From the abstract: The present preliminary study investigated the relationship between autonomic nervous system imbalance, fasting salivary pH, and general health status following the clinical application of Bio-energetic Synchronization (BEST)..Twenty-four patients attending a four day program were separated into two groups of 12 each. Following the administration of BEST pH values increased significantly in the (subject) S-Group, and decreased significantly in the (placebo) P-group. Moreover, the G-group ex-pressed lower total scores (lowered perceived health status) than the P-Group. Based on these preliminary findings it is suggested that measurement of fasting salivary pH may be a reliable non-invasive means of substantiating pre/post intervention changes in autonomic imbalance.both groups (report) self-reported overall improvement in general health status concomitant with pH changes following the application of BEST. The preliminary findings support clinical observations suggesting that this approach is associated with restoration of autonomic balance. The relevance of this process to the etiology and correction of vertebral subluxation is discussed.
Ted Morter, Jr., M.A., D.C., Tonya L. Schuster, Ph.D. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 2 ~ Number 1 ~ Pages 1-7. Abstract