ELECTRODERMAL SCREENING (EDS/EAV)
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Cellular energy called Qi circulates throughout the body, forming pathways near the skin surface called meridians. Acupuncture points (AP) are points on the skin located on meridians where Qi can be measured and manipulated.
There are additionally eight extraordinary energy channels that are considered reservoirs supplying Qi and blood to the twelve regular channels. These have a strong connection to the kidneys, the life essence. Dotted along these meridians are more than 400 acupuncture points. There may be as many as 2,000 points in use for different treatments. These are listed by name, number, and the meridians to which they belong.
When Qi flows freely through the meridians, the body is balanced and healthy, but when the energy is blocked, stagnant, or weak, it can result in physical, mental, or emotional illness. An imbalance can result from inappropriate emotional responses, such as excess anger, overexcitement, self-pity, deep grief, or fear. Environmental factors like cold, dampness, humidity, wind, dryness, and heat can also cause imbalances, such as a poor diet, overwork, and too much exercise.
To restore the balance, the acupuncturist stimulates or energetically sedates the acupuncture points to counteract the imbalances. So, if you have stagnant Qi, the practitioner will choose specific points to stimulate the Qi energy. If the Qi is too cold, he will choose points to warm it. If it is too weak, he will strengthen it. If it is blocked, he will unblock it, and so on. In this way, acupuncture can effectively rebalance the energy system and restore health or prevent disease development. The points that the practitioner chooses to stimulate may not necessarily be at the site of the symptoms.
To manipulate an AP, one can use:
- Pressure (acupressure)
- Suction (vacuum)
- Heat (infrared acupuncture)
- Needle insertion (classical acupuncture)
- Laser light (different powers, different wavelengths, colors)
- Electricity (classical stimulation of needles and electroacupuncture EAV or EDS)
The meridian system also carries information, which can be used in the wellness assessment. This is the basis of EDS.
BASICS OF EDS (EAV):
EDS is an individual, quick, non-invasive screening method to determine Qi energetic imbalances. It is used mainly as a powerful tool for prevention, testing allergies and food intolerance, supplements, and drugs. It is a complement to all other standard testing procedures in common use.
- Fast, accurate, and reliable assessment and treatment method
- Painless, non-invasive, and without side effects
- A reliable method of detecting latent infections and other pathogens
- Great technology for prevention
- Remedies testing, including remedies’ compatibility and their most suitable dosage
- It can be coupled with bioresonance for meridian stimulation.
- Based on an ancient, proven modality (TCM acupuncture)
- It helps patients and doctors to build confidence and better visualize the meridians balanced state.
- One of the best techniques to test allergies, food intolerance, and medication
- Determination of the meridian-system state, which is the subject of traditional Chinese medical practice, for developing an individual acupuncture regimen of the reflex-therapy treatment and estimation of the treatment efficiency
- Increases client numbers, thus increasing a practice’s income
- The devices are easy to use, even by practitioners with no TCM qualification.
- Practitioners can produce custom-tailored homeopathic remedies during the treatment session (with our devices only)
- EAV/EDS play a vital role in prevention, helping to identify potential disorders in the very early stages
The basic concept for all EDS devices was an invention by Dr. R. Voll, who discovered in the 1940s that the electrical resistance of the skin is not homogenous and that meridians were acting as “electrical highway fields.” Furthermore, he showed that the skin is a semi-insulator to the outside environment. By the 1950s, Dr. Voll discovered that the body had at least 1,000 points on the skin that followed the twelve lines of the classical Chinese meridians. Dr. Voll called each of these points a Measurement Point (MP).
Working with an engineer, Fritz Werner, Dr. Voll created an instrument to measure the skin resistance at each of the AP, according to Galvanic Skin Resistance (GSR). This was named Point Testing. In 1953, Dr. Voll established the procedure that became known as Electroacupuncture According to Dr. Voll (EAV); this included two parts:
- The first part was point testing, in which a conductance measurement was taken at selected acupuncture points.
- The second part was to balance the Qi energy of acupuncture points using bioresonance medicine.
The acupuncture points were considered information-access windows; the assumption was that an organ’s status would affect the ions’ concentrations at the meridian’s measurement points. It was considered that inflammation of an organ might cause increased ions’ concentration. The increase of ions enhances the flow of electrons, causing resistance to decrease while the conductance may increase. On the other hand, a degeneration of an organ may cause a decrease in the ions’ concentration that hinders electrons’ flow as the resistance increases, conductance decreases.
EDS points are small holes (4 square mm.) in the fascia underneath the skin. The core of an EAV device is an ohm-meter designed to deliver approximately 5-10 micro-amperes, preferably 2-5 micro-amperes of direct electrical current at 1-1.25 volts, a minimal and perfectly safe amount of energy. These devices are calibrated to read from 0 to 100 so that the standard skin resistance of 100 kilo-ohms reads 50 (corresponding to 95 Kilo Ohms). This scale is divided into 100 graduations, but no units are assigned to it.
During EDS analysis, the body becomes an integral part of a closed circuit. The conductance circuit touches two areas being tested on the body. At the first point of contact, the palm of the opposite hand to be tested holds the ground (negative) electrode. The test probe (positive electrode) touches the specific acupuncture or conductance points on the skin in second place. After completing this closed circuit, a known electric current is emitted from the instrument through the probe. The instrument then measures the conductance, from baseline to peak and back to baseline, through the conductance point that the probe is testing. This represents a dynamic conductance value.
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