Continuing education

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Acupunctuur Nootdorp, Nootdorp

The muscle test as we know it in applied kinesiology is an excellent tool for TCM'ers to systematically analyze complex problems via the signals that the body gives itself and to trace them back to their origin. In this 4-day course, all aspects of this fascinating method are discussed and there is ample attention for its application in practice.

The response to the course in 2022 was very positive: • "I've taken muscle testing courses before, but this was the first time it was explained so to the point. I now really feel like I know what I'm doing." • "I tried it right away at home and the result was astonishingly accurate!" • "It's not easy to understand at first and even a bit confusing, but the second weekend everything fell into place and I'm confident that I can put it to good use in my practice." • "The best course I took in the last 20 years."

Course content

Based on TCM, the kinesiological muscle test is an excellent tool for making an energetic diagnosis and for finding points and point combinations that require treatment in the diagnosis. The muscle test enables the practitioner to systematically analyze complex problems and return them to their origin.

Due to the 'construction' of a complaint or problem over time, the personal character of the complaint and of the person behind it becomes visible, both for the therapist and for the person with the complaint.

Because the body speaks the language of the inner man through the muscle test, it is also possible to translate on a personal level and to tell what someone can contribute to the healing of his body and the healing of himself, thanks to the communication with the same inner man. With the help of the muscle test, someone can therefore learn how to use his self-healing or healing powers (again).

In addition, during the treatment process, the muscle test can also be used continuously to check whether equilibrium is actually restored.

About the teacher

Jan Willem Ilbrink became fascinated in 2011 by the total concept that Huub Verlinden had developed in the field of diagnosis and treatment using the muscle test. Over time, he has especially come to appreciate and further develop the emotional side and the inner strength of the human being of Huub's method.

Since then, he has used Huub's method with great success in his daily practice, including by combining it with Chinese herbs and supplements. The method can also be integrated very well in other forms of Acupuncture, Tuina, and Shiatsu.

Jan Willem has taken over the course with the approval of Huub Verlinden, who himself stopped giving the course “Kinesiology and acupuncture”, and further developed the teaching material.

About the course

During the lessons, the teaching material will be approached as practically as possible. A lot of time is set aside for practical practice.

After the first two days of classes, students will be able to master the muscle tests in such a way that they can already do research with them, especially for allergens and nutritional deficiencies. They will also be able to handle that.

Between the two study weekends, students can fully experiment at home, for example with the effect of sound, colors, gemstones, etc.

After the last two days of classes, students are able to perform a full treatment.

Although primarily intended for acupuncturists, the lessons can also be successfully followed and applied by therapists who work with acupuncture points. Tuina and Shiatsu therapists can stick a magnet on the acupuncture point instead of putting needles.

Course content

Day 1, part 1 - Muscle testing: what can you do with it.

In this lesson you will learn • apply muscle tests; • to work in concert with the client's body; • different handstands.

After this lesson you will be able to independently • to determine whether there are substances that the body experiences as unpleasant; • determine if there are physical areas that weaken the body; • to give a treatment using, among other things, sound and chakras.

Day 1, Part 2 - Muscle Testing and Allergies.

In this lesson you will learn • to check with muscle tests whether there is an intolerance or allergen; • the body to deal with these substances; • the importance of using water and good bowel function; • to ask the body some new questions; • as an encore how you can stimulate the immune system to tackle a virus that is present (for example herpes).

Day 2, Part 3 - Muscle Testing and Nutritional Deficiencies.

In this lesson you will learn • deal with determining nutritional deficiency via the Riddler points; • to determine whether there is an excess; • the emotional significance of any deficits; • the importance of detoxing or draining.

Day 2, Part 4 - Muscle Testing and Feeling or Emotions.

In this lesson you will learn • to determine whether a complaint is partly caused by underlying emotional aspects that you then learn to discuss; • to determine whether a complaint is partly caused by an unprocessed event; • how you can help the customer to process these feelings or events.

Day 3, Part 5 - Muscle Testing and Joint Problems.

In this lesson you will learn • to determine whether a complaint is caused by one of the joints; • the treatment thereof; • the difference between fixation and a dysfunction; • what a rebound signal is; • temporal tapping and its effect.

Day 3, part 6 - Muscle testing and the meaning of acupuncture.

This lesson is mainly about the treatment of a complaint with acupuncture and the story behind the complaint. Where acupuncture is mentioned, acupressure can also be read or even working with laser or other light.

In this lesson you will learn • the concept of dysorganization and its treatment; • to determine the complaint into a body in conjunction with the client's body; • to determine whether there is emptiness or fullness, heat or cold; • to estimate whether it concerns a complex complaint with several layers; • to find the most effective acupuncture points in consultation with the client's body; • to interpret the emotional meaning of these points from the “Acupuncture Atlas of the feelings” and to determine the story of the complaint; • you also learn to determine when the body needs help from outside.

Day 3, part 7 - Special treatments and integration.

In this lesson you will learn • treat a disturbing scar; • detect and help dissolve negative energy outside the body; • detect and help solve an aura problem; • integrate the various parts into a complete treatment; • finally a few details.

Day 4, Part 8 - Repetition and Practice

The treated material is practiced in practice in small groups and the theory is further elaborated where necessary.

After this lesson you will be able to perform a full treatment on all aspects.

Recommended teaching materials

Acupuncture Atlas of Emotions” by Huub Verlinden (ISBN: 978-9076189581).