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Subject: top muscle testers
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: deep303-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 09 Nov 2005 18:34 PST
Expires: 09 Dec 2005 18:34 PST
Question ID: 591276
Goal: I want the name and contact info for the top three best "muscle
testers" anywhere along the Front Range(Denver to Ft. Collins, CO).

Context: David Hawkins has recently written a book called "Truth and
Falsehoods -- and why to tell the difference." He "calibrates" the
truth or falsehood of everything from movies to politcial parties with
muscle testing or kinesology. Muscle testing has been around for many
years, probably centuries. Often it is used in chiropractic offcies
etc to test for organ health etc. Yet it can be used to "test" just
about anything.

Re-iteration: Who, then, are the best muscle testers along the Front
Range? What evidence/proof can they offer for their accuracy? Drill
down and give me the top three, and the fee is yours! Good luck....
Subject: Re: top muscle testers
Answered By: sublime1-ga on 09 Nov 2005 20:48 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

No luck is required. As it is, I have more than a passing 
familiarity with the very roots of muscle testing as we
know it today.

You surmised:

"Muscle testing has been around for many years, probably centuries."

Actually, muscle testing as it's used today, or Applied Kinesiology,
was originated by a chiropractor named George Goodheart in 1964, 
based on his study of the muscle testing methods of Kendall & Kendall
that are used by military, civil and government agencies to rate 
disability and which are a standard method of diagnosis. Goodheart's
work was further refined into Behavioral Kinesiology by a student of
his, whom I had the pleasure to meet, named John Diamond, a
psychiatrist who then expanded Behavioral Kinesiology into a 
system he calls Life Energy Analysis.

The USA Chapter of the International Council on Applied Kinesiology
homepage is here:

Their page acknowledging Dr Goodheart is here:

And George tells the story of his discovery here:

You can find professional practitioners in the states on this page:

Because it is relatively simple to perform the testing
involved in the simpler forms of Behavioral Kinesiology,
it was quickly adopted by a large number of New Age
practitioners and combined with a number of ideologies
in the process. Additionally, I should note that I've
seem alternate tests arise which supposedly allow an
individual to test himself, such as closing the thumb
and forefinger of the left hand, inserting the 
forefinger of the right hand into it, and trying to 
push the right hand forefinger through the point where
the left thumb and forefinger meet. 

The truth is that, as John Diamond discovered, there is
one muscle in the left arm which corresponds with the
entire biofield of a human being, and can be used to
test the impact, on the entire system, of anything from
a pair of shoes to finding the correct dosage of a 
particular supplement FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL. Dr Diamond
continually stressed that what might test healthy for
one individual might significantly weaken another, and

This presents a problem for David Hawkins' conclusions,
since, presumably, he is testing his own muscles rather
than taking a poll, as it were, by testing the effects
of a particular movie on a large enough body of subjects
to arrive at statistically significant results. A movie
which weakens one person can demonstrably strengthen 
another. The same is true of anything which can be

The following page, at The International Journal of 
Applied Kinesiology and Kinesiologic Medicine website,
contains such a disclaimer by members of the International
College of Applied Kinesiology:

"It will be made clear that I.C.A.K. members are in no
 way associated to nor condone the sometimes dubious 
 teachings of non-professionally based groups."

Additionally, there is an article about Dr Diamond as 
the "third side of the triangle", and excerpts from a
tape made by Dr Diamond about his own experiences.

It should also be clarified that the clarity of the results
has little to do with any skill on the part of the practitioner.
Dr Diamond taught me and several other members of a small group
to successfully perform the test in short order. The test
itself consists of having the recipient stand, extending his
left arm straight out, palm down. A tap on the thymus gland
(at the breastbone) can be performed to create a point of reference
for a healthy state before testing. The practitioner, standing
opposite, rests his left hand on the person's right shoulder
and places his right hand on the back of the hand of the 
outstretched left arm. He then instructs the recipient to
"resist", noting that it's not a battle of strength. The
practitioner then presses the arm straight down. The object
is not to succeed in moving the arm down, but simply to 
get a point of reference, which will be felt by both the
recipient and the practitioner, for the relative strength
of the muscle. The recipient then focuses on the item or
concept to be tested (this can be done in a variety of ways).
The muscle is tested again. If there is less strength as
a result of the tested item, both the recipient and the
practitioner will easily feel the difference, and the arm
will move downward easily when the same force is applied
which originally left it unmoved. You can easily learn to
do this by teaching a friend and testing each other. The
results don't depend on your skill as much as the startling
difference in the strength of the muscle in response to the
object or concept being tested.

Dr Diamond is, beyond question, the foremost expert in
muscle testing and a variety of other effective approaches
to personal health. His website is here:

Personally, I would look no further. If you are not able
to arrange personal sessions with Dr Diamond, I would 
simply ask for his recommendations for alternatives.

Another site that is closely associated with Dr Diamond
and is the official archive for his body of work is:

Please do not rate this answer until you are satisfied that  
the answer cannot be improved upon by way of a dialog  
established through the "Request for Clarification" process. 
A user's guide on this topic is on skermit-ga's site, here: 

Additional information may be found from an exploration of
the links resulting from the Google searches outlined below.

Searches done, via Google:

"george goodheart"

"john diamond" kinesiology

Request for Answer Clarification by deep303-ga on 12 Nov 2005 10:14 PST
Hi Sublime1, thanks for the comprehensive overview. Interesting and
inforamtive as it was, it did not answer my goal -- the name of three
top muscles testers around the Front Range. I can't get a session with
Dr. Diamond as I believe he is in New York, etc. To pay you, I would
need the name of three (local) muscle testers, and why they are tops.

Clarification of Answer by sublime1-ga on 12 Nov 2005 11:52 PST

Since you seem disinclined to contact the authoritative resources
I provided, who could answer the particulars of your question much
better than I can, I'm not inclined to believe that the information
I might obtain, by contacting them for you, would satisfy you.

I can ask the Google Answers Editors to remove my answer, since it
technically does not satisfy the specifics of your query. If they
agree, other researchers will have the opportunity to address it,
though what other criteria they could use for defining "best" is
beyond my comprehension.

Let me know...


Request for Answer Clarification by deep303-ga on 13 Nov 2005 09:58 PST
Hi Sublime1,

Oh Contrar: I would be VERY inclined to accept the answers you might
receive from the authoritative sources you respect. Pass along to me
their top three muscle testers for the Denver area front range, and
the fee is yours.... with a nice tip...

Clarification of Answer by sublime1-ga on 13 Nov 2005 12:06 PST

I'll make some inquiries and get back to you.
Thanks for your patience.

Clarification of Answer by sublime1-ga on 25 Nov 2005 13:22 PST

I'm sorry to report that I have not yet received a reply
from the Diamond Center in regard to their recommendations.

The best I have been able to come up with is a 'short list'
of 7 practitioners in that area from the directory on the 
International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) website.

You specified the Front Range from Denver to Fort Collins,
which would include the following cities and zip codes:

- Fort Collins          80521-8 80553
- Greeley               80631-4 80638-9
- Loveland              80537-9
- Longmont              80501-4
- Boulder               80301-10 80314 80321-3 80328-9
- Denver and suburbs    80201-99

The practitioners in that area certified by the ICAK as
having 100+ hours in the practice of kinesiology are:

Name                          Robert Blaich, D.C., DIBAK
Business Name 	
Address                       425 S Cherry St. Suite 580
City, State Zip               Denver, CO 80222
Phone                         303-399-5117
Fax                           303-399-5140
Web Site
100 Hours                     Yes
Board of Certified Teachers   Yes*

*Note that, of the practitioners in this list, only
 Robert Blaich, above, is a Member of the Board of
 Certified Teachers.

Name                          L. Scott Monk, D.C.
Business Name
Address                       425 S Cherry St. Suite 580
City, State Zip               Denver, CO 80246
Phone                         303-399-5117
Fax                           303-399-5140
Web Site            
100 Hours                     Yes
Board of Certified Teachers
His webpage on muscle testing:

Name                          Timothy Fleming, D.C.
Business Name
Address                       1790 30th St. Suite 305
City, State Zip               Boulder, CO 80301
Phone                         303-444-3833
Fax                           303-444-1232
Web Site 	
100 Hours                     Yes
Board of Certified Teachers

Name                          Jay Wilson, D.C., P.C.
Business Name
Address                       1455 Yarmouth Ave. Suite 112
City, State Zip               Boulder, CO 80304
Phone                         303-449-7414
Fax                           303-449-2147
Web Site
100 Hours                     Yes
Board of Certified Teachers

Name                          Nicholas Studholme, D.C., C.C.S.P.
Business Name
Address                       7960 Niwot Rd. Suite B6
City, State Zip               Niwot, CO 80503
Phone                         303-652-0642
Fax                           303-652-0643
Web Site
100 Hours                     Yes
Board of Certified Teachers

Name                          Brian Weeks, D.C.
Business Name                 Weeks Wellness Chiropractic
Address                       1926 S Coffman St.
City, State Zip               Longmont, CO 80504
Phone                         303-776-6596
Fax                           303-485-7069
Web Site
100 Hours                     Yes
Board of Certified Teachers

Name                          Benjamin Galyardt, D.C.
Business Name
Address                       110 W Harvard Suite 2
City, State Zip               Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone                         970-282-1173
Fax                           970-282-1175
Web Site
100 Hours                     Yes
Board of Certified Teachers

While I was unable to narrow your selection down to 3
practitioners, part of the process of choosing any type
of therapeutic practitioner is contacting them and gauging
the level of rapport you experience in communicating with

You should also know that Researchers receive only 75% of
the fee for any given question.

Naturally, if any response is forthcoming from the Diamond
Institute, I will post the information here immediately.

deep303-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
you went beyond the expected in your search for me. thanks!

Subject: Re: top muscle testers
From: frankcorrao-ga on 10 Nov 2005 12:47 PST
Kinesiology is different than "applied kinesiology", the latter being
Totally Useless Pseudoscience according to James Randi, international
authority on all things hokum.

Randi is not often wrong on these things. In fact, any practioner of
applied kinesiology (or other magical claim) can win $1,000,000(US)
from the Randi Foundation if they can show evidence otherwise:

I am not personally very familiar with this particular magical claim,
but again, I am inclined to trust Randi on this.  However, but I
strongly urge anyone convinced otherwise to step up to the plate and
win the million bucks.
Subject: Re: top muscle testers
From: sublime1-ga on 26 Nov 2005 11:33 PST

Thanks very much for the rating and the tip!

Best regards...


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