Well of Life Center for Holistic Healthcare

Muscle Response Testing

You are what you eat…

The Well of Life Center is a holistic health, wellness, and nutritional center offering alternative healthcare and a variety of natural, holistic programs and services. Every client at the Well receives a program that is individually designed by one of our nutritionists to fit their specific health needs. We use only the most superior nutritional whole food and herbal supplements to fully support the body.

We offer…


Nutritional testing that uses non-invasive tools


Clinical nutrition programs


Holistic, homeopathic, and natural recommendations


Nutritional therapy


Natural whole food and herbal supplements


Individualized programs

herbal supplements

Imagine your body was able to tell you exactly what it needs and the most effective sequence in which you should address those needs. 

That’s what Muscle Response Testing allows your body to do.

What are Muscle Response Testing and Autonomic Response Testing?

We utilize two types of response testing at the Well; Muscle Response Testing and Autonomic Response Testing. Both are very precise and scientific. However, they are most likely very different from anything you may have ever experienced before.

Both Muscle Response Testing and Autonomic Response Testing use a deep understanding of the functioning of the body to determine where certain stressors lie in your body. The key is not to diagnose a dis-ease and treat the symptom, but to identify the root problem, and allow the body to heal by supporting it nutritionally.

Analyzing the Body

Our primary method of assessment, Muscle Response Testing, begins with the analysis. The analysis is done through testing the body’s own neurological reflexes. These reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job it is to regulate the functions of each and every organ.

When your body is analyzed through Muscle Response Testing, your clinician will contact certain neurological reflex points with a light touch of his or her own hand. With her other hand, your clinician will gently test the muscle strength of your extended arm.

Each of these reflex points represents a specific organ, system, or function, and the reaction of your extended arm indicates the effect that the flow of energy to that organ is having on the body.

Let’s break it down…

Muscle Response Testing is a study of how your body’s own neurological reflex points relate to the state of health and the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body. This natural flow of energy running through the body is the way in which the brain communicates with every organ, system, and function.

When a Muscle Response Testing clinician applies even a light pressure to one of your reflex points while also testing the muscle strength of your extended arm, your brain is forced to choose which is more important, and, therefore, will receive more energy. If the organ, system, or function corresponding to this reflex point is distressed, your arm will weaken and drop. If the organ is functioning properly, the arm will stay strong.

In this way, your body will “tell” your clinician not only which of your organs, systems, or functions are distressed, but also which one is most important.

Distress within an organ, system, or function could be caused by a variety of factors. These factors can include food or immune related challenges, heavy metals, as well as toxic chemicals.

Nutrition Response Testing

Healing the Dysfunction

So let’s say the liver reflex is weak. What then?

The next step is to test specific high-quality nutritional formulas against that weak area in order to find which ones bring the reflexes back to strength.

By following a personalized supplemental protocol based on your individual areas of need, you are getting your body back on track to be the self-healing and self-regulating machine it was designed to be.

Going Deeper

When you are suffering from severe symptoms, or have received a critical medical diagnosis of an advanced dis-ease, we may use Autonomic Response Testing to offer additional healing benefits. This technique is used exclusively by our Critical Care and Senior Clinicians.

Autonomic Response Testing

Autonomic Response Testing, while using a similar method of muscle response testing, looks beyond the scope of Nutrition Response Testing and evaluates multiple levels of function within the body, including the Ecoderm, Matrix, and Cellular levels.

The Ecoderm level represents the organ, system, or function on the whole, and gives us a general picture of function or dysfunction within the body. The Matrix level is concerned with cellular communication between organs, systems, and functions, as well as the way the cell communicates with the rest of the cells in your body. The Cellular level deals with the function of the cells themselves, individually and internally. This speaks to the vitality of the cell and its ability to regenerate.

As with Nutrition Response Testing, the goal of Autonomic Response Testing is to identify the cause of the degenerative stress, and bring regeneration back into play through the use of whole food, herbal, and homeopathic nutritional supplements. Autonomic Response Testing encompasses all aspects of Nutrition Response Testing and incorporates even more opportunities for healing advanced cases, often utilizing other tools and techniques that are designed to further facilitate the healing process, allowing the body to be restored to a state of self-regeneration.

A Note About Our Supplements

The Well of Life Center does not use “over-the-counter” vitamins, many of which contain more fillers than nutrients, which the body does not recognize as beneficial. The supplements used in this clinic have been formulated to match the needs of the body, as determined by the positive response shown when tested against the body’s reflexes.

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