Dr. Reinold Voll, Electro-Acupuncture
In the 1950s Dr. Reinold Voll, a German physician, observed that traditional acupuncture points had a lower electrical resistance than other skin points. He developed a device to measure the skin's resistance at these points and found that each point had a standard measurement for all healthy people. He observed that increases from this normal reading meant there was tissue inflammation associated with that point. Decreases from the normal reading indicated there was tissue degeneration associated with that point.
The methods and technologies developed by Dr. Voll became known as "Electro-Acupuncture according to Voll" or EAV. This technology is also known as electrodermal screening or EDS. The acupuncture points that are measured are usually on the hands and feet. Specific points known as control measurement points are used to indicate the general health of an organ or tissue. There are currently over two thousand points that have been discovered on the human body.
Dr. Voll made an interesting discovery when evaluating a fellow physician who had a history of prostate problems. Dr. Voll measured the doctor's "prostate point" and found it lower than the expected normal reading. Later that day, he measured the point again and found it to be in the normal range. At the second evaluation, the doctor had a natural remedy (homeopathic Echinacea) in his pocket. Dr. Voll discovered that abnormal readings could be corrected when a "healing medicine” was held by the person (or later placing it on a test plate that was in circuit with the patient and the instrument) he was measuring. This allowed Dr. Voll not only to find what organs were energetically unhealthy, but also what natural remedy would correct the problem, e.g. homeopathic, botanical, nutritional, and more.