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What Is CRA?

CRA is very precise and scientific. However if I were to analyze you using CRA before it was explained to you, you might find it strange, or simply not believable – only because it is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before.

I can completely understand that because when I first saw CRA being done, my first reaction was "Oh boy, what is this weird stuff?" No one was more skeptical than I was. As a result, I studied CRA videos and books extensively before I would allow myself to use this procedure on anyone.

Quite frankly, if you are to get healthy and stay healthy it is important that you understand what CRA is and what your recommendations are based on.

Otherwise you are less likely to follow through and actually do what you need to do to get well. To put it simply, if you don't follow through, you won't get well. And if you are not going to get well, why do it in the first place?

The results we have been having with CRA are often in the 90% and better range. The only reason we are here is to help you get you well. We have no other reason for being here and, hopefully, you are here for that same reason. That is why I want to make sure you get the correct understanding of what CRA is right from the start.

Most of our new clients have been referred to us by other satisfied clients. Did you hear about us from someone who was very happy with their results? However you heard about us, you probably have some idea what "Contact Reflex Analysis®", or "CRA®", is and what we do.

Let’s get started:

In medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the "disease" or syndrome) and the treatment (operation, drug, etc.).

In CRA we do not diagnose or treat disease, but we also have two parts: the analysis and the personalized health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition).

Simply put, first we do an analysis and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in our analysis of your body and condition.

First the Analysis

The analysis is done through testing the body’s own reflex points. These are derived from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture. The acupuncture system is thousands of years old. It is a study of how the different points on the surface of the body relate to the state of health and the flow of energy in each and every function
and part of the body.

Interestingly, not one acupuncture point has ever been changed over hundreds or thousands of years -- not because the doctors were lazy or stupid - but because they are that accurate!

Think about it:

Each reflex point or acupuncture point represents a specific function, organ, or tissue, and indicates the energy or lack of energy and the effect this is having on the body. By testing these points, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that is extremely accurate and helps us identify exactly what the body needs each time.

Doesn’t this sound like something you would want for yourself in order to predict with certainty, what is needed and wanted by the body to get you to the next stage of improved health?

How do we access the acupuncture system or reflex points in order to get this information?

If I were to hook you up to an electro-cardiograph machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense to you, right?

What is actually happening during this procedure? Electrical energy from the heart is running over the wires. This electrical energy makes the electrocardiograph record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. The doctor could then study this graph and tell you what it all means. This would usually entail having you go home and return at a later date for your report of findings.

Here is what we do with Contact Reflex Analysis. Instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being tested, the CRA practitioner contacts these points with the fingers of one hand. You hold one arm outward, and with his other hand, he will contact your extended arm. If the reflex is "active" or "hot", energy will be transferred from the reflex point -- through his body to the test muscle at the top end of your outstretched arm, making it weaken and your arm will drop or come down.

Why is the person who referred you feeling better?

Because we did this reflex analysis for him or her, found the "active" reflexes and then made specific nutritional recommendations to help that body return to a better state of health.

We are prepared to do the exact same thing for you now. Isn’t that exciting? However, the best is yet to come.

The second part -- the personalized health improvement program.

Let’s say the "liver" point or the "kidney" point is active. Then what?

Each point has a meaning. We use designed clinical nutrition for each point that shows up in order to correct the imbalance or deficiency that caused the point or reflex to become active in the first place.

It’s that simple!

In medicine the medical doctor makes a diagnosis and then uses drugs or surgery to attack, suppress the symptom or remove the "offending" organ or part.

In Contact Reflex Analysis we use "DESIGNED CLINICAL NUTRITION" to correct the cause of the problem so the body can have the ability to correct itself.


First of all, it is not vitamins, as in 'over-the-counter.' Those are frequently coal-tar reproductions of isolated chemical formulas of vitamin structures reproduced in a laboratory.

They are not only frequently made from coal-tars, but also lack the synergistic elements normally present in WHOLE foods.

An example of a whole food could be carrots. Carrots are high in Vitamin A COMPLEX. A "complex" is something with many many different parts that work together. Synthetic vitamin A does not contain the whole "Vitamin A Complex" found in nature. So, if we were looking for a food high in Vitamin A, carrots might be one of
our choices.

Vitamins that are being used all over today generally only have a small percentage of their actual content from natural sources to be labeled "natural". In any case, because they are not derived from whole foods, they often make you more deficient and nutritionally out-of-balance and can create other problems because they do not
contain all of the co-factors found in nature which make the vitamins work.

"Designed clinical nutrition" is exactly that: designed (especially prepared based on a specific plan) clinical (pertaining to the results gotten in clinical use or actual practice) nutrition (real food, designed by nature to enable the body to repair itself and grow healthfully).

It is whole food in a tablet, designed to match the needs of the specific acupuncture or reflex points found on your individual CRA analysis. These are nutrients you are simply not getting or assimilating in your current diet.

This may be due to your personal eating habits and routines, but it is for sure due, in some large extent, to the lack of quality in the foods commercially available in grocery stores or restaurants.


1.Through an analysis of your reflex points, we help you determine the exact nutrients you need to supplement your diet in order to bring about balance and better health.

2.We make these available to you in a tablet form to "supplement" your current diet. That’s why they are called "food supplements".

3.Depending on your individual situation, we might also require that you make some specific changes in your current diet & eating habits and routines in order to bring about the best possible results.

How are these products produced?

One example of a designed clinical nutrition supplement that we use is called "Organic Minerals" This product is produced by starting with 80 pounds of organically grown vegetables, taking the water and fiber out without cooking the vegetables, and then converting the remainder into one bottle of 90 tablets of Standard Process Inc® Organic Minerals.

The key to this whole process is the way it is done,
 using the "Standard Process Inc®":

The soil used for growing Standard Process Inc® nutritional products has no pesticides and no chemicals are ever used. The soil is checked before the seeds are planted by Ph.D.’s to make sure of the fertility of the soil. At Standard Process Inc® Nutrition, even the weeding is done by hand .

The machinery involved in the processing of these products is made of glass and stainless steel only.

The temperature used in processing harvested plants is never raised above the point of 70 degrees Fahrenheit so that the active ingredients are not cooked -- they remain active and alive and have a very long shelf life.

Your vitality and energy is derived from live food material. Most foods today are all dead foods or not really foods at all, as in boxed cereals, canned vegetables, soda pop, etc. You can readily understand the difference between these dead and devitalized foods, synthetic or isolated vitamins and "designed clinical nutrition", which we believe can be the key to you getting healthy and staying that way.

There is a great deal of technology and know-how behind what we do. Because we are so well trained and constantly studying to advance our knowledge, we make it look very simple.

There is another factor that makes CRA so miraculous. It has been designed through decades of clinical use on tens of thousands of patients and clients from many different types of health care practitioners.

As a result, a complete CRA analysis can be done on each client on each subsequent visit thereby exposing the next layer of dis-ease or targeting the next significant reflex point to be handled.

In this way each client gets a completely individualized handling in the correct sequence for his or her body.

Very much like opening a combination lock - you must use the right number in the right sequence in the right direction at the right time - and then the lock falls open.

By following the correct sequence as revealed through CRA, you don't "shot-gun" your diet or supplements. With a correctly done Contact Reflex Analysis we can determine the exact right organic food - designed to give your body the best possible chance of getting well and staying that way.


Many people we see have eaten themselves into their current state of ill-health, to one degree or another. The deficiencies or imbalances lead to a breakdown in resistance or immunity and a loss of the ability to cope with environmental stresses (chemical, microscopic, or otherwise).

The good news is that it is possible to reverse the process!

It is possible to restore your health.

What could be more natural? What could be more correct? Each cell, tissue and organ in your body is in the process of replacing itself every day, month and year. The health of each organ is dependent on making the correct nutrients available to upgrade or maintain the health of the body at a cellular level.

The total health of the body is the sum total of the health of each individual cell, tissue and organ.

Designed clinical nutrition provides the right basic materials.

Contact Reflex Analysis tells you when and what to use to bring about the desired result.

With this understanding of what we do, can you see how we might be able help you do something effective to get yourself well? And once that is achieved, do you see how you might be able to use this approach to stay well?

Now you have the complete package. What we do - how and why we do it – what you need to do to have the potential of restoring your health and staying healthy.

This is a partnership

But in the end you are the one responsible for your own condition. And with our guidance we feel that – if you are a CRA case - your chances of greatly improving your health can be as high as 90% or better.

In our experience, if our analysis indicates that you are not a CRA / nutritional case, then in all probability, CRA may never give you the results you desire. But if our analysis confirms that you are a CRA / clinical nutritional case, then, in our experience, nothing else will ever come close to what you can possibly achieve using CRA and designed clinical nutrition.

Good luck. Once we accept your case, you can count on us to do everything in our power to help you achieve your health objectives and to live a healthier, happier life.

May you never be the same.
Karl R.O.S. Johnson, D.C., F.I.C.P.A., L.C.P.
Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinical Nutritionist
Specializing in Contact Reflex Analysis
Chiropractic & Nutrition Wellness Center
(Nutritional Counseling)
51735 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phones: (586) 731-8840 and (586) 726-KIDS; Fax: (586) 731-9550

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