Biomeridian Food Sensitivity Testing
Using electrical resistance to measure underlying imbalances within the body
Measuring the body’s electrical resistance to examine the response to specific toxins or foods that may be promoting inflammation.
What is Biomeridian Testing?
Biomeridian Testing, also known as electrodermal testing, measures the electrical resistance in acupuncture points throughout your body, providing your practitioner with valuable information about your overall health.
How it Works
How Does Biomeridian Food Sensitivity Testing Work?
Skin resistance within an acupuncture point is measured by producing a slight potential difference (voltage) between a tip electrode held against the point and a large hand electrode held by the patient.
Measuring skin resistance provides information regarding the level of inflammation within acupuncture points, the pathways they run along (known as meridians), and the organ systems they are associated with.
Following these baseline measurements, we can then examine your response to the exposure of a wide variety of foods, and determine whether they trigger inflammation within your body.
Benefits of Biomeridian Testing
No needles, scratches, or shocks are utilized during the testing
Easy and painless
Tests your response to 130+ foods
Why we use it
Why Do We Utilize Biomeridian Testing?
We use Biomeridian Food Sensitivity testing to determine which foods are inflammatory for your system. We use the Biomeridian system to measure the resistance of the skin in multiple acupuncture points; we then measure the response within these acupuncture points when exposed to 130 foods, one at a time, to determine changes in the meridian, and the organ system they are associated with.
If the resistance within a point increases when the frequency of a particular food is introduced, this indicates an inflammatory response to that food.
This system is not testing specific antibody responses, such as IgE mediated allergies, but rather is measuring whether a food causes inflammation in the body.
What to Expect
What Does Biomeridian Food Sensitivity Testing Feel Like?
The Biomeridian Food Sensitivity Panel is completed by our Naturopathic Doctor Assistants (NDAs). You will have an appointment solely devoted to testing. During this visit, they will complete various tests, such as a Biomeridian Organ Scan, in addition to the Biomeridian Food Sensitivity Panel.
Our NDAs will use your hands and feet to perform the test; ensure that they are clean, and do not apply any creams or lotions to them on the day of the testing.
Before they begin the testing procedure, our NDAs will briefly discuss the mechanism of Biomeridian testing, as well as what to expect during the test itself.
After removing your shoes, you will be asked to hold an electrode in one hand. The NDA will then apply a tip electrode to various acupuncture points on your hands and feet. They will then utilize a single-point repeatedly during the entire Food Sensitivity Panel.
After your appointment with our NDAs, ensure that you have a follow-up visit booked with your practitioner; during that visit, they will review your Food Sensitivity results and recommend a course of action regarding elimination of the foods you are sensitive to, along with appropriate substitutions.