Electrodermal Screening (EDS) Test or Bio-energetic Testing – just what is it? According to traditional Chinese medicine, a form of bodily energy called chi is generated in internal organs and circulates throughout the body, forming paths near the surface of the skin called meridians. This whole-body network is called the meridian system. Acupuncture points are the points on the skin, usually located on meridians, where the circulation of chi can be manipulated. The meridian energy flow also carries with it information about internal organs that can be used in diagnosis. This is the basis of the electrodermal screening test. The EDS test works by measuring electrical resistance and polarization at acupuncture points and meridians. Through these safe, skin-level measurements, it is possible to analyze the bio-energy and bio-information produced by internal organs and systems.
The EDS test is one of the most thorough, powerful, and promising modern holistic medical/diagnostic methodologies. The EDS test succeeds at addressing the body holistically for a number of reasons:
- A standard EDS examination enables the practitioner to quickly and safely collect information on 40 individual systems.
- The bio-information signal read by the EDS device is a very direct and true description of the condition of the body because the body creates it.
- The meridian network regulates or at least participates in every type of bodily function, so naturally it is a very good means by which to monitor the function of the whole body.
- Medicine testing allows the technician to test any and every type of medication on the individual patient. This allows the technician to explore all types of available treatment and determine possible side effects with no risk to the patient.