Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blue Moon and Muscle Testing. Not Just Hocus Pocus!

     Have you been feeling out of sorts lately? Kind of like you're in a fog? Well, you are not the only one! We have a full "Blue" Moon coming up on July 31 and it's a doozy! The reason it is called a Blue Moon is because it's the second full moon of this month. And it's also super powerful. Please read the next section of this newsletter to know how it will affect you and what you can do about it!
     And have you heard of Muscle Testing? I've heard of those two words, but I never understood what it exactly was until ReSheeda started working here. She explained it to me and showed me what goes on during it, and I have to say that it is awesome stuff! Read the section on Muscle Testing and see if it is something you're interested in. Trust me, it's cool.

     Once in a Blue Moon - July 31, 2015. Where did that expression come from?
     A blue moon occurs when there are two full moons in the same month. Because a moon cycle lasts for about a month, the timing has to be just right to get two in the same month.
July 2 was a full moon. July 31 will be, too. Hence, blue moon 2015.
The last time this happened was August 2012, when there was a full moon on August 31 that year. The next blue moon will be an even rarer event. Because of their timing coinciding with a leap year, both January and March of 2018 will have a blue moon. The last time that happened was 1999.
To answer a common question: no, the moon won't actually be the color blue. While there are some conditions that can cause the moon to appear a shade of blue-smoke, a concentration of certain particles-the name has nothing to do with the moon's color.
It dates back to a 16th-century piece of literature using the word "belewe," to betray, to refer to a moon that doesn't properly mark the end of a farming season. The "blue" caught on in the early 1900s and now generally refers to two full moons in the same month.
Next blue moon: Jan 31, 2018.

     And the effects of a Blue or Full Moon? All objects including stars, planets and satellite bodies along with their attributes emanate subtle frequencies. These physical attributes and subtle-frequencies affect us in varying degrees at a physical and subtle-level. The frequencies emanating from the Moon affect the frequencies of the mental body (i.e. mind of human beings). By 'mind' we mean our feelings, emotions, and click here to read more

     And now to switch gears: What is Muscle Testing? Is that just hocus pocus? Often as a holistic practitioner, I am asked these questions in my line of work in Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine, and Energy Medicine. Here I offer answers based on my knowledge and experience.
Muscle Testing, or formally, Applied Kinesiology, is something I perform daily. Historically, it is a technique developed by Dr. Goodhart, a chiropractor, during the 1960's. Today is it used globally by millions of professionals. Applied Kinesiology has various names: Total Body Modification (TBM), Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), Applied Psycho Neurobiology (APN), Autonomic Response Testing (ART), Applied Psycho-NeurobiologyPsycho (APN), and Touch for Health. I simplify its name and call it Muscle Testing.
The basis of Kinesiology is that the body is like an electrical piece of equipment, which is controlled by an incredibly complex computer, namely the brain. The brain continuously communicates with each of the 639 muscles in the body.

If a muscle is electrically in balance, it is possible to measure a constant electrical signal from the brain to that muscle and back again, much the same as two faxes 'talking' to each other. However, when the body is overstressed (through a chemical, emotional, structural or electrical cause), the electrical signals in one or more muscles go weak. It is like a fuse in your fuse box blowing. The body figures that it is better to blow a fuse than the whole thing.
I use muscle testing as a non-invasive way of evaluating the body's imbalances and assessing its needs. It involves testing the body's responses when applying slight pressure to a large muscle, to provide information on energy blockages, the functioning of the organs, nutritional deficiencies, and food sensitivities, among other things. It can also be used to test the body's responses to herbs and other remedies.

     There is nothing magical about muscle testing. It's important for me to educate clients about how and why it works. I was introduced to muscle testing through a Naturopath Doctor in 2006 when my then one-year-old son was facing possible surgery. He muscle tested my child and advised me as to what herbs would fix his digestive issues. In comparison, the hospital offered no other remedy but surgery. I took the Naturopath's advice and my son recovered.  

This led to my mission to get trained in various holistic techniques to help people when traditional medicine fails them. It is called holistic medicine because I treat the "whole" person, never just a symptom. The root of my help stems from my heart, not my pockets. My goal is to help hundreds, perhaps to reach millions if that is what I am led to do. I challenge those who don't understand holistic techniques to open yourself up to knowledge that can bring your health into the light. 

     I (ReSheeda) am available for appointments. Please contact The Sacred Self to schedule.

Resheeda Bowman is a Holistic Practitioner at Sacred Self, 800 Washington Street, Canton 02021 visit: and  
She practices Body Cleansing Programs, Muscle Testing & Nutritional Biofeedback, Reiki, and Brain Repatterning & Balancing