Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA)
CRA is a technique that utilizes a muscle response as an indicator and assessment of the electrical reactivity of each organ, gland, system or structure. CRA uses a "pulse" as a rating system to determine whether the energy to a specific area is too high or too low. Having low energy is like trying to run a car off the energy of a AA battery. There is simply not enough energy for that particular organ, gland or system in the body to work effectively. With a low "pulse" the organ or system is tired and hardly working.
At the opposite extreme, high "pulse" ratings typically indicate situations where the organ or system has been stressed for a long time. An energy that is too high can be compared to power surges in the home, or to having an appliance plugged into an outlet with a output too high for the appliance to handle. A power surge would trip a breaker switch, or it would fry the electrical component of the appliance. Try to power a flashlight off a car battery and watch the flashlight immediately burn out and explode. With high "pulse" the body is working to hard, like the idle on a car that is set to high...it will wear out!
The body has been created with many systems, organs and glands, each with multiple backups in place. When one organ is not functioning optimally, the backup organs have to work harder to compensate. For instance, if the right kidney is dis-eased, the left kidney must work to a greater degree. As the primary organ regains function, the backup can return to its state of ease.
In CRA, the goal is to correct the energy imbalance by finding and addressing the cause. It is a technique of analysis and management, not a system of differential diagnosis. Traditionally, western medicine treats symptoms and diseases through differential diagnosis. If a patient has an acid stomach, antacids are given. If the gallbladder is causing pain, it is taken out. However, the question remains, "What is the cause?" Finding the cause is our focus and determined goal using Contact Reflex Analysis.