Testing Kits General Information Page
Overview of the range of Test Kits
For people interested in food sensitivity/allergy testing there are extensive general food kits and two food additive test kits. Additional food test kits have been added over time that contain less common foods. Plus there is food phenolic kit and kits on themes such as milk & milk solids, vegetable oils, pluses and flours.
Environmental sensitivities can cause serious problems for some people and a wide range of chemicals can be found in the chemical and inhalant test kit, and industrial and environmental test kits 1 through 4. There are pesticides test kits. Moulds, pollens, animal hair etc. are covered in the two pollens kits.
There is also a dental test kit containing many of the substances used routinely in dental work, and a fragrance kit which covers some of the most common fragrances used in perfumes, personal care products and household products.
Some people have issues with vitamins, minerals or amino acids (the building blocks of protein). For these people nutritional test kit 1 & 2, a common metals test kit (for the minerals - however this kit also includes heavy metals) and the amino acid test kit.
Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites feature in a number of complementary test kits, giving a wide range of 'bugs' or invasive organisms. The bacteria test kit is particularly appropriate for people who have serious, long-standing respiratory problems. This test kit includes many organisms that are commensurable of the human body. This means that they are naturally present and are thought normally not to be harmful. However, for some people this is clearly not the case.
Although hormones, enzymes etc. are naturally occurring in the body, they can produce problems when the body does not adequately recognize them. This can result in hormonal or enzyme imbalance and a myriad of health problems. There are several kits relevant for this: hormones, digestive enzymes and the various body biochemical test kits.
There are two homeopathic test kits and some flower and gem remedy test kits. These provide a low-cost way of establishing which remedies a client needs to take, and they can also be used as part of kinesiology procedures too.
There are 22 pathology/histology kits . These contain vials of both healthy & diseased tissues. Please read the comments about their use at the beginning of the section that outlines these kits. There is also a separate histology kit containing most the healthy tissues from the 22 kits. Please be aware if you buy this kit and then subsequently buy any of the Histology/Pathology kits you will have a lot of duplicate vials.
The range consists of over 100 different kits. New ones are added from time to time as research and availability allow.
The samples are in small glass vials. Glass is preferred because some people test unreliably through plastic. The Bach Flower test kit contains actual samples from one of the producers. The homeopathic test kits contain 2 tablets from a highly respected U.K. homeopathic supplier (Helios). These are in the potency 30C. The other samples are prepared radionically in the 30th homeopathic potency and so have (as far as we know) an indefinite shelf life.
NOTE: All our Test Kits come in seal easy, zip lock bags and do not come with boxes/containers for the vials. This because we have different storage options and because customers often have different storage arrangements, or they have boxes of their own. If you do require storage for your vials please consider the box types when ordering kits. They can be found on our test kit accessories page.
It is important to store these kits out of direct sunlight, away from strong smells (such as aromatherapy oils, herbs, etc.) and away from magnets. However, some practitioners use magnets in their testing procedures, and so far this has not caused any problem with the vials. Short exposure is OK, it is where you store the vials that is the main consideration. Such is also the case when traveling through airports etc. Think long term care with the vials, not short term experience.
There are no problems about storing different kits in the same box, although you might want to organise them in a particular way for other reasons, e.g. it is fine to store bacteria vials and flower remedies in the same box, although you might want to store all your flower remedies together for logical reasons.
Some people seem concerned about bacteria, parasite and similar vials in some way ‘contaminating’ other vials, because such vials have a ‘bad’ energy. This concern is completely unnecessary, and, in fact, labeling test kit vials as containing ‘bad’ or ‘good’ energies does not stand up to any scrutiny at all. There are many bacteria that are helpful to the human body, e.g. gut bacteria make some B vitamins and vitamin K; other bacteria help the skin maintain its protective acid mantle. Homeopathic remedies are often made from lethal substances, e.g. snake venom or a highly toxic metal. A homeopathic remedy made from a ‘benign’ substance can cause much upset when used inappropriately. Many flower remedies are made from highly toxic material, e.g. monkshood or mistletoe. The body needs vitamins yet in high doses some are toxic.
Perhaps more importantly, viewing vials as ‘bad’ can lead you subconsciously to be nervous of using these vials, thus depriving clients of the most efficient way to help them.
The energy of these vials should not be viewed as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but merely as ‘appropriate’ or inappropriate’ at this time for this person.
Which Test Kits Should I Buy?
We sell over 100 test kits and, if you bought them all, it would cost you over many thousands. Occasionally people do this, but for most it is not an option. So the question often asked is: Which kits should I buy first? There’s no single answer to this, but below is some guidance by asking you questions:
What type of people are you working with?
If the answer is children, you may look at buying Food Additive A, Food Additive B and Vaccination kits. If you mainly work with women, the best kits to buy are probably Personal Care, Hormones and Body Biochemicals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
What interests you?
There are probably lots of different ways to achieve the same results with people, even just thinking in terms of test kits. So, if you’re fascinated by allergy problems, think about buying Food A, B and C, Food Additives A and B, Chemical and Inhalants, Industrial and Environmental 1 and 2, and the Personal Care and Fragrance Kits.
If you’re interested in ‘bugs’, consider Parasites 1 and 2, Virus, Bacteria and Fungus 1 and 2 & Lyme kits.
If you feel that no matter what the problem, it’s important to get nutrition sorted out, choose Digestive Enzymes, Nutrition 1 and 2 and the Common Metals Kits. If your training and reading emphasise the importance of Candida, you will probably want to buy the Fungus 1 kit or the Candida Kit.
Are you drawn to a particular test kit?
Sometimes people say they feel drawn to a particular test kit without being able to explain why. If you feel this way, it is recommended you buy the kit whatever it is.
Alternatively you could buy the most popular kits. Here’s the favourite kits:
- Virus 1
- Invasive Organisms
- Common Metals (Metals & Minerals)
- Food Kits A, B & C
- Pollens Dust & Moulds 1
- Parasites 1
- Amino Acids
- Lyme Plus Kit (more recently)
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call or email.