About raSahealth

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Why the name raSa health?

Rasa is my given name. Our family came from Sicily and we believe the name was much longer but my grandfather shortened it when he arrived at Ellis Island in NY. What is of interest to me is that rasa is also a Sanskrit word which means “essence.” Essence is defined as “that which makes something what it is: intrinsic, fundamental nature or most important quality : essential being. My adult life has been dedicated to understanding the intrinisic, fundamental nature of health and healing. raSahealth is dedicated to this understanding.

How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be a Holistic Practitioner

 In the early 80’s Dr. Rasa began her healing arts career with studies in the Eastern philosophies including: Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayruveda, Shiatsu and meditation. During this time she opened the first wellness center in New Jersey (LifeQuest: A Center for Positive Living) and published the first natural living magazine in the region (Starlite Times).   In the 90’s Dr. Rasa decided to return to school and earned a B.S. Nutrition and doctorate in Chiropractic. Upon graduation she founded the Hunterdon Holistic Center  and co-founded the Hunterdon Holistic Society.   In the new millenium Dr. Rasa began to study with Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD one of the most renowned physicians in the field of biological medicine in the world.  He conducted three years of research on the dysfunction in autoimmune disorders at the Albert-Ludwig University in  He developed Autonomic Response Testing, a comprehensive diagnostic system. Dr. Rasa is proficient in Autonomic Response Testing and is a lyme literate ART practitioner.   Dr Rasa co-founded Multiple Kinetic Systems.  This is an organized system used to assess and treat dis-ease based on a 5 level model of healing. She works closely with whole body dentists and provides the detoxification protocols necessary for proper mercury and heavy metal toxicities.   She is the founder of rasa health.   Dr. Rasa 1,000 of hours of continuing education in

  • Hashimoto’s Institute – Graduate
  • Naturopathic testing and protocals
  • Lyme literate( testing and treating Chronic Lyme Disease)
  • Autonomic Response Testing – Certified Klinghardt Practitioner
  • Bioresonance & biofeedback therapies
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent
  • Functional Medicine Testing & treatment
  • Applied Psycho Neurobiology (APN)
  • Matrix Repatternng
  • Neuro Emotional Technique
  • Allergy desensitization techniques
  • Healing with Light & Sound
  • Detoxification – Solvents & Heavy metals
  • PEMF Therapy – Pulsed Electromagnetic Field

She has been a health columnist for the Tewksbury Times,  Author of  Amazon best seller, Heal Hashimoto’s: Start with the Gut and  Wordwaterlight, appeared frequently on local community stations and CNN. She has taught Autonomic Response Testing for the Klinghardt Academy and led many classes in holistic health,  and laser and light therapies.   She practices functional medicine diagnostics and is skilled in lab interpretation focusing on physiology and function. Back To Top

Can you help me?

I often tell patients I have helped other patients with similar challenges and history but no two people are alike. A lot also depends on the discipline and compliancy of the patient. I look at our relationship as a partnership. I will help guide you and coach you ….but you must do the work Back To Top


Why do you want blood work…it always comes back normal? –

Unless the physician has been trained in functional medicine (medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes) instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. They often don’t receive the training to analyze labs other than to look at ranges and highs and lows.  Functional medicine is grounded in the following principles: Biochemical individuality, dynamic balance, everything is connected, health is not the absence of disease but the level of vitality and health the patient is enjoying. Lab work is only monitoring a patient’s bio-chemistry but it excludes the bio-field and other levels of health we embrace with the 5 Levels of Health  Back To Top

I like my medical doctor and want to stay with them. However, I want to compliment what I am doing with a natural, holistic approach. Can you work with me?

This is what I love to do. Western trained medical doctors have much to offer. The answer isn’t conventional vs alternative but a reasonable blend of both. Western medicine is the best in the world for acute trauma and infectious disease. However, it lacks understanding of a mind, body spirit approach. Back To Top

I live 1,000 miles away. Do you offer remote consultations?

I do. There is much we can do using the modern technology we have today with skype, teleseminars, webinars, e-mail and other. Often, the patients I work with remotely use my services to fill in and compliment what they are already doing. Back To Top

How often do I need to see you?

This is on an individual basis. Since we offer many adjunct therapies and services some patients come in several times a week. This may be to enjoy the FIR Sauna, detoxifying foot baths, receive cranio-sacral treatment or laser therapies. Back To Top

Do I have to get my amalgams out before I see you?

The answer is NO. A large part of our protocol is preparing the patient for proper amalgam removal. We have found some patients get worse if the mercury/amalgams are not removed properly or the organs of detoxification and elimination have not been properly prepared Back To Top

How much does it cost? Do you take insurance?

We are not in-network with any insurance companies. However, we do provide a “superbill” to patients which can be submitted for reimbursement. The doctor’s fee is $150/hour. Back To Top

What labs do you offer?

We can provide lab kits for hair tissue mineral analysis, environmental pollutants testing, organic acids, hormone testing and Complete Blood Chemistry. Others as deemed necessary. Back To Top

What is the NES (nutrienergetics) system?

NES is a pioneering approach to integrative, holistic health based on decades of research into the human body-field. The human body-field is a structured web of information and energy that is present within the body and influences the state of our overall health and well-being. NES Health and its ProVision software are at the forefront of the bio-informational and bioenergetic approach to natural health therapy. Based on a ground-breaking theory of the human body-field, the information network that informs the physical body, NES takes holistic health to new levels of effectiveness. In only minutes, ProVision scans a client’s body-field, determining distortions and blockages that correlate bioenergetically to the physical body. The theory underlying the NES ProVision and Infoceuticals is truly one of a kind – the most comprehensive understanding of body-field dynamics to date. NES gets to the heart of the bioenergetic reality of the body. Many biotechnologies rely on detecting distorted frequencies in cells or organs and then sending a corrective signal in the form of sound, light, magnetics and such. But if the body-field is distorted, then the body cannot hold those corrective frequencies. Eventually, they will become distorted again. Any correction, therefore, is usually short term. NES is different. We are not trying to dictate to the body. Instead, we are working at a deeper level – with the body’s master control system, the body-field. We directly correct the information and energy network of the body-field, which in turn helps restore the body’s own self-healing capacities. Once the body-field is corrected, the body knows what to do, when, and how in order to return to its natural state of well-being. After nearly thirty years of research, NES has ‘mapped’ the body-field in great detail, correlating its energy and information channels to thousands of biological and physiological functions. NES theory represents a true integration of traditional Chinese medicine and modern biology. Our scan returns thousands of results, sorted and prioritized according to the severity of the body-field distortion.  The scan itself is quick and non-invasive. yhr client simply places his or her hand on the input device and the scan is complete in minutes. NES acts like a body-field GPS. With a GPS, you input your starting point and desired destination point, and the GPS calculates all the routes that will get you there. It then returns the one that is the most direct and quickest depending on road conditions and other parameters, many of which, like construction and detours, that you cannot even know about.The scan assesses the body-field, noting its distortions and blockages. It prioritizes these according to NES theory: we have discovered that there is a ‘preferred sequence’ to healing which when followed allows the body to recover in the deepest, most lasting yet quickest way. The scan accounts for this preferred sequence and calculates many other variables and returns the best ‘healing route’ at this moment in time for theclient. NES is the first ‘GPS’ for the body-field.

Why do you want to know about my teeth?

The teeth and a patient’s dental history are vital to understanding systemic health. Did you know each tooth sits on a meridian which has a direct pathway to each organ such as the kidney, liver and gallbladder. Click here to view more.http://mercuryfreedentistga.com/education/tooth-organ-chart Back To Top

What types of supplements natural medicines do you use?

Patients often ask what to take or which product is best. There are thousands of products out there. It is my job to identify the best products for my patients and be knowledgeable in how best to prescribe them and in what dosages. I am constantly studying new products and keeping up with current research. Most of the products I use and offer on our site are only distributed by licensed professionals. I only offer products which I have tested and and trust in their sources, how they are manufactured and the integrity of the company that provides them. I use a combination of vitamins, herbs, homeopathy and information based products. Back To Top

How do I learn more about the 5 levels of health and healing?

The 5 levels is a model of testing and treating which is based on ancient wisdom and modern technology. This model recognizes the physical body, energy body, mental body, informational body and consciousness. We offer ongoing teleseminars on both a beginners and advanced level. Register to learn with us. Back To Top

What are the 7 factors you talk about?

Practitioners of all disciplines have identified 7 common factors underlying all dis-ease. They include but are not limited to:

  • Toxins: Heavy metals, amalgam fillings, chemicals, xenobiotics, solvents and biotoxins from microorganisms and parasites
  • Nutritional Deficiencies/ biochemical imbalances: Use supplement test kit and medications for test
  • Structural problems: T.M.D./Malocclusion, bridge crossing the midline, vertebral or cranial subluxation, etc.
  • Energetic perturbances: Dysfunctional scars, ganglia, acupuncture meridians and points. This commonly includes tonsil focal infections.
  • Food Intolerances: Diagnose and open regulation with food allergy test kit. Then have the patient do the test elimination/challenge at home.
  • Geopathic Stress: Diagnose and open regulation with geopathic stress test (spring ligament), visualization, and closing and covering the eyes to test biophysical stress.
  • Unresolved psycho-emotional or spiritual conflict or trauma: Diagnose with eye movements and color glasses; continue to treat with APN procedures and MFT.

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What is Autonomic Response Testing & how is it used?

We use Autonomic Respsone Testnig (ART) as taught by Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., PhD.   Dr. Klinghardt developed this technique with the help of Louisa Williams, MC, DC, ND and Yoshiaki Omura, MD.  ART is a very advanced and accurate method of muscle testing.  Muscle testnig has been used by thousands of practitioners for many years. In fact, took my first Applied Kinesiology seminar (as taught by Dr George Goodheart) in 1997 while attending Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Although muscle testing was taught and used primarily by doctors of chiropractic beginning in the late 1960′s, the more advanced techniques are now finding their way into mainstream medicine and are now being used by medical doctors, psychotherapists, physical therapists and the nursing profession. Autonomic Response Testing (ART) has taken the art and science of muscle testing to an entirely different level.  For the clinicians who find themselves working with more difficult and confusing cases, ART offers a fairly quick and amazingly accurate method of digging deeper, providing a more accurate path to choose, and saving huge amounts of patient time and money.  And, it could not have shown up at a better time since the chronic health conditions of many Americans today are becoming much more confusing and much more difficult to treat.   What is ART?   ARTesting is an extremely efficient way of evaluating the bodys autonomic nervous system’s response to a specific stressor or a group of stressors.  The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is the portion of our nervous system that requires no conscious thought and functions automatically throughout the day.  Balance of the body is controlled by two portions of the ANS the first being the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) which is the nervous system that is dominant during times of stress (mental, physical, and chemical).  The second part of the ANS is known as the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) which is dominant during times of relaxation or deep altered states.  We need both of them working equally to maintain a proper tone within the body. The ANS helps to control the beating of our hearts; the rise and fall of blood pressure; the detoxification of the body’s poisons; the digestion, assimilation, and elimination of our foods; the balancing of all our hormones; proper immune system responses; proper blood sugar levels; maximum brain function; and every automatic function of the body’s organs and glands.   ART gives us a way of evaluating what stressor(s) are interfering with proper function of the ANS>  These stressors could come from our external environment such as infectious agents, environmental toxins, or food allergies.  They might also arise internally and manifest as glandular/hormonal imbalances, brain/neurotransmitter imbalances and old injuries with broken-down cellular communication.   How do we apply the stressor to the ANS using ARTesting?   The ANS receives information from our biofields.  Our body’s biofield is an accumulation of electromagnetic energies emitted from all of our cells, tissues, organs, and glands.  Although the body’s biofield (infrared spectrum of light) is not visible with the human eye, it is detectable with some very sophisticated and sensitive equipment.  This biofield, or light field, is produced and emitted by the body and through some very peculiar properties of light; it is also carrying information from our surroundings, in the form of electromagnetic signals, back into the physical body.  The ANS then has an opportunity of responding to that electromagnetic/stress signal.  Biophysicists such as Fritz-Albert Popp, Phd, have discovered that the body produces photons of light called biophotons.  These biophotons are stored and released from the nucleus of our body’s 70 trillion cells. And these biophotons carry information within and  between cells.  Dr. Popp has written and published eight books and more than 150 scientific journals (International Institute of Biophysics – www.lifescientists.de) A great analogy here is how light is used with fiber-optics to carry the electromagnetic signal of our voice to someone in Europe.  Light carries information in the form of electromagnetic signals.  Scientists have calculated that one color of a beam of light can carry 200 terabits (terabit=one trillion bits) of information per second.  The entire Library of Congress has only 30 terabits of informaiton in it. Homeopathic preparations of hormones, small samples of heavy metals (mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium) microbial-derived frequencies, foods and preparation of food additives, vials of environmental and microbial toxins are just some of the stressors we use with ART.  These substances are introduced into the patient’s biofield with the help of specialized light-carrying devices called Signal Enhancers.  There is no physical contact with the potential stressor.  Only electromagnetic signals of the substances carried by photons of light are allowed into the biofield.  If the body recognizes any of these signals as a stressor, through a neurological process carried from the ANS to the brain and the brain back to the body, a change in muscle tone can be observed.  This change in muscle tone can be evaluated with a very simple muscle test.  This is not a muscle strength test. The muscle will actually lose its ability to lock the joint.   Other stressors that can be evalated wi the use of ART include transgeneration thoughts, destructive emotions, environmental allergies/sensitivites dental problems (suhc as incompatible dental materials and chronic infections), geopathic stress, and electromagnetic frequency stress (cell phones, cell phone towers, microwaves, un-insulated home power wires).   Using ARTesting to perform all of the testingmentioned above can actually be accomplished within a very short period of time–usually within 2 hours.  Because there are no two of us exactly alike, the treatment will vary with each individual.  ART is also very effective in helping the practitioner to to detect the uniqueness in each patient and help to determine the most efficacious treatment plan.  Although the diagnosis might be very similar between patients, it is extremely rare that any two individuals receive exactly the same treatment protocols.  We are all clinically, genetically, socially, environmentally, and fundamentally unique.   Why is ART so accurate and such an improvement over other similar forms of bio-feedback or muscle testing?   Autonomic Respone Testing is one of the most reliable and accurate forms of muscle testing.  If performed consciously by a well-practiced practitioner, traditional laboratory results cannot even come close to the reliability and accuracy of ART.  And, it allows us to participate in the patient’s health conditions on levels that cannot be experienced with any other diagnostic procedures.   No doubt, one of the primary reasons that ART has been found  to be such a great diagnostic tool is its ability to detect when the body’s deep regulatory abilities have been altered.  Evaluating for these very basic regulatory processes, and detecting alterations in thse processes, is critical for receiving the correct informaiton.  ART uses tools such as polarized light filters, signal enhancers (amplifies the lgiht field and the electromagnetic signals), and therapy localization to detect aberrations in these body regulation procedures.  The first of thee processes is called neurogenic switching and the next is referred to as bloced regulation.  These are terms that are used within the ART community and are not addressed or discussed in outher diagnostic methods.   Neurogenic Switching   – Neurogenic switching describes a phenomenon in which there exists neurological disorganization with theh body. To define this using a more simplistic model, switching is an extraordinary event in which the polarities of the body are reversed.   The body has electrical currents running through it .  Because of these electrical currents, we can measure brain activity using an electroencephalogram (EEG) or we can measure the electrical activity of the heart using an electrocardiogram (ECG).  In eighth grade science we learned that whenever there is an electrical current there exists a magnetic field that associates itself with this current.  In other words,  the body has a polarity –a    positive and negative pole or North and South Poke, if you prefer.  Switching refers to these poles becoming reversed.  In other words, the positive pole now exists where the negative pole should be and vice versa.   We understand that some scientists believe that a pole reversal, or shift, may have occurred here on the earth about 800 million years ago which would explain many of these cataclysmic events that occurred about that time.   Blocked regulation   Blocked regulation is a phenomenon that occurs when the body’s cells lose their ability to produce coherent light.  Light coherence is a term that describes lgiht’s ability to focus much like a laser light.  Laser light is very focused and thus coherent.  Light produced by a flash lightt is diffuse and not coherent.  The light produced and released by our cells is more coherent than any man-made laser.  If the light stays focused (coherent), it maintians its ability to carry information in the form of electromagnetic signals.   A coherent state is when the body’s light (biophotons form our cells) leaving the body simultaneously re-enters the body carrying information in a holographic pattern.  In other words, each photon carries all of the information contained in all of the other biophotons about every cell in the entire body.  Every cell in the body knows instantaneously what is happening in every other cell in the body.   Once the body loses its coherency and the light becomes more like a flashlight han a laser, the cells lose their ability to communicate with each otehr.  It would be like a one group of cells speaking French, another group speaking German, while another group is speaking Latin.   With the use of polarized light filters and signal enhancers, we now have the ability to determine if blocked regulation exists, how much regulation has been lost what has caused it and how to remedy it.  If a practitioner is not looking for neurogenic switching and blocked regulation prior to their testing procedures, there is no guarantee that the information received from the body is going to be correct.


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What does a first visit include?

All patients seeing Dr. Rasa will experience the ART testing as part of their visit and clinical evaluation, in addition to lab and traditional physical exams, etc. One of the most important things ART helps her with is to identify the priority of where one needs to focus to attain wellness. In other words, the ART makes it obvious wht issue, infection or stressor needs to be addressed first. It also helps her to identify which treatments are the best for YOUR body at this particular moment in time. Using the ART technique, along with reviewing your history and appropriate lab testing can help to get you on the road to health faster.. Though we know many possible protocols for detoxing and fighting infection, we do not practice protocol medicine. No one protocol works for everyone so our goal is to use the ART testing to help find the treatments that are just right for you. Your treatments may contain a blend of homeopathics / vitamins / herbs / prescriptions based on your situation and preferences. Back To Top

How is Autonomic Response Testing different from Applied Kinesiology?

ART testing is much more sensitive than most forms of kinesiology. What Dr. Klinghardt found is that several of the 7 Factors put the body under so much stress that it puts the system into a sympathetic dominance. This often appears as a strong arm. Standard kinesiology tests everything against a strong arm, so many of the biggest issues are often missed because the practitioner cannot sense when a strong arm is becoming stronger. The ART system first checks everything against a weak arm, looking for items that “block” regulation of the nervous system. In this way it is very easy to feel when a weak arm becomes strong or rigid. We often find that Lyme and many of the co-infections will only show up on this level, and that these infections are almost impossible to find with standard forms of kinesiology. Back To Top

What is APN – Applied Psycho-Neurobiology?

APN is one of the most revolutionary, yet non-invasive and elegant healing techniques available today. German physician Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., Ph.D., developed this unique method. It utilizes psychokinesiology (biofeedback-guided counseling and healing), understanding about color, eye movements EMDR, energetic taping techniques (MFT), understanding about acupuncture, and unresolved emotions connected to acupuncture meridians. Applied Psycho-Neurobiology is based on a deep understanding of psychoneuroimmunology and neurobiology. Through a series of appropriate questions and muscle-testing biofeedback, unresolved psycho-emotional conflicts and trauma can be rapidly uncovered and resolution facilitated. Treatment is usually done with the patient comfortably resting on a massage table with one hand extended. The physician periodically presses the hand, performing Kinesiological testing in order to find a proper understanding about emotional conflicts and traumas, and to find the best treatment approach. A session usually lasts 45 to 60 minutes. At the end of the session, the patient usually feels a sense of relaxation and a feeling that something important was just resolved. The method is a safe and very efficient way to uncover and resolve long-standing emotional traumas, false negative beliefs and unresolved emotional conflicts. Back To Top

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