Electrodermal screening is also called Electroacupuncture According to Voll (EAV). This is a very popular diagnostic technique in Germany, where it originated after World War II.  EAV  is an unconventional way of determining which substances (such as foods, supplements and drugs) interfere with—or, conversely, repair—the “flow of energy” in the body. In EAV, the electrical conductance of the skin just above an individual acupuncture point is measured by the use of low voltage and current. The diagnosis then depends on measuring the electrical flow.

I know how wacky this will sound to some. I thought so, too, at one point. But then I had an EAV practitioner, otherwise unknown to me, successfully detect a conventionally diagnosed stone in my right kidney (without my giving any indication I had the condition). By my observation, EAV also sometimes is able to detect health challenges before they are found through more conventional methods.

There is actually some scientific justification for this technique (see references below). I certainly would not rely on EAV as the sole diagnostic technique, but I think it could add valuable information that could aid in treatment decision making.

What do you think?

(Sancier KM. The effect of qigong on therapeutic balancing measured by Electroacupuncture According to Voll (EAV): a preliminary study. Acupunct Electrother Res. 1994;19:119-27; Tseng, Ying-Jung, Wen-Long Hu, I.-Ling Hung, Chia-Jung Hsieh, and Yu-Chiang Hung. “Electrodermal Screening of Biologically Active Points for Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.” The American Journal of Chinese Medicine 42, no. 5 (2014): 1111–21. doi:10.1142/S0192415X14500694)

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