Autonomic Response Testing (ART) is a biofeedback enhanced physical exam which uses changes in muscle tone as a primary indicator. It is a profound approach to discover and treat the root cause or causes of symptoms and disease.
This invaluable tool grew out of the importance to detect and correct problems of the autonomic nervous system and was developed by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PHD. and Louisa Williams DC, ND.
The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is the part of the nervous system that we cannot control with our mind. The ANS regulates breathing, heart rate, digestion, immune function, sleep patterns, hormone regulation, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, tissue regeneration, and liver and kidney detoxification. This amazing biofeedback system helps to show how a person's ANS is responding or paralyzed by what is known as the 7 Factors: food intolerance, EMF/geopathic stress, structural stressors, toxins, emotional trauma, dysfunctional scars and ganglia, and nutritional deficiencies.