There’s no such thing as a one-treatment-fits-all approach to wellness. Different conditions require different testing and approaches. Below are some of the proven methodologies used in our practice. You’ll be fascinated by the details of each one…

Meridian Stress Assessment (MSA) uses electrical conductance measurements taken at sensitive acupuncture points of the hands and feet. These conductance measurements appear to correlate very nicely with qi (pronounced “chee”) or bioenergy. The qi feeds body systems with energy, which acts as an organizing principle on the physical body. As the Chinese organ or system represented by the point becomes stressed or ill, changes are measured at the related acupuncture point.

Pinpointing the problem.

The MSA is a remarkable tool that helps the physician balance the body and select individualized treatment protocols. The MSA can be used for identification of food intolerances, allergy desensitization, nutrient deficiencies, selection and dosages of homeopathic remedies, herbal prescriptions and flower essences and hormone balancing.

It’s all about the organs.

The Meridian Stress Assessment is a non-invasive health evaluation that measures electrical conductance at specific acupuncture points. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, groups of acupuncture points are related to each other along organ meridians. The health and function of the organs is communicated in the way in which the energy flows along the meridian. The energy (stress response) of specific meridian points located on the hands and feet will change depending on the health of the organ they represent. There are points specifically for allergies, lymph and circulation for example and each specific organ and body system.

Stress is the indicator.

As an organ or body system moves away from health, the increased stress on the associated meridian will be measured by the MSA equipment as increased stress on the acupuncture point. As the organ moves back toward health, the point becomes less stressed (has better energy flow), which can also be demonstrated in the MSA scan.

40,000 ways to improve your health.

The MSA computer includes a digitized library of 40,000 items that are used to improve health: allergens, heavy metals, vitamins, herbs, homeopathic remedies, drugs, microorganisms, chemicals and food. This information interacts with the body using a non-harmful infrared carrier wave and an item can usually be found which will balance a specific acupoint.

MSA can see into the future?

In practice, balancing items can promote health while items that do not balance can be stressful to the body. The MSA can measure the potential effect of a medicine before it is administered to the patient — a doctor’s dream! MSA testing combined with a thorough history, physical and lab exams can be a remarkable tool that helps the physician balance the body and individualize treatment protocols.

Proven, well-researched, well-documented.

The MSA is registered by the FDA for stress testing. Research in Europe and the US has shown MSA allergy testing is as accurate as RAST blood testing. Additional research in Europe has shown a correlation between the meridian points and organ health and function. While the MSA system cannot diagnose disease, it can provide the physician with valuable information.

The Asyra resonance analysis system is proving remarkably promising. Asyra gently sends specific frequencies through the body for the purpose of evaluation. The idea is simple: the amount of current that passes through the cells of an organ or gland reveals the functional status of its tissues — this allows a true picture of how your body is actually functioning.

According to homotoxicology research, disease processes first alter the body’s energetic field; if left unchecked, they eventually lead to chemical changes and ultimately to tissue destruction and/or disease.

With the new Asyra technology, Dr. Schweitzer is able to help patients by re-establishing balance to the energetic pathways that run through organs, glands and tissues — which may hold the key to restoring and maintaining optimal health. Perhaps the most eye-opening discovery with Asyra: solid, actionable results about a patient’s condition and how best to treat it can be learned in a matter of minutes.

Do you know what happens when a salamander loses its limb? It regrows a new one! A revolutionary, FDA-approved, German invention called Ondamed employs gentle healing, low-frequency, pulsed, electromagnetic frequencies (not like microwaves or harsh x-rays) to work on this same regenerative system in the human body.

The trained practitioner uses the patient’s pulse biofeedback response to determine the precise tissue specific frequencies, duration, location, and intensity required to focus on underlying conditions and release energy blocks. Ondamed really shines in the treatment of pain, sleep disturbances, Lyme disease, smoking cessation, osteoporosis, tissue healing as well as emotional and mental well-being. It’s pure physics!

BrainPaint is an exciting and elegant biofeedback system that empowers the brain to reveal its higher intelligence. In a fun and easy way, Dr. Schweitzer will use BrainPaint to relieve stress that can block your body’s ability to relax, recover and respond to everyday tasks and functions.

By “training” your brain to see itself in action, and guide itself into a confident and efficient state that athletes call “the zone”, BrainPaint can improve everything from sleep, ADD/HD, trauma, moods and meditation to relationships and overall brain performance and IQ. It’s new, it’s intriguing – and it’s here.

Energy Medicine is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of imbalances in bioenergetic patterns. Traditional systems of energetic medicine include Homeopathy, Botanical Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda and Flower Essences.

Botanical Medicine not only uses the molecules within the plant, but also its energy, which, in turn, interacts with the human energy system. Homeopaths capitalize on this by preparing different energies produced by dilution and shaking the solution – called succussion – from plants, minerals, toxins and other sources.

Erchonia Laser is a tool that produces a gentle, red, coherent light which initiates beneficial biochemical responses in the body. Research has shown that DNA molecules can communicate by photons or light. Erchonia laser promotes healing, release of endorphins, can strengthen the immune system and alleviates pain. It’s been proven safe and effective in two Institutional Review Board Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved clinical trials.

Orthosonix uses a high-energy, violet diathermy ray coupled with sound to drive it in more deeply. It has anti-oxidant and healing properties which make it very helpful in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. It frequently alleviates pain immediately and promotes healing. It has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of arthritis and pain of the temperomandibular joint (TMJ).

This fascinating tool helps the immune system to work better through the restoration of proper function of the lymphatic system. The significance of lymph is that water and food move in it to nourish the cells and waste products and carbon dioxide move through it and away from cells. Lymphatic blockage means that the cells don’t get nourishment and cells start choking on their own waste.

The facilitation of lymphatic drainage is helpful in preventing conditions like cancer, arthritis, headaches, fibromyalgia and pain. The generator uses a flood of photons that help clean protein structures by the release of water. The release of water allows for the dispersion of blockages thereby “fluidifying” the lymph so that cells are now well-fed and wastes are wafted away.

According to homotoxicology research, disease processes first alter the body’s energetic field; if left unchecked, they eventually lead to chemical changes and ultimately to tissue destruction and/or disease.

Singlet oxygen is a naturally occurring form of oxygen that has been activated into a high-energy intermediate and has profound biological activity. For example, it is produced when sunlight fills the chlorophyll molecule in plants and it is also formed in animal and human cells.

One approach, two effects.

With our new Singlet Oxygen Energy (SOE) device from Germany, the precise frequency used to produce this activated oxygen that is applied to purified, humidified air which, when inhaled, produces two remarkable effects in humans: a substantial increase in oxygen uptake and utilization, and a dramatic reduction in free radical formation. These two effects can make a major contribution in improving a person’s health status and enhancing overall well-being.

Conditions helped by SOE.

Other research and clinical observation indicate that SOE therapy can improve sleep, aches and pains, menstrual cramps, energy and alertness, elevated blood pressure, angina pains, improved heart variability findings (relating to fitness and stress response), fibromyalgia, asthma, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia (30% decrease) and enhanced performance in sports.

SOE therapy should be considered whenever we require strengthening of the immune system, normalization of function, quicker regeneration time, restful sleep and better energy during the day.

SOE is just one of our many tools.

Dr. Schweitzer conducts a number of evaluations (VO2 max, Biocellular Analysis or Biological Terrain Analysis (BTA), Meridian Stress Assessment and a comprehensive interview and physical exam) to determine whether this panacea-like therapy (with no known side effects!) is for you. SOE is currently prescribed within a complete wellness program which may include other oxygenation therapies.

Biocellular analysis measures terrain or internal environment within which enzymes operate. These enzymes mediate our biochemistry. When there are imbalances in the terrain, enzymes work less well or can even cease functioning. Imbalances can even be seen by microscopic evaluation of the blood.

How it works.

A highly thorough evaluation of your body’s cellular health, Biocellular Analysis begins with samples of blood, urine and saliva — each tells us something different about your health. Using a biocellular analyzer, which uses research-grade electrodes that take precise measurements to define this internal environment, we learn volumes. This equipment is being used under the auspices of an Institutional Review Board that makes its use acceptable to the FDA. The equipment is calibrated with solutions that comply with national standards. Therefore, Dr. Schweitzer is not only alerted to imbalances which affect his patients’ health status, but can also contribute to furthering scientific knowledge regarding the clinical significance of these measurements of “deep” biochemistry.

What it measures.

The BCA electrodes precisely measure the pH, redox potential and resistivity of blood, saliva and urine — these fluids provide a whole body perspective by furnishing information on three different body compartments.


The acid/base balance of the body must be maintained within a narrow range or enzymes cannot function effectively. Poor enzyme function affects every bodily function including digestion, detoxification and oxygenation of body tissues. An acid body pH will deplete the body of minerals which are used to neutralize and excrete the acid. When pH is not balanced, the body depletes minerals from bone to compensate for the depletion of buffers in the blood, hence bone density goes down. And for every 1/10 of a pH unit, one requires twice as many hormones to achieve the same effect. All hormones are pH sensitive.

Redox potential

The oxidation/reduction potential measures the number of electrons available for the body to use. We obtain these electrons from the food we eat. This measurement reflects body function in 2 ways: energy and antioxidant status. Free radical damage causes a biological “rusting”. This makes us age faster and causes cells to die at a faster rate and can contribute to atherosclerotic plaques, wrinkles, age spots and to the genesis of cancers, particularly when coupled with excess acidity and hypoxia (low oxygen levels) in the body.


This measures the concentration of minerals in the body. Minerals are vital; they are used to maintain the correct charge across cell membranes and are essential cofactors for enzymes. Enzymes are the mediators of all metabolism or work that is performed in the body, whether it be digestion, muscle contraction, nerve firing, you name it. Conductivity tells us about hydration and toxicity as well as global mineral status.

An indicator, not a diagnoser.

The BCA does not diagnose specific diseases; it helps the physician to assess your body’s milieu. Gardeners know that healthy soil is necessary for healthy plants. Naturopathic physicians have known for years that a healthy soil, or milieu, makes for a healthy body. Periodic assessment of the terrain tells us whether real improvement is taking place.


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