Can Our Reflexes Tell Us What Our Body Needs?
by Dr. Donald L. Piccoli on 10/17/12
Nutrition Response Testing, originated by Dr. Freddie Ulan, is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body in order to determine the underlying causes of ill health. When these are corrected through safe, natural, nutritional means, the body can repair itself in order to attain and maintain more optimum health.
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). Simply put, first we do an analysis, and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in our analysis of your body and condition.
Nutrition Response Testing 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 in each and every organ and function of the body. 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.
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 testing the Nutrition Response Testing reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, and that helps us identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting that need.
If I were to hook you up to an electro-cardiograph machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense to you, right? What is actually happening during this procedure? Electrical energy from the heart is running over the wires. 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”
Let’s say the liver or kidney reflexes are active. Then what? 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 Designed Clinical Nutrition?
“Designed Clinical Nutrition” is exactly that: designed (especially prepared based on a specific plan) clinical (pertaining to the results obtained in clinical use or actual practice on huge numbers of patients over many years) nutrition (real food, designed by nature to enable the body to repair itself and grow healthfully).
It is concentrated, whole food in a tablet, capsule or powder, prepared using a unique manufacturing process that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components that make it work as nature intended. These real food supplements have been designed to match the needs of the body, as determined by the positive response shown when tested against the active Nutrition Response Testing reflexes that were found on your individual Nutrition Response Testing analysis. These are nutrients you are simply not getting, or not assimilating, in your current diet. These deficiencies may be due to your past personal eating habits and routines, but it is for sure due, in some large extent, to the lack of quality in the foods commercially available in grocery stores or restaurants today.
An example of a whole food could be carrots. Carrots are high in Vitamin A Complex. A ‘complex’ is something made up of many different parts that work together. Synthetic vitamin A does not contain the whole ‘Vitamin A Complex’ found in nature. So, if we were looking for a food high in Vitamin A, carrots might be one of our choices. If one actually were deficient in any of the components of Vitamin A complex, one would be wise to seek out a supplement that was made from whole foods that were rich in this complex – not from chemicals reengineered in a laboratory to look like one little part of the Vitamin A Complex that has erroneously been labeled as “Vitamin A.” Vitamins that are being used all over today generally only need to have a small percentage of their actual content derived from natural sources to be labeled “natural.” If they are not derived from whole foods, they often make you even more deficient and 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.
Is it Possible to Restore Your Health?
Many people these days have actually 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 (chemical or metal toxicity, microscopic, food intolerances, etc.). Designed Clinical Nutrition provides the right basic materials. With this understanding, can you see how Nutrition Response Testing 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?
Dr. Donald L. Piccoli is certified in advanced Nutrition Response Testing and is the director of Holistic Solutions in Kensington, CT.