I have little faith and belief in the muscle testing/FCT in my experience. It helps some people and some people believe in it, and that's great for them. That is not my case however.
Here is a copy/post from a prior post of my personal experience/opinion:
I'm no longer a fan of muscle testing, based on years of going in circles with it. We also did FCT. In both situations, we've had labs contradict what they found.
I did keep an open mind, as I desperately wanted it to help. But in the end, it did not. This was through multiple practitioners. For multiple years.
In one example (FCT), I was told two of my kids were full of a bunch of different parasites. This "appeared" to be influenced by one of my kids telling him that we got new kittens at the time. After the testing, I got a lecture about taking such kittens to the vet. What he didn't know was that they were already treated before we got them and then again after we got them... and I diligently followed up with the vet to make sure they were all clear of parasites. I am a little extreme on this and would constantly make my kids wash their hands in the beginning (until all clear and then thereafter for awhile), and they never dealt with the kitty litter boxes.
But if that doesn't get you suspicious, then when my other kid and I went on a different date, the practitioner forgot and didn't "find" any parasite issues in either of us. Really? Two of them are full of parasites from the kittens and two of us are not? Trust me - all of us handled the kittens a ton!
AND if that doesn't get you suspicious... I did not use any of his "remedies". Instead, I tested my sickest kid at the time (Kid#1) for parasites via a stool sample from our regular doctor. The lab found NOTHING for parasites (which actually surprised our lyme doctor). Yes, I know that labs can be wrong, but I find it ironic that my kid was supposedly FULL of different parasites and the lab came back with nothing - nothing at all.
In addition, he told me all of us were clear from lyme and coinfections, when clearly none of us were (also confirmed with some lab testing afterwards as well as serious regressions for two other kids - lab confirmed for me).
This practitioner is sought after, and I have heard from other people on how much they were helped by him. I seriously don't get it. That was my last straw, and we quit seeing that one.
As for the muscle testing practitioner, I liked this practitioner, although he was a bit quirky. He sure knew his nutrition and how the body worked. His knowledge was impressive. But he would frequently tell us lyme then no lyme then lyme then no lyme.... same with coinfections. His herbal combination tincture was amazing initially, but the effects did not last for any of us.
I have no doubt that others have been helped by such practitioners. But they weren't for us. And I no longer believe in that methodology for testing.
But if it helps an individual and they are content and trusting of such, then so be it as long as it's helping them.
Thank you very much for sharing this. It just confirms my doubts about
this llmd. I’m glad I have an appointment with a new llmd (my 7th ☹️) later this month. I believe in labs, mostly because I spent almost 12 years as a medical lab scientist. That doesn’t mean that labs will show that Lyme disease and its coinfections are present, or parasites. We all know that testing is far from perfect for us. Having no parasites show up in your stool sample is a very common thing for all patients, regardless of Lyme disease or not. It’s not a perfect test either. Though these things are true about
labs, I still believe in labs over mysticism.