This article investigates sway testing and how this form of applied kinesiology (muscle testing) could help you test which supplements are right for you.
While I was healing my acne, I saw a Kinesiologist every 6 weeks and was constantly fascinated with the results that came out of each session. I loved learning what supplements I needed to take and what areas of my body need a little more love.
Kinesiology is a therapy that uses muscle testing to determine any imbalances in the system, and what supplements may be needed in order to restore balance and wellness. According to the principles of kinesiology, certain muscles or groups of muscles relate to specific body parts and body systems and can determine where weaknesses and imbalances are occurring in the body. (Source)
Some of you may think it’s total quackery but prior to starting my kinesiology sessions I was sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and nightshade-free yet my skin was at its worst and I was only eliminating waste from my digestive system about once every 7-10 days! I was also taking probiotics and magnesium – neither of which seems to be having an effect! However, since the day after my very first appointment with Christine, I’ve been happily going to the toilet once, twice and sometimes even three times a day! What I found most interesting, was that prior to my first appointment I was doing almost everything right except my dosage was wrong. This made me realise how the right dose of supplements for each individual can make the world of difference!
The Sway Test is a simple technique that you can perform at home to test for supplement dosage.
Before my first appointment I was taking a probiotic and 400mg of magnesium in the mornings but turns out I should have been taking my probiotic morning and night – and the magnesium needed to be taken in 3 doses split throughout the day (150g morning, noon, night) so my body could absorb as much as possible. These two small changes literally made me go from bunged up to regular within 48 hours after being chronically constipated for nearly 10 years!
Since my sessions with Christine, I now know more than ever, the importance of the correct dosage of supplements is key to healing acne naturally but unfortunately – we’re all different and our bodies are completely unique so what may work to help clear one person’s acne, may not work for another!
Sway Testing: are you taking the right supplements?
Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a fortune visiting a Kinesiologist to find out the correct supplement dosage for you! The Sway Test is an easy technique that you can perform at home to test for dosage. It works with the idea that a positive association or “yes” strengthens the muscles, while a negative association or “no” weakens them – causing your body to move in a certain direction.
This type of self-testing is ideal for taking supplements like EstroBlock where the dosage from person to person can vary hugely! For example, the tub of EstroBlock recommends 2 a day, but some people need up to 4 a day to see the desired results!
Sway Testing Method:
- Stand barefoot on a flat surface with your shoulders relaxed and your knees slightly bent.
- Hold one capsule/pill in one hand and hold that hand on your chest and place your other hand over it.
- Breath deeply, close your eyes and ask yourself: “Does my body need this?”
- If you find yourself swaying forward, this means ‘yes’ so take one more capsule in your hand and repeat step 3.
- Repeat steps 4 and 3 until you sway backwards, this means ‘no’ and that you’re holding one capsule/pill too many so take that last capsule away and what you’re left with is your daily dosage.
- You can also see if your body needs the dose all in one go, or split into separate doses. Simply follow the same technique, holding all the capsules/pills in your hand and ask yourself “Do I take this dose once/twice/three times a day”. Then go on to ask “Do I take this dose in the morning/at night?” Remember, forward means ‘yes’, backwards means ‘no’!
Sometimes if you’re dehydrated it can impact on your movement so drink up and try again a couple of hours later!
Remember anything found on this site should be used for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace proper medical advice. Kinesiology is not a replacement for conventional medical diagnostics and muscle testing and Kineosiology alone cannot determine diseases or other serious conditions but instead, can be an excellent aid for improving your overall health and wellbeing – and saving you a tonne of money on supplements that may not work for you!
Have you ever tried sway testing? Did it work for you or were you still left unsure of what dose to take?
Peace, Love & Clear Skin