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Demonstrating Energy Testing During an Introductory Lecture

Donna Eden
David Feinstein, Ph.D.

The following principles were presented at


taught by the authors in Phoenix, AZ, May 17, 2004.

This write-up is based on notes that were compiled by Cheryl Hiebert during the class.

One of the most effective ways of introducing Energy Medicine to a new group is to demonstrate the immediate effects of various interventions by using “before” and “after” energy tests. While demonstrating Energy Medicine to a formal audience assumes that you have had a reasonable amount of training, of all the skills you should bolster before making a public presentation, Energy Testing is the most important.

Once you are confident in your energy testing abilities, you can demonstrate energy interventions in numerous ways with volunteers from your audience. Here are 16 demonstrations that lend themselves particularly well when working with a group that is new to Energy Medicine. You do not have to be able to “see” the person’s energies, just ask the right question and do the test!

  1. Do a general indicator test. If the muscle stays strong, trace stomach meridian backward. Test. The muscle should test weak. Then trace stomach meridian forward. Test again. The muscle should test strong.

  2. If, when you do the initial general indicator test above, the muscle tests weak, the person’s energy is probably running backward. You can demonstrate this by having the person walk backward and testing. The muscle will have become strong. Then have the person walk forward. The test will show weak. Work the person’s K-27 points (firmly). The person will now stay strong on the test after walking forward.

  3. Ask the audience if someone is feeling tired. You will be demonstrating how meridians can be running backward. If the above person went weak on the first general indicator test, then you’ve already demonstrated this principle in Point 2 above. Otherwise, ask this question and then test and treat as above.

  4. Ask if someone is feeling overwhelmed or scrambled or unable to keep their mind focused. Have the person read something from a book or follow your finger from the left to the right (the normal reading direction). At this point, a general indicator test will probably test weak, and the person will test strong when reading backward or following a finger from the right to the left. The correction is the Wayne Cook posture. You can also test several audience members to see if they go weak while the person is reading to them. If you plan to do this, test the audience before the person reads out loud for a baseline. Then, after the reader has done the Wayne Cook posture, test them again while being read to. They will retain their strength.

  5. If the Wayne Cook posture did not result in a strong re-test on the reader, the person is probably homolateral. Do not re-test the audience until correcting for this. Instead, do a homolateral test on the reader, energy testing as the person looks at an X and again while looking at parallel lines. Weak to the X and strong to parallel lines indicates the person is in a homolateral pattern. Correct this using the homolateral crossover, at least 3 complete patterns, or until the person tests strong after doing the cross-crawl portion. The person will now test strong to an X and weak to parallel lines, indicating the energies affecting the brain are crossing over adequately. Now the person will stay strong while reading, as will the audience.

  6. If the Wayne Cook demonstration did not lead to a demonstration of homolateral crossover, ask the audience if there is someone who has a chronic health condition or a more recent health problem that has resisted healing. Both almost always indicates homolateral patterning. Test and treat as in number 5. The reading and audience portions are not generally included when demonstrating homolateral crossover (they are for demonstrating Wayne Cook).

  7. If someone is not responding as expected, do some or all of the following: three thumps, hook-up, blow-out, figure 8s, smoothing the aura, smoothing around the ears.

  8. To demonstrate “Connecting Heaven and Earth,” ask if someone is feeling disconnected or stagnant. Using the general indicator test, energy localize at the joints (neck, wrists, elbows, waist, hips, knees, ankles). Chances are the person will test weak at some or all of these. Then have the person (and the class) do the “Heaven and Earth” exercise and retest. This exercise demonstrates how energy can get stuck in the joints, and it can help prevent conditions like arthritis. It reconnects the top and bottom of the body as well. It is also a good one to use on the spot if you feel you have taken in too much energy and need to release it.

  9. To demonstrate the frontal “Neurovascular” hold (the “Oh my God” points), have the person bring to mind a stressful thought. A general indicator test will show weakness. That is how fast stress hits the body. While the person continues to hold the thought (“Get into the full misery of it”), place your fingertips on the frontal neurovasculars. Hold until you feel a slight pulse (sometimes if the person is under a great deal of stress, this could take a very long time, but within a couple of minutes there will be enough improvement that the test will pick it up—you can be talking to the audience during this time). Once you get even a light pulse or a couple of minutes have passed, when the person brings the stress to mind, the muscle will test strong.

  10. To demonstrate the power of central meridian in protecting oneself, ask for a volunteer who feels vulnerable or who, when around other people, picks up their “stuff” too easily. Do the following:

  11. a. Demonstrate the “zip-up” by tracing central meridian and testing (should test strong, if not, massage K-27 and repeat).

    b. Trace the meridian backward. Test to show that it is weak. Strengthen. Retest.

    c. Step back 6 feet and trace the meridian forward or backward with your eyes. Test after each.

    d. It is now time to have the person face the audience. Promise you will leave them 1) strong, and 2) with the new tools for protecting themselves in a crowd.

    e. Ask the audience to bring an unpleasant thought to mind. It need not be related to the person on stage. Test the person. The thought will have set an atmosphere that weakened them. Repeat, this time with the audience holding a positive thought. The person will test strong.

    f. Show the audience how to “zip up” with their eyes when you give a thumbs up, how to “zip down” with their eyes when you give a thumbs down, and have the demonstration person close his or her eyes. Give a thumbs up and test. Give another thumbs up. Test. Give a thumbs down and test. Even though the person’s eyes are closed, he or she will almost always test strong when the audience does a zip up and test weak when zipped down. If not, have the person do a “blow out” and repeat. This is necessary because this indicates some people have collected so much energy that they cannot even take in positive energy and need to release the excess.

    g. For the finale, teach the person how to do a “zip up” mentally, how to “lock it” with an imaginary key, and how to put the key in a safe place (central meridian is also the meridian that governs hypnosis and self-suggestions). Once this has been done, have the person close his or her eyes. Instruct the audience to zip down and attempt to weaken the person in other ways as well, using their thoughts. As this is happening, retest. The person virtually always stays strong, “beating” the crowd.

  12. Ask the audience if anyone cannot touch the floor or would like to be able to bend over further. Have the volunteer bend over as everyone views how far down the person can go. This provides a baseline. Do a crown pull and then massage the small Intestine neurolymphatics on the inside of the thighs. Have the person bend over again. QED.

  13. Have one or two participants hold their breaths as long as they can while you time them. Then vigorously stimulate the lung neurolymphatic points on the sternum. Again, time them as they hold their breath as long as they can. Again, QED.

  14. Ask for someone who feels ungrounded—perhaps they were on an airplane shortly before the class. Do a polarity test: use the general indicator while holding your palm over the person’s head. Then reverse your palm so the back of your hand is facing the person’s head. If the polarities are as they should be, the first test will show strong, the second weak. If the polarities are reversed, the first test will show weak, the second strong. To correct: slide the rounded side of a stainless steel spoon along the bottoms of the person’s feet (4 times from the sole of the foot to the toes). This “spooning” hooks up with the nerves, grounds the body, and corrects for polarity reversals. Polarity is key for taking in energy! If the person is also homolateral, you may need to use the Wayne Cook or Homolateral Crossover as well. Other corrections for polarity reversal include massaging the gait reflexes on the top of the feet between the metatarsals, doing a crown pull, doing the polarity breath (breathing in and out of one nostril three times while pushing in the other side of the nose to close the other nostril. Do this on both sides), doing a hook-up, or spinning a magnet over the beginning and endpoints of all the meridians.

  15. To test to see if someone needs a spinal flush, place a finger next to the person’s spine, on the left side, and keep testing as you move your fingers down the spine. See how many spots test weak. Then do the same down the right side of the spine. If several spots are weak, do the spinal flush and retest.

  16. To demonstrate the belt flow, ask for someone who feels disconnected from the lower part of their body. Check the belt flow (energy localize at the waist and do a general indicator test). Treat (pull across the waist several times, ending by pulling the energy down the opposite leg from the side of the waist where you began; repeat on the other side). Retest.

  17. To demonstrate surrogate testing. Ask for a couple to come up where one partner is feeling good physically and the other is dragging a bit. One will almost always test strong, the other weak. Have them hold hands. The one who is feeling good will now test weak and the other will test strong. Explain and demonstrate how this oddity can be used to “surrogate test” someone who can’t hold an arm firm for an energy test, such as an infant, a pet, or someone in a coma. Then have both people do the three thumps and hold hands again. Both will be strong.

From the “Handout Bank” of the Energy Medicine Institute