What is ARC?

ARC (Analysis and Re-education of the Cells) is a holistic therapy based on the memory of the cells. It aims at identifying the sources of the successive deteriorations that have led to the loss of one’s sense of well being or to an illness. A sense of not feeling well or an illness is only the tip of the iceberg. Treating the symptoms is often necessary but not knowing and treating the root cause may result in a recurrence or a shifting of the symptoms.

Our cells remember our personal history, our happy and sad or tragic moments. The memories of these moments are imprinted on the body as well as the mind. The stronger the emotions at the time of the illness or trauma, the stronger the imprint on the body; especially if those emotions have not been dealt with at the time.

These negative memories, whether ours or inherited from the generations before us, leave their mark on cells. They eventually result in inappropriate automatic responses to certain situations (similar to the original event or illness for instance). This erroneous information imprinted on the cells eventually affects our energy or 'lifeforce'.

Our lifeforce, also known as Qi or Prana, plays a fundamental role in our health and well being and when affected, its flow becomes blocked. At least one energy blockage is at the origin of every illness or lack of well being. A disruption in the flow of energy will also affect organs as, like the lifeforce, they too function on specific frequencies. If the cells of an organ become affected as the result of a trauma for example, its frequency becomes modified. This modification results in a disruption of the energy, causing blockages and possibly illness. Furthermore, the affected organ will gradually cause general dysfunction as other organs will have to compensate for the 'faulty' one on an energetic level.

By positioning detection filters on different parts of the patient's body, according to a very precise method, and feeling a pulse using the VAS technique, a practitioner interrogates the body. This method allows blockages to be identified at all levels (physical, emotional, mental and subconscious). The aim is to identify the root cause of the illness or lack of well being. Tuning forks are then used in order to correct the frequencies and enable a re-harmonization of the energy. The treatment is boosted by natural remedies and based on the findings, the practitioner will make recommendations to aid the healing process.

'Analysis and Re-education of the Cells' therapy is based on Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and auriculomedicine (discovered and developed by Dr Nogier from 1950)

Who can benefit from ARC?

Anyone, regardless of age, who wishes to understand the reasons for their illness and/or regain a sense of well-being.

ARC has helped many people with a variety of conditions including, but not limited to:

- Agoraphobia

- Breathing disorders

- Cancer

- Chronic fatigue

- Depression

- Digestive problems

- Emotional problems

- Headaches and migraines

- Hormonal imbalance

- Infertility

- Insomnia

- Multiple sclerosis

- Stress related conditions

- A general lack of well being but without a diagnosis.

Many have overcome their disease by understanding why they had become ill. Those patients have received guidance in healing themselves by resolving or coming to terms with the origin of their troubles – rather than fighting the disease.

ARC is also helpful if no one can give you a diagnosis of what is troubling you.

The Consultation

A consultation initially consists of detecting the causes that have led to one’s troubles, and identifying the possible dysfunctional organs. This is done using the VAS technique and detection filters which are positioned on various parts of the body according to a very precise protocol. All findings during the investigation are thoroughly explained to the patient. Symbolism of organs and diseases are also used to aid verbalisation.

The patient is then treated, using tuning forks to correct the cells’ pathological information. This process allows a release of blockages and a re-harmonization of the patient’s energy.

Finally, the therapist will recommend natural remedies (homoeopathy, floral or mineral elixirs) to complement the treatment. The VAS technique is used to find the most suited remedy which will further aid the healing process. Depending upon the findings from the detection phase, the therapist will also recommend a course of action (changes of lifestyle, diet, etc.) and may direct the patient toward other forms of support therapy.

The therapy is non-invasive and painless. Patients are fully dressed during the treatment.

A consultation lasts approximately one and a half hours. Several treatments are usually necessary. Sessions are held in south west London. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

History of ARC

ARC was developed over 20 years ago by Dr Michel Larroche. A general practitioner at the time, he was confronted daily with patients who were being failed by conventional medicine. These patients complained of 'not feeling well' and had been denied a diagnosis because no apparent illness had been found. Increasingly frustrated with being unable to help them, Larroche started researching a more global 'body-mind-environment' approach, the premise of ARC, Analysis and Re-education of the Cells, as explained in his book "My cells remember.... "(1).

The first ARC school opened in 1996 in Switzerland. By popular demand, other schools soon opened in Belgium; then France.

There are currently more than 150 practitioners around the world.

(1). The book is available in French only.

Case studies


Evelyn, 64, had been suffering from insomnia her whole life. After a course of six ARC treatments over several months, Evelyn began to have full nights' sleep. A traumatic event Evelyn endured at the age of 7 caused a major emotional blockage and was found to be the cause of her insomnia. The blockage had had various repercussions on her physical health, mainly the endocrine system. The blockage was lifted gradually with each treatment and eventually eliminated. Homoeopathic remedies complemented each treatment. Evelyn's general health improved and she felt more balanced emotionally. Two years on, Evelyn still enjoys a good night's sleep. Periods of stress occasionally affect her sleep pattern but this is the exception rather than the rule.

Unexplained infertility

After 7 years of trying to conceive naturally (no medical problem explaining her infertility could be diagnosed), Ann and her husband decided to embark upon IVF treatment. However, during the initial phase, Ann, aged 39, stopped menstruating. Initial ARC treatments reversed the onset of menopause and helped to relieve the stress that was affecting both Ann's emotional and physical health. A cranial blockage was also detected for which Ann received osteopathic treatment. Those barriers lifted, a deep-rooted, subconscious blockage appeared to be the possible cause of Ann's problem. This memory affecting her was 'inherited' from previous generations, from her mother's side specifically. A short course of transgenerational therapy was recommended to Ann. Two months later, she conceived and enjoyed a normal pregnancy.

Natural Remedies

Natural remedies are usually recommended to the patient in support of the treatment. Homoeopathy, floral or mineral elixirs are used. Again, using detection filters, the practitioner takes the patient's pulse (VAS technique) in order to identify the remedy(ies). This method eliminates the risk of error and ensures that the patient receives the natural remedy that will best complement the treatment.


This holistic approach is based on the principle that “like cures like”. The term homoeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease. It was first described by Hippocrates 2,500 years ago but developed by Samuel Hahnemann in the late 1700s. At a time when the most common medical treatments were harsh, such as bloodletting, purging, blistering, and the use of sulfur and mercury, Hahnemann was interested in developing a less-threatening approach to medicine. He experimented on himself and volunteers. This led him to consider that a substance may create symptoms that it can also relieve. This concept is called the 'similia principle' or 'like cures like'. Symptoms are part of the body's attempt to heal itself. For example, a fever can develop as a result of an immune response to an infection, or a cough may help to eliminate mucus. Homoeopathic medication will support this self-healing response. Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body's own healing power. This stimulus will assist one's own system to clear itself of any expressions of imbalance, be that on a physical, emotional or mental level.

Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower remedies are a system of healing for the negative emotions and attitudes which may cause or interfere with health and happiness. They were discovered by Dr Edward Bach, an eminent physician in the 1930's. His aim was to make treatment of illnesses accessible to everyone by a simple system of natural medicine. He sought for remedies in the plant world which would restore vitality to the sick and ailing, so that sufferers would be able to overcome their anger, fear, or depression, and in that manner assist in their own healing. The remedy is prescribed according to the sufferer's state of mind rather than physical complaints as an unharmonious state of mind does not only hinder the recovery of health but is often the cause of the illness.

Biocrystalline Solutions

Biocrystalline Solutions are mineral elixirs. They are a complimentary form of treatment which redresses or rectifies psychological imbalances thus improving the physiological condition as a result. Since ancient times, man has used the vibrational frequency of gemstones in order to evolve, for self-improvement or self-healing. One explanation for this is that stones hold man's most ancient memory. The natural formation of precious and semi-precious gems (as excavated) is caused by the pressurized, intense heat and gaseous environment at the earth's core. A gemstone which has existed for millions of years only ceases to grow when it is extracted from its outer casting. Thus crystalline structures whilst embodying geological changes, are organic mineral formations with a life and chemistry's energy of their own.

There is a notion of identity surrounding crystals. Each type of crystal or semi-precious stone inherently has a different cellular structure which can have a beneficial impact on the human cellular system. The Biocrystalline Solutions rehabilitate cellular memory registered in one's biological system possibly since birth or even before. As an essence resonates with a particular cellular memory, it enables a person's cellular structure to be put back on its proper axis. Biocrystalline Solutions effectively represent the many emotional or psychological qualities experienced by human beings.

Detection Filters

Almost all detection filters used correspond to a very specific problem a person may have. The practitioner takes the pulse of the patient and following a precise protocol, scans these filters on the patient's body. If the person has a problem which corresponds to the filter used, the filter will enter in resonance with the disturbance in the electromagnetic field caused by the patient's condition. This will be known to the practitioner by a change in the pulse (this is known as Nogier's pulse or VAS: vascular autonomic signal). This method allows the practitioner to determine the root cause of a problem, either unknown to the patient or unsuspected as being at the origin of the trouble. Over 400 filters can be used.

Tuning Forks

A tuning fork is a precision-made instrument designed to produce a single frequency. It is used in medicine, music and science for a variety of applications. The entire energy system as well as each organ within each system (respiratory, digestive, endocrine, etc.) function on specific frequencies. When the frequency of an organ is altered as the result of a trauma or illness, it leads to an energy blockage and can cause the organ to dysfunction. Using the tuning fork corresponding to an organ's specific frequency will help to release an energy blockage and stimulate healing of the organ. The wide range of frequencies used in Analysis and Re-education of the Cells work at all levels of the organism and the entire energy system including chakras and meridians.

VAS technique

Dr. Paul Nogier was a French neurologist who, after spending several years in China learning traditional Chinese acupuncture, discovered the pulse technique now called the VAS(Vascular Autonomic Signal). In general terms, the VAS is an instantaneous tonal change in the walls of the arterial system in response to a signal that current scientific instrumentation has been unable to detect thus far. It possibly is an electromagnetic stimulus. However, the Nogier pulse involves the autonomic system (sympathetic and parasympathetic). Modification of the VAS is mediated by the unconscious autonomic nervous system and corresponds to a neurological reflex.

Nogier discovered that the arterial system displays such specific physical reaction when objects (such as food, herbs or medicine) were present in the electromagnetic fields near to the periphery of the body without touching it. This physical reaction will be felt by an ARC practitioner when positioning various detection filters within a patient's electromagnetic field, thus enabling the practitioner to identify the cause(s) of one's trouble.


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