Over the last several decades, the practice of muscle testing or kinesiology has become increasingly popular. 

It is now a widely accepted tool used by chiropractors, physiotherapists, naturopaths, energy healers, and many other health professionals for assessing health status. In fact, over 1 million health practitioners are now using it worldwide.

What does muscle testing measure?

Muscle testing can help you assess the vitality or energy of specific organs, or it can help you determine the relationship between specific organs or organ function and specific substances. This can be particularly useful for food allergies.

Muscle testing is based on the premise that the energy of the organ you are testing corresponds to the person’s muscle strength. For example, if there is an imbalance in the liver of the person you are testing, their muscle strength will be weak.

How does muscle testing work?

To really understand how and why it works we have to take a look at the quantum model of energy and how it applies to our biology.


Every living cell has an energy field with a corresponding wavelength and frequency. 

And because tissue is made from billions of specialized cells with a specific energy, and organs are made of tissue, it is reasonable to say that every organ has their own specialized energy field. 


Every wavelength of energy has a frequency and frequency carries information just like the waves that come out of your speakers.

If we take it one step further, we can say that every cell, tissue, organ, and organ system communicates and cooperates with each other  through energy and frequency. 


Thoughts are also energy and they also carry information at a specific frequency. 

So, if we pull all of these principles together we can use this model to bridge the gap of communication between our intention as the tester with the energy fields in our body and the corresponding muscle strength of the person being tested.  Remember, energy is not localized to one part of the body. It flows freely as waves of information.

What can muscle testing be used for?

There are many different variations and applications of muscle testing or kinesiology but here are three ways that I frequently use muscle testing when I do one-on-one horse health consultations:

1. To determine the underlying cause of equine dis-ease. 

Sometimes this can be difficult, especially if the horse has a complicated health history. Muscle testing can serve as a guide to help you drill down into the root of the problem without wasting time on trial and error.

2. To assess nutrient status

Nutrient deficiencies are one of the most common causes of health imbalances in the domestic horse. Since conventional tests can’t accurately test what nutrients are lacking in specific organs and tissues, muscle testing is an excellent tool to evaluate what nutrients are deficient and which ones can offer therapeutic benefit.

3. To customize dosages

Every horse is an individual with a unique health history and combination of factors contributing to their health profile. This means that every horse also has different nutrient requirements, intolerances, and sensitivities. Supplementing with correct dosages can help you see bigger results in a shorter amount of time.

Now that you understand the principles of muscle testing, what it is, how it works, and the benefits of using it for your horses, all you need to do is learn how to do it! 

It is easy to learn and easy to use…all it takes is practice!

The complete 4-step method of kinesiology for horses is included in module 9 of my signature course, Healing Horses Their Way. 

Meet Elisha

I am an animal lover, health consultant, scientist and educator. I am passionate about delivering safe and effective health care to all animals but horses and dogs have a special place in my heart. I believe that through education and awareness of natural animal health we can drastically improve their quality of life and longevity. I invite you to join me on my quest to make the world a better place for all of them.