Nutrition Response Testing
Nutrition Response Testing™ NRT is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before. As with our other services AAT-Advanced Allergy Therapeutics and PSYCH-K, Nutrition Response Testing utilizes MRT, muscle response testing, to help us determine what your body’s organs need for proper function. It is important for you to understand Nutrition Response Testing™ because it is the foundation upon which we base our recommendations, and if you don’t understand it you may be less likely to follow through with our advice. Most clients experience 90% or better improvement in their overall health by using NRT.
In medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the “disease” or syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.). In Nutrition Response Testing™ we do not diagnose or treat disease but we also have two parts: the analysis and the personalized health improvement program (using whole food clinical nutrition).
The analysis is performed simply by using your body’s own muscle group in combination with acupressure points to determine where the underlying weakness is in the body and then, using the same technique we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in the analysis.
The analysis is done by testing the body’s reflexes and acupressure points. The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture, which is thousands of years old.
NRT is a study of how the different points on the surface of the body relate to the state of health and to the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body. Since human anatomy has not changed significantly in thousands of years, the utilization of these reflexes and specific points has become extremely useful in our practice because they are so accurate.
Each NRT reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function, and indicates the effect that energy, or the lack of energy, is having on the body. By testing these reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that helps us identify what your needs and how well we are meeting those needs. Doesn’t this sound like something you would want for yourself in order to determine what is needed and wanted by the body to help you reach the next stage of optimal health?
These reflex points are used like as if we were to hook you up to an EKG machine and take a reading. What is actually happening during that procedure is that 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. 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 his/her own hand. With the other hand, he/she will test the muscles of your extended arm. If the reflex being contacted is active, the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the muscles in the extended arm and the arm will weaken and drop. This drop signifies underlying stress or dysfunction, which may be affecting your health.
Our next step is to test specific high quality nutritional supplements against those weak areas to find which ones bring the reflexes back to strength. Decades of clinical experience tell us that when we have found the correct nutritional supplements, as indicated by this procedure, and when we work out a highly personalized nutritional supplement schedule. We have accomplished the important first step of supporting the underlying deficiency or imbalance that caused the reflex to be active in the first place. By following the program as precisely as possible, you are well on your way to restoring normal function and improving your health. It’s that simple! In Nutrition Response Testing™ we use designed clinical nutrition to address the causes of the problem, so that the body can regain the ability to heal and support itself.
NRT methods have been designed through decades of clinical use on tens of thousands of clients, and on clients from many different types of health care practitioners, you can be assured that Nutrition Response Testing™ is capable of evaluating and possibly solving your health concerns.
A complete NRT analysis can be done on each client on each subsequent visit, thereby revealing the next layers of dysfunction so these can also be addressed and supported.
In this way, each client gets completely individualized handling in the correct sequence for his or her body. By following the correct sequence as revealed through Nutrition Response Testing™, you don’t guess your diet or supplements. With a correctly done NRT analysis, we can determine the correct food supplements for you – designed to give your body the best possible chance of getting well and staying well.
Many people I see in practice have eaten themselves into their current state of ill-health, to one degree or another. Nutritional deficiencies or imbalances lead to a breakdown in resistance, or immunity, and a loss of the ability to cope with environmental stresses (chemical, microscopic, or otherwise). The good news is that it may be possible to reverse the process.