Nutrition Response Testing

New Patient Orientation

 

What is Nutrition Response Testing?

Nutrition Response Testing is very precise and scientific. However, if I were to analyze you using Nutrition Response Testing before it was explained to you, you might find it strange or simply not believable only because it is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before.

I can understand this because when I first saw this type of work being done, my first reaction was “Hmm, what is this strange stuff?” No one was more skeptical than I was. As a result, I studied Nutrition Response Testing extensively to see if it was for real. And I am sure happy I did because it has greatly helped me improve my health and the health of so many patients.

If you want to get healthy and stay healthy, it is important that you understand what Nutrition Response Testing is and what our recommendations are based on. Otherwise, you are less likely to follow through and actually do what you need to do to get well. If you don’t follow through, you won’t get well. And if you are not going to get well, why do it in the first place?

 

Let’s get started

In medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the “disease” or syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.).

In Nutrition Response Testing we do not diagnose or treat disease – but we also have two parts: the analysis (the assessment of your body’s current health status) and the personalized health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition).

 

First the Analysis

The analysis is done through testing the body’s own neurological reflexes and certain acupuncture points. Nutrition Response Testing analyzes the different points and areas on the surface of the body that relate to the state of health and to the flow of energy. The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job it is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture, which is thousands of years old. Interestingly, since the human anatomy has not changed significantly, the utilization of these reflexes and specific points have become extremely useful in our practice because they are so accurate!

 

How Do We Do The Nutrition Response Testing Analysis?

What is actually happening during this procedure? Electrical energy from the heart is running over the body. This electrical energy makes the electrocardiograph record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. I could then study this graph and tell you what it all means.

Here is what we do with Nutrition Response Testing. Instead of connecting electrodes to the reflex areas being tested, the Nutrition Response Testing practitioner contacts these areas with their own hand. With the other hand, he/she will test the muscle of your extended arm. If the reflex being contacted is “active” the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm, and the arm will weaken and drop. This drop signifies underlying stress or dysfunction, which can be affecting your health.

 

The “Personalized Health Improvement Program”

Our next step is to test specific, time-tested and proven, highest-possible quality nutritional formulas against those weak areas, to find which ones bring the reflexes back to strength.

Our decades of clinical experience tell us that when we have found the correct nutritional supplements, as indicated by this procedure, and have worked out a highly personalized nutritional supplement schedule, we have identified the most important first step in correcting the underlying deficiency or imbalance that caused the reflex to be active in the first place. By following the program as precisely as possible, you are well on your way to restoring normal function and improving your health.

 

What is a Designed Clinical Nutrition?

“Designed Clinical Nutrition” is exactly that: designed (especially prepared based on a specific plan) clinical (pertaining to the results gotten in or actual practice on patients) nutrition (real food, designed by nature to enable the body to repair itself and grow healthfully).

It is whole food in a tablet, capsule or powder, prepared using a unique manufacturing process that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components. These real food supplements have been designed to match the needs of the body, as determined by the positive response shown. These deficiencies may be due to your past personal eating habits and routines, or to the lack of quality in the foods commercially available in grocery stores or restaurants today.

Designed Clinical Nutrition is not ‘over-the-counter’ vitamins that are pharma­ceutically engineered chemical fractions of vitamin reproduced in a laboratory. Because they are not made from whole foods, they are not “genuine replacement parts” as they lack many of the essential elements normally present in whole foods. If they are not derived from whole foods, they often make you even more nutritionally out-of-balance. They can create other health problems because they do not contain all of the co-factors found in nature that make the vitamins work.

 

There is a Great Deal of Technology and Know-How Behind What We Do

Having been designed through decades of clinical use on tens of thousands of patients, and on patients from many different types of health care practitioners, you can be assured that Nutrition Response Testing is capable of evaluating and solving your health concerns. A complete analysis can be done on each subsequent visit. Often these reveal additional layers of dysfunction. These can then be addressed in the correct sequence for your body.

Each patient gets a completely individualized program. Therefore, since very case is different, by following the correct sequence as revealed through Nutrition Response Testing, even the most complicated cases can be handled.

 

Is it Possible to Restore Your Health?

Many people we see in our practice have eaten themselves into their current state of ill-health, to one degree or another. The deficiencies or imbalances lead to a breakdown in resistance, or immunity, and a loss of the ability to cope with environmental stresses.

With this understanding of what we do, how and why we do, can you see how we might be able to help you do something effective to get yourself well? And once that is achieved, do you see how you might be able to use this approach to stay well?

 

Welcome to the world of better health!

 

Dr. Zhao Su, D.C., L.Ac.