Myerowitz Chiropractic Center

What is Biological Terrain Assessment?


Biological Terrain Assessment is the clinical monitoring of the internal biochemical environment of the body to gain an in-depth understanding of the "elements" within the patient's chemistry. This assessment helps the practitioner to uncover the underlying cause or causes of the patient's imbalance or illness, rather than treating a list of "symptoms." With Biological Terrain Assessment, the practitioner can often detect a cellular pathology well before the disease physically manifests. Information of this nature can lead to solutions which support and restore overall health for the patient.


Where did the concept for Biological Terrain Assessment originate?

The concept of Biological Terrain is credited to the noted 19th century physiologist Claude Bernard. Professor Bernard believed that it is the environment of the cell that determines function and integrity.


In 1962, Professor Louis Claude Vincent of France, renamed and redefined the three primary factors for assessing the Biological Terrain. They are pH (acid and alkaline balance), rH2 (oxidative stress), and r (mineral concentration).


In 1994, following years of research in biochemistry, Dr. Robert C. Greenberg designed the device now known as the BTA S-2000. Dr. Greenberg is recognized today as the foremost authority on Biological Terrain.


Today, we use the term Biological Terrain Assessment to define the overall status of the biochemistry of an individual based upon evaluation of blood, urine and saliva for parameters of pH, rH2 and r.

 "The successful practice of Biological Medicine and Anti-Aging Medicine involves a thorough understanding of the Biological Terrain. The BTA S-2000 is a must for all physicians who practice traditional and integrated medicine."


- Dr. Michael Galitzer, MD

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 internal biochemical environment of the body. This complete information gives the physician a baseline to determine the course of treatment, as well as an objective procedure for monitoring the effectiveness of the treatment. Biological Terrain Assessment helps the practitioner to uncover the underlying cause or causes of the patient's imbalance or illness, rather than treating a list of symptoms."


What is the BTA S-2000?

The BTA S-2000 is the most technologically advanced instrument of its kind in the world today for the assessment of the factors which determine the Biological Terrain: pH (acid and alkaline balance), rH2 (oxidative stress), and r (mineral concentration).


How can this information be used to enhance the quality of care for Patients?


With this information, a practitioner can:

» Obtain immediate test results

» Determine the primary biological dysfunction which needs to be addressed.

» Assess where to begin patient treatment and monitor the results to determine when to adjust and when to end treatment.

» Increase patient compliance.

» Determine the need for further tests.

» Stop the endless cycle of chasing symptoms and get to the cause of the problem.


Can all patients be tested and how long does it take to get test results?

Yes, all patients can be tested unless there are contraindications for the patient to fast 12 to 14 hours prior to the test. The BTA S-2000 is a point-of-care device, therefore test results are immediate. The doctor or a trained assistant can easily and quickly perform the test on-site. With the "Predict Blood" feature, a picture of the entire Biological Terrain is obtained without the need to draw blood.





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Myerowitz Chiropractic Clinic

1570 Broadway

Bangor, ME 04401