Article Available in Chiropractic Economics – Issue 14
Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy or NSRT is a revolutionary technique rooted in Eastern medicine dating back more than 5,000 years. NSRT, a phrase coined and developed by BioVeda Technologies, encompasses a holistic approach to healing that addresses the underlying cause of disease and teaches that symptoms are a response to an imbalance in the body. Treatment works with the body to stimulate balanced healing while taking into account the unique characteristics of both the individual and the ailment. Very simply, NSRT is about providing care for the individual who has a symptom or condition rather than treating the condition or symptom impacting the individual.
NSRT is an outgrowth of Dr. Reinhard Voll’s work. Voll’s work which is often referred to as EAV (Electro-Acupuncture According to Voll) originated 50 years ago and is based on theories of quantum physics. The theory set out to prove that organized electro-magnetic fields extend from the human body and intelligently interact with the environment.
Voll, who began to study Eastern medicine and Chinese acupuncture meridian systems in the late 1940s, reasoned that if there were channels of energy that ran throughout the body and came to the skin’s surface at various acupuncture points, there should be a way to measure this energy. He developed a device which measured the body’s ability to conduct this energy and compared the measurements of healthy patients to those who had conventional diseases. He found that the electrical conductivity reading outside of the normal range revealed disturbances in tissues and organs traditionally associated with these acupuncture points. He also noticed that major disturbances in the body produced a steady decay of the conductivity indicator as the point was being measured.
Second, he discovered that medicines placed in the proximity of the patient could change acupuncture point readings, and that simply holding a substance would indicate how the body would respond if ingested. One theory explaining this phenomenon is that all matter, both alive and innate, vibrates at a specific and unique frequency as a result of the electric charges of the particles at the atomic level, and thus emit electromagnetic waves. These waves are picked up by cells, all of which have a receptor designed specifically to receive electromagnetic signals from the surrounding environment.
Dr. Voll’s methodology, known as “Electro-Acupuncture According to Voll,” or EAV, set the groundwork for future homeopathic frameworks which include Applied Kinesiology (AK), NAET, Brimhall Wellness Technique, and the newest of these therapies, Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy (NSRT) developed by BioVeda Technologies, formerly BioAllergenix and performed using the BAX-3000.
Applied Kinesiology (AK) uses manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the muscoskeletal system. Established by Dr. Goodheart in 1964, he discovered that a weak muscle could test strong through massage of its extreme ends where the tendons attach to the bone. An AK doctor will use muscle tests to evaluate the physiological responses to physical, chemical and mental stimulus and then integrate them with clinical history, physical examination, lab tests, x-rays and other diagnostic methods to determine the best course of treatment.
Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) is a drug-free and non-invasive approach designed specifically to eliminate allergies of all types through the unblocking of energy pathways or meridians and the restarting of normal circulation through the energy channels. Developed in1983 by Dr. Nambudripad, it uses a combination of testing procedures – acupuncture and acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional and kinesiological concepts – to identify the substance specific allergen and then to balance the natural occurring energies of the body with the electromagnetic energies found in one’s environment. NAET treatments include acupuncture or acupressure, followed by 20 minutes of rest.
Dr. John Brimhall developed a model based on “Six Steps to Wellness” which he identified as structural imbalance, electromagnetic radiation, nutritional deficiencies, allergies and sensitivities, negative emotional patterns and toxicity. Brimhall uses a modified version of NAET for allergy testing and AK muscle testing as a primary diagnostic tool for each of these six steps.
NSRT – The Revolutionary Alternative from BioVeda Technologies
While these three techniques represented significant advancements, they were ridden with subjectivity, took tremendous amounts of time and required significant training. They were often painful for the patient, results were not reproducible, and only accounted for a limited number of substances.
Using advances in technology, Neurological Substance Relaxation Therapy or NSRT was developed to address and overcome these limitations and constraints.
NSRT is based on four facts:
- Stress causes or exacerbates most health-related conditions;
- General reduction of stress levels can significantly decrease symptoms of many conditions including, but not limited to, allergies; Allergies, as one example, are defined as the body’s inappropriate reaction or response to an otherwise harmless substance.
- The brain creates associations between stressful events and substances which are oftentimes inappropriate and subsequently lead to a host of chronic and acute conditions;
- These associations can be broken by introducing a positive stimulus in conjunction with the specific stress-inducing substances, and symptoms can be reduced or eliminated.
The school of thought behind NSRT is that if a reaction can be learned, it can also be unlearned, and the body can be taught to respond in a more neutral manner using what Ivan Pavlov called positive conditioning or classical conditioning.
BioVeda Technologies, formerly BioAllergenix, developed NSRT using the BAX-3000 as an improvement on the previous techniques, providing a faster, fully-automated, FDA cleared, painless, non-invasive and generally more effective methodology.
There are three primary components to the BAX-3000:
- The Digital Conductance Meter (DCM) which measures resistance within the body’s electrical circuitry. Clips are attached to the patient on the middle finger or allergy meridian on each hand completing an electrical circuit with the device.
- The DCM transposes the frequencies from a digital format, as they are housed in the software, to a radio frequency. During the assessment, the DCM systematically exposes the patient to each individual substance, while measuring impedance. If the impedance reading during any specific substance exposure varies to a degree that is considered statistically relevant, the system tags it as a stressor, allowing the practitioners to apply it during NSRT.
- NSRT is performed with the Light Conductance Meter, which converts the same frequencies that had been presented as sound and recorded as causing a stress spike into a light format and presented to the patient on specific acupuncture points.
The BAX-3000 couples the environmental stress frequencies that were specifically identified by the DCM with a positive stimulus. In this case, the stress inducing frequency presented in a homeopathic level in the form of light is the positive stimulus. The light, introduced using a laser, stimulates nerve bundles triggering the brain to release endorphins and enkephalins which calm the nervous system, thus breaking the previous negative association. Rather than releasing histamine during future real world exposure, the brain elicits a neutral reaction.
The BAX-3000 is unique because it combines state of the art technology with proven alternative and holistic principles. The BAX-3000 is the only device that can measure the stress response objectively, assess nearly 100,000 substances (10x any other technique) and do so for most patients in less than 10 minutes. The BAX-3000 can do in minutes what previously took years to accomplish, making it a practical addition to most offices. In fact, in most states trained office staff can perform the assessment. In addition, patients experience quick and long-lasting relief at a much lower cost than previously available.
The Stress Factor
While all the above-mentioned approaches recognize stress as an important factor in the development of disease, the success of NSRT lies in how it addresses the “stress” reaction in an individual’s system.
Hundreds of studies over the last 20 years have shown that stress contributes to a significant percent of major illness, including the number one cause of death in America, cardiovascular disease. It has been shown that:
- 70-80% of all doctor visits are for stress-related and stress-induced illnesses
- Stress contributes to 50% of all illness in the US
- The cost of job stress in the US is estimated at $200 billion annually
While a certain amount of stress is normal, chronic negative stress has been proven to be harmful to a person’s health. When an individual is faced with stress, the body goes into a fight or flight response where the heart rate increases, breathing is accelerated, and muscles tense up. Activity in the sympathetic nervous system rises and the adrenal glands release epinephrine, norepinephrine and corticosteroid hormones into the blood stream. This reaction causes digestion to stop, blood sugar levels to increase, and the heart to pump more blood. If stress persists, there will eventually be a breakdown of bodily resources and a reduction of levels of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the brain. Stress reactions lead to behavioral and biological processes that contribute to the onset of disease.
Effects of chronic stress include symptoms such as: allergies and food sensitivities, migraine headaches, sleep disorders, digestive disorders, muscle tightness, jaw problems, breathing problems, circulatory problems, heart palpitations, IBS, cold and sore throats, skin irritations, chronic fatigue, menstrual irregularities, erectile dysfunction, concentration problems and depression, to name a few. Long-term chronic stress can ultimately result in death. Clearly there is a heavy price to pay when people have too much stress in their lives whether that is mental stress caused by anxiety or physical stress caused by specific environmental or ingested substances.
NSRT and the BAX-3000 play a crucial role in alleviating the stress associated with many of these conditions. While the BAX-3000 does not treat any specific condition, through its unique use of LASER (Light and Sound Energy Relaxation) Therapy, it is very effective at alleviating the triggers that lead to chronic conditions; thereby reducing stress on the nervous system and helping patients achieve greater general health and wellness, without the use of drugs, needles, pharmaceuticals or dietary restrictions.
BioVeda Technologies has made significant advances in alternative health care which have caused a seismic shift in the philosophy of general health and wellness. These technological advances have allowed the development of safe, painless, fast, effective and non-invasive techniques which focus on holistic healing. By addressing the dominant role stress plays in our daily lives, NSRT may prove to be one of the most effective preventative health measures as well as one of the most effective therapies for individuals already suffering from chronic and acute conditions caused or exacerbated by stress.
About BioVeda Technologies
Effective September 2009, the name BioVeda Technologies will replace BioAllergenix as the new corporate entity and global brand. BioVeda, which means “Knowledge and Wisdom of the Body,” more accurately reflects the company’s overall vision and commitment to alternative and holistic healthcare. The BAX-3000 developed by BioAllergenix will retain its name and position as BioVeda Technologies flagship device used for improvement of general health and wellness through neurological stress reduction therapy.
BioVeda Technologies was established originally as BioAllergenix in 2007 with the introduction of the BAX-3000, a fully-automated, patented and FDA cleared system. It utilizes Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy (NSRT), combined with Light and Sound Energy Relaxation (LASER) therapy to alleviate the symptoms of many chronic health conditions. The BioVeda MG is the first release under the new BioVeda brand, and is used specifically for migraine symptom and pain relief. To further its commitment to provide easily accessible and affordable alternative health options, in early 2010 the BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers will be introduced.
BioVeda Technologies is a privately held company committed to providing safe, fast, painless and non-invasive alternative medical devices. To request a brochure or join the revolution, please visit BioVedaRevolution.com or contact BioVeda Technologies at 1-877-6-BIOVEDA.