Over-arching Principle of MRT – Intention is King

Many have maligned the practice of Muscle Response Testing (MRT) as being subjective.  I agree.  It is subjective.   But the reason for its perceived weakness is also the reason for its profound power.  To discover that power one must ask the question, “To WHAT is/are MRT results subject?” and then, harness that answer.

As I wrote in the post explaining Muscle Response Testing under point #6, our thoughts, which affect our current, also affect our muscle response.**   This is why MRT is ‘subjective’.  The over arching determiner of the results you will get with MRT is the intention that you and the client hold.  Different practitioners hold different intentions and convince their clients accordingly, which is why different practitioners may get different herbal protocols for the same client – both protocols will do the good that was ‘intended’.   So intention is king in the world of MRT.  Here are some pitfalls for practitioners to avoid when testing themselves or others.


Intention can be misguided by the practitioner’s paradigm.

This is why Basic Foundational Principles must be considered.

By way of example, if a person goes to a MRT practitioner having received the diagnosis of parasites, that practitioner might hold the intention of helping the person ‘kill’ the parasites.  And a protocol for that intention is rendered.  If that same person came to me I would come up with an entirely different protocol because I would have explained that parasites have purpose and we need to clear up the underlying cause why they are there.  This may render a different protocol – perhaps.

Basic Principle #6 must also be appreciated in the role of intention.  A person comes to a practitioner wanting to feel better, which may yield a different course of remedies than one who understands the importance of getting better.  The good news is that neither course will hurt the client and the subjective aspect of the MRT can be understood as a good thing.


Results are biased by unwillingness to know or accept the truth. 

Anyone who has practiced MRT for a while has observed the attempt of certain clients to control the outcome.   Maybe they have purchased an expensive program and want to ‘make sure’ it is good for them – so they try to put up greater resistance.  They know the answer they want.

Sometimes a client will ask an MRT practitioner a question like this, “I want to know if I have cancer”.  The client knows what answer they want and this affects the answer they will get.  The emotional charge on something like this is huge.  The practitioner should refrain from indulging the client or simply ask first, “Is it OK if you do have cancer?”  It would be hard to feign ambivalence.

** A polygraph works on this principle.

More to come.



2 Responses to More to the Matter of Muscle Response Testing

  1. Brenda Lowrie says:

    I LOVE your website!! I have found so much great information on here and have told all my friends and family about it. I did not see any mention of NAET. Are you familiar with this? I did MRT testing for allergies when I started NAET treatments. Now I have heard of them using an IgE and IgG blood work panel. I did find scientific reports that these tests are not reliable and plain out expensive. What is your opinion on these tests?

    • PatBlockND says:

      I am familiar with NAET. It appears to be a way to help the body cope with its environment, but I think you could get closer to the underlying cause using MRT. And it appears that liver congestion with small intestine inflammation is that underlying cause.

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