Meridian Autonomic Testing Q & A
What is Meridian Autonomic Testing ("M.A.T.")?
Meridian Autonomic Testing is a unique muscle testing technique based on acupuncture points located on the surface of the body. The testing is non-invasive. These acupuncture points relate to systems, organs, and glands and help to determine nutritional requirements based on Whole Food Nutrition and Herbal Concentrates. The program that you are preparing to embark upon is a bold and direct approach to significantly overhaul your body. By the end of the six to eight months you will have cleansed, repaired, and fortified almost every gland and organ in your body. This will result in the prevention of future health issues, including reducing the likelihood of experiencing some of the big problems like cancer, heart problems and diabetes. You will experience a degree of strengthening in your physical stamina and strength as well as your emotional/spiritual state of mind.
Each of the visits will seek to identify your primary imbalances (the ones that are causing other imbalances downstream), check their progression, and an individualized program of nutrient/herbal supplements will be recommended to target and improve the function of a specific system or gland. While nutritional measures are gentle, when applied constantly and chronically they can yield almost miraculous results. This practice has taught us what is possible through nutritional therapy, and still daily it teaches more.
We do follow one rule of thumb in our office: 1st Detox, 2nd Repair + Rebuild, 3rd Maintenance Care. It’s easier to “stay healthy than to get healthy”, however, once we get you there, we’d like to keep you there ☺
The following is a typical sequence of approach so that you may have some concept of the plan, although each person is unique and progresses at their own pace:
Determine if there is a structural, biochemical, emotional or combination of dysfunctions that impedes your optimal wellness.
→ Endocrine balancing → Alkaline promotion and general mineral replenishment → Unburdening the liver and digestive system of its toxic load → Dietary recommendations → Creating independence from sugar forming high glycemic foods thus reducing insulin and cortisol imbalances → Identification of food allergies and removal of the primary inflammation engines → Parasite infestation and infection removal through up regulation of the immune system → Correction of gut flora imbalance and dysbiosis → Addressing circulatory issues as a long term preventative measure especially with the heart and brain and legs → Begin specific correction of chronic conditions like arthritis or autoimmune issues → Deep organ work like spleen and lymphatic system repair.
Usually starts without complication around the sixth-eighth month and is a graduation into less frequent office visits (every 12 to 24 weeks) and more of a basic nutritional support to lead your lifestyle with occasional elective system repair and fortification processes that usually last one or two months each.
While there are many variables in the course of MAT, generally treatments follow these guidelines. Our intention is for total correction of your symptomatic profile with the potential for medication reduction under your medical doctor’s direction by the time we finish the six to eight month treatment span.
It is so exciting to see what your body is capable of as it regards its innate healing potential. For many patients this represents training in a culture, which allows people more alternatives when they face greater health challenges in the future.
Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center is truly excited to be able to offer this nutritional treatment approach to you!