AcuPoint Integrative Testing (AIT) is a procedure I have been studying and implementing in my practice over the last nine years, with frequently dramatic results for the betterment of my patient’s health and well-being. It is a non-invasive health assessment system that combines muscle testing with the use of homeopathic preparations and acupuncture point contact for the purpose of discerning hidden chronic weaknesses in the body due to the negative effect of toxic stressors such as bacteria, virus, yeast, parasites, vaccinosis, heavy metal and chemical toxicity, endocrine imbalance, and chronic inflammation. The location of the AIT test points generally correspond to those of acupuncture points and are evaluated to determine excess or reduced energy levels and potential toxic influences. The primary objective of AIT is to help restore homeostasis (energetic and physical equilibrium) in the body. Learning the specific identification of these influences and their interplay along with an assessment of the appropriate nutritional protocol and strategy to eliminate them from the body is a very fascinating and beneficial process. The originator and developer of this technique, and my mentor, is Dan Newell, a biochemist and nutritionist and the principal clinician advisor for Standard Process, the whole food nutritional supplement company I use primarily. AIT is part of the emerging field of Functional Medicine that is concerned with the application of diet, clinical nutrition, whole food supplementation, herbal preparations, homeopathics and drainage remedies in the pursuit of optimal health.
AIT is based on over 30 years of research, consulting, and clinical experience and investigation. It combines well-established methods of kinesiological (muscle) testing with EAV (Electro-Acupuncture According to Voll), in a sophisticated system of energetic systemic nutritional analysis. I begin by identifying the systems of the body that are under stress. Next I use homeopathic nosodes to help identify the underlying energetic stressors that are causing imbalance/stress in various parts of the body. Then I use nutrition and herbal supplement test vials to identify the most specific and effective combination and dosage of nutritional supplements that will support the areas of the body that are stressed.
Muscle testing is an experimental and noninvasive method of evaluating the body for imbalances and assessing its needs. Our muscles can become stronger or weaker in response to many internal and external influences. The general strength or weakness can provide information on energy flow within the body’s meridian system as found in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Muscle testing is performed by applying slight pressure to an outstretched arm and assessing the strength of the muscle response. Almost any muscle can be used for testing but the arm is the most convenient. The person being tested stands with one arm held out to the side at shoulder level with elbow straightened. The practitioner then applies slight pressure downward at the wrist while the person resists. While the practitioner touches various AcuPoints on the body’s surface. The arm should remain strong if there are no imbalances.
If weakness is found, various substances can be tested at that particular point to see if it can be strengthened. All substances (food, nutritional supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies, chemicals, vaccines, etc.) have an electromagnetic charge & are capable of affecting the human body in a negative or positive way by interaction with the body’s own electromagnetic charge. This is much like the effect of two magnets being brought together. If the North end & the South end of each come close together they attract but if two North ends are brought together they repel. In the case of muscle testing, if the body is deficient in a nutrient and is needed by a particular organ that is being tested, placing that substance on that AcuPoint will strengthen the arm.
From the above discussion, it is obvious that AIT is an experimental investigatory procedure and these statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. AIT is designed to evaluate underlying physiological stressors & energetic imbalances as documented by Chinese Acupuncture Meridians and is not intended to arrive at a medical diagnosis or to treat, cure, or prevent disease. I use AIT in conjunction with standard examination procedures including but not limited to laboratory analysis of blood, saliva, hair, and/or stool as well as questionnaires to arrive at my ultimate recommendations. As with all examination and treatment procedures, no promise or guarantee can or has been made regarding the results of AIT or any other investigatory testing or for any natural health, nutritional, or dietary program recommended.