Autonomic response testing (ART) uses muscle testing to measure the autonomic nervous system (the nervous system that we cannot control). ART aids in finding the root causes of illness, dysfunction and blockages, and determines the priority order for effective treatments. ART also helps verify an appropriate treatment to restore the body’s self-regulating function to a state of health and homeostasis.
During each ART session, 7 factors are evaluated to determine if they may be are contributing to the disease process and symptom formation.
- Scars and dental occlusions
- Environmental toxicities (chemical, heavy metal toxicities and electromagnetic influences)
- Infections (viruses, parasites, bacteria, and spirochetes)
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Psycho-emotional trauma
- Spinal misalignments
ART initially was developed by D. Klinghardt, MD, PhD and Louisa Williams, ND, DC. The test is used by many physicians in Europe and is beginning to gain popularity amongst the holistic physicians in U.S.
Dr. Darvish has trained extensively with Dr. Klinghardt and has been using ART for over 10 years.