Stress Response Analysis

Stress Response Analysis 

Stress Response Analysis is a system to measure your nervous systems (link to; how we do what we do) response to stress.  Just like your house is divided into different electrical circuits in the circuit box, (kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc.)  Your body is made up of various neurological circuits (heart, kidney, liver, etc.).  Chinese medicine calls these circuits’ meridians.  “Plugged” into each circuit is a specific organ as well as its associated muscle group, lymphatic group, circulatory group, skin surface area and spinal segment.  

Again, just as each circuit in your house can handle a certain amount of electrical current, each one of your body’s circuits can handle a certain amount of stress.  Exceed the capacity that the circuit is designed for and the circuit “blows out”.  This causes a lower function of every system plugged into that circuit and results in an overall decline of health.

Injury, poor diet, emotional stress, medications, infection, chemical toxins, heavy metal toxins, electromagnetic radiation, etc.  stress the nervous system.   Too much stress and the circuit “blows out”.

During a Stress Response Analysis various types of stress are applied to the body (ex. pressure to the skin over the associated organ of the circuit being analyzed) while the nervous systems ability to accommodate the stress is monitored through subtle changes in body language like muscle strength.  If the circuit being analyzed is already under stress, the nervous system will temporally become overwhelmed and all the muscles of the body will weaken.   It is then the job of the practitioner to find out how to make the muscle strong when that stress is applied by either improving the body’s ability to handle stress or determine what stressors can be eliminated to restore balance.


Over the past 60 years there have been many muscle testing procedures developed to measure the nervous systems response to stress.  Stress Response Analysis has brought together the best of:

Applied Kinesiology (AK)                George Goodhart

Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA)        Bob Marshall      

Quintessential Applications (QA)         Walter Schmitt

Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)        Scott Walker

Autonomic Response Testing (ART)        Deitrich Klinghardt

Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA)                Dick Versandaal

Chiropractic                                D.D. Palmer

Functional Neurology                         Ted Carrick


The muscle test itself has been researched and proven to be accurate and repeatable in over 30 university studies. (link to muscle testing studies)

Stress Response Analysis has an advantage over many medical tests because it:

Is safe

Is non invasive

Is quick – The entire body can be analyzed in a few minutes

Can detect abnormal process early – In many cases, Stress Response Analysis can identify underlying stressors long before they can be detected in a blood test or develop into disease

Produces instantaneous real time data

Is relatively inexpensive

Does not require expensive high tech equipment

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