Nutrition Response Therapy (NRT)

Nutritional Response Therapy with Charlie Savica, L.Ac.

Nutrition Response Therapy (NRT) is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body in order to determine the underlying causes of ill health. When these are corrected through safe, natural, nutritional means, the body can repair itself in order to attain and maintain optimum health.

In medical practice, there are two key pars: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the disease or syndrome) and the treatment ( often drugs or surgery).
In NRT we do not diagnose or treat disease, but we also have two parts: the analysis (the assessment of your body’s current health status) and the personalized health improvement program (using Designed Clinical Nutrition ).

Simply put, first we do the analysis and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in our analysis of your body and condition.


NRT Analysis

The analysis is done through testing the body’s own neurological reflexes and certain acupuncture points.

Nutrition Response Therapy analyzes the different points and areas on the surface of the body that relate to the state of health and to the flow of energy in each and every major organ and function of the body.

The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job it is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture, which is thousands of years old.

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 NRT reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, gland, or function, and indicates the effect that energy or the lack of energy is having on the body’s health. By testing the NRT reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body’s dynamically changing condition at each visit. This has been proven to be extremely accurate clinically and helps us identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting that need.


Chinese Medicine and HerbsThe Personalized Health Improvement Program

Let’s say that the liver or kidney reflexes are active. Then what? Our next step is to test specific, time-tested, quality nutritional formulas against those weakened areas to find the ones that strengthen the body’s functioning.

Clinical experience tells us that finding the correct nutritional supplements, we have identified the most important step in correcting the underlying deficiency or imbalance that caused the reflex to be active in the first place. By following the program, you are on your way to restoring normal function and improving your health.

Depending upon your individual situation, we might also make suggestions that you make some specific changes to your diet and lifestyle in order to bring about the best possible results.

Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) sometimes referred to Nutritional Response Testing, is an advanced analysis and personalized health improvement program, using designed clinical nutrition and supplementation, to improve the function of your body’s organs with an accurate nutritional process. NRT provides a glimpse into the body’s “internal computer” as well as an awareness of the body’s deficiencies. The analysis is done through muscle testing, neurological reflex testing, and acupuncture points.

Nutrition Response Testing is an offshoot and hybrid of Applied Kinesiology which is a diagnostic tool and health care system used by medical doctors, homeopaths, naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists and many other alternative-care practitioners. The underlying principle is that the body is run by chemical and electrical signals that are sent from (and back to) the brain via the spinal cord and the fluid nervous system.

All of our organs are controlled by the brain and nervous system, and our hundreds of muscles are controlled by and connected to the nervous system. If there’s an interference with electrical messages, the result is a weakened muscle. NRT uses many of the same muscle testing principles as Applied Kinesiology, but it is its own separate system of diagnosis. The fundamental principle of NRT is that a symptom can be caused by any imbalance in the body. Once the imbalance is treated properly, the symptom will disappear.

A healthy, unafflicted muscle is naturally strong and will resist average resistance. What you probably think of as simple muscle strength is actually a much deeper connection to nerves, organs, glands and all of the systems of the body. Analysis includes:

• Your Reflexes
• Your Autonomic Nervous System
• Your Acupuncture Points
• Your Muscle Response


Nutrition Response Testing Treatment

Nutrition Response Testing Treatment is a study of how the different points on the surface of the body relate to a patient’s state of health. NRT provides a glimpse into the body’s “internal computer”, which enables me to help you resolve your health problems, including, but not limited to, the treatment and therapy for following health issues:

• Immune System Challenges
• Fungal Problems
• Parasite Infestation
• Food Allergies
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Severe and Extreme Fatigue.
• Skin Rashes
• Active Scar Repair
• Digestive Problems and Disorders; Severe Abdominal Pain.
• Candida
• Crohn’s Disease
• Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) also known as acid reflux disease.
• Bacterial and Viral Issues
• Chemical and Metal Toxicity Problems

The objective of the technique is to detoxify, fortify, and create awareness and balance in a patient’s system. The fundamental principle of Nutrition Response Testing is that a symptom can be caused by any imbalance in the body. Once the imbalance is treated properly, the symptom will disappear. NRT removes any guesswork on what supplements a patient should be taking, by revealing the client-specific nutritional protocol that will heal the patient on a cellular level.