The test can be done in two different ways:

Kinesiology muscle test

or with Dr Foll equipment .

The results of both tests are the same.

Testing allergies and intolerance by Kinesiology muscle test could be done for children and babies of all ages – this is surrogate testing. Sometimes its difficult to test patient if he or she is in pain, or limb is broken, or the child is too small to understand what is needed for muscle testing. In this case surrogate testing can be used. Its possible as a surrogate will reflect patients imbalances when they remain in physical contact with each other / usually mother holds baby/.

Kinesiology originated in 1964 through the work of Dr. George Goodheart, a Chiropractor who pioneered it. He discovered that the strength or weakness of every muscle was connected to the health or lack of health of a specific corresponding organ.
The consultation begins with the detailed discussion of your medical problems, medical history & general state of health.

1. Applied Kinesiology Muscle Testing

I often hear from my clients:

Muscle testing and allergies? Does it work? Is it accurate? It does work and yes it is accurate. After detecting first intolerane or allergy nearly everybody is saying I feel now how it works.  Its the feeling of losing the strength of the muscle. Well, when you are touched with allergen which your body considered to be enemy /allergy. intolerance/ you are immediately becoming weaker and you cannot resist the pressure.

It is possible to test allergies, food intolerance and food sensitivity by placing different substances on the hand and then testing the strength of various muscles.

Kinesiology originated in 1964 through the work of Dr. George Goodheart, a Chiropractor who pioneered it. He discovered that the strength or weakness of every muscle was connected to the health or lack of health of a specific corresponding organ. So different organ weaknesses and allergy/intolerance could be detected with the help of kinesiology. It is successfully used now for more than 50 years all over the world.
Weakness of specific muscle is taken as an indication of allergy.
Until recently practitioner was testing food allergy with food in the mouth! Dont worry I would not ask you to put food in the mouth! Using just the Pectoralis Major Clavicular (PMC) muscle which is related to the Stomach Meridian. The position for the PMC test was with the arm stretched out in front of the subject with the thumb pointing down. Pressure was on the top of the wrist to press downwards.
This JUST ONLY ONE muscle was used for testing different foods. Since it was related to the Stomach Meridian, it could be a reliable indicator for some foods, but not all type of food.
Later practitioners developed their own systems started to test foods with the arm held out to the side, parallel to the ground. This position tests the Deltoid muscle which is related to the Lung Meridian, which is not related to digestion but if somebody is eating food that does not agree with him or her then all the body is immediately becoming weak and this weakness show itself in the muscle weakness which is easily identified.

2. Test using Dr. Voll equipment

The electronic device can measure your body’s  resistance to different foods or allergens and according to the readings it is possible to make an opinion about possible allergies, sensitivity or intolerance.
The test will give you the short cut because usually the food elimination and re-introduction could be a very long process if you do it on your own.
I do not take blood sample or scratch the skin.

You cannot take the test if using Dr. Voll equipment if:

  • you have metal plates;
  • you have a pace maker;
  • you wear braces;
  • you have serious health problems
  • you use warfarin;
  • you are pregnant;
  • you are a baby;
  • you have a cold or flu on the day of the consultation.

If you have any of the above conditions  your allergies or intolerance  could be tested with the  applied kinesiology muscle test which does not have any restrictions.

This test can not  be used instead of the professional expertise of doctors.
So what will happen during the consultation?
Allergies can cause lot of different unpleasant symptoms – digestion problems such as bloatiness, diarrhoea, constipation, alternating diarrhoea and constipation, pains, discomfort, fatigue, many skin problems, respiratory problems, etc.
If somebody knows the allergen then it is better to avoid the food or drink with this allergen.
People can have an allergy to different items – it can be food, or just an ingredient in food, or E number that is in food, or dust, or dust mites or one or another sort of pollen and so on.
You could be also tested for medication you use. Please keep in mind that you cannot stop to use prescribed medication, only doctor can allow you to stop using medication.
I test for up to 80 different items or more if needed.
I write down your medical history.
After this I give the list with different food and drink and you choose what you would like to be tested for.
The allergy test is done with help of equipment, on the screen I will see if its intolerance or allergy or no allergy.
Another way to do the test is – applied kinesiology muscle test, I touch person with the sample of food and at the same time test the strength of the arm muscle, if the strength is reduced to compare with the strength when no allergen was in contact with the skin, then it means that there is a problem – intolerance or allergy. The results of both tests are the same.
The tests are non invasive, I do not scratch the skin or take blood. I do not do intra-dermal or prick test, these tests are done in hospital.
I have samples of more that 200 different food and drinks, of course gluten, lactose, then samples of common e numbers, inc. Monosodium glutamate which is in many products and lot of people have intolerance or allergy to it, also samples of different bacteria including helicobacter pylori – again very nasty one, which could cause lot of problems , streptococci, staphylococcus, etc. All samples are properly sealed in vials.
If its needed I can prescribe homeopathic remedies, to help to achieve better health quicker.
The consultation lasts approximately 1 hour and it is £75 for up to 80 different items. If you would like to test more than 80 items its additional price. Usually 80 items tested are well enough.

Tests for vitamins/minerals deficiency is separate test and cannot be included in the food/drink allergy testing.
Please let me know if you need more information – without any obligations.
Its a lot of information, think about it and if you are interested you could sent me an e mail.

For more information, please call Ipswich 01473720578 or e mail

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