Comparison to Other Systems

First, we should say that Flow Systems Auditing incorporates aspects of many of the tools used in what might be called "other systems". But there are differences, primarily in the approach and methodology used to obtain the utmost utility out of the various technologies that are available as they may be adapted to wellness and health advocacy. As this page could be extremely long, we'll hit on just a few highlights based on typical questions we might receive when people are looking at this work.

Second, some individuals have preconceived ideas of what they "think" this is. "Oh, that's just biological terrain analysis, I know all about that." Perhaps this is true, but what has been called biological terrain analysis with the acronym BTA, is just a sub-set of this work and when taking the “analysis” out of the picture and combining some of those processes with the other tools it completely changes the picture.

Third, you may see reference of what we do to registered and trademarked words or modalities or equipment. People might say, how do you compare to Metabolic TypingTM ® (registered trademark of Healthexcel, Inc.) or Nutri-Spec Testing, (the company and process of Dr. Guy Schenker) or your equipment to the QFATM (the Quantitative Fluid AnalyzerTM, trademark and system of Health Science Company, LLC) or the BCATM (BioCellular AnalyzerTM trademark and system of Baltimore Laboratories, Inc., new system now referred to as SolarisTM), etc. To these questions we can only say, this is not that. But in so saying, we also strongly encourage people to go to classes given by others, to buy the books, take the certification programs, engage as deeply as you can in understanding other fine modalities of ascertaining what this thing called "wellness" is all about. You can never go wrong with knowledge. The caveat to this is it's not what you know that will hurt you, it's what you know that isn't so - or what you're missing - for your specific client that can be a potential problem.

You could look at learning Flow Systems Auditing like the power of taking a master hacker course in computer science, but related to wellness. A computer hacker may not have taken all the college courses in computer science and learned all of the nuance required to get the degree and go through the graduation, but when it comes to getting into a computer and getting a desired result, they can do the job. Flow Systems Auditing is like that, its about getting results, showing people how to be healthy, positively and effectively. Not missing the forest because you're staring at the Fraxinus americana in front of you.

How does this compare to EAV / EDS / MSA ?

It is totally different and totally complimentary. As way of illustration, let's say you have a lead acid battery. It is the combination of the lead and the acid which generates the environment for the dipole, the yin and the yang, for the electricity in the field to flow. With EAV type systems you are looking at the electricity. With Flow Systems Analysis you are looking at the lead and the acid. It is about getting down to the core building blocks which drive physiology.

I do muscle testing, why do I need Flow Systems Auditing?

Because you are dealing with reflections of electricity/energy and that reflection gets its impetus from biophysical building blocks. Understanding more about the blocks accelerates the utility of muscle testing.

In an interesting side note, it just seems to be that many muscle testers we run through Flow Systems Auditing are biochemically challenged as is their children. Some just don't seem to be locking down the chemistry at the refined level required for optimum health. The reason goes back to our battery illustration and in a manner of speaking - being from the dust of the earth - you have to intimately know and deal with the soil.

Other companies have attempted to merge various methodologies into a coherent structure, what's special about your system ?

In this field individuals are too often swayed by the next great thing to come along, like thyroid this, adrenal that, test for this, test for that, etc. A lot of practitioners are trying to expand their knowledge base so the next big thing to come along often sounds great. Sometimes it is, sometimes it's not. The primary reason for practitioner flux is a lack of foundational training in biophysics, basic sciences and adaptations of science yet accepted as applied to human health. When practitioners finally get this information in an understandable format, it overlays on everything they already know, it massively accelerates their clinical skill, and they have a strong foundation to critically analyze anything that comes along and know what it is really all about. That is what Flow Systems understanding does.

How about different programs that offer computer assistance and big client print outs?

We think some companies have over-complicated things a bit with their systems grinding out pages and pages of reports that might look good to a client, but overwhelm them as well. Many times these pages are a lot of boiler-plate discussion that are just too generic to be of any real substance for the clinician.

Are these reports useful to the practitioner?  Sometimes yes, sometimes no. In reviewing the conceptual underpinnings of one such program it is our opinion that it had important missing links and was convoluted in approach. Some practitioners can become mesmerized by the "computer" and the "print-out" and the "system"  because they don't have the foundational base to counter-challenge the assumptions made by the proponent of the tool.

What about Reams testing ?

The work of Carey Reams and his "formula" for health, where appropriate, offers valuable insights. The downfall of Reams is that the Reams nomenclature and terminology clashes with current perspectives in some of the basic sciences. It does not mean that it is wrong, its just that how Reams explained things needs its own explanation. To further this end and expand on Reams work, Biomedx Flow Systems Auditing incorporates the work of other practitioners as well as incorporating cutting edge conceptual ideas in physics and biophysics regarding electrical/magnetic gyroscopic particle behavior and other such things. This is where Reams lived but few could go and we believe this expanded work will start to take people there.

How do you compare to the BTA / QFA TM and BCA TM units on the market?

These device are essentially the tool of "classical" biological terrain analysis vis a vis Professor Vincent and his work is just one of many aspects to Flow Systems Auditing but for educational purpose and not medical laboratory analysis.

Regarding the Biomedx tools vs. the computer run devices, there are quite a few differences. First, the Biomedx tools are simple manual devices, very fast, and no computer is required to run them. The other devices are just the opposite of this and expensive as well.

Understand however that we are talking very different tools. The BTA computer style devices are sometimes designed to measure blood as well as crank out computer reports, and they are often classified as medical devices. The Biomedx toolsets are just basic meters, dipsticks and other basic components. Though blood (or any fluid) could be measured if you really wanted to, we have developed other methods to ascertain usable data for the blood compartment. Many natural health docs do not want to or can't do blood draws in their clinics, nor can many individuals doing private research or simply helping their families. As that is often the case,  then the BTA medical type devices are like owing a Ferrari that you can't drive over 65 on the highway.

The Biomedx tools and methodology stand up very nicely to the complicated BTA style devices but it is not the same thing. If somebody wants to do blood draws regularly, wants a computer driven interface, a high level of technical sophistication in a machine, then they may want to acquire the BTA computer run medical type devices. If this is the case, Flow Systems Analysis can be overlaid on that process for expanded insight.

Biomedx had briefly sold the BTA S-1000TM (the latest editions are the QFA 300TM, QFA 1500TM, QFA 3500TM) several years ago and  the Baltimore Labs BL5000TM BCA - BioCellular AnalyzersTM (the later edition was the BL9000 BioanalyzerTM  and more recently the SolarisTM). Because the Biomedx toolsets are a fraction of the cost of these much more expensive devices, and these devices really only give a part of the picture, many find it hard to justify the extra investment,  but that's not to say that when required these tools are not good, but as we said earlier about Flow Systems Auditing in general, this is not that.

How does this compare to Nutri-spec testing ?

The monumental work and contribution of Dr. Guy Schenker and his text on clinical nutrition is way up there in our eyes and we have the utmost respect for his work in this field. What Dr. Schenker has done with his Nutri-spec program in terms of prioritization of process and protocol is what every practitioner in the health business should be doing. It's common sense once you've had the exposure. This idea of measuring, managing, and prioritization is core to Flow Systems Auditing and it reflects that exact mindset, with inclusion of aspects of Vincent and Reams and others as well. If there's any problem with Nutri-spec, it’s often the practitioners exposed to it that are not working in this fashion just haven't spent the time to wrap their head around it. The whole Flow Systems approach helps them learn the concepts of Riddick, Watson, Revici and others and to really do it.

What about fast and slow oxidizer testing?

As this may be related to the work of George Watson as expressed in his text "Nutrition and Your Mind", this has been assimilated into Flow Systems Auditing but with a difference over some other processes using this metabolic approach. First, we get to defining the fast/slow paradigm much quicker (no dietary fast and 90 minute glucose challenge). Second, where some of this form of testing is designed to identify an individuals metabolic speed of processing sugar and then changing the diet to meet that situation, we are more interested in identifying the errors in the fundamental metabolism in beta oxidation/ ketogenic and tricarboxylic acid/ glucogenic metabolic pathways so the client can understand and work to correct the underlying imbalance.  If they are "fast or slow" oxidizers, push them in the other direction through effective direction and make them balanced. With this approach we want to get to the point where an individual can eat whatever they want and are not subservient to food.

I see other systems that look something like yours, they use the same type of terminology and "buzz" words, what is that about ?

It was interesting that when we were developing this program we had one particular doctor who was a well known trainer at the time for a particular product company call our lead Flow trainer at the time and asking all sorts of questions. He was trying to figure out certain things related to Reams work and how things went together. There was a lot of time spent on the phone with this man to which we are not opposed as we will share information freely with colleagues, but when things are only going one way we start to wonder. It got to the point in the relationship where our contact person with this individual told him that though in our neighborhood (mid-west) you can milk the cow every day, but you also have to feed it. Well, this guy never called back. Three months later we saw this company release the next "big thing" in metabolic/biological/testing.

With that said, know that the Biomedx Flow Systems Auditing is original material only in the way that it has been compiled, assimilated, and presented. Yes there are many original ideas within the material itself, but that material would not be here if it were not for the dedication of a number of much smarter folk who made tremendous contributions to the field of health care that have gone before us.   

Our hope is we can share this work and information in a way that practitioners and health advocates especially, will start to use, profit from, and open new ways of thinking. In the end who will benefit the most is the clients.

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