Nutrition Response Testing
A non -invasive system of analyzing the body in order to determine the underlying causes of ill health. When these are corrected through safe, natural, nutritional means, the body can repair itself in order to attain and maintain more optimum balance and health. Using different reflexes on the surface of the body, that relate to the individual's state of health and the function of all the organs in the body. Nutrition Response Testing is very precise and scientific.
The following is an overview of what NRT is and just how it can help you achieve a better state of health. This is included in an Initial Acupuncture Wellness Visit and follow-up visits.
What is Nutrition Response Testing?
Imagine being able to evaluate your health without undergoing radiation-generating exams. Imagine still, receiving an extensive, thorough report on the state of your health without invasive tests, IVs, or any form of unnecessary poking or prodding. While Western medicine tends to rely on the tools, machines, and medications at its disposal, Traditional Chinese Medicine looks to the body itself for guidance, for it knows that the answers to how well we are functioning lie within, and not in a test tube, laboratory, or centrifuge.
Nutrition Response Testing Explained
There are a number of non-invasive ways by which to evaluate one’s health on microcellular levels as well as macro levels of overall functioning. The beliefs to which our practice subscribes allow us to analyze your overall health by listening to your body and truly hearing what it has to say. Through Nutrition Response Testing, certified practitioners examine musculature, reflexes, and energy flow, or chi, as it moves throughout the body. Without elaborate testing, needle stabs, or lengthy wait times, we can provide you with a synopsis of your health, the ways in which personalized nutritional supplements can treat it, all without the use of drugs, radiation, or surgical procedures.
Reflexes and Acupressure Points
Well, one of the most important ways we gather our information is by not only assessing your reflexes and meridians but observing the neurological responses and ways in which your body responds to key stimuli. How is this done? Allow us to explain.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are pressure points, or meridians, throughout the body that correspond to specific organs. If upon physical exam there appears to be a blockage in the flow of energy connected to or emanating from these points, we can determine what organ systems need to be treated, how best to intervene, and what type of supplements we will need to create for you.
Your reflexes, much like acupressure points, correspond to specific organ systems and their functions. If tests that measure one’s central and peripheral nervous system reflexes result in delayed, repetitive, or otherwise unexpected responses, interventions targeting the system connected to that reflex can and should be treated.
The doctor will have you lie down, extending one arm up toward the ceiling. He will be performing a sensitivity test - this is important to remember. He will push down on your arm, asking you to resist and meet his pressure. You will only be pushing against the doctor to meet the amount of force he is pushing with, which is minimal.
The doctor will then be placing his other hand on the reflex points. When the reflex is active, the nervous system responds by decreasing the energy to that area and resulting in the weakening of your extended arm. This can be very obvious or very slight. We will do our best to demonstrate the difference to you during the test. The drop in your arm signifies underlying stress on that organ or dysfunction, which could be affecting your health.
For example, through testing, we find that the Gallbladder reflex is active. NOW, WHAT??? The next step is to test specific nutritional formulas of the highest quality against the weak area, to find exactly what your body needs to bring it back to strength. Whatever the body needs are added to your health improvement program.
Once we have found the right combination of whole food nutritional supplements that will support the weak reflex, you have accomplished the first and most important step in correcting the bodies underlying imbalances. These imbalances are what caused the reflex to be active in the first place. You have now opened the door for your own body to begin to regain the ability to correct itself.
Through NRT, we can do an analysis of how your body is functioning, and determine the exact nutrients that you need to supplement your current diet, helping to bring balance and better health. We will always only recommend the highest quality whole food supplements to you. Depending on your individual situation, we may also suggest some other lifestyle changes you can make to help speed along the restoration process and bring about the best possible results.