Simpsonville Chiropractor
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647 SE Main St Simpsonville, SC 29681
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(864) 963-9304
Dr. Marone will ask you to fill out some information to help him get to know you. He also has a symptom survey form for you to fill out so that you can make him aware of any health issues you may be experiencing. (You may also download these forms from our website, fill them out at home, and bring them with you on your first visit.)
A Note About Testing

You may find that our methods are different from what you have experienced in the past. Traditional medicine looks at the symptoms you are experiencing and then diagnoses and treats the symptoms with drugs or surgery to correct the problem. With Nutrition Response Testing, we do not diagnose or treat disease. We will analyze your body, looking for any inefficiently working organs or body systems that may be causing your symptoms (or which may lead to problems in the future). We will then design an individualized natural health improvement program based on the results of our testing.

Heart Rate Variablity Test (HRV)
Heart Rate Variability Test (HRV) is non-invasive. For that test you will be connected to electrodes which will monitor your heart rate at rest and stress. Its purpose is to evaluate your heart, nervous system, and overall physical fitness. This test takes about 12 minutes.
Reflex Testing
After the HRV and a time to learn about your health history, Dr. Marone will do reflex testing with you. By using the body’s own neurological reflexes and acupuncture points, Dr. Marone will check each organ and system of your body to determine where there may be reduced functioning. Each reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function, and indicates the effect that energy, or the lack of energy, is having on the body. In this test, the weakness or strength of your arm will tell the doctor where there are deficiencies in your body. With one hand he will contact the various reflex points. With the other hand he will test the muscle of your extended arm. If the reflex being contacted is active, the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm, and the arm will weaken and drop. The drop signifies underlying stress or dysfunction, which can be affecting your health.
Understanding Reflex Testing

How the reflex testing works can be illustrated by understanding how our bodies respond to hypothermia. If, for example, you were to fall into an icy river, your body would immediately do everything necessary to protect your vital organs at the expense of your extremities. (You can live without an arm, but not without a beating heart.) The blood would be sent to your heart and internal organs and away from your arms and legs, making your extremities weaker. When you became warm again, the blood would again circulate normally, returning the blood flow and corresponding strength to your arms and legs. Reflex testing works according to this same concept. When your internal organs are strong, your body can allow energy to flow to your extremities. When stress is applied to a weakened organ, the arm will become weaker as the body rushes to protect the organs.

After he has done the testing and analyzed the findings, Dr. Marone will recommend a program that is designed to meet the specific needs of your body. No two programs are alike, because no two people are alike. While three different people may experience similar symptoms, all three may have different things going on inside their bodies which are causing those symptoms. By pinpointing the inefficiently functioning areas and designing a specific program to target those areas, Dr. Marone can recommend diet modifications and supplements which will give your body the best possible chance of getting well and staying that way. At each subsequent visit, Dr. Marone will again monitor these reflexes and look for any additional layers of dysfunction that may appear once the initial ones are addressed.