The AT Technique
Most individuals encounter factors in daily life, from both their internal and external environment, that have negative effects on their overall health and wellbeing. These negative disturbances cause an imbalance in homeostasis, the natural balance of body systems and health. Such challenges, even when they do not directly result in disease, cause our bodies to function at a sub-optimal level. The AT Technique works to minimize the impact of these factors, and restore homeostasis. 

Emotional distress, career choices, family discord, financial worries, lack of rest, etc. all elevate stress levels in the body. Elevated stress levels, maintained over time, have been shown in clinical studies to cause negative consequences to health. Studies have revealed that over time high stress levels can contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease, depression, insomnia, and ulcers. Stress also negatively impacts the immune system, leaving it increasingly vulnerable to pathogens. Stress causes the body to increase its production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in charge of vital nervous system functions. Elevated serotonin levels are harmful to the body's immunity. While serotonin works to monitor emotional and nerve health at normal levels, at elevated levels it can destroy white blood cells, resulting in a weakened immune system. Stress also causes increased levels of cortisol and epinephrine in the body, further weakening immune response. 

Toxic Insult
Immunity depends on the ability of the body to produce effective white blood cells, complementary proteins, and other cell and body barriers. The immune system comprises a large network of organs and varied cell types, carrying out a range of interrelated functions. Its interconnectedness leaves it very vulnerable to toxins. The normal functioning of the immune system can be easily hampered by a number of factors: environmental, dietary, medical interventions, etc. Exposure to a wide array of toxic insults including disease-causing pathogens, hormone or pesticide contaminated food products, increasing levels of free-radical pollution, and overexposure to radiation all contribute to the weakening of the immune system. 

The inflammatory response occurs when body tissues are injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat, or any other cause. The increased consumption of foods with pro-inflammatory components (foods high in polyunsaturated vegetable oils and trans-fats) together with high carbohydrate and low protein consumption contribute to increased inflammation in body tissues. Stress with its accompanying imbalance of cortisol, can also contribute to chronic uncontrolled inflammation and various immunological dysfunctions. Studies increasingly show a direct link between chronic illness, inflammation, and fatal disease. Inflammation is also harmful to the body's autonomic balance because of its pain inducing effects. 

Autonomic Imbalance
The opposite of homeostasis, an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system (also known as the ANS, or visceral nervous system) can negatively impact health in a number of ways. Recent research has shown a direct link between autonomic imbalance and hypertension (high blood pressure). There is also evidence that autonomic imbalance can lead to cardiovascular morbidity and even mortality. Autonomic imbalances can result from a number of sources, the major ones are mentioned above: stress, decreased immunity, and inflammation. Restoring homeostasis, or autonomic balance, can reduce the physiological impact of stressors on the body.  

Who Can Benefit from ATT?
Anyone can benefit from this powerful technique. Those who might experience the most profound results are people in a highly stressed state, or those experiencing episodic pain from specific illnesses. 

What to Expect In Your ATT Session
In an AT Technique session, you will experience a series of 8 powerful essential oils and blends, applied to the back and in some cases, to the feet. Each oil used in the AT Technique has been selected specifically for its individual therapeutic benefit and aroma. 

Using gentle touch that accesses specific visceral contact points and energy meridians, your practitioner will systematically work the oils one by one into your skin. 

Expect to experience a deepening and ultimately profound relaxation as the session progresses. Many clients fall asleep and enjoy a restful slumber for the duration of the 45-minute procedure. 

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There are dozens of AT Technique practitioners in Canada, with more being added every month. Send an inquiry to find out if there is one near you. 

Become a Certified ATT Practitioner

Are you a practitioner who would like to learn this technique, or an individual who would like to be able to confidently use the AT Technique for friends and family members? We offer AT Technique certification classes several times a year. Join the next class in your area! 

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About the 
AT Technique

The AT Technique was developed by Dr. David K. Hill, a leading expert in the use of essential oils for medical benefit. Dr. Hill developed this technique as a systematic way for everyone--novice or professional--to apply the oils and receive a predictable, beneficial result. 

Because essential oils contain many physical and emotional healing properties, each oil used in the AT Technique has been selected specifically for its individual therapeutic benefit and aroma. The AT Technique complements CPTG oils and further enhances their impact. 

The AT Technique addresses common negative factors that impair health, and returns the body to a state of homeostasis via a four-step process centered on CPTG oils and simple hand techniques. ATT enhances essential oils activity and stimulates known body meridians and energy zones, while balancing body systems and function.