How to Measure Your Terrain
You will need to get pH
test paper that measures from 5.5 to 8, with a resolution of 0.2 pH.
I suggest "pHydrion Vivid 5.5 to 8.0" manufactured by
Micro Essential Laboratory. You can get it
are different systems for measuring your pH. Most suggest taking a
measurement twice a day. I prefer the system promoted by Dr.
Stephen Stadtler www.terrainmed.com.
Measure your urine upon rising (use as a guide, but discard the
reading), and again between 1 and 3 hours later (use this to control
your diet). Your 2nd urine pH will generally be a few
tenths more alkaline than the first. Keep a daily record. If you
get up at 3:00 in the morning, don't count it as your first urine.
When measuring urine, use a cup and dip the test
paper in it, shake off excess, and read immediately. Don't place
the pH test paper in the stream as it tends to wash out the
you want to measure saliva, first
swallow, then draw up new saliva. Do this three times and measure
the third. Spit into a spoon, insert the paper in the saliva, shake
off excess, and read immediately. (Measuring the initial saliva can
be different from the third by several tenths of pH.) Read
immediately. The manufacturer does not recommend placing the test
paper in your mouth, even though it is not toxic.
pHydrion test paper was designed for immediate reading. If you wait
30 seconds, the value will change due to evaporation. Don't even
wait 5 seconds; read immediately.
value for urine pH is 6.5 to 6.8 according to Vincent; Dr. Stadtler
places it at 6.0 to 6.4. You will find your measurements will vary
considerably, so if you are in the 6.4 arena you are probably doing
ok. Vincent places saliva at 6.5 to 6.75; you can see these normal
values listed on the Bioelectronic Vincent chart. Of the
I have seen,
your saliva tends to move in the same direction as the blood. If
your saliva pH is rising, your blood pH is probably rising also,
which may put you in the pre-cancer zone ("Pracancerose"
on the chart).
Blood value is more stable than saliva; when you try to correct your
values using diet or supplements, the saliva will change sooner than
the blood. Normally, urine should be more alkaline (have a higher
pH) than saliva. If the saliva becomes more alkaline, the urine
compensates by becoming more acid. Acid
urine is a sign of an overacid system which is trying to throw off
There is disagreement from site to site about what the normal values
for pH are. The values of the nine parameters of Biological Terrain
Analysis (BTA) used by Flannegan are different from the original
Bioelectronic Vincent (BEV) parameters.
BTA is a modern version of BEV; they are from the same school, so
that Flannegan uses may be more accurate.