The arm-length test
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The arm-length test

Learn how to use the arm-length test

  • Stand up and let your arms hang loosely at your sides. Relax your shoulders and arms.
  • Now bring your hands together in a relaxed manner in front of your body, right at its center. Turn the backs of your hands outward so you can use your thumbnails as a measuring tool.
  • When you’re in balance, your thumbs are at the same height.
  • Bring your arms back to the sides of your body and apply spherical vision.
  • Say “yes” and once more bring your arms together in front of your body. Again, they will be equally long.
  • Relax your arms again and let them hang loosely at your sides.
  • Now say “no” and bring your arms together in front of your body.
  • This time, your thumbs will not be at the same height. There will be a difference in length, except if you are caught in a state of rigidity.
  • Your body says “no.” It is stressed when it says something negative. Now practice this once more with your eyes closed.
Initial position of both arms
“Yes” or balance
“No” or stress

I often close my eyes when I want to sense something, as one can often see better this way.

At the beginning, the difference in the length of your arms during testing can often still be fairly small—that is, 0.5–1.5 inches. The more relaxed you become and the more you practice, the greater it will be. Even differences of about four inches aren’t uncommon. Just relax, and your answers will be totally clear. With time, it will no longer matter to you how your thumbs respond, because you will trust your body. You will have become a perfect tester. In this way, you can communicate with your subconscious through your body, you can talk to it:

  • Think of something positive—your arms are equally long.
  • Think of something negative—the length of your arms differs.

Your stress and lie detector is always with you.

Testing: initial situations

  • Regular test: When you say “yes” and test, your arms are equally long. When you say “no” and test, the length of your arms differs. You’re ready to test!
  • Initial stress: If your arms already differ in length when saying “yes,” you are out of balance. One side of your inner scale already has a weight on it.
  • With “no,” you’re now adding a weight on the other side. The scale looks like it’s balanced, although there are weights on both sides. For those of you who are more mathematically inclined: Two “no’s” equal one “yes.”
  • The first thing to do is treat yourself so that you’re able to test. You can use colors, essential oils, herbal teas, music, meditations or any other way to heal yourself that is available to you.
  • Blockage or rigidity: You’re frozen, shock frozen—either in balance or in stress. Your arms no longer respond when you say “yes” or “no.” They remain the same—either equally long, or their length differs. The first thing to do is treat yourself!

Response options when using the arm-length test

The arm-length test can do more than just show a “yes” or “no.” It can also express a small “no” or low stress, or a big “no” or high stress. And it can reveal allergies and panic.

“Yes” or balance
Small “no” or low stress
Medium “no” or stress response
Big “no” or stress response
Allergy or panic response
  • Allergy or panic: The difference in arm length will keep increasing as you repeat the testing several times in a row. The cause can be an allergy or an emotional panic.
  • It’s an allergy if you’re testing food, shampoo, a dental filling or any other material or substance to which you might have an allergic reaction.
  • It’s panic if you’re thinking of a situation that causes a panic reaction in you.

Questions or statements—yes/no or balance/stress

How do I interpret the response of my arms? This depends on what you’re testing:

  • If you test statements such as “I do . . .,” then equally long arms indicate “Balance. This is good for me.” Arms differing in length, however, mean “Stress. This is not good for me.” With such statements, you can already test reliably as a beginner.
  • If you test questions such as “Should I do . . .?” or “Does . . . harm me?”, assessing the response of your arms depends entirely on how the question is phrased. The test can only reveal a “yes” or “no.” If it really harms you, as expressed by your question, your arms are equally long. Your body says “yes.”

Testing with questions is an option that I recommend to those who are already confident in using the test, and who consider in advance what a “yes” or “no” response to that question means to them.

Assessing the test response

  • When testing statements: Your arms being equally long means: “In balance. It’s good for me.” Your arms differing in length means: “Stress. This is not good for me.”
  • When testing questions: Your arms being equally long means: “Yes, this is correct.” Your arms differing in length means: “No, this is incorrect.”

Sample statements

  • I imagine eating that yogurt.
  • I imagine wearing this piece of clothes in that color for the whole day.
  • Liver. (That is, simply the word liver to test this organ.)
  • I visualize taking certain medication.

Sample questions

  • Has this irritation or disorder of the liver been there for more than five months?
  • Can I influence this symptom in this spot?
  • Is this the right medication?
  • Is this my own issue?
  • Have I taken this issue over, am carrying it?
  • Should I first treat the mother in order to treat the sick child?