Contact Reflex Analysis is a simple, safe, natural method of analyzing the body’s structural, physical, and nutritional needs. A deficiency in any of these areas could cause or contribute to various acute or chronic health problems. It is a means by which a health professional uses the body’s reflexes to accurately determine the source of a health problem.

CRA is also a preventive technique, used to find a problem before it becomes a full-blown health isuue – find it early and correct it. CRA is a natural method of guiding the health care professional to the root of the problem.

History of Contact Reflex Analysis:

Contact Reflex Analysis was developed over 40 years ago by Dr. Dick Versendaal, D.C., a chiropractic physician and nutritionist, in conjunction with medical doctors, a dentist, nutritionists, and others. Dr. Versendaal continues to teach CRA courses to physicians, chiropractors, veterinarians, and other health care professionals in seminars all over the United States.

The Mechanics of Contact Reflex Analysis:

The Nine Major Reflexes

Hundreds of kilometers of nerves carry electrical energy and connect with every organ, gland, muscle and tissue. There are approximately 75 known reflex areas on the skin which represent various organs, glands and bone structures. It is believed that when the body becomes ill there is an interruption of nerve energy to these reflexes. The reflex, when tested, will act similar to a circuit breaker under an overload.

Dr. Versendaal discovered that there are 9 major reflexes that tell the health care professional where the precise area of body malfunction exists. Some of these nine points have sub-reflex points that must then be tested.

1. Right Master Allergy Reflex
2. Left Master Allergy Reflex
3. Metabolic Reflex
4. Umbilical Reflex
5. Virus Reflex
6. Heart Reflex
7. Blood Quality Reflex
8. Hemoglobin Reflex
9. Circulation Reflex


To test a reflex, the tester will use the patient’s arm muscle (or any other muscle) as a “circuit” indicator. When the tester’s fingertip comes near or touches a healthy reflex, the arm muscle will remain very strong, showing that Nerve energy is flowing freely. The tester will not be able to push the patient’s arm down without exerting a lot of force.

However if the arm muscle is suddenly weak, and the tester can easily push the patient’s arm down, a “hot circuit breaker” has been located. The nerve energy has been interrupted. Using this reflex information, the health care professional will know if the problem is structural, physical, or nutritional.

When the deficiencies are uncovered, an exact structural and/or nutritional support can be given to help the body heal.

Deficiencies And Illness

A structural deficiency could inhibit the necessary flow of energy and nutrition to specific organs, muscles, glands… thus causing a health problem.

Physical deficiencies are caused by environmental agents such as chemicals, parasites, viruses and bacteria that attack the body and make it sick. Proper and specific nutrition needs to be given to strengthen and/or support the problem area.

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