What is Autonomic Feedback Testing?

Detect & Address the Root Cause of Good Health

What is the Autonomic Nervous System?
The part of the nervous system that we cannot control with our conscious mind is called the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS regulates heart rate, breathing, digestion, sleep patterns, immune function, and hormone regulation. It also controls tissue regeneration, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and kidney and liver detoxification.
What is Autonomic Feedback Testing (AFT)?
Autonomic Feedback Testing (AFT) utilizes the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) as a feedback mechanism to help detect, address, and neutralize the core stressors and that are negatively impacting the body on a cellular level.
By utilizing AFT we are not just treating the symptoms, but more importantly we are detecting and addressing the root cause of the poor performance. If left unchecked, these stressors will make symptoms more severe.

During the first visit, the practitioner using AFT will evaluate the patient while paying close attention to identifying any of the 6 categories of Stressors that are negatively impacting the body and blocking proper regulation of the ANS. This is accomplished through a partial review of the patient's dental and medical history, as well as a physical exam that includes a nervous system and kinesiology evaluation. Once the practitioner identifies the stressors, he will then choose a treatment protocol that will correct these problems.

Autonomic Feedback Testing (AFT) was developed out of the importance of detecting and correcting disturbances of the autonomic nervous system. AFT allows the practitioner to correct the disturbances that are affecting the ANS. Autonomic Feedback Testing (AFT) is a system of evaluation and treatment developed by Robert Marking and Lisa Thomassen.

AFT uses Applied Kinesiology (Muscle Testing), Heart Rate Variability HRV testing, O-Ring testing, and other techniques to determine the health or dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.

Robert Marking and Lisa Thomassen both feel that many practitioners using muscle testing and/or applied kinesiology with their patients the majority of the time are getting inaccurate information because of hidden stressors negatively impacting the the proper regulation of the autonomic nervous system ANS. In AFT, this condition is called blocked regulation of the ANS and stems from the inability of the ANS to self-regulate properly between sympathetic and parasympathetic mode.

Robert Marking and Lisa Thomassen both believe that blocked regulation of the ANS is caused by any one or more of the 6 categories of stressors which include structural, chemical, emotional, electromagnetic , spiritual, and an unclassified (non classified) type of stressors. This includes hidden food sensitivities & allergies, chemical toxicity, heavy metal toxicity, chronic infections, parasites, scars, dental issues, and electromagnetic stress.  

Through AFT, Robert Marking and Lisa Thomassen have developed specific tests for detecting these 6 Categories of Stressors Factors and treatment protocols to address them.

A typical visit may reveal that a patient has an unknown sensitivity to dairy and wheat, issues from old dental work, and a scar from a past event that are all causing stress on the ANS. For this patient, the primary treatment protocol would include scar therapy (using cold laser, neural therapy), the dietary advice to avoid dairy and wheat products, and a referral to a dentist to replace old dental work. The practitioner may also suggest natural remedies including a heavy metal detox agent, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, probiotics, herbs, amino acids, exercise, and meditation.