What We Do…and Don’t Do

We Help You Regain Health – We Don’t Treat Symptoms

You will find the techniques we use are notably different than traditional Western medicine, yet have proven time and time again to help individuals restore their bodies back to optimum health. Everyone is familiar with the traditional medical model in some fashion or another, whether from a visit to the an M.D. or even D.O. or  a visit to the emergency room or urgent care.

The traditional medical model in the West treats chronic health problems by reducing the”symptoms” using drugs and surgery.

Whether the symptoms are a chronic illness like diabetes, an autoimmune disease, headaches, arthritis, an everyday cold, allergies, or something more severe such as high blood pressure or a heart condition…the treatments are primarily drugs and surgery.

That is the problem! Treating the symptoms, but not the underlying cause of the condition, thus never really eliminating the problem or restoring an individual back to optimum health.

It should also be noted that all drugs have side effects, even aspirin.


Is based on the premise that the relationship between structure and function in the human body is a significant health factor and that such relationships between the spinal column and the nervous system are the most significant since the normal transmission and expression of nerve energy are essential to the restoration and maintenance of health.

Misalignment of the vertebrae, also know as “vertebral subluxation,” causes a disruption of the nerve flow coming from the brain and traveling down one or more of the 31 pairs of nerves branching from the spinal cord. These nerve branches continue to the various organs and muscles of the body and regulate their function. Any pressure on these nerve roots cause dysfunction in the corresponding organs or muscles. Chiropractic manipulation (know as an adjustment) removes this nerve irritation by allowing the vertebrae to move freely. Chiropractic theory holds that the body is able to heal itself when normal nerve transmission is restored.

Accelerated Allergy Clearing Technique (AACT)

Accelerated Allergy Clearing Technique is a natural, painless method of eliminating or reducing allergies and sensitivities to the body. AACT was developed by Drs. Lester Bryman and Freddie Ulan, and used successfully for years in their internationally famous Natural Health Improvement Center in upstate New York.

The majority of allergy patients know that what they ingest, inhale or contact can change their lives in minutes. If you find yourself in this group, you know the frustration and hopelessness your condition can produce. If you are one of the lucky ones, you have identified that to which you are allergic and know what you need to avoid. If you’re not so lucky, you may be experiencing severe or chronic ailments.

Allergies Can Cause Real Illness:
Contact with an allergen can cause a reaction similar to that of a virus attacking your body. An amazing defense mechanism goes into action in both instances. The resulting symptoms in either case may be a cough, fever, vomiting, aches, fatigue, etc. Allergic Reactions produce symptoms like bronchitis, pneumonia, or asthma; circulatory problems such as chest pains, heart irregularities, or rapid heart beat; gastro-intestinal troubles like bloating, ulcers, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, and acute abdominal pain; sexual or urinary conditions such as prostate problems, kidney or bladder infections, impotence, PMS, menstrual disorder, and infertility; muscle/bone problems like backache, arthritis, headaches, restless leg syndrome, or unexplained muscle pain and soreness; skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, chemical sensitivity; brain conditions such as A.D.D., migraines, depression, or brain fog; immunity problems such as Lupus and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Clinically allergies have been shown to be part of or the majority of virtually any health problem. It is important that they be identified and eliminated.

For many people, allergies are nothing more than a minor nuisance. For others, accidental contact with an allergen can be a terrifying, life-threatening situation.

Diagnosis for either group is not easy. Often those with mild complaints find it difficult to get satisfactory treatment. Their complaints may include “feeling out of sorts”, a slight loss of memory, a mild but persistent sore throat or cough, a dull headache that won’t respond to chiropractic adjustments or pain medication and so on. Many of these people have seen several doctors only to come away disappointed, disillusioned, diagnosed with a “nervous disorder”, labeled a hypochondriac or worse yet, have been prescribed psychiatric drugs!

What Is An Allergy?
Conventional medicine would probably say an allergy is an over-reaction by the body’s immune system. In A.A.C.T. an allergy is seen from a holistic viewpoint. It is a condition of abnormal sensitivity of the person to one or more substances which are usually harmless to the majority of people. It has been discovered in A.A.C.T. that when an allergen enters or contact the body, there is a clash between the electromagnetic energy field of the body and the electro-magnetic energy field of the allergen. When the brain detects an allergen in its field, an immune response is generated. This could be anything from a mild local itch to full-blown anaphylactic shock.

Allergy Testing & Treatment:
Conventional medicine uses several ways to test for allergies. These include the
scratch test, blood tests, the pulse test, and patch test among others.

Conventional medicine attempts to handle allergens with a variety of methods such as: antihistamines, bronchodilators, corticosteroids, injections of allergenic substances, rotation and elimination diets, bee pollen and other treatments.

What is the A.A.C.T. Technique?
AACT is a natural, drugless, painless, non-invasive method of eliminating or reducing allergies. A recent breakthrough method has accelerated and improved previous allergy clearing techniques (Called NAET) and has allowed practitioners who use the AACT method to get fabulous results.

AACT eliminates or improves allergies by clearing blockages in energy pathways. Afterwards, the body no longer recognizes or treats the substance as an allergen.

At the clinic we have thousands of allergy vials, such as eggs, dairy, ragweed, trees, corn, etc… We then muscle test with these particular vials to determine which allergies exist and in what sequence they should be cleared. The allergen is held in your hand or against the body so that it is in contact with your electrical field. Many acupuncture points are stimulated by hand on the body with various breathing techniques in a specific sequence. This treatment is painless , drug-free, and does not involve needles or shots!

How many treatments does AACT take to obtain a result? Occasionally one treatment can make you feel better but this is not the norm. AACT does wonders, but it has to be done in a series to be effective. Most patients see a difference even when they are a severe case within ten treatments or less.

Nutrition Response Testing℠

– Most of our new clients have been referred to us by other satisfied clients.

– Did you hear about us from someone who was very happy with their results?

– However you heard about us, you probably want to know what “Nutrition Response Testing” is – and what we do.

What is Nutrition Response Testing?

Nutrition Response Testing is very precise and scientific. However, if I were to analyze you using Nutrition Response Testing before it was explained to you, you might find it strange, or simply not believable — only because it is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before.

We can completely understand that because when we first saw this type of work being done, our first reaction was “Hmm, what is this strange stuff?” No one was more skeptical than we were. As a result, we studied Nutrition Response Testing extensively to see if it was for real. And we are certainly happy that we did because it has helped us improve our own health and the health of many others. Because of Nutrition Response Testing, we are here and are able to help you improve your health.

Quite frankly, if you want to get healthy and stay healthy, it is important that you understand what Nutrition Response Testing is, and what our recommendations are based on. Otherwise, you are less likely to follow through and actually do what you need to do to get well. To put it simply, if you don’t follow through, you won’t get well. And if you are not going to get well, why do it in the first place?

The results we have been having with Nutrition Response Testing are often in the 90% and better range. The only reason we are here is to help you get well. We have no other reason for being here and, hopefully, you are here for that same reason. That is why we want to make sure you get the correct understanding of what Nutrition Response Testing is right from the start.

Let’s get started

In medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the “disease” or syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.).

In Nutrition Response Testing we do not diagnose or treat disease – but we also have two parts: the analysis and the personalized health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition).

Simply put first we do an analysis, and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in our analysis of your body and condition.

First the Analysis

The analysis is done through testing the body’s own neurological reflexes and acupuncture points. The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture, which is thousands of years old.

Nutrition Response Testing is a study of how the different points on the surface of the body relate to the state of health and to the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body.

Interestingly, since the human anatomy has not changed significantly in thousands of years, the utilization of these reflexes and specific points have become extremely useful in our practice because they are so accurate!

Think about it, each Nutrition Response Testing reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function, and indicates the effect that energy, or the lack of energy, is having on the body. By testing the Nutrition Response Testing reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, and that helps us identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting that need.

Doesn’t this sound like something you would want for yourself in order to predict, with certainty, what is needed and wanted by the body to get you to the next stage of improved health?

How do we access the Nutrition Response Testing reflexes in order to get this information?

If I were to hook you up to an electro-cardiograph machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense to you, right? What is actually happening during this procedure? Electrical energy from the heart is running over the wires. This electrical energy makes the electrocardiograph record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. I could then study this graph and tell you what it all means.

Here is what we do with Nutrition Response Testing. Instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being tested, the Nutrition Response Testing doctor contacts these points with his/her own hand. With his other hand, he/she will test the muscle strength of your extended arm. If the reflex being contacted is active, the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm, and the arm will weaken and drop. This drop signifies underlying dysfunction, which can be affecting your health.

Why is the person who referred you feeling better?

Because we did a Nutrition Response Testing analysis for him or her, we found the “active” reflexes, and then made specific nutritional recommendations to help the body return to a better state of health.

We are prepared to do the exact same thing for you now. Isn’t that exciting? However, the best is yet to come.

The second part – the “Personalized Health Improvement Program”

Let’s say the liver or kidney reflexes are active. Then what? Our next step is to test specific, time-tested and proven, highest-possible quality nutritional formulas against those weak areas, to find which ones bring the reflexes back to strength.

Our decades of clinical experience tell is that when we have found the correct nutritional supplements, as indicated by this procedure, and when we work out a highly personalized nutritional supplement schedule, we have accomplished the most important first step in correcting the underlying deficiency or imbalance that caused the reflex to be active in the first place. By following the program as precisely as possible, you are well on your way to restoring normal function and improving your health. It’s that simple!

In medicine, the medical doctor makes a diagnosis and then uses drugs or surgery to attack or suppress the symptom, or to surgically remove the “offending” organ or part.

In Nutritional Response Testing, we use “DESIGNED CLINICAL NUTRITION” to correct the cause of the problem, so that the body can regain the ability to correct itself.


First of all, Designed Clinical Nutrition is not ‘over-the-counter’ vitamins. Over-the-counter vitamins are pharmaceutically engineered chemical fractions of vitamin structures reproduced in a laboratory. They are not “whole-food,” and the body does not actually recognize these as anything even vaguely beneficial (to put it mildly). Please ask about our audiotape: “The Whole Truth About Vitamins,” for an entertaining, in-depth explanation of this aspect of vitamins and other nutritional supplements.

Because they are not made from whole foods, “over-the-counter” vitamins lack the essential synergistic elements normally present in WHOLE foods. An example of a whole food could be carrots. Carrots are high in Vitamin A Complex. A “complex” is something made up of many different parts that work together. Synthetic vitamin A does not contain the whole “Vitamin A Complex” found in nature. So, if we were looking for a food high in Vitamin A., carrots might be one of our choices.

If one actually were deficient in any of the components of Vitamin A Complex, one would be wise to seek out a supplement that was made from whole foods that were rich in this complex – not from chemicals re-engineered in a laboratory to look like one little part of the Vitamin A Complex that has erroneously been labeled as “Vitamin A.”

Vitamins that are being used all over today generally only need to have a small percentage of their actual content derived from natural sources to be labeled “natural”. If they are not derived from whole foods, they often make you even more deficient and nutritionally out-of-balance. They do not contain all of the co-factors found in nature that make the vitamins work.

So-called “scientific research,” done with these poor quality substitutes, repeatedly “proves” that vitamins don’t do much good for anyone! Can you imagine who pays for these “researches”?

“Designed Clinical Nutrition” is exactly that: designed (especially prepared based on a specific plan) Clinical (pertaining to the results gotten in clinical use or actual practice on huge numbers of patients over many years) nutrition (real food, designed by nature to enable the body to repair itself and grow healthfully).

It is whole food in a tablet, capsule or powder, concentrated in a vacuum, cold-process system that preserve all of the active enzymes and vital components that make it work as the Creator intended. These real food supplements have been designed to match the needs of the body, as determined by the positive response shown when tested against the active Nutrition Response Testing reflexes that were found on your individual Nutrition Response Testing analysis. These are nutrients you are simply not getting, or not assimilation, in your current diet.

These deficiencies may be due to your past personal eating habits and routines, but it is for sure due, in some large extent, to the lack or quality in the foods commercially available in grocery stores or restaurants today.

The Supplements We Use

The Alternative Health Care Center of Grosse Pointe Woods offers a full line of supplements. To get a thorough understanding of these products please go to www.standardprocess.com.


Through an analysis of your body’s reflexes, we help you to determine the exact nutrients you need to supplement your diet, in order to bring about balance and better health.

We make these highly concentrated therapeutic formulations available to you in tablets, capsules, or in powdered form to “supplement” your current diet. That’s why they are called “food supplements.”

Depending on your individual situation, we might also require that you make some specific changes in your diet & eating habits, and in your routines, in order to bring about the best possible results.

There is a great deal of technology and know-how behind what we do in Nutrition Response Testing.

Having been designed through decades of clinical use on tens of thousands of patients, from many different types of health care practitioners, you can be assured that Nutrition Response Testing is capable of evaluating and solving your health concerns.

A complete Nutrition Response Testing analysis can be done on each client on each subsequent visit, thereby revealing the next layers of dysfunction so these can also be addressed and corrected.

In this way, each client gets a completely individualized handling, in the correct sequence and in the right direction at the right time – then the lock falls open.

By following the correct sequence as revealed through Nutrition Response Testing, you don’t “shot-gun” your diet or supplements. With a correctly done Nutrition.

Heart Rate Variability Test (HRV) Understanding The Nerve Express

The Heart Rate Variability Test, (HRV), was created in Russia to find the healthiest athletes and train them to compete in the Olympics. This same test is now available to check the health status of the general public.

The test begins by looking at the heart rhythm and its variability during different situations. The Nerve Express will evaluate the Heart’s response to the change in your body’s position during testing. From this information, your current health and the functioning of your nervous system can be summarized.

This information then creates a report which helps the doctor create your individual health care plan and estimate the time it will require for your body to respond.

By having the initial test and then retesting at regular intervals, the doctor is able to follow your progress during your nutritional program.

This simple test is performed in the office and requires approximately 15 minutes.