Electrodermal Screening


These days, nearly everyone has heard of an MRI. Consider that up until a few years ago, the average person had never even heard of it, and you will begin to understand how quickly technology is advancing in the field of medicine, more specifically in the use of energy in medicine. One such advance has been with Electro-Acupuncture according to Voll (EAV), which is sometimes called Electro-Dermal Screening (EDS). Your doctor may have never heard of it, but in several years this piece of equipment will undoubtedly be as common in medicine as the X-Ray machine. This amazing instrument will revolutionize the way medicine is practiced in the next century. It is truly the wave of the future. The technology is based on the phenomenon that all parts of the body are interrelated and are also energetically linked via meridians. 

How does it work? 

EAV was developed out of the research of Dr. Reinhold Voll, an MD, anatomy professor, and acupuncturist, who began his clinical analysis in the late 1940’s. Dr. Voll was able to scientifically document that in the human body, there are higher levels of electrical conduction (or areas of less resistance) at certain points on the skin, many of which correspond to traditional acupuncture points. He developed a simple metering device to measure this skin resistance on acupuncture points. The meter has a metal cylinder at one end and a stylus at the other. Dr. Voll let his patient hold the cylinder in one hand and then he would touch the tip of the stylus to a specific acupuncture point. A minute amount of electrical current would travel through the body and form a complete electrical circuit. The amount of skin resistance at the acupuncture site would then be recorded.

Dr. Voll found that normal skin resistance over a healthy point is 100,000 Ohms. This equals 50 on the Voll Galvanic Skin Response Scale. A healthy pathway will be able to sustain this level of electron flow. Inflammation tends to foster increased activity in the cells, with all sorts of chemical reactions going on, creating a more active environment through which electrons can flow at a greater rate. Thus, if inflammation exists anywhere on that pathway, the EAV will show a higher than average flow of electrons, and a reading greater than 50 will be indicated. Degenerative states cause cellular activity to slow and stagnate, making it more difficult for the electrons to flow through the circuit, with a reading of less than 50 being indicated. The most significant information for EAV testing occurs when the circuit has a high electron flow, which then drops to a lower reading. This indicates that a circuit which was formerly capable of sustaining an electron flow, is no longer able to do so, and is called an indicator drop.

Investigational Device

Although used in Europe for medical diagnosis, EAV is still considered an investigational device in the US. The FDA is currently exploring the use of EAV as a noninvasive diagnostic instrument. A phenomenal amount of information is available through EAV testing about the nature of what is happening in the body. It can be used for allergy testing and one study has actually shown EAV to be as accurate, or more accurate than other forms of allergy testing. Other findings are parasites, chemical toxins, nutritional deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity.

Dr. Voll’s breakthrough discovery!

A mishap at a presentation of EAV technology by Dr. Voll resulted in the discovery of one of its MOST powerful abilities. Dr. Voll’s patient was demonstrating a large “indicator drop” on his prostate point. During a break, a helpful homeopath from the audience approached the patient and offered him a remedy. The patient gratefully put the vial of medication in his pocket. After the break, Dr. Voll resumed his demonstration. He was baffled because the readings on the prostate point were now normal. After several confusing and baffling minutes of questioning his subject, he discovered the remedy in the pocket. This remedy in the pocket in a glass vial was able to influence the readings.

This event led to one of the most interesting and exciting discoveries of all. Dr. Voll designed a tray in the circuit between his EAV machine and the patient. He could then place homeopathic remedies, vitamins, foods, or anything else on this tray and test their effects on the meridian reading. This eliminates the guesswork out of finding healing remedies. Modern designers of these systems have figured out how to incorporate the energy signature of the various homeopathic remedies, supplements, food, drugs etc into the software to simplify this procedure.

The Wave of the Future

In the near future, this advanced technology will be commonplace. The future of medicine depends upon our ability to measure and balance the electrical circuits in the body. Thanks to Dr. Voll, we are much closer to that day.