Nutrition Response Testing (NRT)
NRT is very precise and scientific. However, if we were to analyze you using NRT before it was explained to you, you might find it different from anything you may have experienced before. In medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the “disease” or syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.). With NRT we do not diagnose or treat the disease, but we also have two parts: the analysis and the personalized health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition).
Simply put, first we do an analysis and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in our analysis and your body and condition. The analysis is done through testing the body’s own neurological reflexes and acupuncture 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 different points on the surface of the body relate to the state of health and the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body. Interestingly, since the 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.
Think about it…Each NRT reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function. This reflex indicates the effect the energy, or the lack of energy is having on the body. By testing the NRT reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, and which helps to identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting those needs. Doesn’t this sound like something you would want for yourself in order to predict, with certainty, what is needed and wanted by the body to get you to the next stage of improved health?
How do we access the NRT reflexes in order to get this information? If we were to hook you up to an electro-cardiograph machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense to you right? What is actually happening during this procedure? Electrical energy from the heart is running over the wires. This electrical energy makes the electrocardiograph record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or a chart. We could then study this graph and tell you what it all means.
Here is what we do with Nutritional Response Testing. Instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being tested, the NRT practitioner contacts these points with their own hand. With their other hand, they will test the muscle strength of your extended arm. If the reflex being contacted by reducing energy to the extended arm, the arm will weaken and drop. This drop signifies underlying dysfunction, which can be affecting your health. Because we did an NRT analysis, and we found the “active” reflexes, we are then able to make specific nutritional recommendations to help the body return toward a more optimal state of health.