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What is the Meridian Response Technique? (MRT)

What is the Meridian Response Technique? (MRT)

What are MeridiansThere are twelve important meridians in the human body. They include:

  • Large Intestine
  • Stomach
  • Spleen
  • Heart
  • Small Intestine
  • Bladder
  • Kidney
  • Circulation - Sex Organs
  • Triple Warmer (Thyroid, Adrenal)
  • Gall Bladder
  • Liver

There are many other systems that make up the human body. However it is the basis of our analysis that all the other parts of the body are under influence of these twelve. These are what we term the primary twelve. The other parts of the body are secondary.

What are Meridians?

There are twelve primary meridians which are paired and run symmetrically on each side of the body. Each meridian is a channel that conducts energy. The meridian system dates back thousands of years and is the foundation for traditional Chinese medicine.

The twelve meridians interconnect all aspects of the body much the same way that the circulatory and nervous systems do. What makes the meridians unique is that unlike your nervous and circulatory systems which are visible, the meridian system is not visible.

Testing the Energy of Meridians.

Along individual meridians are specific areas from which energy enters and leaves the meridian channels. Some of these areas are called acupuncture points, alarm points, or organ localization points. By using a specific point, your practitioner can detect if there is an energy imbalance in a specific meridian. If an imbalance of energy is detected in a specific meridian, this would indicate that the organ or system associated with that meridian is in need of nutritional and/or herbal support.

Not Treating Symptoms

Have you ever had hay fever or a runny nose? Are the symptoms associated with these two conditions a disease of the nose? Of course not! Why then are most treatments directed at stopping the symptom? Is constipation the symptom or the result of another system, such as the liver, not doing its job optimally? With MRT, we do not treat symptoms. It is the body that gives us a feedback as to where treatment should be directed.

The Body Heals Itself

What a simple concept! However, it is one that has been lost. With MRT, we do not treat the symptoms or disease entity. Once an energy imbalance is detected the appropriate nutritional and herbal remedies are then prescribed. The body does the rest. Your role in this is to take the supplements as prescribed both in dosage and frequency. If any lifestyle changes are needed, your practitioner will guide you and make the appropriate recommendations.

Great Health is a Journey

Great Health is a JourneyToo many people today view their health and life as destinations. they are, in fact, individual journeys. Have you ever said, "when I get to this weight, things will be different" or "When I retire, I will do this and relax?" most people think that their health is an endpoint, it isn't.

You are about to start on a journey to better health. The road however, may be a winding one. On your quest for better health, you will be on a regimen of taking your supplements and perhaps making some lifestyle changes. There may be times when you get off that regimen and fall off course in your journey. Many people encounter this it is only human, this does not mean you should give up and abandon your quest for good health. It means you will just need to get back on track.

Your health care provider understands this and has worked with many people just like you. They are keenly aware of the detours and will be by your side to support you when needed.

It is important to remember that most health conditions took time to develop. Since the supplements you will be taking are not drugs, we are not forcing the body to do anything. We are feeding the body very concentrated nutrients that the body needs on a cellular level so it can function in an optimal manner. This optimal functioning takes time, so be patient. Remember, better health is a journey.

Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Nutritional and Herbal SupplementsThe nutritional supplements used by your practitioner are derived from organic foods. It is our contention that in order to rebuild the body it requires nutrients the way nature intended. It is the food that heals in its entirety and not just one portion of it. For example, it is estimated that there are thousands of phytochemical in a tomato. Scientists have recently been able to isolate one of them and they call it lycopene. Lycopene can be manufactured in a lab, so guess what - now you can buy lycopene in a capsule all by itself. I ask this question, "Is it better to eat the tomato or take a pill of lycopene? Is it the lycopene that has the healing qualities or is the the lycopene together with the thousands of other phytochemicals that give the tomato its healing capabilities?" This is why we use whole food nutrition to feed the body. The herbals used in our office are from Australia and set the standard for herbals throughout the world. The quality and potency can be guaranteed. This is why people will say, "I have tried this herb and it didn't work, but when I was given what you recommended, the results were quite different." Both the nutritional supplements and herbal remedies can only be prescribed by a qualified practitioner. Just as Meridian Response Testing is unique, so are the nutritional and herbal supplements utilized by your practitioner.


You are about to start on a wonderful journey. Your practitioner will go out of his or her way to guide you and educate you on your quest for good health. Be patient and remember that there are no unrealistic goals, just unrealistic time frames in which to achieve those goals.


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