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Balance Is Best

Balance Is Best

Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique Restores Healing Potential

by Paul Horowitz

Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) was developed by Dr. M.T. Morter Jr beginning over 50 years ago. Educated in the sciences, then as a chiropractor, he ran a thriving chiropractic practice and served as president of two chiropractic colleges. His scientific training led him to research treatment that would “work 100 percent of the time on 100 percent of the people.” This exploration and extensive testing ultimately resulted in the development of B.E.S.T.


B.E.S.T. is a whole-body system of health care that involves a non-forceful, energy-balancing, hands-on procedure used to help re-establish the full healing potential of the body. It does so by addressing stress and promoting balance in the body’s nervous, muscular, circulatory, digestive and hormonal systems. When a system moves out of balance, the body responds with physical, emotional and chemical symptoms, which can result in illness and disease.

How Does a System Become Unbalanced?

The stresses of our lives lead to imbalances in our body systems. They manifest as feelings and present in a variety of forms. Some are of the common type, such as anxiety, anger, fear and frustration; often we just shrug these off. If we continue to have experiences that lead to the same stressful feeling, however, at some point the accumulation of the feeling locks itself into our subconscious. From that point forward we will unconsciously behave as if we are always having that feeling—doing things that avoid, for example, whatever that feeling might be (anxiety, depression, fear).

High intensity/short duration events also lead to stresses (feelings) that can lock into our subconscious (e.g., a traumatic car accident). This is also true of events that involve a positive situation being overshadowed by a negative one (e.g., a child feeling positive about his overall report card scores only to have a parent criticize him for his lowest grade). Unless they are identified and addressed, negative feelings associated with these events in our subconscious can affect our feelings and how we behave throughout our lives.

Each of these types of stresses creates interference that moves us away from balance and lessens the ability of the body to heal itself from within. As long as we hold on to these stresses, our bodies remain out of balance, which keeps us from healing naturally from within.

Common examples of how these stresses manifest themselves include headaches and migraines, tight muscles, TMJ, sleep apnea, substance abuse and other physical pain. Any health issue that can be given a name can potentially benefit from balancing of the systems of the body with B.E.S.T.

How Does B.E.S.T. Balance The Body?

B.E.S.T. eliminates these interferences so the body can create its naturally intended balancing of nerve function and communication between the conscious and subconscious divisions of the central nervous system. In doing so, B.E.S.T. addresses the cause instead of the symptoms exhibited by the individual. B.E.S.T. also allows for the possibility of healing without the use of drugs, surgery or other techniques with side effects. Finally, it can correct nervous system function, which could be contributing to other mental, emotional or physical health conditions that have not yet become symptomatic, preventing the onset altogether.

B.E.S.T. is performed by a practitioner with hands only, requiring no instruments of any kind. It accesses areas of the brain through a pressure-point-type therapy. By touching certain points around the head and body in a specific sequence, while having the client think about certain memory stresses, the body begins to reconnect the circuitry with the brain. The process is non-invasive; the first visit, which includes a consultation and a treatment, takes about an hour. Subsequent visits usually last about 20 minutes.

Benefiting Most From B.E.S.T.

B.E.S.T. is suitable for anyone, of any age. We all have stresses of one kind or another, some we are aware of and many that are in our subconscious. Practitioners are trained on ways to apply the B.E.S.T. process with those too young to participate actively and those with physical or mental conditions that prevent the traditional client participation. The objective remains the same—to bring balance to the body’s systems.

The daily choices we make about what we eat and drink, how we exercise and rest, what we breathe and especially what we think are critical to whether we move toward increased health or toward greater potential for ill health. There is a self-healing version of the technique, particularly suitable between treatments with a practitioner, in which breath work and mental-focus training are used to remove blockages from the nervous system and subconscious memory storage.

Currently, there are thousands of B.E.S.T. practitioners throughout the world. Most recently, B.E.S.T. has been incorporated into protocols being used for opioid and other addiction treatments at the RecoverUS center in Carbondale, Illinois.

Practitioner Certification

Morter HealthSystem offers all trainings and certifications related to becoming a B.E.S.T. practitioner at several levels of certification. These involve written and multi-media study materials, hands-on trainings held in various cities around the U.S. and abroad and written exams. In addition, case studies must be prepared and submitted for review by MHS staff. To reach the highest levels of practice, candidates must be recommended for advancement.

To find a B.E.S.T. practitioner in your area, visit or call 800-874-1478 at Morter HealthSystem.

Paul Horowitz is a certified BEST practitioner at the Elite Diplomate level. He is the owner of Living your BEST LLC. He can be reached for appointments at 860-604-5849. His office is located at 10 Station St, Ste 203, Simsbury.

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