Friday, May 30, 2008

BIOMERIDIAN Machine

Recently, at a conference, I had myself checked via the BIOMERIDIAN machine. This machine measures the electrical impedance corresponding to 14 organs/systems in the body. Of all the machines that I had researched, this one made the most sense to me. The representative was a very personable lady and performed a simple procedure of checking my Acupoints (on both hands and feet) with a noninvasive wand-like tool.

My results? According to the machine, I presented with normal values for 6 of the 14 organs/systems. The remainder showed that I was either Excess or Deficient to some degree. Most curious to me was a 65% deficient (Mid) respiratory system. Now after a year of extensive studying, with little time to exercise, I could have believed a massively deficient cardiovascular system, but respiratory? I realize that Toronto air quality is poor, but this seems extreme for a young, apparently healthy person!





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Even patient care in conventional medicine is suffering from the overuse of scientifically proven diagnostic machines.  Take a look at this inspiring TED video on the value of a doctor's touch presented by Dr. Abraham Verghese.

 I'll end with this quote that sums up this issue very well.  "The childish faith in the magic of technology is one reason the American public has tolerated inhumane doctoring."  The Lost Art of Healing: practicing compassion in medicine by Dr. Bernard Lown, MD.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I too would be interested to know what the lady tells you. It seems unclear as to how they came up with those values. Did they take into account the air quality? Looking forward to hearing more about this. Great blog site by the way!

R.P.M. said...

Unfortunately, the Biomeridian is not a machine I would feel confident using in my practice. As of yet, I have not found anything that can replace a thorough examination.

Anonymous said...

I just had my son tested with the BioMeridian machine and found out EVERY single system in his body is inflamed. We have taken him to doctors for years for a runny nose and all they ever did was prescribe an allergy medication that would never work. We also got an allergy test along with the biomeridian and found out there is NOTHING he is allergic to. He is just extremely toxic and his body is unable to detoxify itself properly. We got him on the supplements needed to bring his systems back into balance and he is feeling excellent! He was also starting to develop facial and vocal tics that stopped after being on the supplements. Nine years of seeing doctors that did absolutely nothing for him, he is now a happier, healthier boy after only a few weeks. Thank you BioMeridian, I would recommend this testing to anyone!

Dr. Scott said...

I realize this comment is quite late, but I just stumbled across your blog. Great to see someone so thoughful writing about naturopathic school!
I got the BioMeridian in late 2007 and started testing people on it. I do believe that it provides a good assessment of the various organ systems of the body, and is often surprisingly accurate.
But I felt that it superceded my naturopathic education, and I felt like I was discounting that every time I used it. I haven't tested anyone in months, and I don't feel comfortable doing so.
So why did I get it in the first place? A lack of patients and a lack of revenue made me desperate and clouded my judgment. It was a very expensive lesson and one I don't wish on any of my colleagues. Some use it as an additional assessment tool, and I've heard that it comes in quite handy with certain patients. I just consider it very expensive and unnecessary. But who knows? Maybe I'll pick it up again if a patient is not responding to treatment for some reason.
My two cents. Best of luck in the clinic and congratulations on coming up to the end of your third year!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I was tested with the machine over 4 months. I wanted to give myself the time to see if any real results would come from it. I had heard others say it didn't work, only to find that, when questioned, they failed to take the necessary supplements. I would be different.

I was found deficient in all areas (weak), and was told to take only five supplements to address the core areas of concern. After one month I found good results (I was very good about taking my supplements and nothing else).

After the fourth month I am happy to say I am in balance, but more than that, I feel great! Regardless of what the test says, I FEEL great - not because I see it on a report. In fact, my lifestyle had been based on being sluggish and tired all the time, and I have to adapt now to this new vigor. Even my friends and family are saying I have a renewed energy.

That being said, I think a person's skepticism, influence, and discipline in taking supplements correctly, all has something to do with how they react.

So, decide for yourself. I absolutely recommend having the test, but only if you will follow the supplement regimen.

(Noticed moderating is turned "On" with this blog, so this may not even be seen if a biased blog author)

Anonymous said...

I have sadly had experience with this machine and after disasterous results found a review by Dr. Weil saying don't waste your time. After 10 months of feeding funds to the homeopath whom I put my trust in, have learned that everything she told me was false. The results were that she almost killed me and recommended I give the supplements she gave me to my dog and she killed him. I had parasites, with no discription by the homeopath in dispute. After 10 months learned that I had tapeworms up to 21 ft long, round worms, tongue worms, protozoa, amoebas, and flukes in my system. She could not tell me what I had but gave me things to kill them and it never affected them, only me. Finding someone reputable who had previously used the Bio Meridian machine and gave it up because it didn't work, was about to kill the worms in 7 days. The worms did not come from my dog, I had the worms long before I ever bought the dog. She told me I was allergic to about every food on the universe so I spent 10 mo eating oatmeal, eggs, nuts, almond milk, chicken and some vegetables. She told me to remove my duve' because I was allergic to it. After she literally about killed me and would have had I followed her directions to take two capsules of a remedy called "Clear" that I told her I was reacting to. She told me it was doing me a lot of good and I should wait 10 days and take two. I was leary and took one. My body shutdown and I struggled to breathe. I was able to take something else I had to conteract the effects and made it through the night. Later visiting her she told me if I had taken two, it would have killed me. The follow-up combined, Dr.,homeopath, kinesiologist, I went to discovered I was not allergic to any of it. The only thing I was allergic to was nickel, red wine, and worm poop--and I was loaded with it. If you are basically healthy and lacking in some vitamin, you may get help with balancing nutrition, but if you really need help, don't trust anyone with this machine--it doesn't work. Rhonda

Anonymous said...

i really believe in the bi-meridian diagnosis for parasites. I would like to know if there is anyone in the hamilton/burlington area that uses it; i recently went to richmond hill to get tested. the results from the biomeridian were in sinc with the bio-resonance technology.

Anonymous said...

At the advice of my chiropractor, I scheduled Biomeridian testing for food sensitivity. My first test was about six weeks ago and just had my second test today. I was "prescribed" four supplements to take daily. I continued to take three of them as the fourth upset my stomach. After six weeks, the test showed significant improvement, I feel better and have even lost a few pounds.

I think the moral of the story is that you must have a trusted, educated professional administering the test. It is only a tool that should be used by a healthcare provider to make decisions, not a cure-all. Not everything works for everyone.

Anonymous said...

I was suffering from candida a few years back. Lost 60 pounds. Got so weak I couldn't work or even drive a car. Went to 5 different doctors who thought all I had was a rash so they gave me some topical ointment and took my money. The bio-meridian not only tests but also treats. That combined with some rather uncomfortable colonics saved my life.

Anonymous said...

This test saved my life. The medical system "kills" 220,000 unsuspecting victims each year. Like every test and every treatment, BioMeridian does not work for everyone. At least it does not kill! And when one is compliant and a little patient, one could experience a miracle. I would highly recommend it. As far is Dr. Andrew Weil is concerned, I have read his review. He claims the BioMeridian is used by doctors to sell vitamins. Interesting comment since he sells about everything under the sun, including cheap, synthetic vitamins I would not feed my hamster. On his website he makes recommendations based on a few general questions. Not exactly scientific. But of course he is an authority on everything alternative.

Anonymous said...

I am A RN, DOM, AP, LMT. I have the Biomeridian MSA and have been around others using it. They use it to sell supplements and I have always been very sceptic. Some are better, some are not from the body having to process all the pills they are sold. I found the best for a patient is to check their diet...flour, milk, fried foods. Eating a clean diet will clear up almost all cases. I use my MSA for assessment. I then do lymphatic drainage, Cranialsacral,and Acupuncture using the Light beam Generator. This all gently detoxes the body. After one a week for 4-6 weeks, the patient is better with more energy and sleeping better.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree about A. Weil. The so called Dr. never has a straight answer for anything. That being said I am being tested with the Bio Meridian machine this week. I believe it is a great non-invasive diagnostic tool. I look forward to finding out where my weaknesses are and I will do my own research on the supplements I will be given to improve my health. I will report back in a month or so to let you all know the results.

Anonymous said...

"I would recommend this testing to anyone!"....yet you made yourself anonymous. A bit sketch...

Unknown said...

My husband and I are both chiropractors and have been tested using the Biomeridian. We saw such amazing results that we are in the process of going through training and getting a machine ourselves! We were sending our patients an hour away to get tested and they all saw such dramatic health improvements that we thought it was about time we started utilizing the machine in our office. The protocols we personally followed included introducing a clean diet, eliminating specific sources of toxicity in our lives, heavy metal detoxification, and individual supplement recommendations. I have never felt better. This all builds off of having a healthy, functioning nervous system. The reason I personally am going through training is because I believe using the Biomeridian helps the practitioner focus in on the specific needs of the patient. It is up to the practitioner to make the proper recommendations, and up to the patient to comply. I fully acknowledge that if the practitioner is not properly trained with the machine, does not have an extensive education in true health, or has less than honorable intentions, there will be negative outcomes. However, that is true with all things when it comes to health care, not just this one machine. By focusing on the person as whole, and not simply treating symptoms, we are helping people achieve new levels of health. I am very excited to have this additional tool to help reach that goal. As a patient, I fully encourage those interested to find a practitioner they trust and get tested. Cheers! Libby

Anonymous said...

My mum used it . It saved her life!