BioEnergetic Synchronization Technique, otherwise known as B.E.S.T, is a holistic approach to general health developed by chiropractor Dr. Milton Ted Morter during the 1970s. It is a technique aimed at balancing all the systems within the body in line with mental faculties. B.E.S.T principles rely on an idea of Interference, something that we create with our conscious mind. Interference is believed to create imbalances in the autonomic nervous system and is believed to lead to exhaustion in the organ system over time. The techniques are used by health care practitioners as an alternative to invasive methods of therapy.
BioEnergetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) is based on the idea that the subconscious mind often gets stuck on reliving past events, which means our bodies are constantly responding to stress stimulus in the mind rather than living in the present. The technique aims to remove these past stresses through gentle touching. This touching is intended to realign skewed magnetic fields in the body, the North and South energy that practitioners believe control physical well-being. A healthy body would not have any division between these two poles of energy, and thus by neutralizing the opposition between the North and South energy, B.E.S.T is believed to create good overall health. A B.E.S.T therapist uses two fingers in each hand, which represent the opposing energy poles, to gently manipulate special contact points on the patient’s body in order to correct imbalances. This technique is used not only as a curing treatment, but it also believed to prevent underlying diseases – whether they be physical, nutritional, or emotional.
Physical B.E.S.T relies on scientific principles of addressing the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system imbalances in the body by using light pressure contact. In conjunction with chiropractic practices of muscle and spine manipulation and diagnosis, B.E.S.T identifies problematic areas through finding muscle spasms around the body with the practitioner’s hands. Most pressure, or contact, points that are manipulated in physical treatment are found along the spine, sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of the spine between the hip bones), and skull. After the muscles have been balanced, and the magnetic energy fields of the body restored to harmony, spasms should no longer occur. B.E.S.T is based on the body’s potential for self-healing, which practitioners believe they can unlock through the manipulation of certain muscles.
Along with restoring physical health and treating muscular complaints, B.E.S.T is credited with relieving a range of emotional ailments. Practitioners identify stored emotional patterns within the patient that they believe to be left over from past trauma. Emotions such as guilt, fear, anxiety and judgement are believed to adversely effect the body and take on physical manifestations in current poor health. Diagnosis relies on higher brain interference that finds expression in the physical body, and reduces the body’s ability to heal itself. Treatment takes anywhere between five to fifteen minutes. Once the past emotional traumas have been physically removed through manipulation, the body and mind is believed to be better able to function in the present time, to act and react more closely with its current environment.
BioEnergetic Synchronization Technique relies on principles developed by chiropractors in conjunction with a more holistic approach to general well-being. By touching certain pressure points in the correct sequence while the patient thinks of a specific memory-related stress, practitioners believe the body and the brain work in unison to expel negative emotional energy. The process can take anywhere from days to months to take effect. This is intended to help with not only mental and emotional problems related to anxiety or depression, but also physical manifestations of these ailments such as muscular tension or spasms.