A Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine practising Holistic Health Care in the Woodbridge, Vaughan, Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga, and Toronto areas since 2001.

BIE and Intolerance Testing

Stressor Testing and BIE

Biofeedback Analysis Testing

IMG_2720Biofeedback Analysis is a natural health screening method used to obtain information from the body to determine the energetic level of intolerance to a given substance. A particular muscle is isolated and exposed to a specific substance to determine either a positive or negative response. A weakness in the indicator muscle reveals a disruption in the energy flow and therefore the presence of an intolerance. An increase of strength in the indicator muscle confirms the body’s ability to accept the substance being tested. – Needles are not required.

Homeostatic Imbalance and Stressors

Homeostasis is a state of body equilibrium or stable internal environment of the body. In general, the body is in homeostasis when its needs are being adequately met and it is functioning smoothly. Communication within the body is essential for homeostasis and is accomplished chiefly by body systems which use electrical signals delivered by acupuncture points as information carriers. Homeostasis is so important that most disease is regarded as a result of its disturbance, a condition called homeostatic imbalance.

Cells are congruent to trillions of tiny batteries that comprise the human body. The more exposure we have to given energies, from foods, electromagnetic fields such as radiations, negative thought processes, pollens, danders, chemicals, etc., the more these discordant energies will lead to homeostatic imbalance. These discordant energies are referred to as stressors.


Bioenergetic pathways known as meridians, allow energetic signals to flow continuously through and around the body. It is through these bioenergetic meridians that the brain and nervous system receive information about the state and functioning of the body as a whole. Modern electro-magnetic imaging technology has confirmed the presence of these pathways. When blockages occur within these pathways, the body is unable to recognize stressors. This results in homeostatic imbalance.

BIE is a simple, natural and non-invasive modality that helps enable one’s body to maintain balance (homeostasis) without the use of needles or drugs. Our patented modality uses bio-energy principles. The GSR-120 unit is used to direct energy directly onto various points on the body to help create homeostasis, therefore alleviating suffering.

The word “homeostasis” describes the body’s ability to maintain relatively stable internal conditions even though the outside world is continuously changing. Although the literal translation of homeostasis is “unchanging” (homeo = the same; stasis = standing still), the term does not really mean an unchanging state. Instead, it indicates a dynamic state of equilibrium or balance in which the internal conditions change and vary, but always within relatively narrow limits in order to be free from any adverse reactions.

Possible outcomes of the BIE modality

When the body begins to balance itself, minor symptoms like the odd headache, sore throat, sinus congestion, tired or lethargic feeling, aches and pains or possibly even nausea are all usually signs of the body cleansing. This is known as the “healing process ”. A healing process can start the day after the session up to 3 weeks in some cases, and may last from 1 to 28 days. In fact, clients may appear to be feeling sick. This is common. The body is merely re-experiencing the same symptoms, temporarily, throwing off and eliminating toxic wastes.

How long will a client maintain homeostasis?

It usually requires only 1 to 4 sessions to maintain homeostasis. In most cases, homeostasis can be achieved after the first visit. However, depending on the stress level of the client, amount of bodily toxins and the strength of the person’s immune system, the others may require several visits to achieve and maintain homeostasis. Once homeostasis is achieved, there is usually no need for subsequent or yearly visits.

Factors that Influence Homeostasis

1. Your Level of Stress

a) Psychological – depression, boredom, anxiety, financial worries, marital problems, moving to new address, loss of employment, death of a loved one, weight gain, discord in families
b) Physical – injury, accidents, surgery, illness, strenuous exercise, dehydration, working/living near high voltage power lines or electronic equipment, allergies, weight gain

2. The Strength of Your Immune System

You may have acquired a considerable level of toxins as a result of poor eating habits such as: coffee, tea, alcohol, sodas, sweets, excessive processed food consumption, smoking, prescription drugs, chlorinated drinking water, the level of yeast (candida albicans) and air pollution. These toxins force your immune system to work harder to detoxify your body. In doing so, the immune system will be less effective in maintaining homeostasis.

3. Your Body’s Enzyme Levels

Our diet consists of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Your pancreas produces enzymes called amylase, lipase and protease that aid in the digestive process of these foods. As we age, our pancreas may not produce enough of these enzymes required for adequate digestion and will require the immune system to compensate by lending their enzymes for the digestive process. It’s also important to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that contain a natural plant enzyme (cellulase) for proper digestion of plant fibre known as cellulose.

4. Your level of Hydration

Dehydration can be detrimental to your health for many reasons. In regard to homeostasis, proper hydration is essential. Studies suggest 8 – 8 oz. glasses of good quality water should be consumed daily.

The following are suggested to help maintain homeostasis:

1. A yeast (candida) cleanse, if recommended and appropriate

Your BIE practitioner will determine the best yeast cleanse suitable for you. This usually requires a special diet and supplementing with herbs or homeopathic remedies along with probiotics to kill off yeast and balance intestinal flora. Yeast overworks the immune system by producing approximately 28 different toxins. Once the yeast has been reduced to a manageable level, the immune system can help to keep your intolerance/sensitivity under control.

2. Drink plenty of water

Adequate water consumption is not only essential for effective BIE sessions but equally important, to reduce levels of stress on the body and minimize toxic build up.
2 litres (8 – 8oz. glasses) of water should be sufficient water to consume on a daily basis. However, more water should be consumed in the summer or during excessive exercise.
Coffee, orange pekoe and black teas will actually dehydrate your body due to their diuretic effects.

3. Supplement with enzymes / immune system building supplements

Your BIE practitioner will test you to determine the best enzyme and/or immune system supplement for your body. Many of the store bought name-brand supplements have added fillers and may not be suitable for your specific needs.


BIE practitioners are not medical doctors and do not use medical diagnostic or treatment procedures.

The services performed by BIE practitioners are at all times restricted to consultation on the subject of nutritional matters and the BIE modality, and do not involve the use of scratch tests, needles or blood tests to verify the client’s diseases, medical conditions, sensitivities, allergies or intolerances to foods or environmental substances. All services provided are done for experimental or educational purposes only and do not involve the diagnosing, curing, prognosticating, treatment or prescribing of remedies for the treatment of disease or any act, which will constitute the practice of medicine in this country in which a licence is required.

All suggestions (if any) regarding herbs or nutritional matters are based on historical and traditional use.

Program compliance is required.

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Dr. Linda L. Brown, BA, ND is a registered Naturopathic Doctor, BodyTalk and EFT Practitioner, and Registered BioEnergetics Practitioner. Her mission is to teach and inspire people to live in a healthier, more balanced way, so they can enjoy the life of their dreams.

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