NUTRITIONAL AUTONOMIC RESPONSE TESTING (NART) AND RELATED TECHNIQUES
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© July 2013, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
This article is difficult to write, because I must be critical of some very well known practitioners. However, I cannot recommend NART, resonance response testing, and most other kinesiological and acupuncture testing techniques used for recommending nutritional products.
I realize that they give very fast symptomatic relief and this is amazing to see and wonderful for the patient or client. However, in all cases that I have investigated, they unbalance body chemistry and lead to worse problems later.
BALANCE ONLY METHODS
These and other similar methods basically balance the body in some way. This is better than using drugs, in some ways. However, it is not the same as nutritional balancing, which seeks to rebuild the body, make if much more yang, and cause development.
The balance only methods do not address the deeper nutritional imbalances such as toxic metal excess and serious deficiency states that everyone today has. This is the reason I cannot recommend these methods.
DANGEROUS AT ONE LEVEL
They are as dangerous as using medical drugs because they give a person the feeling that they are better, when they are really not better at deep levels. The person is simply more balanced in some way, so the body works better. However, deeper nutritional problems and toxicity problems have not been addressed.
The problem applies to Jin Shin Jyutsu, homeopathy, some acupuncture, most acupressure, and other strictly balancing methods such as Toftness and other chiropractic methods, at times. The person will feel better but the method does not correct at the deepest levels to begin with, as does nutritional balancing, and that is the difference.
AN EXAMPLE TO EXPLAIN WHAT I MEAN
With NART and most kinesological and reflex response testing, or acupuncture testing, one looks for the most imbalanced part of the body such as the thyroid gland, or perhaps the adrenals, or the spleen, or the stomach, or something else. Or one might find the worst imbalance in the upper spine, for example, with some chiropractic techniques.
Then one corrects this and the patient feels better. The patient is then directed, usually, to return for another visit in a week or whenever and the practitioner does the method again, and corrects the next “level” or layer of imbalance. The idea is that by doing this over and over, one will eventually clear the body of all imbalances.
Chelating doctors do the same thing. They detect the worst toxic metal such as mercury, for example, and then they give a series of treatments or a product such as chlorella or vitamins to correct this. Then they may do another test and find the next worse problem, and treat that, and so on.
The problem with this method is that there is no “big picture” in these methods. These methods are just not comprehensive enough for today’s health problems, which always involve the diet, lifestyle, toxic metals and toxic chemicals.
By comparison, nutritional balancing, by paying the most attention to the oxidation rate and to the major mineral ratios, regardless of everything else, always starts and finishes at a deeper level. Correcting other things such as the liver, kidneys, thyroid, adrenals, digestion, etc. is always made secondary. This is the critical difference between these methods. So please stay away from all autonomic reflex testing, kinesiology, meridian testing, homeopathy, and most electrical testing methods as well.