Teresa Mhic Dhonncha, ISHom, Lic.GCH
Asyra Pro Practitioner
The Asyra PRO bio-energetic health screening?
Health screening with the Asyra Pro is a painless, quick, simple, and most importantly, effective way of finding out how your body is functioning. It allows us to monitor your nutritional levels, hormone balance, toxin levels, and the overall energetic health of your organs. It can also help discover any food or environmental sensitivities that are making you sick. The results from health screening allow us to give you an accurate prescription in order to promote health and healing. Plus, by keeping an eye on your nutrient levels and avoiding intolerant foods, your body has the best chance of maintaining and promoting health, fitness and well-being. Screening will also include testing any supplements that you are currently taking, or those that will be recommended, for direct energetic healing effects
What is the Asyra?
The Asyra is a system designed for health practitioners with the following purposes:
- to provide insight and information about clients’ health needs that cannot be obtained from case history, questioning or simple observation.
- to apply that information directly in support of healing and health creation by way of built-in ‘informational’ treatments
- to assist the practitioner in recommending traditional therapies appropriate to the clients individual needs.
How does it work?The Asyra software contains digitally-encoded information relating to a wide range of health factors that is output by the Asyra hardware as electromagnetic signals during testing. Using a simple low voltage circuit created by holding two brass cylinders or handmasses, the response of the body to those signals is recorded by measuring changes in the electrical resistance of the skin. This information is relayed back to the software and a report is generated on the computer of any responses that are outside certain limits.
Is that really possible?Running an Asyra test is an example of a process that we call bio-energetic testing. In the purest form of bio-energetic testing, we are effectively ‘asking the body a question’ and obtaining the response directly from the body’s own physiology, without engaging the conscious and language centres of the mind.It is helpful to make some comparisons to other techniques that go part of the way towards this. Many people will be familiar with muscle testing or kinesiology. This is another form of bio-energetic testing applied by health practitioners. In kinesiology the question is often asked verbally or the subject may hold an object or substance that is being tested. The response is measured by changes in the contractile strength of the skeletal muscles, checked manually by the tester.Polygraph testing (lie detectors) is a technology that makes use of the electrical responsiveness of the skin as used in the Asyra. In this case the patterns of conductivity are changing due to nervous excitation created by the process of telling a lie, unless of course you are very well practised.Another informative comparison is the phenomenon of ideo-motor response, which is used by hypnotherapists. When a subject is in a trance state, a set of pre-defined response patterns (e.g. raising one finger or another, which occurs without conscious effort) can be observed to obtain responses to questions about which the subject may have no conscious recollection. This method can be used to recover memories from the unconscious mind, which is thought to store all our experiences, regardless of whether we can ‘remember’ them in normal consciousness. These examples all bear similarities to Asyra testing, but Asyra testing goes one step further. The challenges or questions are presented as an electromagnetic signal output, rather than in words. What really distinguishes the Asyra from manual methods and from many of the other devices on the market is the skill and experience that has been brought to bear over 30 years in collecting and refining the digital encoding methods and in improving the technology for recording responses. The latest Asyra Pro system is able to run a very large number of challenge tests in a few minutes and thereby build a broad picture of energetic functioning and responses in the client’s body.
What is meant by ‘energetic’ in the context of health testing?The word ‘energetic’ does not relate to energy in the strict sense that a physicist would insist upon. Instead we are using the term loosely to refer to aspects of human functioning that are not just biomechanical (e.g joints, muscles and motion) and biochemical (e.g. nutrients, proteins, hormones and oxidation).The functioning of the human body is governed by informational signals. Some of these, such as the instructions for making proteins encoded in DNA are recognised by modern science. The epigenetic factors – how our experiences in life affect gene expression – are just beginning to be understood. It is likely that there are many other communication mechanisms at work that have yet to be explained scientifically. Biology is a very young science. The existence of control mechanisms beyond genetic determinism is not seriously disputed by modern science, but its implications have not filtered through to medicine in practice, not only due to resistance but because it is not yet clear how to employ the knowledge in systematic treatment programmes. When we obtain responses from a bioenergetic testing device, the information is a mixture of commentary on the physical, chemical, emotional and mental state of the body/mind. Indeed, part of the skill of the practitioner of bioenergetic testing is to consider and interpret the information that comes from the system and to know how to proceed from there.
Is the Asyra a diagnostic device?It is helpful to be really clear about definitions here. ‘Diagnosis’ is derived from a Greek word meaning to ‘discern or distinguish’. In the modern medical context, this means to take a set of symptoms presented by a patient and state that they fit better into the category for disease A, disease B or perhaps disease C. In this way the medical practitioner can choose appropriate treatment, and it is important that he gets it right because the treatment for disease A might have quite negative consequences for a disease B patient, especially if it is surgical.Asyra testing does not in this sense diagnose. It presents a completely individualised set of responses at one point in time to the set of challenges that were included in the test. The information can often be used to help support a traditional diagnosis, but at the same time, the information may suggest a course of action that is not in line with the normal recommendations for that diagnosis.
So what exactly do the results signify?The one definite and unchanging aspect of interpreting the test results is as follows: if an item shows up as unbalanced (usually a red or yellow indication against the item in the remedy list), then the body will benefit from further exposure to the informational signature of that item.In different words, the body has indicated some kind of reaction measured by galvanic skin response to a particular informational signature, and that further exposure to that informational pattern will assist the body in better dealing with it another time. Consider a couple of parallels. Firstly from immunology: introduction to a pathogenic microbe initially causes a disturbance to the body, perhaps quite a serious acute reaction. However, as the information is relayed around the immune system, the body learns to cope with that particular pattern better next time. Secondly, from psychology: a therapist mentions an event in calm conversation to his client and the client breaks down in tears – he has hit a raw nerve. Subsequent discussion desensitises the event and places it in a context. In both these cases, a repetition of information has allowed the body to become more robustly adapted to its environment.The Asyra test is identifying a set of items that the body / mind system can benefit from learning better adaptation to, and these may be from a very wide variety of types. Food items, pathogens, emotional patterns, responses to colour and pharmaceutical agents to name but a few.
How do we use this to help get people better?We can proceed down a number of paths. Firstly, we can follow the recommendation – provide the informational signatures highlighted by the test back to the body. The Asyra provides us two ways of doing this: by creating an imprinted informational remedy (the same concept as a homeopathic remedy), and by passing the information back to the body using a safe low-energy laser. The exact protocols for doing this are covered in the practitioner training.That much is simple, and is often quite clearly effective. However, most practitioners choose to use the Asyra results to inform other types of treatment according to their particular expertise. Most commonly this means nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, osteopathy or emotionally based therapies.The practitioner working in this way can utilise the very flexible database and reporting system on the Asyra to run the tests required to investigate different parts of the health picture and to inform, support and validate other types of treatment.The Asyra essentially helps the practitioner to become a more effective health detective, though like with all detective work, some clues are more important than others and there may be red-herrings.Holistic health practitioners, just like good doctors, develop and rely on their intuition, meaning that healing is as much an art as a science. The Asyra does not remove the need for a practitioner with good training and intuition, but it can help that practitioner do more effective work in a shorter time.
Do test results correlate with symptoms?The answer to this is ‘sometimes yes, sometimes no’, and it would be surprising if it was any other way.It is always re-assuring for practitioners and clients if the test reports seem to confirm things that the client is reporting in the case history, perhaps even more so if it is things they have initially held back from saying consciously or otherwise.Almost every consultation does reveal a number of items like this, and sometimes they are of the ‘needle in a haystack’ variety where an exact match to a previous diagnosis has been chosen from among thousands of possible items in the database. As practitioners (and even more so as a company selling the Asyra system) it is tempting to make these items into the ‘proof’ of the device and its efficacy.However, this would be wrong. The real value of a bioenergetic-testing system is to reveal underlying patterns that are able to help change the dynamics of the condition, and these by definition, are not the symptoms themselves. They may be recognisable as things closely associated with the symptom, or they may not be. A client’s state of health can be considered like a complex 3-dimensional form about which we can only ever see a 2-dimensional snapshot. When we combine multiple snapshots from different angles, we get a better impression of the overall shape.When we want to help a client undo patterns that have been ingrained into the body over years or decades, the process can be seen as stripping away ‘layers’. Bioenergetic testing using the Asyra, especially using the Comprehensive Analysis at the heart of the system, reveals the body’s first priorities for healing, and those may or may not correlate with the main symptom that the client is presenting. As we peel away more layers, different aspects of the health problems reveal themselves for healing, and the symptoms will subside in accordance with Herring’s Laws of cure.
Are test results repeatable?Rarely if ever will a test repeated two minutes later give the same set o responses as the first time.This is a critical point. As the system is revealing the body’s response to informational signals, and response to information is instantaneous – the response to the same questions will be different if you run the test again.That’s not the same as saying that a physical symptom has gone away – just that the body-mind has taken account of that information and can therefore adapt to it in any way it sees fit. That adaptation may take a while to promote a physical change, and indeed the same information may need fed back to the body repeatedly if aspects of the client’s environment or habitual behaviour over-ride it. The imprinted remedy helps with this process.