When muscle testing becomes muscle monitoring
What makes Energy Kinesiology different from other types of holistic health care is its use of muscle monitoring.
Muscle monitoring is a biofeedback mechanism that lets the client’s body tell the practitioner where the stress occurs, what caused the stress, and what type of correction is needed for the body to move into balance.
During the session, the practitioner notices changes in the indicator muscle while listening to the client, touching points on the body, or bringing in other information.
Most imbalances in the body – physical pain, illness, depression, anxiety, learning problems – are caused by stress. Stress can be defined as a decrease in normal functioning in a muscle or an organ, or in a behavior or state of being.
If our normal function is disrupted for a long period of time, physical and emotional disease will manifest. 
Muscle testing basics – With muscle testing in general we position the limb in such a way the muscle to be tested is in its shortest position. And to perform the muscle test we push the limb in the direction of the maximum lengthening of that muscle. We look for resistance, under isometric pressure. After which we declare a state of “strong”, “weak” or “blocked”.
Correction method – We also have the axiom of George Goodheart that any given muscle is related to one acupuncture meridian, a certain neurolymphatic point, a certain neurovasculair point, a basic meridian emotion. Knowing this we can test for a best correction method.
Triad of Health – We also know the “Triad of Health” within Applied Kinesiology, where the side of the triangle are made up of Structure, Mental, Chemical. Fields in which an inbalance may occur, where one of these fields may get the focus for administering a correction.
Muscle monitoring versus Muscle testing – This is where Applied Kinesiology stops, and where Specialized Kinesiology kicks in. (According to the writers Walter H Schmitt, Jr & Scott C Cuthbert.) Because when you really observe when muscle testing with a very light touch, you notice you are not testing the strength of any muscle, period. You find that you are really experiencing the reaction of the nervous system in basic. This is why muscle testing really should be called MUSCLE MONITORING.
Body Mind Spirit – Going back to the “Triad of Health” of Applied Kinesiology, you easily can see this is made up with Muscle in mind. Now when you read previous you may start to realize this approach makes the nervous system basic (muscle monitoring) and not the Muscle. You can easily make a picture of another “Triad of Health” where the sides are made up of … Body Mind Spirit Connection.
Holistic approach – Keeping what works and letting go what does not work, brings us in a situation where we offer correction within one of the fields: Body. Mind (Feeling-Thinking) Spirit (Intuition-Intelligence) Connection (Energy-Vitality). It is easy to see the holistic magnitude this picture gives you.
Ofcourse one should not see the differences in black and white. Just for the sake of explanation is has picture been this way. Because there is not a practitioner of Applied Kinesiology who does not work within terms of Specialized Kinesiology and vice versa. The main difference you might find is the amount of pressure that is being used for getting the wanted information.
Note: Realizing the importance of the Nervous System (it is really phenomonal) I put a note out for clients in The Netherlands to let me help experience their problems with Migraine, Whiplash, Coma, Fibromyalgia etc.