Bioenergetics is the study and testing of energy transfer between organisms. Our bodies are made up of various types of energy that flow constantly throughout our bodies. However, we often encounter stresses (physical, environmental, and emotional) that block energy flow.
These stresses then cause imbalances and can show as a wide variety of ailments, like chronic pain, insomnia, fatigue, depression, loss of appetite, headaches, etc.
Tension in the body comes from unaddressed health complications that are creating stress. Most commonly, this shows as muscle stiffness, anxiety, and spasms, among others. Bioenergetic testing is a way to take the guesswork out and actually determine which factors are stressing your body.
Bioenergetic testing is a great supplemental tool in the health toolbelt to help you understand your body on the cellular level. Everyone can benefit from this type of testing, it can help you with a better understanding of a new ailment, it can work alongside traditional and nontraditional practices, and it can give you a better holistic wellness plan.
If you suffer from a chronic health illness, you know all too well how exhausting it can be to constantly address symptoms without addressing the core of the problem.
But before we dive into what testing looks like, let’s step back to understand where bioenergetics testing came from.
The History of Bioenergetics
For centuries, nontraditional medical practitioners have long understood the concept of energy in the body. Most commonly seen with acupuncturists – whose main focus is to improve the flow of energy in the body.
The field of bioenergetics started to really take shape around the 1940s with Dr. Reinhold Voll, an acupuncturist. Dr. Voll started to understand the connection between a client’s environment and disrupted energy flow.
Dr. Voll was able to document cases where the client’s energy was restored after certain lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, supplements). This is when bioenergetics started to take shape.
Today, it is broadly understood as the study of where biology meets physics.
What Bioenergetics Looks Like Today
Health practitioners use bioenergetics to better understand the body on a cellular level. To learn where energy is being blocked and how those blockages are manifesting throughout the body.
A few of the most common types of test:
- Hormonal Imbalances
- 600 possible Food and Environmental Sensitivities
- Nutritional Imbalances (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and essential fatty acids)
- Toxins: Mold, Bacteria, Heavy Metals, etc.
Let’s put this to a real-life example: say you’re a marathon runner who has started to feel fatigued and unable to complete your long runs. Through bioenergetics testing, health practitioners might start with the nutritional imbalance and food sensitivity scans.
If positive, it could indicate that instead of storing energy for long runs, your body is actually using that stored energy to fight off food/nutrients sensitivities, leaving you depleted after only a few miles.
But how exactly can a test show this?
How Bioenergetic Testing Works
Bioenergetic tests the cells in the body. And our cells are fantastic record keepers, tracking toxins, emotions, viruses, and stressors on a daily basis.
Hair and saliva samples are the two easiest ways to access this trove of data. Both hair and saliva glands secrete biological information about the body’s chemicals. Using hair and saliva tests allows you to see information about hormones, allergies, and infections.
Not only are hair and saliva great views into our bodies on the cellular level – they are also the two least invasive ways to access this information.
There are several different types of testing, the most common are; full scans, sensitivity scans, and remedy scans.
- Full Scans is our most comprehensive scan available. The scanning we do provides a wide range of insights, including levels of bioenergetic stress within your system performance, nutritional and hormonal imbalances, general categories of resonating toxins, food, and environmental sensitivities, along with a balancing regimen.
- Sensitivity Scans focus on energy imbalances caused by food and environmental stressors, which can look like daily diet, skincare products, materials in clothing, etc.
- Remedy Scans are designed to help you determine which homeopathic remedies will work best for you, based on your body’s energy. This is to help you choose the best supplements.
How to Get a Bioenergetic Test
There are many different types of practitioners that offer various forms of bioenergetic testing
- Therapists and psychologists
- Massage Therapists
- Natural Health Professionals
Perhaps the most common on the list are natural health practitioners (like Authentic Health). These certified professionals often use bioenergetic testing to help paint the entire picture of what is happening in the body and are a great place to start when looking to get tested.
People use bioenergetic testing to give clarity to some of our most common ailments:
- Chronic Pain
- Leaky gut
- Lymes Disease
If you’re interested in getting tested or learning more about how bioenergetics can benefit you, schedule a free consultation with Authentic Health today.