What Is Autonomic Reflex Testing?
The nervous system is composed of three parts. These include: motor, sensory, and autonomic. The autonomic system is responsible for managing internal functions. Internal functions include blood pressure, blood flow, and sweating. Autonomic Reflex Testing (ART) is a collection of refined tests on a variety of autonomic domains. It is a critical component for accurately diagnosing autonomic disorders. It is designed to ensure that the various parts of the autonomic nervous system are functioning normally.
Types of ART Testing may include:
- Breathing Tests- This involves measuring how your heart rate and blood pressure are affected during activities and forced exhaling.
- Tilt-table test- This form of testing records blood pressure and heart rate response during changes in posture and position. Such as, sitting and standing up.
- Thermoregulatory sweat test- During this test, patients are coated with a powder and placed in a chamber while the temperature is slowly increased. Sweat pattern are examined to help determine a diagnosis.
- Ultrasound- If you have bladder symptoms, an ultrasound may be performed to determine abnormalities.
ART Testing Uses
Food Allergy Testing
A primary contributor to the development of allergies is caused by an impairment of the immune system. Contributing factors to the development of allergies can derive from toxins, pesticides, food additives, and a variety of medications. Also, a poor diet and nutritional deficiencies can contribute to allergies. Autonomic Response testing can serve as a simple and effective way to help identify food allergies and accumulated intolerance.
ART testing can be useful for proper supplement testing based on muscle response. This form of testing is designed in order to identify which muscle tissue is stressed and which tissues are more greatly stressed. This can help to determine the most effective supplement for treating the tissue throughout the entire body.
If you are interested in learning more about the many benefits that Autonomic Reflex Testing can provide you. Or, if you feel as though you are experiencing symptoms of autonomic system abnormalities, reach out to the professionals here at Mitodynamics to learn more. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!