. You can’t stay wishy-washy about it. You make an agreement with the therapist.
There is a notion in crystal healing which says where you put your awareness is where the energy goes.
With muscle testing, not only the therapist has to focus on the problem but also the patient and they work together on it.
It is a step-by-step method and different parts of our beings can be tested: the body, emotional, electrical and so on. And we get answers on each part so that we can get a picture and then decide on the right direction
Anna: Would you say the reading of the muscle tests were showing what was in your subconscious mind?
Or what level of your being were we communicating with? Is it the mind as such, your conscious mind or your subconscious mind or your higher self?
Peter: It’s got to be either subconscious mind or higher self, not the conscious level because, at that time, my conscious mind was really confused.
Perhaps it was a bit of both—subconscious mind and higher self. A lot of answers are known by the higher self anyway.
I find it really important that the therapist doesn’t put his mind through either and has expectations of what he wants to find.
If the therapist is empty, then it’s a pretty good tool, probably more credible because there is some sort of physical contact between the patient and the therapist which the pendulum does not give.
But it is always good to have different tools
Anna: Thank you for the interview.
By Dr Anna Rolfes
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