Autonomic Response Testing
“Unfortunately repressed emotions do not die. They are silenced, but they continue to affect the person.” - Sigmund Freud
There are many forms of muscle testing used by kinesiologists, but Autonomic Response Testing (ART) uses the latest findings of quantum and biophotonic physics to aid in the assessment of the body. This allows the testing to go into much deeper levels. A polarization filter and signal enhancers are used to get stronger, clearer feedback from the body, testing for a variety of causes for disharmony such as infections like candida, parasites, or Lyme Disease, or toxicity such as heavy metals, chemical toxicity as well as emotions, autoimmunity and scars.
The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) involuntarily acts within our body. Without our knowledge, the ANS regulates our breathing, heart rate, digestion, immune function and sleep patterns, hormones, blood pressure, regulates blood sugar, tissue repair and liver and kidney detoxification. ANS disorders can be part of a disease including Parkinson’s, Lyme Disease, and diabetes, or even just part of a chronic pain system that you cannot find the answer to. Disharmonies in this system can be affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or even repressed emotions. Some types are temporary, but many worsen over time. When they affect your breathing or heart function, these disorders can be life-threatening.
Autonomic Response Testing (ART)
ART is an enhanced biofeedback physical exam which uses changes in muscle tone as the primary indicator. It was developed by Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD. ART is a comprehensive diagnostic system used in treatment to evaluate the patient using the ANS to determine bodily function (not specific diseases). This highly structured and sophisticated muscle testing biofeedback system is designed to give reliable and reproducible results. This medical assessment tool discovers generalized and localized ANS disturbances and can be helpful in determining the root causes of health complaints where all else has prevailed.
Dr. Casey Kohlman uses this system with patients at Ananta Health to find hidden causes that cannot be found with other testing. She has found that this testing has given deeper insight into complicated cases, and can be used on its own, or in conjunction with other therapies and treatments.