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The Chinese model of medicine has been around for thousands of years. It is based on the theory that there is a flow of energy running through the human body. The Chinese call this flow of energy Qi. They also discovered that it flows through pathways in the body. These pathways are called meridians. There is a meridian for each of the various organs and systems in the body. They later mapped various points along each meridian that work like circuit breakers. These points are what are accessed in acupuncture. Each of these points, they discovered, had a certain amount of energy flowing through them. Chinese research showed that when the energy was out of balance in these points there would be a physical change in the organs or systems associated with the point, so the amount of energy flowing through these points has a direct effect on a person’s health.
In the 1940′s, a German Physician, Dr. Reinhold Voll became fascinated with these acupuncture points. He believed that if there was energy flowing through these points in the body, he should be able to measure it without acupuncture needles. He developed a tool similar to an ohmmeter (an instrument that can be inserted into an electrical outlet to measure the energy) and he began to experiment on various people. He realized that, sure enough, it was measurable, and then discovered what the normal flow of energy should be. Occasionally Voll would find an acupuncture point that was out of balance. When he stimulated the point with a little electricity to get it to come into balance it would come into balance, but one problem was that it didn’t seem to hold. Dr. Voll was excited about his research and decided to share it with a group of homeopathic doctors. He chose one of the doctors from the audience and tested his points. He found that the man’s prostate point was a little low on energy. The doctors then decided to break for lunch and when they came back, Dr. Voll invited the doctor back up on stage so that he could stimulate the point with electricity and bring it to balance. Before stimulating the point, however, he decided to retest it. To his amazement, the point was now balanced! He asked the doctor what he had done over the lunch break. The doctor revealed that he had picked up some Echinacea 4X (a homeopathic remedy for the prostate). It was in his pocket and he took it out to show it to Dr. Voll. They placed the remedy on the table and retested the point. Now it was out of balance. Dr. Voll had him hold the remedy and retested. It was now balanced, and they realized that the acupuncture points could be altered by adding substances (herbs, homeopathy, supplements, prescriptions, detoxification programs, nutrition, etc.).
This is BioAssessment, Electro Acupuncture according to Voll (EAV) or Electro-Dermal Screening. In the early days this testing was done in a huge warehouse. One by one, substances were added into the loop. The assessments would sometimes last for eight hours. In the 1980′s the process became computerized, which cut the assessment time to 4 hours. Today, with state-of-the-art equipment and or a strategic manual muscle testing platform, an assessment last minutes instead of hours.
Why is BioEnergetic Assessment Useful?
Our bodies come into contact daily with chemicals, heavy metals, toxins and viruses from the air, the environment and other everyday stress. Balancing bioenergetic patterns requires detoxification, nurturing and rebuilding the cells of the body. Herbal and homeopathic treatment assists the body in eliminating cellular-stored toxins as well as new, incoming toxins. As the body is cleansed, the rebuilding phase requires the cells are provided with adequate building blocks in the form of botanical, homeopathic and nutritional supplements to sustain the healing response and release stress.
Natural healing remedies differ from regular medicine in that they stimulate a healing response, rather than suppressing a symptom. The correct remedy produces a “resonance” between your body and the substance administered as a therapeutic principle. This resonance stimulates the body’s natural healing ability and enables Qi or Vital Force to flow freely.
How is BioEnergetic Assessment Done?
At Blue Lotus, BioEnergetic Assessments are done by a Doctor of Oriental Medicine through the use of an Electro-Dermal screening devices or through manual muscle testing. BioAssessment is a nonintrusive, painless method of energetic response testing which measures energy imbalances in the body by eavesdropping in on the communication system of the body and “listening” to what is lacking or needed to restore health. We can measure your bodies’ energetic responses to various microbes like bacteria, molds, viruses, fungus, parasites, toxins like heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, food additives, as well as things like food allergies, environmental allergies, geopathic stressors as well as energetically evaluate the health of organs, glands and tissues. After the assessment, we assess what herbs, homeopathics, nutritionals, bodywork therapies, foods, etc will bring the body back in to energetic vitality and balance. This process of balancing through remedies, lifestyle adjustments, could take weeks to months depending on the nature of the imbalances you are seeking to resolve. It is always our goal to work affectively and efficiently, while being conscious of your goals and your resources.
Do I have to change everything in my life?
Some healthy changes will be suggested in an effort to help your body handle factors such as stress, environmental toxins and food toxins. The extent to which an individual may be helped depends on many factors, including the nature of the energy imbalance, its duration and the willingness of the individual to participate in the healing process. Rather than a passive approach to health, we encourage and assist you to become an educated responsible partner in the process of health maintenance, enabling increased vitality and a stronger, healthier life!
BLUE LOTUS - Integrative Healing Arts
1532 Cerrillos Rd, Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505