Correcting the Autonomic Nervous System (“ANS”)

Nutrition Response Testing™ utilizes muscle testing in order to determine which area of the body should be addressed first. This is not woo-woo science. The body is one great big electrical feedback unit, and the nervous system provides the core of that feedback unit.

Your body should be able to multitask. You should be able to walk down the street, chew gum, talk to the person next to you, notice that the light has turned from green to red, smell the smoke that’s burning the building three blocks away, and hear the sirens coming from behind you. In other words, your nervous system should be able to multitask.

If your body is not able to multitask, you won’t be able to do more than one thing at a time. If, for example, a patient’s primary complaint is that they are having difficulty breathing while performing aerobic activities, or they get knee pain when going up stairs, or they have headache pain that occurs at apparently random times for “no reason,” Dr. Suzan Starler, D.C will use Nutrition Response Testing™ to find out which area of the body is most challenged at that moment. The patient is asked to hold out their arm, make it strong, and match the resistance that Dr. Suzan adds by pressing on the strong arm. Once a strong testing muscle has been identified, Dr. Suzan will immediately go to the area of complaint, gently apply pressure over the area, and if there in fact is a problem with that area, the patient will not be able to maintain the strength of the testing arm muscle. The body’s neurologic reflexes will cause more input to be focused on the area of complaint, and less on the testing arm, effectively causing the testing muscle to go weak. If, conversely, an area of the body other than the main area of complaint is challenged, then the testing muscle may stay strong, or if it is contributing to the area of complaint, it may go weak again. Either response provides valuable information and ultimately helps determine which area should first be addressed and which nutritional supplements may provide the most support for the patient. Providing that support will help the body’s antonomic nervous system operate at a higher level of efficiency, and thus hasten improvement.

How Nutrition Response Testing™ Works

When consulting with patients regarding their nutritional concerns, Dr. Suzan Starler, D.C., uses a system called Nutrition Response Testing™. Nutrition Response Testing™ helps Dr. Suzan determine which area of the body needs the most nutritional help at that time, and which nutritional support will best serve each individual’s needs in order to help restore your overall health and vitality.

Nutrition Response Testing™, is not used to diagnose or treat disease. There are two parts to the process: the analysis and the individually designed clinical nutrition program. First Dr. Suzan performs an analysis, and the information gained is then utilized to design a natural clinical nutrition program to handle the challenges/stresses affecting the patient’s body.
The analysis is done utilizing the body’s own acupuncture points and neurological reflexes. Nutrition Response Testing™ 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 of the body; it is a functional assessment of the body and its autonomic nervous system.

Each Nutrition Response Testing™ reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function, and indicates the effect that energy, or lack of energy, is having on the body. By analyzing the reflexes, Dr. Suzan has a system of monitoring your body at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, and that helps her identify exactly what the body needs and how well those needs are being met.

Once the weak area(s) of the body are identified, Dr. Suzan can determine which organ or system is causing most of the body’s challenges. At that point, she will test for possible stressors such as food allergies, various immune challenges, chemical exposure, heavy metal exposure, viral activity, etc.

Once the stressors are identified, the next step is to test specific, time-tested, proven, high quality nutritional formulas against those weak areas. Nutritional formulas may include whole food complexes, herbal remedies and homeopathic remedies. The design of the correct nutritional program is reflected in restoring strength to weak reflexes.
Just as each individual’s problems are unique to that individual, each protocol is unique for each patient. Should you have any questions as to whether or not this is a good fit for you, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Suzan. If you would like a verbal response, please be sure to leave your phone number, and the time of day when it is most convenient for you to receive a call back.

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