Autonomic Response Testing (ART)
Autonomic Response Testing
also known as Applied Kinesiology (AK), is a simple safe, natural method of
analyzing the body's structural, physical, mental, emotional and
nutritional needs. Imbalances or deficiency in any of these areas could
cause or contribute to various acute or chronic health problems.
ART is a technique that utilizes a muscle
response as an indicator and assessment of the
life force status of each
organ, gland, system, or structure. This energy assessment is accomplished
by testing bio-electrical reflexes, which relate to acupuncture points and
meridians (the body's bio-electrical pathways), and monitoring the
reactance of the muscle when in contact with these points. When performing
ART, the practitioner typically applies a
single, controlled downward push on the wrist of the patient's
outstretched arm while also making contact with a specific reflex point on
the patient's body. The more the body reacts when an energy imbalance is
located, the weaker the muscle.
Response Testing, is a
technique based on the bio-electrical reflexes of the body that
correspond brain signaling, organs, and metabolic processes. When an
organ is imbalanced, there is either increased or decreased electrical
activity around that reflex. The practitioner can pick up that signal
through a simple muscle testing procedure. For example, there are reflexes
to indicate if and why a person is retaining fluid. Fluid is responsible
in many cases of obesity. There are reflexes for yeast infection,
staphylococcus, streptococcus, tired blood (anemia), reproductive
problems, parasites airborne allergies, virus, gall bladder, spleen etc.
In many cases, a reflex will point to a problem that is sub-clinical or
simply went undetected by traditional medical forms of testing.
symptoms of a health problem are treated while the actual source of the
problem continues to go undetected. For example, headaches are treated
with aspirin, coughs are treated with cough medicine. If these symptoms
persist, expensive tests are run and stronger medications are prescribed. With
ART, a practitioner can determine is a
health problem is structural, physical, nutritional, mental or emotional.
not a method of diagnosis. It is a means by which a health
practitioner uses the body's reflexes to accurately determine the root
cause of a health problem.
Kinesiology is one of the fastest growing natural therapies in the
world. Practiced in over 100 countries, many believe it is the most
effective stand-alone technology of the future in alternative medicine.
Kinesiology is used to detect and release blockages in the energy
pathways of the body. These blockages can be caused by physical,
emotional, biochemical or electromagnetic stressors. Through rebalancing
its energies, the body's innate healing ability is restored, thereby
improving health, enhancing performance, reducing stress and enabling us
to achieve our highest potentials.
Appled Kinesiology Research, Published Papers and Articles
Finding and Treating the Cause, Not the Symptoms
Traditionally, western medicine treats symptoms and
diseases through differential diagnosis. It is a systematic procedure
where the physician begins by observing the patient's symptoms, examining
the patient, and taking the patient's personal and family history. The
most likely causes of the symptoms are listed as possibilities. The
physician will ask questions and perform tests to eliminate possibilities
until he or she is satisfied that the "single most likely cause" has been
identified. A diagnosis is made, and treatment is prescribed. For example,
if a patient has an acid stomach, antacids are given. If the gallbladder
is causing pain, it is taken out. If the sinuses are congested,
antihistamines and decongestants are prescribed. If that doesn't help, the
sinuses are scraped. Inhalers and steroids are given to control asthma.
However, the question remains, "What is the cause?" If one is unable to
determine the cause, patients are doomed to a life which, at best,
consists of symptom management, with no hope for complete healing.
Kinesiology Offers Hope
With ART neither symptoms nor specific diseases are treated. It is not a
system of differential diagnosis, but a technique in which the
correct the energy imbalance by finding and treating the cause. In the
analysis ART aims to discover what caused the energy blockage or
imbalance whereby dis-ease
might flourish. With this information a personalized, specific management
plan can be created and implemented to care for the patient as a whole:
body, mind, and spirit. With ART, patients are given hope. Not just hope
that they can manage, but hope that the cause(s) will be found and that
complete healing will take place. This is the focus and determined goal of
practitioners who utilize ART.
Kinesiology helps the body to heal itself or reach a specified goal by
balancing its energies.
Stress, imbalances and blockages in the nervous system, subconscious mind,
muscles, organs, glands as well as emotional energy centers can be
detected by testing the tension in certain muscles and then released.
the body's primary nutritional needs can be detected in a matter of
minutes. Once the problem areas are identified, dietary measures, organic
food concentrates, homeopathics, vitamin / mineral therapies and other
natural supplements may be used used to support the body's effort to heal
itself. ART is simple, precise and cost effective.
Response Testing offers:
natural health-care approach
Integration of practices
including Oriental Medicine, Herbology, Applied Kinesiology,
Clinical Nutrition, vitamin / mineral therapies, Homeopathy, and detoxification therapies
A technique to
body’s constitutional strengths and weaknesses, organ imbalances and
A way to determine
nutritional formulas and individualized dietary programs that support your body
techniques that can systematically clear and rebuild your body’s
does not reveal disease and an appointment doesn’t lead to a diagnosis.
While the technique can reveal some current conditions and stress
affecting body systems, it is most useful for prevention
and long-term health.
How does Autonomic Response
Hundreds of miles of nerves
carry electrical energy and connect with every organ, gland, muscle and
tissue. There are approximately 75 known reflex areas on the skin which
represent various organs, glands and bone structures. When the body becomes ill there is an interruption of nerve energy to
these reflexes. The reflex, when tested, will act similar to a circuit
breaker under an overload.
To test a reflex, the ART
or Applied Kinesiology practitioner will use the subject's arm
muscle (or any other muscle) as
a "circuit" indicator. When the practitioner's fingertip comes near or
touches a healthy reflex, the arm muscle will remain very strong. Nerve
energy is flowing freely. The practitioner will not be able to push the
person's arm down without exerting a lot of force.
However, if the arm muscle
is suddenly weak, and the practitioner can easily push the subject's arm
down, a "hot circuit breaker" has been located. The nerve energy has been
interrupted. Using this reflex information, the practitioner will know if
the problem is structural, physical or nutritional.
nutritional deficiencies are uncovered, an exact nutritional support can
be given to help the body heal. (Note: if the deficiency has a structural
component which cannot be helped by nutrition or nutrition alone, this can
also be determined so that steps can be taken to get these corrected as
Most of us don't think about the flow of energy necessary for
our body to perform
all of its intricate functions. We breathe, blink, and go from an
easy walk to an urgent run as we cross a busy street as well as process
complex issues all without actually thinking about how this is able to
happen. A healthy body is able to adapt according to the given situation
and environment. It's called homeostasis. Energy flows balanced and free
to every minute area enabling each cell, organ, and system to live and
Unfortunately our bodies can also experience energy imbalances.
The flow of energy to an organ, gland, system, or structure may be disrupted, or it
may be flowing with too high or too low of a frequency necessary for
well-being. Interference in the natural, balanced vibrational frequencies of the body causes one to be predisposed
to illness and dis-ease. Someone in this state of energy imbalance can be
affected by the many causes of disease e.g. stress, poor nutrition,
bacteria, etc. Symptoms appear. At onset these may only cause minimal
irritation. However, if left unchecked the body would continue to
deteriorate into a more severe state of dis-ease.
Appled Kinesiology Research, Published Papers and Articles
About Your Body
for your brain cells, 50,000,000 of the cells in your body will have
died and been replaced with others
you have been reading this
adult heart beats about 40,000,000 times a year. In one hour, the heart
works hard enough to produce
enough energy to raise almost one ton of
weight one yard from the ground.
liver is often called the body's chemical factory. Scientists have
counted 500 different liver functions.
central nervous system is connected to every part of the body by 43
pairs of nerves. Twelve pairs go to
and from the brain, and 31 go from
the spinal cord. There are nearly 45 miles of nerves running through our
Messages travel along the nerves as electrical impulses. The fastest
they travel is about 248 miles per hour.
In one square
inch of skin, there are four yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells,
100 sweat glands,
and three yards of blood vessels.
body is a wonderful, complex creation. In order to maintain optimal
health, all of its organs, glands,
and tissues must be in
good working condition. The electrical system (nervous system) must
be carrying energy to all areas. There must not be any short
circuits. Finally, your body must be
proper nutrition to maintain optimum health.
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