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Energy Response Testing – FAQ’s


What is Energy Response Testing?

Energy Response Testing is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of ill or non-optimum health. It is a simplified and targeted method of the art and science of Applied Kinesiology also known as “muscle testing.”

What are we testing for?

Through our analysis, we are testing your body’s neurological reflexes. These reflexes are the body’s way of telling us what and how your nervous system is doing – as it is the nervous system’s responsibility to regulate the body’s functions for each and every organ. The testing includes organs, glands, joints, muscles, etc.

How does it Work?

Energy flows exist between all parts and organs of the body. These flows can become disrupted for a variety of reasons. This disruption is easily discovered with our testing.

The test is done by contacting your extended arm with one hand, and contacting the specific reflex area with the other hand. If the tested reflex is stressed, your nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm (which will weaken and cause it to drop). A drop in the arm indicates underlying stress or dysfunction in that area which can be affecting your health.

Once the underlying stress is corrected, this weak muscle response will no longer occur.

Since we directly use the body for analysis, (versus doing lab tests) it is faster and tends to be just as (if not more) accurate. There are also no huge expensive machines, no drugs, surgery, nasty needles or laboratory fees to cover.

How soon will I see improvement?

Although every case is different, we often hear enthusiastic reports from clients in as little as 4 -6 weeks. Some clients have reported immediate relief. The fastest recoveries are often from those who have most closely adhered to their recommended nutritional program.

Will I have to change my diet?

Many times it is necessary to make changes in your diet. The good news is there is no guesswork. Through Energy Response Testing we can determine which foods are stressors and which are not. This can help you avoid weeks and even years of hit and miss nutrition, saving you a lot of grief in time and money wasted. We will monitor and continually check your diet and specific foods that may be problematic.

What about Food Allergies?

Many people that come in for testing do show stress from certain foods or environmental toxins. Whether it is a true food allergy, an intolerance or a sensitivity, we use a unique technique (based in acupressure/meridian therapy) that builds and supports the immune system so that the particular stressor is no longer a problem for the body.

What is especially great about this technique is that you can learn it for your own use at home, thereby speeding your return to optimal health.


Will I have to avoid certain Foods to stay healthy for the rest of my life?

I should certainly hope not! Because we use an advanced method of close monitoring and supporting your immunity, it is most often not necessary to abstain from food stressors for life. It is, however, often helpful to temporarily avoid certain foods so that your system can rest and repair for the time it needs to get back in good shape. The better your overall diet and the more closely you adhere to your targeted nutritional program, the less you should have to abstain from whole foods that you enjoy.

Do you struggle with…


  • Digestive complaints
  • Heartburn
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Depression and sadness
  • Anxiety and fears
  • Allergies
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Auto immunity
  • Skin problems
  • Frequent illness
  • Painful joints
  • Osteopenia or osteoporosis
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of stamina
  • Blood sugar problems
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Sinus problems
  • Headaches
  • Postural stress
  • Loss of balance
  • Insomnia or sleep disturbances
  • Hot flashes
  • Hormonal issues
  • Thyroid complaints
  • Heart palpitations
  • Urinary difficulties
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Brain fog
  • Post stroke issues
  • High cholesterol
  • Low iron

“I knew my health was rapidly going downhill, which caused me to question if I’d be able to care for my family’s need much longer.  My constant pain and limited movement was making me grumpy and downright depressed.  The list of symptoms were a mile long and growing and I just didn’t have my former look of health about me.  Now, Instead of dragging myself out of bed, I’m eager to start the day!  After just a week or so with my body having the whole food supplements it craved, I was feeling wonderful improvements that gave me the willpower to stay with the program.  My joints are nearly pain free and it is so exciting to have found a true Health Care Provder to help me do what needs to be done, without drugs, surgery or loss of dignity.  Thank you Cathy!”  – Kim B

“I didn’t know what it meant to FEEL healthy until I completed the detox.  Aside from losing 15lbs., I feel better, I have more energy, I sleep better, and the greatest benefit I’ve experienced is I haven’t had a migraine headache in over 4 months since completing the detox (a bi-monthly occurrence for me beforehand).  I’ve also been able to keep the weight off – I’ve maintained my weight since finishing the detox, no longer have heart burn, and love the food I’m eating.  The detox gave me a clear view of what it means to be and feel healthy.”  – Dan R