Suppose the testing has been working fine, and then suddenly you can't get a clear result (what I call a "definite maybe") or get no result at all. Check the following:
1. Sloppy Testing. You press apart the fingers before applying pressure between the circuit fingers. This happens most often when we have been testing for awhile and become over-confident or do the testing too quickly. I think it happens to all of us from time to time and serves to remind us to keep our attention on the matter at hand. (Excuse the pun.) Especially in the beginning, start a kinesiology session by "warming up" — that is, by calibrating your fingers and pressure. Ask yourself some of those obvious questions. Feel a few positive and negative responses. This warm-up allows you to equalize your finger pressure and reminds you what positive and negative responses feel like before you start.
2. External Distractions. Trying to test in a noisy or active area can cause you to lose concentration. The testing will feel unclear or mushy. Often, simply moving to a quiet, calm spot and concentrating on what you are doing will be just what’s needed for successful testing.
3. Focus or Concentration. Even in a quiet spot, one's mind may wander and the testing will feel fuzzy, weak or contradictory. It is important to concentrate throughout the process. Check how you are feeling. If you're tired, I suggest you not try to test until you have rested a bit. And if you have to go to the bathroom, do it. That little situation is a sure concentration-destroyer.
4. Your Battery Fluids are Low. If we are dehydrated, our electrical responses can be weakened or unreliable. Drink water! If you’re in the middle of testing and you feel thirsty, stop the testing and drink water. If you are thirsty before you start testing, drink water before you begin. If you have a tendency towards dehydration because you don’t drink enough water throughout the day, have a glass of water next to you during the testing and drink up when you feel thirsty.