I, Dr. Brian Foley, want to share with you and others why I am so excited about Body Response Testing. I always felt the need to help people and in 1978, I developed a mid-back condition. The discomfort and pain became so bad that I was unable to sleep at night. After I told my father what was happening to me, he suggested I go to his Chiropractor for help. I asked him what the Chiropractor could for me and after waiting three months to get an appointment, I found the answer to my own question. During my first treatment with the Chiropractor, I felt “instant relief.” I had never experienced anything that worked so fast or perfect and get the result I had.
I asked him what I would have to do in order to become a Chiropractor, and he offered to call the college and ask them to send me some information. I was fascinated with Chiropractic and hooked to the idea of being able to help people without surgery or drugs.
Little did I know at the time, becoming a Chiropractor required 8 years of schooling: 4 years of pre-med and 4 years once I was in Chiropractic College to get my Doctor’s Degree. Time wasn’t of importance; all I cared about was becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic.
I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986 and started my first practice in Winchester, TN. I was able to help a lot of people through Chiropractic.
I was contacted by a Doctor from Texas whose son lived in Nashville. While working on a construction site, his son passed out and had to be rushed to the hospital. The doctors could not find out what was wrong with him after two days of his son being there. He was in a coma and they thought he would not make it. His father wanted him to have some chiropractic treatment, but the hospital does not allow chiropractors to come in and treat; so I went into the hospital to see him as his spiritual advisor. When I arrived he was in bed unconscious. I felt his neck and a bone in his neck felt like it was out of place-a “mile” out of place. I adjusted his neck, he made a sigh of relief and the color came back to his face. The next day he woke up and they moved him out of intensive care. I adjusted him three more times in the hospital. The last time I saw him, he was sitting up in bed eating pizza and watching TV. The Medical Doctors never found out what was wrong with him.
This is one of many miracles I witnessed in my early years of Chiropractic. As time went on, I noticed that it was getting harder and harder to get and keep people well through Chiropractic alone. I also noticed my health was changing. I was overweight, tired and I lost my hair. I was doing everything I was told to do to stay healthy. I was exercising, eating right (I thought) and getting my Chiropractic adjustments. I wasn’t healthy. At that moment I knew two things: 1) something in the environment had changed 2) I was missing a piece of the puzzle to keep people healthy.
I went on a quest to find the piece of the puzzle that I was missing. What I discovered was there were other doctors with similar experience as mine. They noticed people weren’t getting well like they once did. In 1986, after three to four Chiropractic treatments, the person was doing well. Now 10-15, 20-25 treatments and the symptoms did not go away and continued to persist.
I was introduced to a new way of evaluating the body called “Body Response Testing”. At first I thought, “This is strange stuff, almost space age.” I couldn’t believe it! Body Response Testing that could show what reflexes (such as glands and organs ) weren’t working right, what nutrition a person’s body needed, what allergies a person had and a system on how to get rid of it! Body Response Testing gives you the “precise thing” the person needed to regain their health. I was evaluated with Body Response Testing and put on a program to regain my health. The program removed energy blocks that were keeping me from being healthy and showed the exact nutrition my body was missing. Over the next few months I stared to regain my health. I no longer woke up tired, I had plenty of energy throughout the day and I lost over 42 lbs. I felt better than I had in many, many years. I was excited! I checked my family, they got better. I checked my Chiropractic patients with Body Response Testing and they got better.
I now know and have what most doctors don’t know- the ability to evaluate a person for functional illness and give them a road map to better health. Like my patient that was on anti-depressants, overweight and couldn’t concentrate, she’s now happy and functioning well at work and home. Or my other patient who had pain in both feet, unable to walk in the morning for six years, was now pain free.
I am now back doing what I enjoy, introducing people to a new health care approach – Body Response Testing. Please read the testimonies of some of the others I have helped and the miracles that took place in our office using the Body Response Testing.
Brian J. Foley, DC
Natural Health Care Practitioner