From the Abstract: The present study was conducted to investigate the health benefits of Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (BEST) in a large patient sample. Participants were attendees at one of ten consecutive, four day, in-residence health programs (Health Weeks) held between July, 1997 and July, 1998. The Health Week program consisted of a comprehensive four day program of intensive BEST care which has been linked to restoring autonomic nervous system balance, as well as reduction of subluxation. The technique also includes lifestyle and nutritional education. Patients were assessed with the Rand-36 health survey and the Global Well-Being Scale (GWBS) just prior to Health Week, and then eight weeks following the program. Following a structured clinical interview, assessment forms were administered by staff at the beginning or end of the four day event. The eight-week follow-up questionnaires were mailed to all study participants. Results indicate significant (p<0.006) improvement in six of the eight subscales of the Rand-36 health survey among the 205 participants completing both the pre and post Health Week assessment in the Rand-36 scores through the eight week follow-up. The GWBS was higher than the pre Health Week but lower than the post Health Week. These follow-up data demonstrate long term benefits derived during the Health Week program, and confirm a previous pilot study involving Health Week attendees. Further investigation relative to sociodemographic factors, which may influence the health and wellness outcomes associated with this form of care will be evaluated in future studies.
Robert HI. Blanks, Ph.D. and Marnie Dobson M.A. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 3 ~ Number 2 ~ Pages 1-8. Abstract