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Muscle Testing

Muscle Testing

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Reflex Muscle Testing Techniques
By Kat Miller(Also see
Improving Reflex Muscle Testing Accuracy 
article under FREE Downloads athttp://www.ehdef.comfor tips on improving accuracy of reflex muscle testing)Following are a few techniques for performing reflex muscle testing. You may need to practiceto perfect the testing methods:1.
STANDING TILT TEST
 a. Stand upb. Relax your whole body particularly around the anklesc. Ask your questiond. Yes = tilt forwarde. No = tilt backward2.
INTERLOCKING CIRCLES
a. Make a circle with the thumb and index finger of eachhand, interlocking them (like two links of a chain)b. Hold light tension in both circlesc. As you ask questions, try to pull the circle made with yourdominant hand through the circle made with yournondominant hande. Yes = the circle stays closed and the circles stayinterlockedf. No = the nondominant hand circle allows the dominanthand circle to pull outIf the circle stays closed on no, you need to teach your bodywhat “no” is. To do this:a. Say “no” and as you say “no” purposely open the circle of the nondominant hand verywide and pull the circle of the dominant through the circleb. Repeat this procedure several timesc. After repeating this several times, try holding your fingers closed while saying “no” andsee if there are changesd. If there is no change, keep “teaching” your body with steps a through cEventually you should see a big difference between yes and no.
 
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3.
CIRCLE AND PRESS
 a. Make a circle with the thumb and index finger of yournon-dominant handb. Insert thumb & index fingers of you other hand into this circlefrom the bottomc. Hold light tension in the circled. As you ask questions, press the fingers inserted into the circleoutwarde. Yes = the circle stays closed and holds the press fingers insidef. No = the circle opensIf the circle stays closed on no, you need to teach your body what “no” is. To do this:a. Say “no,” purposely open circle wide and spread your fingersinside the circleoutwardb. Repeat this procedure several timesc. After repeating this several times, try holding your fingers closed while saying “no” and see if there are changesd. If there is no change, keep “teaching” your body by repeating steps a through cEventually you should see a big difference between yes and no.4.
CIRCLE AND POINT
 a. Make a circle with the thumb and index finger of yournon-dominant handb. Insert the index finger of your other hand into thecircle from either the top or bottomc. Hold light tension in the circled. As you ask questions, pull the index finger through thecirclee. Yes = the circle stays closed and holds the indexpointer insidef. No = the circle allows the index pointer to pull outIf the circle stays closed on no, you need to teach yourbody what “no” is. To do this:a. Say “no” and as you say “no” purposely open the circle very wide and pull the indexfinger through the circleb. Repeat this procedure several timesc. After repeating this several times, try holding your fingers closed while saying “no” andsee if there are changesd. If there is no change, keep “teaching” your body with steps a through cEventually you should see a big difference between yes and no.
 
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5.
ONE-HANDED
 a. Place the pad of the middle finger of one hand on the top of the nail of the index finger on the same handb. The index finger is straight with the middle finger bending totouch itc. Ask questions & press down on the index finger with themiddle fingerd. Yes = the index finger stays straighte. No = the index finger bends downwardThis one also may take some “teaching” the body “no.” To do this:a. Say “no” and allow the middle finger to easily press the index finger downb. Repeat several timesc. After repeating this several times, try holding strong when saying “no” and if you arenot weak keep practicingEventually you should see a big difference between yes and no.6.
FINGER RUB
 (It may take practice to recognize the difference betweensmooth and sticky.)a. Lightly touch the pads of the index finger and thumb of one hand togetherb. As you ask questions, lightly slide the pads across eachotherc. Yes = the pads slide very smoothly, there is noresistanced. No = the pads are sticky against each other, there is resistancee. This can also be done using both
 
hands rubbed against each other7.
SWALLOW
a. Ask a yes/no question.b. Try to swallow.c. Yes = easy to swallowd. No = cannot swallow or very difficult to swallowe. Test:1) State your name (“I am ____”), then try to swallow (it should be easy to swallow).This is the “yes” swallow.2) Lie about your name (“I am John Smith”), then try to swallow (it should be difficultor impossible to swallow).This is the “no” swallow.

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