Muscle Testing


Dr. Sinha uses a technique called Autonomic Response Testing (ART) to identify the root cause of illness and tailors treatments to help the body’s cellular frequency back to health. This comprehensive diagnostic system was developed by Dietrich Klinghardt, MD after several years of research. Dr. Klinghardt has helped to transform many practices in the US and abroad into healing centers through this process.


ART is a biofeedback enhanced physical exam that uses changes in muscle tone to represent if the body goes into a stress/sympathetic, relaxation/parasympathetic mode, or neutral/ no change response.  Our doctors are highly trained to perform conventional physical examinations but also use ART to arriveat a more precise diagnosis and effective treatment. They can tap into the body’s nervous system to determine specific treatments (supplements, herbs, injections, etc.) that will help bring the organ system back to homeostasis. This is based on both science and art. The ART based testing will always lead the doctor to take appropriate next steps, such as ordering lab work, imaging studies, psychotherapeutic interventions, etc. Dr. Sinha is trained and understands anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, physics, quantum physics, and psychology.


The foundation of naturopathic medicine was stated simply by Samuel Hahnemann when he said, “the first thing we must do is remove obstacles to cure” our doctors identify the underlying cause of chronic illness by testing the seven main factors that are usually an underlying cause of disease. The seven factors are toxicity (internally generated biotoxins from infections, fungus, parasites, bacteria, or external toxins such as heavy metals), nutritional deficiencies, post-traumatic or genetic structural problems, geopathic stress (microwave/cell phone radiation, EMF, etc), scars (cause interference in the body and in acupuncture meridians), allergies, and unresolved psycho-emotional, spiritual conflict or trauma. Many studies have shown that substances, pathogens, or emotions can cause the body to go into a stress or relaxation response. This is why Dr. Sinha addresses these factors and eliminates things that are not meant to be in the body while also replenishing deficiencies. 


ART also uses a method that is called “direct resonance testing”. This makes it possible to accurately detect microbes and toxins in organs or tissues, so Dr. Sinha can know where to target treatment. She also figures out which treatments push the body to go into a yin or yang state. A yin state is when the body goes into a parasympathetic mode where organs most efficiently detox. A yang state is when the body goes into a sympathetic mode where the body’s immune system upregulates cells that are needed to fight infections.


There is an intelligence that is running through the body and communicating with the brain. Muscle testing is a tool to access what the body and brain is trying to communicate. It can provide clues to where there is dysfunction between the body and brain which can then give you clues of why things are going array. 

This work and the medicine that is provided to patients by Dr. Sinha is most powerful when used preventively. No test is 100% accurate thus she always relies on clinical thinking and the safety of the patient when prescribing treatments. 

By: Dr Radha Sinha







Radha Sinha