What is Nutrition Response Testing® ?

Nutrition Response Testing® (NRT) is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of less than optimum health. This system was composed and refined by Dr. Freddie Ulan D.C.,C.C.N. and combines knowledge of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which is the part of the body’s nervous system that controls all of your vital functions (heart rate, breathing rate and/or digestive operations, etc.) with applied and clinical kinesiology. In order to test the ANS of the body, muscles or muscle groups are used in conjunction with known body reflexes. A reflex is an area or point in the body that stimulates and corresponds another area of the body like an organ or gland such as the liver or thyroid. This is the basis upon which acupuncture and reflexology work. In fact the reflexes used in Nutrition Response Testing® often correspond with acupuncture points. They also coincide with dermatomes, or areas of the skin supplied by nerves from the spine. Various means of stimulating these reflexes, including tapping or placing a hand on them, reveals the state of stress on organs and glands, giving the specially trained NRT practitioner a reading (Rosen, J.R., 2017).

Why should I try it?

Energy flows between all parts of organ systems of the body. These flows can become blocked and disrupted for a variety of reasons. These disruptions can easily be discovered with Nutritional Response Testing ® (NRT). At Anthesis Holistic Wellness, we use Nutritional Response Testing to conduct a full body scan to properly assess all of your reflexes to reveal potential blocks associated with food sensitivities that may be contributing to fatigue, constant bloating, and/or other associated digestive imbalances. Along with holistic health coaching, we use this information to help customize whole-food, meal-plan guidance and sustainable lifestyle adjustments to help you reach your optimal health and wellness goals.

How is the procedure done?

The practitioner conducts the analysis by contacting your extended arm with one hand while using the other hand to contact the specific reflex area of the body with the other hand. If the tested reflex is stressed, your nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm (which will weaken and cause it to drop). A drop in the arm generally means stress or dysfunction in that area which can be affecting your health. Once the underlying stress is corrected, the weak muscle response will no longer occur. Following your consultation, a nutritional and wellness program is suggested based on your specific analysis.


Rosen, J.R. (2017). The Missing Piece. Introducing Nutrition Response Testing. Charlotte, NC:Warren Publishing Inc.

Ulan Nutritional Systems, Inc., (2018). What is Nutrition Response Testing? Retrieved from http://unsinc.info/nutrition-response-testing.html