MSA BIOMERIDIAN TESTING
What it is. Meridian Stress Assessment (MSA) by Biomeridian is essentially a computerized health analysis that takes a great deal of the guesswork out of your health care. This non-invasive computerized test uses bio-energetic principles to assess the overall health of organs and systems, as well as factors that may be adversely affecting your health or interfering with normal functioning. Also known as Electrodermal Screening or Biomeridian Testing, this sophisticated technology measures the energy of associated acupuncture meridians—energy that carries key information about the condition of your internal organs and systems. At this time, Biomeridian’s MSA is the only FDA-approved Class II system that uses electro-acupuncture technology to accurately assess meridian dysfunction.
During the MSA test, degrees of imbalance found in each meridian are analyzed and evaluated against various substances to identify possible allergies, infections, and toxicities. In a comprehensive MSA session, energy from 58 points is read by pressing a brass probe tip to the hands and feet. A computer immediately analyzes these data in terms of which points are balanced or unbalanced and which therapeutic strategies are most likely to redress the imbalances. Those strategies may include a variety of treatment modalities, such as herbal and nutritional therapies, homeopathics, pharmaceuticals, and avoidance of allergic triggers. Once your meridians and organs are balanced, the disease process and symptoms resolve and you are better able to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Why you need it.
The MSA test can help you discover diagnostic and treatment information that is often unobtainable through more conventional testing methods—thus saving you a huge amount of time, money and peace of mind. Specifically, the MSA’s computerized system can assist in detecting evidence of chronic infections (bacterial, viral, yeast/fungal and parasite infections), toxic chemicals, heavy metals, allergies and intolerances—and even suggest specific treatment options to address the problems that have been identified. Cellular nutrient and hormone status can also be assessed and then confirmed with biochemical testing. A skilled integrative medicine practitioner will use the MSA along with a physical examination, history, lab testing, medical knowledge and clinical judgment to help create the optimal treatment plan.
For over 50 years, integrative medicine practitioners have used a similar procedure (originally a device similar to a simple ohmmeter, measuring electrical resistance) to read body energy circulating through channels known as meridians. In the 1950's, a German physician named Dr. Voll discovered that concentrated electrical energy found at each acupuncture point could be measured, as discovered. Dr. Voll developed a patented hand-held device that was placed against the skin on the acupuncture points and identified the degree of impedance of electrical charge in the meridian. Today’s instruments are computerized and include thousands of digitalized energetic signals with the storage capacity of over 50,000 therapeutic products from which it will select based on the information obtained. Still the basic concept is the same: a circuit is established from the MSA machine, through the individual, and back to the MSA.