BioScan SRT BioFeedback Testing
What is BioScan SRT?
BioScan SRT testing is a form of electrodermal testing that uses a small electrical current to measure the body's response to different stressors. It was developed in the 1940s by Dr. Voll and is similar to an EKG or EEG. The testing process involves placing a small electrode on the skin, and a small current is then passed through the body. The body's response to the current is measured and recorded, providing information about areas of weakness, stress or balance in the patient's body. The results of the test can be used to identify potential health issues and guide treatment plans. It is non-invasive and safe method to get a comprehensive view of the patient's health and wellness. Additionally, this method allows for testing without the need for the patient to be physically present in the office.
Dr. Rebecca Risk uses it as a diagnostic tool to identify potential health issues and guide treatment plans. The results of the BioScan SRT test can provide information about areas of weakness, stress or imbalance in the patient's body, and can be used in conjunction with other diagnostic tests and medical history to create a comprehensive view of the patient's health.
BioScan SRT is a tool of holistic medicine, which emphasizes a holistic approach to treatment and focuses on the whole person rather than just specific symptoms or illnesses. In this context, the test results may be used to identify imbalances in the body's energy systems and to guide the selection of natural remedies such as herbs, supplements, and lifestyle changes to restore balance and promote healing.
Example of the BioScan SRT scans
BioScan SRT is a non-invasive and safe form of electrodermal testing that uses a small electrical current to measure the body's response to stressors. The test is performed in-person, where electrodes are attached to the patient's middle fingers at specific acupuncture points. A pulse is then passed through the acupuncture point to take the measurements. The results provide insight into areas of weakness, stress, or imbalance in the patient's body, which can be used by practitioners like Dr. Risk to identify potential health issues and guide treatment plans. The ability to test without the patient being physically present in the office makes BioScan SRT a valuable diagnostic tool for practitioners.
BioScan SRT as a Distant Patient
BioScan SRT can also be performed for patients who are not physically present in the office. In this case, the patient will need to provide a small sample of their hair via mail. This allows for the same level of testing and results as an in-person visit, making it a convenient option for those who live far from the office or are unable to come in person.
The testing process starts with a 100-point assessment to test body systems and screen for external pathogens and toxicity, such as heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, Lyme Disease, parasites and candida), seventy-eight food and environmental allergies. It also includes testing for seventy-eight food and environmental allergies. The testing concludes by identifying specific supplements and herbs that will help correct inflammation present in the patient's body.
It is important to note that the results and testing are the same whether the patient comes in person or sends in their hair sample for testing. This is due to the technology is able to test and offer the same outcome. Also, it is worth mentioning that the results are specific to each person, so it is not uncommon for two people with the same condition to be given a different supplement protocol.
Patient and Practitioner
Practicing since 2006, Dr. Risk uses her training in Chinese Medicine, supplements and vitamins and acupuncture to relate to the technology of the BioScan SRT. The use of acupuncture points during the reading allows the BioScan SRT to measure weakness (degeneration) and stress (inflammation). It has been proven that acupuncture points are communication centers in our nervous system that are sending messages to the brain. By taking these measurements in the body using these points, an accurate overview of stress in the body is obtained. The patient will receive a print out of all the testing, and progress and changes will be monitored at each follow up visit (which is typically every 6 weeks)
Patients are typically tested in six weeks cycles to allow the body to heal on the prescribed protocol. In this time, the patient may have lifestyle and diet changes, and is welcome to contact the office with questions. The goal in testing is to allow the patients™ main complain to heal or become less/more tolerable and then move on to a maintenance testing, which is less often (frequency done case by case).