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What Equipment Is Used?

Dr Reinold Voll, a German doctor, discovered in the 1950's that traditional acupuncture points had a lower electrical resistance than other points on the skin. He developed a device to measure the skin's resistance at these points and found that each point had a standard measurement for all healthy people.

Electrodermal screening instruments are a synthesis of electrical technology and the ancient concepts of Chinese medicine. Bioelectric energy is said to flow through a series of circuits in the body called meridians, which can be affected by stimulating topical acupuncture points.

Intolerance Machine The machine picks up on a particular type of energy in the body, which goes through a hand held conductor then into the machine and back out again through a pen like probe. This is creating a complete circuit. Glass phials of potentised food solutions are placed one by one into a metal tray which is also part of the electrical circuit of the machine. The procedure is quick, non-invasive and the patient feels no electrical or other unpleasant sensations. The equipment should not be used where the patient has a pace-maker.

Various substances are introduced into the testing circuit and the patient's response is measured. If the energy flows freely then that particular food is tolerated by the body. If, however, the energy flow is affected and an abnormal reading is registered then that food substance is not tolerated by the body and is having a negative adverse affect on that individual.

Readings taken are scored and an explanation given, so the patient is clear about possible elimination or rotation of food that may be required.  Diet is discussed and information and advice is provided accordingly. The patient maintains contact with the therapist whilst they adjust their diet, so they get support and guidance through the process. The session will be caring and informative and I may also suggest supplements and natural techniques to ease symptoms that may be present and that will encourage your body to thrive and heal naturally to achieve optimum health. The appointment will take approximately an hour.

It is important to note that results obtained with electrodermal screening cannot always be confirmed through clinical methods of examination or laboratory tests. Energetic changes in the body precede changes in the cells or organs on a physical or biochemical level.