Thoughts About the Art of Energy Testing
In energy medicine we test many different things. For new-comers, it can be a confusing array of tests and information, all of which is unfamiliar.
When energy testing isn't going well it's helpful to keep in mind that spleen connects to muscles, Bearing in mind the triple warmer/spleen polarity connection and relationship to stress, a chronically stressed and/or homolateral and/or scrambled state would be likely to make energy testing difficult. This can show up in a variety of ways, one of which would be fatigue, weakness, or lassitude. The opposite, strong/strong - strong like an iron bar is the equivalent imbalance at the opposite extreme.
It is important to observe objectively , or as Richard Barlett says, "Notice What you Notice". Thus the assessment of 'lack of fitness' could blind you to investigating what is in fact behind weakness, lack of stamina, tiredness, and/or muscle fatigue. The attitude I prefer to cultivate is curiosity, and that is that attitude I ask clients to assume when I am testing them. In addition to numerous contributing factors that could lead to lack of stamina et al, kinesiology can feel very exposing and invasive, and evoke lots of emotions around issues of embarrassment, being seen, old habits of test anxiety, a notion that there is a 'right' answer, etc.
The concept of energy testing is new to many. It is opening a window on a mind/body connection that few have been exposed to prior to an encounter of this nature. Sometimes it helps to set the tone by expressly stating some of what we have come to take as a matter of course. I like to tell clients and students that anything we discover about their energy is an "in this moment" statement, and not a "diagnosis". I also point out that it would be natural for the body to put up its best defenses (an activated stress response - i.e., triple warmer reactivity) when faced with something as unfamiliar as energy testing.
Getting grounded, unscrambling energy, and bringing triple warmer on board are often necessary precursors to successful testing. When a person is "stuck in their head" one way to get an accurate test is to have them put their hand across the nape of the neck. This blocks the flow of bladder and governing channel and keeps the head from trying to influence the outcome. Sometimes if the practitioner thinks they "know" the answer it is helpful for them to also hold the nape of their own neck. Some people need to be reminded that we are not testing how strong they are. Still it can be daunting to let an arm test weak because it feels so vulnerable. Energy testing takes practice for both the practitioner and the client.