Autonomic Response Testing (ART)

Are you suffering from an acute or chronic health condition? Would you like to take your health to another level?

Were you told “everything is fine” even though you feel sick?

Would you like to find and effectively treat the root cause of your symptom(s)?

Welcome to Autonomic Response Testing!

Autonomic Response Testing is a biofeedback enhanced physical examination that uses changes in muscle tone as the primary indicator of nervous system stress.  “ART” was developed by Dr. Dietrich Klinghart, MD, PhD, in order to correct problems within the autonomic nervous system. Most of the doctors using Autonomic Response Testing are medical doctors, chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists and dentists. Post Graduate training and certification is taught by the Klinghart Academy of Neurobiology.  In “ART”, doctors use signal enhancers, polarization filters, heart rate variability, O-ring testing, and muscle testing to access the health or dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. These tools allow for a much deeper level of testing not available to traditional kinesiologists.

autonomic_chartUnderstanding Autonomic Response Testing

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is part of the nervous system that we cannot consciously control. The autonomic system regulates heart rate, breathing, immune function, sleep patterns, and hormone regulation. It also controls blood pressure, blood sugar levels, tissue regeneration and detoxification. It’s easy to see how problems with the autonomic system can lead to many different types of health problems. Autonomic Response Testing can uncover and correct many problems that are affecting this system. There are two main divisions of the ANS: the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic. The Sympathetic Nerve System is responsible for your fight or flight reaction to stress. The Parasympathetic Nerve System is responsible for digestion, elimination, repair and rejuvenation. These systems control the organs, glands and blood vessels of your body.

How does it work?

The polygraph machine is a traditional way to evaluate part of the autonomic nervous system. In this setting, a person has electrodes attached to their body which measures things like heart rate, respiration and sweat gland activity. The person is then asked a series of questions. The autonomic nervous system is then monitored for stress reactions. Ina similar way, during the ART exam, the doctor uses muscle testing (not electrodes) to monitor changes in the autonomic nervous system in response to various stressors which are placed in the patient’s energy field.

Many patients have lost the ability for the ANS to regulate itself. This is called “blocked regulation”. Since the human body is a self-healing and regulating system, it is vital that we determine what is causing the inability to regulate and to correct it. This will often result in dramatic improvements in a person’s health. There are 7 common factors that cause blocked regulation:

  1. Toxins -heavy metals, pesticides, bio toxins, solvents, amalgams, etc.
  2. Nutritional deficiencies – minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, etc.
  3. Structural – spine, fascia, extremities, cranial, tmj/malocclusions/bridges, etc.
  4. Energetic – scars, meridians, tonsils, piercings, etc.
  5. Foods – wheat, dairy, corn, egg, soy, sugar, environmental pollen, etc.
  6. Geopathic stress / EMF – computers, cell phones, disturbed bed, etc.
  7. Unresolved Psycho-Emotional conflict

Autonomic Response Testing allows the doctor to find problems affecting your health which routinely go undetected in blood work or other means of physical exam. Dr. Pisker is eligible for certification in ART.

A typical visit may reveal that a patient has a gluten intolerance, heavy metal toxicity, and a scar from a previous appendix surgery that are all causing stress on the ANS. Treatment may include education on the avoidance of gluten foods, chlorella and ionic footbaths for metal detox and laser therapy & wheat germ oil for scar treatment.

ART practitioners have been able to evaluate and effectively treat numerous patients and is now being offered by some leading medical centers.