Nutrition Response Testing
Using muscle response testing Dr. Dellaria is able to test over different neurological and acupuncture reflex points relating to different organs and glands to see if these areas are stressed resulting in dysfunction and possibly symptoms. After locating the areas of weakness based on the muscle response test, the doctor will begin to identify what nutrient or substance will help to strengthen or support this weakness.
This technique is called Nutrition Response Testing or NRT. Although many variations of this technique have existed over the years, this particular technique was developed by Dr. Freddie Ulan, DC, CCN.
Each reflex that is contacted represents a specific organ, tissue or gland. Through testing these points we can assess whether that area of the body is stressed. This may result in dysfunction and symptoms. The doctor with one hand will contact the particular reflex point and with the other hand will test the muscle of your extended arm for strength. If the reflex being contacted is stressed then the nervous system will decrease energy to the muscle in your extended arm and the muscle being tested will go weak, temporarily.
This NRT testing allows us to target the most important area of dysfunction at a time rather than treating everything at once. This allows for targeted nutritional supplements for a specific area of the body every step of the way as your body begins to heal rather than an all at once approach which can get rather expensive.
Typically this NRT testing is performed anywhere from once per week to once every two months depending on the severity of the symptoms the person is experiencing and how quickly they would like to see results.