Biological Terrain Assessment
What is Biological Terrain Assessment?
Biological Terrain Assessment is the clinical monitoring of the
internal biochemical environment of your body. This comprehensive
health assessment will help to get to the SOURCE of your health issues
by uncovering the underlying causes of your condition. The information
from this valuable assessment will be used to formulate a program
tailor-made to the unique biochemical needs of your body. This will
lead to solutions that will support and restore your overall health.
BeTA assessment is recommended for adults whose health is compromised.
It is also of great importance to those people who are interested
in maximising wellness.
Where did the concept for Biological Terrain Assessment originate?
The concept of Biological Terrain is first credited to the noted
19th century physiologist, Claude Bernard. Professor Bernard believed
that it is the environment (terrain) of the cell that determines
its function and integrity.
In 1935 the French hydrologist, Louis-Claude Vincent, developed
the first BeTA device. In 1962, he lectured extensively in the field
of Biological Terrain, and redefined the three primary
factors , as we now know them: pH (acid and alkaline balance), rH2
(oxidative stress), and r (mineral concentration).
Why is it important to measure the Biological Terrain?
While other fields of medicine examine, isolate or treat one particular
part or system of the body, Biological Terrain Assessment monitors
the entire system of the body. This information will give us a baseline
to formulate a comprehensive treatment protocol. It also serves as
an objective for monitoring the progress of your health. Biological
Terrain Assessment will help to treat the SOURCE of your health issues
by uncovering the underlying causes of your condition.
Just as a plant needs soil rich in nutrients to be vital and strong,
so too a person requires a nutrient-rich soil - i.e. the terrain.
All people require specific properties in their terrain for optimal
health. Through BeTA , we evaluate the exact nature of your terrain
and determine its deviations from the norm. Treatment is aimed at
correcting these deviations and returns the soil to its vital state.
For the body to thrive, the first step is to bring the terrain back
to normal. Then further treatment methods can be more effective.
What does testing involve?
The patient fasts from night to morning and then our qualified nursing
staff takes a small amount of blood, urine and saliva. We then evaluate
these for pH, rH2 and r.
At a later appointment with Avraham, you receive thorough feedback
on the findings of the BeTA test. Based on your terrain analysis,
a tailor-made program will be formulated with you. Follow-up appointments
Frequently Asked Questions
Tell me more about the fast
Most people feel fine during the fast. You will be asked to finish
eating your last meal at about 7:15pm . You will be able to eat again
after the test at about 9:45am . Most patients like to bring in something
to eat for breakfast eg . Fruit, rice cakes etc.
How often are follow-up visits?
The initial test lasts approximately 45 minutes. The results are
then processed. At a later date during the week there is a feedback
consultation with Avraham which lasts an hour.
Follow-up BeTA tests are scheduled at 3 monthly intervals. Interim
consultations with Avraham are monthly, lasting an hour.
Does BeTA diagnose conditions?
BeTA does not diagnose conditions. It describes the state of the
body's biochemistry, which may be indicative of certain illnesses.
Who can benefit from a BeTA analysis?
In order to maximize your health and vitality, specific knowledge
of the status of your terrain is beneficial. BeTA assessment is recommended
for adults whose health is compromised. It is also of great importance
to those people who are interested in maintaining wellness.