What is Nutrition Response Testing?
Nutrition Response Testing is very precise and scientific. However, it is most likely very different from anything you may have ever experienced before. Nutrition Response Testing uses a deep understanding of the functioning of the body to determine where certain stressors lie in your body. The key is not to diagnose a disease and treat a symptom, but to identify the root cause, and allow the body to heal by supporting it nutritionally.
Analyzing the Body
The first step of Nutrition Response Testing is the analysis. The analysis is done through testing the body’s own neurological reflexes. These reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job it is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. When your body is analyzed through Nutrition Response Testing, your clinician will contact certain neurological reflex points with a light touch of his or her own hand. With their other hand, your clinician will gently test the muscle strength of your extended arm. Each of these reflex points represents a specific organ, system, or function, and the reaction of your extended arm indicates the effect that the flow of energy to that organ is having on the body. If we were to hook you up to an EKG machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense to you, right? What is actually happening during that procedure? Electrical energy from the heart is running over the wires. This electrical energy makes the EKG record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. We could then study this graph and tell you what it all means. In Nutrition Response Testing, instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being tested, the practitioner contacts these points with their hand. With the other hand, they will challenge the muscles of your extended arm.
Let’s break it down…
Nutrition Response Testing is a study of how your body’s own neurological reflex points relate to the state of health and the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body. This natural flow of energy running through the body is the way in which the brain communicates with every organ, system, and function. When a Nutrition Response Testing clinician applies even a light pressure to one of your reflex points while also testing the muscle strength of your extended arm, your brain is forced to choose which is more important, and, therefore, will receive more energy. If the organ, system, or function corresponding to this reflex point is distressed, your arm will weaken and drop. If the organ is functioning properly, the arm will stay strong. In this way, your body will “tell” your clinician not only which of your organs, systems, or functions are distressed, but also which one is most important. Distress within an organ, system, or function could be caused by a variety of factors. These factors can include food or immune related challenges, scars, heavy metals, along with toxic chemicals.
Healing the Dysfunction
So let’s say the kidney reflex is weak. What then? The next step is to test specific high-quality nutritional formulas against that weak area in order to find which ones bring the reflexes back to strength. In this way, each patient gets completely individualized support in the correct order for his or her body. By following a personalized supplemental protocol based on your individual areas of need, you are getting your body back on track to be the self-healing and self-regulating machine it was designed to be. Like opening a combination lock, you must use the numbers in the right sequence and correct direction but then the lock opens. Health is waiting.