Autonomic response testing (ART) measures the autonomic nervous system (the nervous system that we can not control) via kinesiology. 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.

There are 7 factors, which cause a blocked regulation of the autonomic nervous system and contribute to disease processes and symptom formation. During each ART session, each of these factors is evaluated as a possible cause for dysfunction and abnormal regulation of the nervous system.

The 7 factors include:

  1. Allergies
  2. Scars and dental occlusions
  3. Environmental toxicities (chemical, heavy metal toxicities and electromagnetic influences)
  4. Infections (viruses, parasites, bacteria, and spirochetes)
  5. Nutritional deficiencies
  6. Psycho-emotional trauma
  7. Spinal misalignments

ART initially was developed by D. Klinghardt, MD, PhD and Louisa Williams, ND, DC. ART 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. One of our Holistique nurses, Nancy Tung, has also trained with Dr. Klinghardt and incorporates ART into her interactions with our patients.