What is Bioenergetic Testing?
These are methods of testing that rely on energy pathways of the body, either nerve or meridian. This is known as Electro Dermal Screening (EDS), Electroacupuncture According to Voll (EAV), Meridian Stress Assessment (MSA).
A meridian is an electrical pathway in which energy flows from and to organs. These are the pathways upon which acupuncture points lie. Oriental Medical Doctors have used these pathways for centuries to both diagnose and treat conditions. Until recently, Western medicine did not believe these pathways existed.
With the advent of the electron microscope, a microscope that can magnify the smallest part of a molecule, we were able to find and see the anatomy of a meridian. We found that the meridians are made up of specialized nerve cells called glial cells. A meridian pathway is a line of single glial cells that lie approximately 4 mm under the surface of the skin.
In the 1970’s a German scientist named Voll, began to study these meridians in an effort to measure their function. He found that these pathways could be measured using a resistance meter, also called an ohm meter. It was found that the most accessible places to take measurements are where the meridians run over the top of a bone that is close to the surface, like on the hands and feet.
Many different points on the hands, mostly, and sometimes the feet, are measured. Each point reflects a different function within an organ(s) or system. With the advanced computer technology of recent years, the ohm meter was attached to a computer with a program written specifically to show the output of the measurements taken.
Once a point is found that has a resistance in the measurement, as can be clearly seen on the computer screen, natural medicines are tested against that resistance to find which medicine(s) will negate it. The doctor chooses which natural medicines to test based upon the diagnostics previously performed. With the help of those diagnostic test results, she can be more accurate in finding the appropriate medicines. Then, in negating the resistance, the energy flow in that meridian is restored and the body’s natural healing powers are unlocked.
As each natural medicine is found, it is also measured against each subsequent point tested. Therefore, any point found to have a resistance will need another medicine to unblock it. In this manner, by the end of the point testing, a cohesive natural medicine program is obtained. Each natural medicine had been measured with each of the other natural medicines and, therefore, there is no redundancy, contraindications or waste in the program. In other words, the patient is prescribed exactly what they need.
What Is A Meridian Stress Assessment
The human body has an incredible ability to heal itself if it is given a chance. In our world today, environmental pollutants, everyday stress, and illnesses are constantly wearing down our bodies. There are many avenues one can choose to enhance the body’s functional health. Meridian Stress Assessment is a procedure that combines Eastern medicine with Western technology. It is performed with the MSA-PRO, a medical testing instrument.
Meridians are a network of energetic pathways which pass through the tissues and organs of the body. Bioelectric energy, which the Chinese call Qi, travels through the meridians. Acupuncture points provide a window into the meridian system. The MSA-PRO is used to send a slight electrical current into the acupoints on the hands and the feet. This painless procedure measures the energetic properties of each meridian and indicates whether it is balanced, stressed, or weakened. This creates a picture of the body’s state of functional health. The MSA system can then be used to identify remedies that will help the body restore itself to an optimal state of health.
The MSA-PRO system is not a diagnostic tool. The primary purpose of this instrument is to evaluate the energy flow through the body. It is not meant to make a medical diagnosis or replace medical intervention.