Based on both eastern and western medicine this technology is an extremely accurate approach to objective analysis (1) and prescribing incorporating the traditional science of acupuncture (non-invasive) with advanced electronic technologies (2).
The health of the individual is determined by “measuring” distal acupuncture point resistance (on either the hands or feet) that correlates to different body and organ functions (3)(4)(1). This screening specifies deviations from normal function (1), being either acute or chronic in nature. This allows us to pinpoint specific system weaknesses that can then be screened for any substance (5) that may be effecting the individual,
Allergens ie. Animal fur, pollens, dust mites etc. (7)(8)(1)
Chemicals. ie. cosmetic, agricultural, industrial and household
Pathogens, ie. Viruses, bacteria, fungal & parasites etc. (5)
Galvanic activity of Amalgam fillings (1)
Other heavy metal toxicologies, ie lead and cadmium (1)
Utilized in European medical practice for over 35 years this system provides not only important information of each individual (9), it is used to determine the suitability and dosage of naturopathic and homeopathic medicines to strengthen weakness and alleviate condition symptoms (1), with a focus towards prevention (3).
(1) Tsuei JJ, Lam FMK, Chou P, 1996, ‘Clinical applications of the EDST – with an investigation of the organ-meridian relationship’, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, vol. 15, n. 3, pp. 67-75.
(2) Chen KG, 1996a, ‘Electrical properties of meridians – With an overview of the electrodermal screening test’, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, vol. 15, n. 3, pp. 58-63.
(3) Chen KG, 1998, ‘Biological implication of electrical properties of acupuncture meridians’, Proceedings of the 20th annual international conference of ,the IEEE engineering in medicine and biology society, vol. 20, pp. 1086-1087, pts. 1-6.
(4) Colbert A, Yun J, Larsen A, Edinger T, Gregory WL, Thong T, 2008, ‘Skin Impedance Measurements for Acupuncture Research: Development of a Continuous Recording System’, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume vol. 5, n. 4, pp. 443-450.
(5) Chen KG, 1996b, ‘Applying quantum interference to EDST medicine testing’, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology’, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, vol. 15, n. 3, pp. 64-66.
(6) Tsuei JJ, Lehman CW, Lam FMK, Zhu DAH 1999, ‘A Food Allergy Study Utilizing the EAV Acupuncture Technique’, Journal of Advancement in Medicine, vol. 12, n. 1, pp. 49-68.
(7) Kali, K 2001, ‘Clinical outcomes of a diagnostic and treatment protocol in allergy/sensitivity patients’, Alternative Medicine Review, vol. 6, n. 2, pp. 188-202.
(8) Krop J, Lewith GT, Gziut W, Radulescu C, 1997, ‘A double blind, randomized, controlled investigation of electrodermal testing in the diagnosis of allergies’, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol. 3, n. 3, pp. 241-248.
(9) Ericsson AD, Pittaway K, Lai R, 2003, ‘ElectroDermal Analysis - A Scientific Correlation with Pathophysiology’, Biomeridian.