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How To Ask Your Body What It Really Needs

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 by in Blog | 13 comments

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As many of you know, I am a kinesiologist. I test all kinds of things for my clients. Foods. Supplements. What techniques or therapies will actually work to make them better.

A good way to understand kinesiology is that it is critical point analysis.

Your body knows best.

Living organisms move towards that which makes them better and away from that which harms them.


Yesterday, I received an email from a client in another state.

She is on many prescription medications as well as natural supplements.

She had been feeling nauseated and weak and wasn’t sure whether or not one of her drugs was making her sick.


Here is a simple technique you can do to ask your body what it really needs.

Step One. Get clear. Unless you are actually neutral, you will not be able to get accurate information. There are many ways to get neutral, but here is a simple one that I use. Please keep in mind that I grew up in a Christian household. This is simply what I say and do. You may find another way or another wording.

I rub my hands together, collect chi, and pass them over my head three times. As I do so, I say to myself, “I clear my energy in the name of God the father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Ghost.”


Step Two. Calibrate yes and no. You will be asking simple yes and no questions. Stand up, on your own two feet, and shut your eyes. Shutting your eyes will allow you to go more into a feeling state rather than a thinking state. You want to feel your body and get out of your head. Say to yourself, “Show me a yes.” Notice what happens. More than likely, you will sway slightly forward. Then say, “Show me a no.” More than likely, you will sway slightly backwards.


Step Three. Then ask permission to ask questions about your subject, in this case whether a drug or supplement or food is right for your body at this time. It is important to ask for permission for many reasons. You may not be ready to hear the answers you actually get. You may be experiencing interference. Interference could be from other people or electromagnetic energies such as a cell phone or microwave or even computer. You may not be aware of what is interfering with the situation, but if you get no, just stop. Wait until another time or place.


Step Four. Once you get a clear yes, you can begin. Hold the substance at your thymus gland. The thymus is at the center of your chest. Now when I use kinesiology to test any substance, I test far more than just the thymus. I usually test how something affects your immune system, your blood sugar, whether you assimilate it or tolerate it and how it affects your immune system. That’s five questions, and that is just for starters. So when I test something for you, it’s going to be a lot more thorough and much deeper on all levels. What I am teaching you right now is how to do a quick and dirty test when you are on your own.


Step Five. Shut your eyes, holding the substance at your thymus gland. Ask your body to give you a clear message about whether or not, in general, this substance is good for you. If you sway forward, that’s a yes. If you sway backwards, that’s a no. If you stay in the middle, that means it’s neutral. It doesn’t hurt you but it also doesn’t necessarily help you.

Many people are taking lots and lots of drugs and supplements that are actually hurting them or that their body doesn’t need.

This week, I just asked one of my clients to bring in ALL her supplements, as I knew she had a lot and that the whole situation was actually confusing her. She brought in three huge grocery bags of natural products.

Many times also, if someone has been ill for awhile, they become accustomed to taking a lot of supplements or drugs even if they don’t actually need them.

If you want to test more than one substance, drug or supplement at a time, I recommend that you take a break between each one or clear your energy just like you did in the beginning, as each substance will affect your energy field and you don’t want to get confused when you test.


This is a simple way for you to figure this out for yourself. Then you and I can work together to more thoroughly determine a therapeutic dosage of any substance, how much will actually make you better and at what point the amount is too much and making you worse.

Vitamin C, for example, may be good for you, but at a certain dosage, it could upset your gastrointestinal system.


Another important question that I work with people on is overall combinations. A may be good for you and B may also be good also but A and B together spell an overall disaster and overload your organs.


Your body knows what it needs. All you have to do is get out of your head and actually listen.

If you are interested in learning more, please call Catherine Carrigan at 678-612-8816 or email for a FREE 15 minute consultation.


  1. What if in step 2, the no and yes are switched. Swaying backward for yes and forward for no?

    • Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for reading my blog. A couple of thoughts:
      1. Make sure you are in neutral. If you are not emotionally clear, you may not be in neutral. For more information about what it means to be in neutral, I recommend you read either of my books, What Is Healing? Awaken Your Intuitive Power for Health and Happiness and/or Unlimited Energy Now. Both of these books contain extensive information on this subject.
      2. It is possible that you could be psychologically reversed. When a person is psychologically reversed, they are not in neutral.
      3. It is also possible that this is a normal answer for you. Clear your energy, get neutral and ask your angels and spiritual guides to be extremely clear with you.
      If you need further assistance in learning how to get your own guidance, you can set up an appointment with me and I can identify if there is any interference that is keeping you from receiving clear information. You can reach me at, 678-612-8816 or on the Skype at catherinecarrigan.
      Hope this helps. Catherine

      • I will try to call you when I have a moment. One more question, what if you sway forward and then when you ask again, you sway backwards or vice versa? Thank you.

      • I will try to call you when I have a chance. One more question: What if you sway both ways?

        • Hi Melissa – It sounds like you may not be in neutral. To receive our guidance, we have to get our ego out of the way. We all have issues that bring up a lot of emotion for us. That’s when it is good to consult with someone who is not emotionally invested and can assist you to get clear on the subject. Hope that helps!

    • Awesome info! Thank you.

      • Hi Kathy, Thanks so much for reading my blog. So glad this article was helpful! Catherine Carrigan

  2. Can it fell you if you are pregnant? because mine is saying yes

    • In order to get accurate intuitive information, you yourself need to be in neutral. Sometimes a really good thing to ask yourself internally is, “Am I able to be neutral about this subject?” If you are heavily emotionally invested in the outcome you may need to find other avenues for answering your questions.

  3. What is the individual does not move forward or backward to any question

    • Janice, There are many fine details to answering your question. First, in order to receive guidance you must be in neutral. If you are FINE – frustrated, insecure, neurotic or emotional – you are not in neutral. If you think you know the answers already you are not in neutral. If you are afraid to hear your own guidance you are not in neutral. Second, you may not have a good enough mind-body connection to be able to perceive subtle energy. There are many other possibilities. I do healing work with clients to help them clear their blocks to being able to be neutral and to be able to receive their own soul guidance. Let me know if you would like to set upon appointment. If you are in the US call 678-612-8816. If you are outside the US call the same number via WhatsApp. Or you can email Hope that helps!

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