Nutrition Response Testing - Our Approach

Welcome to the leading edge technology in "health" care today.

If you have wondered why you have tried and failed to restore your health, you are about to find the 'missing piece' to the puzzle. Read on and find what you have been looking for in restorative and preventative healthcare.

What is Nutrition Response Testing? Nutrition Response Testing (also known as Functional Medicine, Designed Clinical Nutrition or Applied Kinesiology) is a non-invasive method of testing, analyzing, and correcting nutritional deficiencies and imbalances in the body.


Nutrition Response Testing is a technology that reveals the "missing piece," the key to solving your health concern. By accessing the autonomic nervous system (ANS), critical information about your bodily functions is discovered. Autonomic means "occurring involuntarily." Bodily functions like eye blinking, heart and breathing rates, digestive metabolism, immune response, hormone regulation, and so forth are regulated by the ANS.

There are two controls to the ANS: sympathetic and parasympathetic. Think of them as our body's accelerator and brake --- our "go" pedal and "whoa" pedal! When our bodies are healthy and in balance, these systems function properly and in tune with one another --- the sympathetic dominates when we are active, the parasympathetic when we are resting, healing and recovering. These regulators are responsible for healthy function including our ability to heal. It is when there is an imbalance that we experience symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, allergies, acid reflux, high blood pressure, chronic pain, immune deficiencies, headaches, migraines and the like. Think of these symptoms as "check engine lights" or "alarm bells." These imbalances can be corrected safely, naturally, and effectively by accessing the ANS using Nutrition Response Testing. The technique is PAINLESS, POWERFUL, PRECISION and PERSONALIZED. A practitioner uses his/her hand, pressing lightly on a patient's acupuncture points, reflex locations, or body organs while simultaneously checking a strong muscle group. In this way


  • we identify the stressors adversely affecting your organs or glands,
  • we identify their priority, and
  • we determine the corresponding tools to correct your imbalance(s).

We then pinpoint the correct whole-food supplements and/or herbs for your body and recommend needed dietary and lifestyle changes. The result is a personalized health improvement program that addresses your own body's imbalances and corrects its operation. Our goals are the same as yours: achieving good health and feeling good again --- safely, naturally, and effectively. By following your personalized Nutrition Response Testing program, you will experience and sustain better health. It's that simple!

How does it work?

Nutrition Response Testing (NRTesting) is very precise and scientific. The results we have with NRTesting are often in the 90% and better range.

The Analysis

The analysis is done through testing your body's own neurological reflexes and acupuncture points. The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the Meridian System, the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture.

NRTesting is a study of how the different points on the surface of your body relate to the state of health and to the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of your body.

Interestingly, since the human anatomy has not changed significantly in thousands of years, the utilization of these reflexes and specific points have become extremely useful in our practice because they are so accurate.

Each NRTesting reflex represents a specific organ, tissue or function and indicates the effect that energy or lack of energy, is having on your body. By monitoring the NRTesting reflexes, we have a system of analyzing your body at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, and that helps us identify exactly what your body needs and how to precisely meet those needs.

Doesn't this sound like something you would want for yourself?  A process that will precisely predict, with certainty, what your body needs to get to the next stage of improved health and wellness.  It can be used for:

  • Immune system health
  • Digestive issues such as IBS, acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating
  • Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, and acne
  • Increased energy
  • Improved sleep
  • Chronic pain
  • Mental focus and clarity
  • Headaches
  • Overall wellness

patient treatment

How do We Access the Autonomic Nervous System?

We use Applied Kinesiology, commonly known as muscle testing. The technique is PAINLESSPOWERFUL, and PERSONALIZED. It involves using the practitioner's hand, lightly pressing on different acupuncture points or reflex locations on the body while simultaneously checking a strong muscle group. This controversial but highly effective method of evaluation gives the practitioner essential information about what your body says it requires for a return to optimum health. Book learning and clinical experience, which is the sum total of theoretical and educated knowledge can clearly help us get close to what may be required to pinpoint the solution for your health concern. But what separates Nutrition Response Testing from most other treatment strategies is the critical information obtained from the body itself in order to find the precise answer to your health concern.

Who Can Benefit From Our Nutritional Healing Program?
Men, women, and children! Anyone who wants to improve their health --- or maintain the good health they currently enjoy. Anyone who wants to lose weight naturally and effectively without drugs or "miracle diets." Anyone who wants to boost their energy level, curb their sugar or carbohydrate cravings, or take less medication. In other words, anyone who seriously wants to address their own body's "dis-ease" with a wholly natural and highly effective approach.

What Conditions Can it Address?
Here is just a partial list of conditions we address and conquer on a daily basis at Aloha Wellness - a Natural Health & Healing Center: weight control, fatigue, stress and depression, acid reflux, ADHD, allergies, arthritis, asthma, bloating, high blood pressure, candida, high cholesterol, chronic pain, colds and flu, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitivities, headaches and migraines, heart conditions, IBS/IBD, infertility, menopause and PMS, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, skin/hair/nails issues, tremors --- and others.

What is the Nutrition Response Program?
It is a personalized health improvement program designed to restore normal bodily function. The reason we succeed where others have failed is because we access your body's innate intelligence and combine it with our experiential know-how. Together, we find the hidden health problems!

What Improvements Will I Notice on Your Program?
Simply, you will feel better! You will see dramatic changes in any current functional illness and feel a greater sense of well-being and comfort. However, it must be emphasized that these changes often occur over a period of months --- not days. Please be sure to read what our patients say in our Testimonial section!

What Will I Experience at Your Clinic?
This empirically proven technique allows us to accurately determine what conditions of stress or deficiency are interfering with your body's healing process. You will be tested for five common stressors: scars, food sensitivities, immune challenge, chemical challenge, and metal challenge. Next, the priority gland or organ is determined. Finally, nutritional whole-food supplements or herbs are recommended to support your specific needs. This is all done painlessly by the practitioner, applying light pressure with his/her hand on reflexes/acupuncture points associated with a specific organ or gland while simultaneously checking a strong muscle group.

What is an HRV (Heart Rate Variability Test)?
HRV is a fully automatic, non-invasive, computer-based system designed to assess physical fitness and the functional balance of the automatic nervous system (ANS). It is the autonomic nervous system that acupuncture, homeopathy and chiropractic rely on to accomplish changes in bodily function. Clinical tests conducted at Columbia University Medical Center have confirmed this system to be over 95% accurate in its assessment when compared to industry standards. It accurately determines your heart's ability to respond to daily stress. It also provides a score that reports how healthy you are.


The Personalized Health Improvement Program
Let's say your liver or kidney reflexes are active. Then what? Our next step is to evaluate specific, time-tested, proven and high quality nutritional formulas to determine which ones bring your reflexes back to full strength. My clinical experience tells me when we have found the correct nutritional supplements, as indicated by this procedure, and when we work out a highly personalized nutritional schedule, we have accomplished the most important first step in correcting the underlying deficiency or imbalance that caused your reflex to be active in the first place. By following the program precisely as possible, you are well on your way to restoring normal function and improving your health. It's that simple. In Nutrition Response Testing, we use Designed Clinical Nutrition to correct the cause of your problem, so that your body can regain the ability to correct itself.

Whole-Body Vitality!

Dr. Clayton L Clark

Aloha Wellness

For more information about how Aloha Wellness in North Central San Antonio, TX provides Nutritional Response Testing, call 210-377-3379, or schedule an appointment!

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