This is one of the most well-known methods utilized used by professionals specialized in this area. From an overall point of view, it is an approach encompassing the knowledge and use of modern electronics as well as initial case history in combination with:
1. traditional Chinese acupuncture
3. allopathic medicine
4. orthomolecular medicine.
The German doctor Reinhold Voll has been the primary enthusiast and promoter of this method worldwide. Electroacupuncture according to Voll, or EAV, is so called to differentiate it from Chinese electroacupuncture, which entails the electrical stimulation of the needles inserted in the acupuncture points with the aim of treatment or therapy, but it cannot be used for diagnosis. EAV procedure is much more complicated. In this process, the electrical resistance of the skin is measured at designated points by an electrode manipulated by the doctor. These are the so-called acupuncture points, which as a whole are located over the acupuncture meridians – invisible energy lines with electrical behaviour different from the rest of the skin.
EAV assessment is carried out using an electrical circuit formed by the passive electrode held by the patient and the EAV device via the intermediary of the active electrode held by the medic. Additionally, the device has a honeycomb attached to hold the medicines which influence the outcome of the assessment as a diagnostic or which are for use in the therapy. The results of the assessment are read on a 100-point scale built into all EAV devices, which resemble modified ammeters. The behaviour and level reached by the needle on the device together with the medicine used to produce that result can, with practice and experience, be used to formulate an extremely accurate diagnosis. This technique naturally needs time and experience, as well specialised instruction.
Electroacupuncture according to Voll can be used to diagnose:
- Interfering fields whether from the teeth, scars, inflammation
- food intolerances
- metal allergies
- viral infection
- geopathic stress
- tissue poisoning
- deficiencies in vitamins, amino acids, oligo elements, fatty acids