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Electro-Acupuncture Diagnosis

Electro-Acupuncture Diagnosis was developed in the late 1940’s by Dr. Voll in Germany. Dr.Voll had been suffering from Bladder cancer and after three unsuccessful operations by the most eminent surgeons of his day he turned to his own ideas for diagnosis and treatment.‘Electro-Acupuncture according to Voll’ (EAV). Dr. Voll had long been interested in Chinese Medicine and the notion of meridians and acupuncture points. He started research into the physiological correlation between acupuncture points and the internal organs, endocrine system, fluids, nerves, tissues, and bones. By stimulating an acupuncture point he was able to find a corresponding reaction that could be observed in the human organism. From this initial research he was able to build up a schematic model by taking galvanic skin measurements at various acupuncture points on the hands and feet to create an accurate non-invasive diagnosis of a person’s overall state of health and wellbeing.

Numerous variations of EAV have been developed and are available today: Bio Energetic Stress Test (B.E.S.T), Bio-electric Functional Diagnostics (B.F.D.), Biocome, EAV Gold, Pitterling, Mora and Vega. We use the B.F.D. system at The Garden Clinic, which still incorporates the entire spectrum of Dr.Voll points updated with the latest research into electro-acupuncture diagnosis.