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Muscle Testing measures a natural stress response called Binary Biofeedback which is the measure of the body’s response to a stimulus. Binary biofeedback is used in virtually every medical field from EEGs to heart rate monitors. There are “everyday” examples of binary biofeedback. For instance, under stress, our heart rate increases, perspiration occurs, blood flow goes away from the digestive tract and towards extremities so you can run if you’re in danger.
Muscle Testing is uses the body’s muscles to measure a response - it’s a biofeedback device in itself. Our muscles are controlled by nerves, and muscles respond differently to different nerve messages. Therefore, we have the ability to utilize muscle strength as a way to understand what the nervous system is trying to tell us. By tapping into the nervous system, the practitioner can identify imbalances in the body and advise the client how to address the concerns. There’s nothing magical about muscle testing, it’s simply interpreting nerve signals.
When the body is presented with something that it perceives as a stress to the system...in other words, something it’s incompatible with- the electrical signals between brain and the muscles are “short-circuited” and the muscle being tested is weakened. When the body is presented with something that it is compatible with, the tested muscle is strong.
What is Muscle Testing?
When I muscle test clients remotely, I use a pendulum. Pendulum testing is a branch of muscle testing called ideomotor response. Ideo= idea, motor= muscle. When muscle testing clients from a distance, I use my own nervous system to test for someone else (sometimes called proxy testing). The pendulum moves by nerve impulses in the hand while the nervous system is responding to thoughts or testing prompts instead of physical stimuli. It’s crucial to note that pendulum testing cannot tell the future/it’s not predictive.
We are able to muscle test remotely due to the principle of non-locality. This is the ability of particles (an electron, for example) to be influenced instantaneously by another particle with no visible exchange of force or energy. This can occur from any distance. We apply the principle of non-locality when we facilitate remote muscle testing and clearings. When we do remote muscle testing, we use a pendulum to understand the nervous system messages in place of a client's arm.
How do you facilitate Remote Muscle Testing?
The body has an innate ability to heal, however we have a finite amount of energy to do that. When stressors are present...whether they are physical or emotional, they demand resources/energy from the body. Think about your energy reservoir as a bucket filled with water...if you have holes in the bucket, water escapes rapidly and you can’t keep the bucket full. With ECR™ and MBSR™ , we are essentially “plugging” the holes so that your energy is protected.
ECR™ is done by shining a cold laser light on specific reflex and acupuncture points of the body. This activates the neurological and endocrine systems. When this is done, we are disrupting the stress response, helping to calm the nervous system and release negative stored associations with the stressors.
The goal of ECR™ and MBSR™ is to reduce the body’s stress response, so more energy goes back into the body’s healing process.
What are “clearings” such as MBSR™or ECR™?
Yes, sometimes! Holistic Wellness + Nutrition clients will receive meal ideas + inspiration that outlines breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts for every day for one week. I will provide brand recommendations, ideas for healthy pre-made (fresh or frozen) meals when you’re in a hurry, and more.
That said, the intention is to provide examples of how to structure + enrich your meals to help you thrive. The goal is not to make you reliant on meal templates. My job is to help you grow and understand what your body wants + needs! So while I want you to have plentiful ideas and inspiration, I ultimately want you to learn how to create your own meals and nourish your body!
Do you provide meal plans?
Not currently. If you’ve run recent labs, feel free to send them to me. I do often recommend clients obtain a full thyroid panel, which they can order online from Let’s Get Checked. Even though I don’t order labs, we will use other methods to understand your health such as Bio-Resonance testing, Muscle Response Testing, Temps and Pulses, etc.
While labs can be incredibly important and insightful, I often see functional medicine or holistic health practitioners overuse them. Patients spend thousands of dollars on labs, still have very little clarity about their health concerns, or even become obsessed with constant monitoring. I will recommend ordering labs as needed, but we use many other tools to have a full understanding of your health.
Do you run labs?
As a Christian, it’s important to me that clients have clarity about the process; we should be discerning when seeking counsel. As an MBSR™ practitioner, I am in no way acting as a spiritual advisor or medium. I view being an MBSR™ practitioner similar to the function of a chiropractor - I facilitate the reduction of stress on your nervous system. Your body is doing the work, I am simply helping to identify areas of support.
MBSR™ encourages us to be self-aware and take responsibility/ownership, but it’s not a replacement for God’s grace or healing. I work with and welcome people of different belief systems! Watch the video below for further explanation and click here for the accompanying handout that dives into this subject thoroughly.
Is it ok to participate in energy work or MBSR™ as a Christian?
Every substance, living and nonliving, emits unique and measurable electromagnetic waves. These electromagnetic waves are the substance’s frequency signature. A Bio-Resonance system scans thousands of frequencies (including pathogens, toxins, organ(s), body systems, foods, emotions, etc.) to determine the underlying causes of imbalance and ill health in the body.
How does Bioresonance technology work?
Yes! I’ve worked at Heights of Health, a Naturopathic clinic located in Houston, TX since 2016. I relocated to Denver, CO in 2019, effectively expanding our office!
Are you affiliated with Heights of Health?
No! I also see clients in person at a clinic in Denver, CO where I am located. If you’re interested in more information, please email my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-861-6777.
Due to state regulations, I cannot accept Nutrition clients in the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming.
Do you only see virtual clients?
What age of Client do you work with?
For Holistic Wellness appointments, I work with teens and adults of all ages. For MBSR™ , I work with infants, kids, and adults of all ages!
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I used to feel overwhelmed by nutrition, I thought that constant discomfort was a part of life, and it felt like doctors never felt listened to me, which left me with a lot of anxiety around my health management. All that changed since working with Amanda. I look back, and I feel like a completely different person because of how transformative the whole process has been. She is endlessly compassionate and truly wants the best for you.. I couldn't recommend working with Amanda more!
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Amanda is a very talented practitioner. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field and intuitive and thoughtful in her care. I started seeing her for one reason and ended up feeling better in other areas of my life that I did not realize needed balance. Some things Amanda has helped me with are inflammation, constipation and digestive issues, sleep and anxiety and just overall feeling happier! I look forward to my time with her and absolutely recommend her if you're looking to improve your health and life.
Amanda empowers you to learn not only about a healthy body, but a healthy mind, while never pushing her personal agenda.
Amanda practices in an area where most clients have become frustrated from lack of results, conflicting information, and a variety of emotional issues that accompany those things. Despite these hurdles in her practice, Amanda possesses a gift to apply both science and common sense, discipline and empathy to help her clients achieve their goals. She has tremendous listening skills she couples with excellent research skills and practical tips to provide clients with not only a do-able action list, but she also addresses the emotional aspects through muscle testing and ECR to obtain optimum results!
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Amanda is such a breath of fresh air! She has a very practical and common sense approach, engages in dialogue about experiences with diet, supplements, and lifestyle. After reviewing my medical history and talking to me about my goals, she did extensive muscle testing which confirmed that I did not need to be on such a restrictive diet and I could continue with homeopathic remedies for my protocol. I was so relieved! Amanda is engaging, intuitive, explorative and very thorough. I cannot say enough good things about her
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