Dr Klinghardt’s Autonomic Response Testing (ART)

Autonomic Response Testing is a biofeedback enhanced physical exam which uses changes in muscle tone as primary indicator to determine areas of pathology in the body for treatment.

It is the world’s foremost assessment tool created by Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, MD. For his work, Dr Klinghardt received the Physician of the Year award from the Global Foundation of Integrative Medicine in May 2007, and the 2011 Physician of the Year Award for the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. More importantly, he is recognised as one of the world’s leading authority on treating autism. He has this to say about autism – ““I am addressing you here with the basic truth that autism is to a large extent a healable illness.  It is not a permanent wrecking of the brain it is a temporary wrecking of the brain with a large, incredible potential of recovery…”

To get a sense of his ability in treating autism, we have taken a testimonial from his website:

There are Doctors, There are Healers and Then There is Dietrich Klinghardt. M.D. PhD

Our son was diagnosed with Autism 6 years ago. I will not offer any further details on that because it is mine and yours and theirs story. We know that part. The difference is that he is now healthy, present, self sufficient, excellent student – basically as good and as bad as any neurotypical kid.

Upon diagnosis we saw this doctor. And that doctor, and whomever he/she/they recommended. We jumped on “the Merry – Go – Round of Medical Soup for the Fool”, paying three figures per ride. Yahoo–o-o!

We felt good about ourselves thinking that mortgage after mortgage is a proof of how much we care for our kid- indeed we buy the best there is, he must improve , won’t he?

Well, he didn’t. We started asking why we don’t see the progress we expect, after all- we did as we are told. And that transferred us from the pretty ponies’ rides directly into the dark swamplands of medical incompetence and the profit driven health care. And the little spider (of hope) was washed down the spout again.

We were furious! Seems that no one could answer our questions. The doctors we were seeing did not know what to expect of the treatment they prescribed or explain why they prescribed it .

Skeptical and suspicious, we followed yet another lead to the office of Dr. Shelton. Our fraud antennas were shiny and sharp as Mohawk spikes. I would say that by then we have turned to the medical myth busters and had no hope of “stumbling over the right one”. But this doctor sat for an hour with us, answer every question we asked and the questions to the answer of the previous question. He learned our names, our family history, our heart desire and we sat there bubbling away- finally.

Within 3 months with our family doctor our kid improved significantly but we reached the autistic status quo. “That’s it? He can go even further, can’t he?”. “ Yes, he can but we need to get to Dr. Klinghardt.” Who?

Dr. Shelton told us his heartfelt opinion of Dr. Klinghardt. “ One of my mentors.. medical genius.. impossible to reach.” I begged him to try to contact Dr. Klinghardt and he/ we did try for 6 months with no avail. I finally persuaded Dr. Shelton to give me Dr.Klinghardt email address and started the blackmail.

Yes, you read correct. Email after email. I wrote my story, feeling sheepish- this guy is seeing patients all day and offering health care to homeless people “ after work” hours, he has waiting list larger then the federal deficit, who am I to get his attention – I am not different than any other desperate person out there. My hopes to “catch” him bleached with my typing.

Little that I knew, he did have a soft spot. CHIDLREN And because of the epidemic proportion and the severity of Autism Spectrum Disorders, especially our kids. And lo and behold! I got a response from him.

Dr. Klinghardt did agree to come and speak to us- as I asked on behalf of the many. In one day he covered every aspect of Autism, from cause to cure in a language that made sense to us.  At the end,we knew what is happening to our children, why and how to help them. We left with a clear and concise plan of action.

We got an appointment for 4 months later- and that is light speed. Our kid was so relaxed and comfortable with him. He did as the doctor wanted because he felt he can trust this doctor. With the patient now lying on the table, Dr. Klinghardt proceeded to conduct invisible orchestra, waving his hands here and there above his body. Every stroke was followed with medical diagnosis related to an organ or function. I sat stunned watching him in disbelief. I mean – this is it? But the more he “waved” the more shocked I was. We have done extensive testing – think in the 6 figures cost for our son. This guy not only confirmed what we knew from testing but also gave me much more detailed explanation then any test we have done about my son’s present condition.

I had to ask: “What are you doing?”

“Autonomic Response Testing”

Later on, I attended a study course with him and learned his method of Autonomic Response Testing. One has to brush up a bit on his quantum physics skills though. Autonomic Response Testing has proven to be by far the most accurate testing money cannot buy. Non invasive, not traumatizing, no horrible blood draws. No additional cost!

Dr.Klinghardt then wrote a program for us based on his findings. Besides couple of supplements, he recommended therapies that would be beneficial to our son and advice, such as “shut down the electricity from your main switch at night. Get a life.”

We were back to Phoenix and started his program. In six months our son was Autism free. Let me write this again- in six months our son was Autism FREE.

Our son is 8 years old now. He is a Klinghardt kid. Healthy and happy. Recently he told me that Dr. Klinghardt name is “Clean – heart” if you think about it , mom, isn’t it?

“Yes, son. Indeed, that is his name and who he is”.

And so – there is doctors, there are healers and then there is Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt. M.D. PhD.

Love, Milena


Of course, we don’t claim to be like our mentor at all. Both of us sincerely believe he is one of the most outstanding healing practitioners in the world right now and it was very fortunate that we got to learn from him directly. In fact, as far as we know, we were the first to come from South-East Asia to attend his courses. We may not be able to make your child autistic free in six months but just perhaps… we can do something to move your child in that direction.

7 Major Factors of Illness

In our Autonomic Response Testing (ART), these are the 7 major factors leading to autism that we test for and treat:




Treatment Modalities

1 Toxins Heavy Metals, pesticides, chemicals, biotoxins from parasites, virus Detoxification
2 Biochemical Imbalances/ Nutritional Deficiencies Hormonal imbalances, minerals deficiency, vitamins deficiency Supplementation
3 Structural Issues Spinal subluxation, Dental Issues Cranial-sacral therapy (CST)
4 Energetic Perturbances Scars, acupuncture meridians, tonsils infections Bioenergy Patches
5 Food Intolerances Food allergies and intolerances, food additives, yeast overgrowth (candida) Diet recommendations/ Supplementation/ Bioenergy Patches
6 Geopathic and Biophysical Stress Stress caused by energetic lines in the land and environment that you stay in, electromagnetic frequencies (EMF waves) from cell phones, computers, electrical equipment Testing of home for geopathic stress, recommendations to resolve biophysical stress.
7 Unresolved psycho-emotional conflict or trauma Belief systems about the illness, Trans-generational issues Energy Psychology, Bioenergy Therapy

Note: Biomedical approaches usually address only factors 1, 2 and 5 by doing detoxification, supplementation and diet recommendation respectively.

Behavioural approaches (ABA, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy) may not be necessary if all 7 factors are adequately addressed. When the body is fully healed, it may then make sense for the child to do some behavioural approaches to catch up on his developmental milestones.

Darius seen here with Dr Dietrich Klinghardt

Darius seen here with Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, creator of Autonomic Response Testing and founder of the Klinghardt Academy, during ART Level 3 class.

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