Autonomic Response Testing

A diagnostic tool used to uncover causes of physical and mental illness and prioritize the best tolerated treatment options.

People develop symptoms and become ill when their body’s normal self-healing and self-regulating mechanisms are disrupted.  In ART we are able to assess all branches of the autonomic nervous system in order to identify where and why the body has stopped regulating certain bodily functions.


The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the part of our nervous system that takes care of subconscious/automatic processes like heart function, digestion, breathing, immune regulation, etc.  It consists of the central, sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric nervous systems.


Factors that can disrupt the ANS and lead to chronic illness:

  • Toxins:  heavy metals, solvents, petrochemicals, pesticides/herbacides, PCB’s, phthalates, asbestos, xenobiotics, biotoxins (typically from water damaged buildings or chronic infections).

  • Nutritional Deficiencies:  minerals, essential fatty acids (fats), essential amino acids (proteins), water, vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants, enzymes, probiotics.


  • Structural abnormalities:  TMJ, molar malocclusion, spinal alignment, fascia adhesions, cranial malpositions, etc.


  • Energetic blocks:  scars, ganglia disruption, congested or scarred tonsils, electrogalvanism from implants, amalgams, skin piercings, jewelry, or anything conductive on the body.

  • Food Sensitivities and allergies:  most commonly wheat, dairy, egg, corn, soy, nightshades, nuts, chocolate, coffee, beef, pork, onion, garlic, or shellfish; also environmental allergens like pollens, dust, and pet dander/hair.


  • Geopathic Stress/ EMF:  from regular exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that disrupt body function (in sleeping areas, workplace, cars, etc.) (e.g. wifi, cell phones, computers, mobile phones, cell towers, power lines, underground utilities, radio waves).


  • Unresolved Psycho-Emotional Conflicts:  personal traumas, family traumas, stuck emotions.


This system allows us to go deeper than the diagnosis a patient might carry and evaluate how their body is struggling and what treatments will best get the patient back to self-regulation.  As the underlying causes are identified, removed, or mitigated; we see incredible healing in patients who have struggled with chronic disorders. 


Autonomic Response Testing is ideal for anyone who is looking to further improve their health and function (regardless of diagnosis).  Autism, Lyme and co-infections, ADHD, allergies, auto-immunity, depression, anxiety, bipolar, dementia, SIBO, parasites, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, bowel diseases, IBS, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, metabolic disorders, obesity, and so much more can all be drastically helped when the underlying factors are identified and dealt with appropriately.  If you struggle from any condition (even if not diagnosed yet), it is imperative you get evaluated accurately and appropriately through autonomic response testing.