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Contact Reflex Analysis® & Nutritional Response Testing®

The brain is the master control center of the body, including the neuromusculature. Through the combination of a variety of body reflex techniques using muscle testing including Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA) and Nutritional Response Testing (NRT) weaknesses can be determined in any of the systems of the body. These body reflex techniques use your own muscle resistance, are simple and painless, and can determine the origin of the blockage or condition in the body.

The body’s reflex points, which are similar but not the same as acupuncture points, are activated by touch. Your body will exhibit weakness within a corresponding system as the reflex points are touched. If the reflexes are positive these reflex points correspond to hundreds of conditions or deficiencies within the body. By going through these points, a variety of problems can be analyzed. The list of possibilities for imbalance within the body are endless. Trauma from injury, emotional, mental, environmental stresses, chemical toxins, food allergies, medications, nutrition, infections, and heavy-metal poisoning are just a few examples.

The doctor is gently muscle testing the patient.

The doctor is gently muscle testing the patient

Dr. Hatzakos may also recommend whole food nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, or herbal supplements to assist you in feeling better. Dr. Hatzakos’ philosophy embraces preventative intervention to heal and restore the body’s balance. You will experience relief from pain, an improved immune system, and a healthy, more energetic body.

Through his treatments and techniques, Dr. Hatzakos will assist you in discovering your body’s true energy.

Contact Reflex Analysis®

Contact Reflex Analysis, also known as CRA®, is a simple safe, natural method of analyzing the body’s structural, physical and nutritional needs. A deficiency in any of these areas could cause or contribute to various acute or chronic health problems.

CRA is not a method of diagnosis. It is a means by which the body’s own reflexes are used to accurately determine the root cause of a health problem.

CRA is also a marvelous preventative technique used to find a problem before it becomes a full blown health issue. Find it early and correct it.

CRA Reveals the Root of a Health Problem. Many times the symptoms of a health problem are treated while the actual source of the problem continues to go undetected. For example, headaches are treated with aspirin, coughs are treated with cough medicine. If these symptom persist, expensive tests are run and stronger medications are prescribed. But the question still remains. What’s causing the headache? What’s causing the cough? There is hope. CRA is different. CRA quickly and accurately uncovers the root of the health problem and provides answers for correcting it.

Hundreds of miles of nerves carry electrical energy and connect with every organ, gland, muscle and tissue. There are approximately 75 known reflex areas on the skin which represent various organs, glands and bone structures. It is believed that when the body becomes ill there is an interruption of nerve energy to these reflexes. The reflex, when tested, will act similar to a circuit breaker under an overload. To test a reflex, the CRA practitioner will use the person’s arm muscle (or any other muscle) as a “circuit” indicator. When the practitioner’s fingertip comes near or touches a healthy reflex, the arm muscle will remain very strong. Nerve energy is flowing freely. The practitioner will not be able to push the person’s arm down without exerting a lot of force.

Gentle muscle testing

On a typical office visit when you are getting CRA tested, when finished, the doctor will recommend the proper therapeutic nutrition for your specific case.

However, if the arm muscle is suddenly weak, and the practitioner can easily push the person’s arm down, a “hot circuit breaker” has been located. The nerve energy has been interrupted. Using this reflex information, the practitioner will know if the problem is structural, physical or nutritional.

When nutritional deficiencies are uncovered, an exact nutritional support program can be given to help the body heal. If the deficiency has a structural component which cannot be helped by nutrition or nutrition alone, this can also be determined so that steps can be taken to get these corrected as well as using chiropractic adjustments.

Nutritional Response Testing®

NRT is a structured form of Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Feedback testing developed initially by Drs. Klinghardt, M.D., Ph.D. and Louisa Williams, D.C., N.D. and recently enhanced by Drs. Klinghardt and Yoshiaki Omura, M.D. NRT is a verifiable and reproducible discipline of which uses muscle testing to analyze autonomic nervous system (ANS) disturbances. Problems with ANS function will ultimately cause disease and/or breakdown of any organs and tissues. It is based on the currently known neurological anatomy and physiology of the ANS.

Through the structured discipline of the NRT test, the priorities of ANS problems are determined, so they can be addressed for correction. Since the ANS is the functional nervous system affecting every organ, tissue and cell, the information derived from NRT can be very helpful to understand the root cause of health problems and pain. NRT testing functions as an analytical biofeedback assessment tool (finding where and what the problems are). NRT can also be used to predict outcome of health improvement programs. Through NRT, various remedies that may be beneficial for correcting the cause of conditions can be evaluated for their potential effectiveness. The NRT test is invaluable to help decide which approach will be best for the patient at this time, which remedies could be predicted to have the most beneficial effect and even what dosage is most appropriate.

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