Chinese Meridian Assessment
Written by Dr. Paul G. Jensen   
      Chinese meridian assessment has been in use since the 1950’s and can be defined as measuring the flow of electrical energy in the body using specific instruments.  Even though this technology has never become mainstream, there are hundreds of doctors all over the world who believe this is still the best method of assessing health.
     Over the last 50 years, scientists have confirmed what the Chinese have known for thousands of years - that the body has channels of electrical energy running through it.  Robert O. Becker, M.D. author of “The Body Electric” and Bjorn Nordenstrom, M.D. author of “The Electric Man” are two doctors who have made the science of bioelectric medicine their life’s work.
       For centuries, Chinese acupuncturists have used needles in these energy channels (called “meridians”) to increase or decrease the flow of energy.  But rather than treating or controlling the energy in the meridians with needles, electro-dermal screening measures the flow of energy in these meridians.  Measuring this flow of energy is a very accurate and efficient way of accessing the health of the different organs and systems in the body.

      When testing meridians, the objective is to identify the organ(s) or system(s) with an abnormally high flow of energy (indicating reaction) or more importantly, a low energy flow, (which indicates weakness).
      While medical tests are valuable in serious health situations, many patients who “just don’t feel well” can spend months having a variety of medical tests performed only to be told there’s nothing wrong.  This conclusion is drawn not because there weren’t enough tests, but rather that the level of sensitivity of the tests performed was not sufficient to detect imbalances.  Medical tests are designed to detect pathological processes in the body rather than subtle imbalances.  Because most patients have not progressed to the point of pathology, medical tests are usually not sensitive enough to detect their problem(s).  In addition, Chinese meridian assessment looks at the whole body, as opposed to medical specialists who tend to focus on one area, forgetting the important interrelationships between each of the organs and systems.
Testing (including babies and young children) is a painless, non-invasive procedure that gathers a great deal of information in a short amount of time.   Tapping into these energy channels and getting immediate information greatly assists a doctor in deciding what the patient needs.   Over the last 20 years, I’ve tested several hundred patients using this technology.  The information I obtain using this instrument, gives me a much better understanding of a patient’s health status than any other tool I have used.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 June 2007 )