Autonomic Response Testing
What is Autonomic Response Testing (ART)?
Autonomic Response Testing (ART) is an advanced biofeedback assessment that:
Helps identify chronic infections, organ imbalances, and toxicity in your body.
Helps identify the proper remedies or therapies to clear the imbalances.
Helps prioritize your current issues and the most effective treatments for your body in real time.
ART was developed by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., PhD, along with Louisa Williams, MC, DC, ND and Yoshiaki Omura, MD,
as an advanced form of muscle testing
Evaluating the Autonomic Nervous System
ART is an accurate and efficient way of evaluating your autonomic nervous system’s response to a variety of stressors.
The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is the part of our nervous system that functions automatically and requires no
conscious thought. The ANS controls the beating of your heart, blood pressure, detoxification of toxins, digestion, and brain function. There are many stressors both inside and outside your body that can interfere with the proper function of the ANS. Autonomic response testing identifies which stressors are interfering with ANS function.
These stressors could be:
Infections – bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi
The Difference in Functional Healthcare and Traditional Medicine
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.
Autonomic Response Testing is a technology that reveals the "missing piece", the key to
solving your health concerns. By accessing the autonomic nervous system (ANS), critical
information about your bodily functions is discovered. Autonomic means "occurring
involuntarily." Bodily functions like eye blinking, heart and breathing rates, digestive
metabolism, immune response, hormone regulation, and so forth are regulated by the ANS.
The technique is PAINLESS, POWERFUL and PERSONALIZED.
We then pinpoint the correct supplements- vitamins, herbs, homeopathics and treatments for
your body and recommend needed dietary and lifestyle changes. The result is a
personalized health improvement program that addresses your own body's imbalances and
corrects its operation.
Our goals are the same as yours: achieving good health and feeling
good again --- safely, naturally, and effectively. By following your personalized Autonomic
Response Testing program, you will experience and sustain better health. It's that simple!
How Does Autonomic Response Testing Work?
Finding and Treating The Cause, Not The Symptoms
Why Not Just Rely On Lab Results?
While laboratory tests using blood, urine, stool, and saliva are invaluable in diagnosing patients, there are many cases where this testing doesn’t give us a complete picture.
For example, the gold standard test to diagnose parasites is stool analysis. But stool analysis has been found to miss as many as 40% of parasitic infection cases. Even direct blood analysis to diagnose infections can often result in false negatives.
This is especially true for stealth infections. Stealth infections are microbes like mycoplasma, viruses, and some bacteria that can hide inside human cells and tissues, evading detection by your immune system. Essentially, they set up house in your cells and live happily there, hidden from view. In fact, more and more research is finding that stealth, chronic infection is contributing to many types of chronic illness and is vastly under-diagnosed.
ART gives us additional, valuable information about what’s going on inside your body. We use ART, along with lab testing, to guide and prioritize treatments. So we’re only proceeding to certain treatments when you’re ready for them.