Bioenergetic testing uses galvanic skin response measurements to determine the energy of the body at various acupressure points and assess the energetic balances and imbalances within the body’s various systems.
It is not used to diagnose or treat disease as defined by conventional medicine. However, Bioenergetic testing can detect low-level reactions within your body and assessments are made based on the theory that imbalances in the body’s electro-magnetic field are present and indicate illness or ill-health states long before they manifest into actual illness or disease. For example, you may have the common cold virus energetically present in your system but NOT present any common cold symptoms. It will likely not appear or manifest into a cold until your immune system is weakened.
Bioenergetic testing allows you to see which systems have a low energy and which ones are under stress in order that you may act now to prevent weaknesses from developing to disease. Bioenergetic testing can also indicate nutritional, supplementation and herbal remedies which can be used to bring about an energy balance. There are no side-effects, no discomfort and no electrical impulses are felt.
Bioenergetic testing takes the guesswork out of what your body needs or doesn’t like, and can tell you and your health practitioner a great deal about the current state of your body’s health. It can assess the effectiveness of supplements and treatment protocols you are currently undertaking. It provides immediate results in the form of a printed report of your test results and cam be used to assess potential remedies useful for the correction of any energy imbalances identified.
The process involves measuring electrical conductivity by touching on acupuncture points (meridian points) on the hands and feet using a handheld stylus. These points are more electrically conductive than surrounding tissue. The skin’s normal electrical resistance is 2-4 million Ohms, whereas on acupuncture points it is 100,000 Ohms. The results of testing are recorded and assessed by a sophisticated software program. This technology is somewhat similar to the Polygraph, Electrocardio-gram (ECG), Electroencephalogram (EEG), and other technologies that measure electrical energy of the body.
When I carry out Bioenergetic Testing, I use a standard 60 point functional assessment. For specific concerns, I offer an extensive range of Bioenergetic Testing Protocols and can adjust these for the individual as necessary.
How Bioenergetic Testing works
Bio-energetic testing is a galvanic skin response measurement. A stylus is held against the skin on certain points along the acupuncture meridians, which correspond to organs & functional systems in the body. The computer based system records the degree of electrical resistance at each point allowing you to see if the organ or system meridian is balanced. (It is a non-invasive test so there is no piercing of the skin or use of needles).
This non-invasive system combines ancient chinese medical wisdom with modern technology and provides a highly accurate method for determining energy distortions as a possible cause for ones ailments. Bioenergetic Testing is based on the Chinese theory that improper energy flows through acupuncture meridians cause imbalances and degeneration of the body. Over 3,000 years of Acupuncture has indicated that there are pathways leading to organs and systems from specific points (acu-points) located all over the body. These pathways are referred to as Meridians. Their corresponding acu-points are more conductive than the surrounding area.
Chinese and Japanese physicians have known about this energy flow for thousands of years and deal with this energy system in conjunction with other bodily systems. As both a trained Biomeridian Technician AND a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner, I have an in-depth education in the meridian channels used in both Acupuncture and TCM and by the Biomeridian system. I am able to apply this knowledge of chinese medicine to ensure my patients get the greatest possible benefit from my Bioenergetic Testing. Based on the results from your Bioenergetic Test, I will also recommend appropriate treatment protocols.
The Origins of Bioenergetic Testing
Many functional or energy medical devices are based on the research of Dr. Reinhard Voll, who based his work on the network of energy channels, called meridians, suffusing the body (in this, Dr. Voll was building on Traditional Chinese Medicine). In the 1950s, Dr. Voll (who was from Germany) designed a metering device for electrically measuring acupuncture points. Due to his extensive research, Voll is considered to be the father of Bioenergetics – also sometimes known as EAV Testing (Electro Acupuncture according to Voll). Dr. Volls device enabled him, as well as other practitioners, to locate and correct the source of energy imbalances. Modern devices such as the Biomeridian MSAS-Professional have now improved upon his principle by the addition of computerization.
Meridian points, some of which correlate to TCM acupuncture points, can be used to collect energetic data (what we call Bioenergetic Testing). The electrical impedance is measured and recorded, at the acu-point, in order to provide the the practitioner with information on potential energetic issues.
The actual testing process is completed by applying a small (and indetectable to the subject) electrical current to specific acu-points. Different organs are associated with different energy meridians, and health problems in various organs are believed to manifest themselves as energetic disturbances in the associated meridians. Practitioners can suggest treatments to bring these energetic disturbances back into balance.
I use the Biomeridian MSAS-Professional device for Bioenergetic Testing. The MSAS-Professional is a sophisticated testing tool for measuring the body’s electrical conductivity variations along acupoints on the skin. Using the electronic probe, the MSAS-Professional reads the energetic value at the meridian points and transmits that signal to the computer. The associated computer software creates a graphic display for practitioners to evaluate and for clients to review, helping them better understand the energetic readings of their body (please understand that the MSAS-Professional does not provide a medical diagnosis. If you feel that you need a medical diagnosis, you should consult with your licensed medical doctor).
What should I expect during a Bioenergetic examination?
The initial Bioenergetic examination is performed by testing sixty different acupoints on both the hands and the feet which relate back to the energy channels and their related organs, systems, or functions. This testing does not involve needles, only a stylus is used to send a very small electrical current (not a shock) through each point, which is recorded and analyzed by the computer system. Be prepared to sit for up to an hour during this detailed examination, so wear comfortable clothing and relax. While there are hundreds of different acu-points on the human body, I generally use only points on the hands and the feet.
I offer an extensive range of Bioenergetic Testing Protocols and can adjust these for the individual as necessary. Testing Protocols I offer include:
- Standard 60 point Bioenergetic examination
- Food Sensitivity
- Food Intolerances (this is a Specific Carbohydrate Test for ADHD, Chrones Disease, IBS, IBD and other inflammatory health issues)
- Environmental Sensitivity
- Chemical Sensitivity and Heavy Metal Exposure
- Customized investigative Bioenergetic Testing
How many times will I have to be retested?
This will depend on your condition and concerns. Some clients may only need one consultation if they are in good health and have been conscientious about their health and nutrition. Other clients may need repeat visits until balance has been fully restored to all of your energy meridians. How long this will take depends on how far out of balance you are at the time of the initial exam, your compliance with the therapeutic regimen recommended for you, and what your personal functional health goals are.
Is there anything I should do before being tested?
- If you are on medication(s), continue to take as prescribed but please make us aware of what you are taking
- Take your regular supplements as scheduled
- Do not take herbal, homeopathic or pharmaceutical anti-fungals for 24 hours before the appointment unless medically prescribed
- Ideally (but only if possible), please fast for at least 3 hours before your test. Let us know when you last ate, and what you had to eat
- Drink plenty of water before the appointment. Dehydration makes it difficult to get accurate readings
- Please do not use any perfumes or checmical substances on the day of your appointment – this includes all skin lotions and hand creams
- Please come to the appointment in clothes that allow easy access to both hands and both feet
- Before we test your hands or your feet, we will ask you to rinse your feet in an apple cider vinegar bath that we provide
Where can I be tested?
The Clinic within which I practice is conveniently located in Mississauga at Mavis and Matheson. To make an appointment with me for Bioenergetic Testing, please call me on (416) 722-8813. If I’m not available, please leave a message with your name and phone number and I’ll call you back as soon as I’m free.