“B.E.S.T. is the art, science, and philosophy of the body, mind, and spirit connection.”
—Dr. M.T. Morter, Jr

Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T) is a safe, gentle, non-invasive procedure designed to restore the body’s healing power by removing blockages that cause pain, illness and disease. Blockage of the body’s systems can occur for many reasons including poor diet, stress, emotional and physical trauma and lack of exercise.

B.E.S.T. updates the body’s neurologic pattern and allows the body to function in its optimal state of physiology based on its current conditions and needs.

The body is designed to heal itself.  Your nervous system controls every single function in the body.  In the nervous system, we have the conscious brain and the subconscious brain.  The conscious brain is where we think, judge, and reason.  The subconscious brain automatically regulates the physiology of the body without conscious thought or input.  For instance, do you consciously have to think in order to blink your eye or take a breath? Your subconscious mind runs these processes for you in perfect response to your body’s current needs.

Interference is an incongruence between the conscious and the subconscious mind which can lead to symptoms serving as warning signals, much like the light on the dashboard of your car which comes on when you are low on fuel.  Interference can lead to pain, symptoms, and illness by preventing the nervous system from delivering appropriate signals to the muscles, organs, and glands of the body at the appropriate time.

Benefits of B.E.S.T

The B.E.S.T. technique utilizes gentle touch at specific neurologic reflex points on the body to synchronize brain activity, remove blockages and restore balance. It is effective for all mental, emotional and physical issues and benefits the body by:

  • Restoring the body’s innate healing power
  • Releasing stored emotional patterns that interfere with normal body function
  • Balancing the nervous system
  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Increasing joint range of motion
  • Improving balance
  • Modulating stress response
  • Increasing sense of well being


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AMacLennanAllison MacLennan, M.D. is an Elite Diplomate BioEnergetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) practitioner with the Morter HealthSystem.  She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Washington Medical Center, which included training at Harborview Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Seattle, Virginia Mason Hospital, and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Seattle.  She pursued her hand and upper extremity fellowship training at C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, including rotations at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.  She is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand.  She is also a Purna Yoga teacher certified at the 500 hour level and a teacher of Heartfull Meditation™.