Bio-Response Test (BRT)

The Bio-Response Test (BRT) is based on the concept that your body intuitively knows – more than your conscious mind – what therapies, substances, lifestyle choices or ideas are most beneficial for your health. The basic theory is that your body exhibits a measurable muscle weakness when its bioenergetic field intersects with something dysfunctional or imbalanced. According to one major review of more than 100 research studies, “manual muscle testing employed by chiropractors, physical therapists and neurologists was shown to be a clinically useful tool.”[1] Articles published in medical journals have validated the reliability of muscle testing for dozens of different applications.[2] Still, all the research is useless for you if not put to the test. Give it a try right now!

Here are the basics of how it works:

BRT: The Basics

 – Stand facing your healing buddy. Raise your dominant arm straight in front of you at shoulder height, parallel to the floor, with your elbow locked straight. Your partner will apply downward pressure to your wrist.

– If your arm remains firm and steady, not going down at all, that is a strong response. Next, hold some food or a household item, or make a statement related to your health. Your arm will go weak when you hold or say things that are unhealthy for you.

– If your arm is weak or mushy and goes down a few inches, that is a weak response. Your healing buddy should not push down more than about three inches if you have a weak response. Next, hold a food or household item, or make a statement related to your health. Your weak arm will go strong when you hold or say things that are healthy for you.

You can use the Bio-Response Test to determine what lifestyle choices are good for your health. Combine BRT with Tap Into Potential (TIP) to identify and reprogram negative thought patterns. BRT can help you develop the positive attitudes and healthy lifestyles that are needed for your Healing Revolution in ways that conventional knowledge and testing cannot do. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying BRT. And remember, this is merely an introduction to a complex topic that can help guide all your lifestyle choices as they apply to the Eight Essentials. For more information on this practice, read the article “An In-Depth Look at Bio-Response Test (BRT).”                                                               

[1] Scott C. Cuthbert and George J. Goodheart, Jr., On the Reliability and Validity of Manual MuscleTesting: A Literature Review, Chiropractic & Osteopathy, 6 March 2007, 15(1):4.
[2] Research Supporting the Reliability of The Manual Muscle Testwww.icakusa.com/files/Research-Reliability-of-the-Manual-Muscle-Test1.pdf (January 2014).

This is adapted from Dr. Frank King’s book, The Healing Revolution: Eight Essentials to Awaken Abundant Life, Naturally. Copyright 2014, Frank J. King Jr. All rights reserved. Do not use without permission from the author.