Bioenergetic Evaluation (BEE) & Food Sensitivities Testing
Bioenergetic evaluation (BEE) aka Electro-acupuncture according to Voll (EAV) was developed by Dr. Reinholdt Voll in Germany in the 1940’s. Dr. Voll discovered that skin resistance at acupuncture points is much higher than the resistance of the surrounding skin. He was able to “map” accurately the acupuncture points of classical acupuncture meridian and points on meridians other than the classical meridians which he called Voll Meridians. This was done by applying a micro-current to these areas of the skin and measuring the skin’s resistant there.
What Voll discovered was that each finger and toe has a meridian (acupuncture or Voll) on both sides and that the points near the first joint of the finger or toe, is a command point (CMP) for that meridian. This means that one can assess the balance or imbalance of a meridian simply by measuring the skin resistance at that CMP point. Dr. Voll had made the skin resistance of acupuncture points (100,000 ohms) equivalent to 50 on an ohmmeter scale of 0 – 100. (ie. on a balanced meridian the skin resistance at the CMP should read 50 on an ohmmeter scale which is equivalent to 100,000 ohms).
Over years of research, it was determined that points on the various meridians represented different organs, tissues, glands, or structures of the body and that readings higher than 50 indicated acute inflammatory states, while readings below 50 indicated more degenerative chronic states. Voll also discovered that the skin resistance readings sometimes “fall off” (ie. they decrease while the reading is being taken). This was called an indicator drop (ID) and indicates a chronic or long term degenerative condition. It could be likened to a battery running out of charge.
Dr. Voll also discovered that medicines (ie. prescription, herbal, homeopathic etc) have an energy which can affect the CMP readings in a positive or negative way when said medicines are placed on a test plate which is in a circuit with the person being tested. In this way, medicines could be tested to see if they restored the balance to an unbalanced meridian, (ie. helped the patient or not help the patient or even make them worse).
In the same way, a food can be placed at one end of the network and a probe on an acupuncture point at the other end and the machine will deliver a measurement of the resistance along that pathway. This measurement of resistance determines your level of sensitivity to each food being tested. Today, BEE testing is computerized and a large number of foods, environmental allergens and medicines are represented by a binary code which can be “inputted” when a patient is being tested to ascertain the effect of said item on the meridian balance.
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