Measuring Our Body’s Ability to Detoxify

A recent report from the Institute of Functional Medicine, estimates that 4 billion pounds of chemical compounds and pollutants from plastics, pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, medications, and other sources are released into the environment each year.  Eventually, these toxins find their way into our air, soil, food, water supplies, and into our bodies. In the past 10 years of practice, I have observed how this increased toxic load in our environment has impacted our health.  In the clinic, I see a rise in children’s allergies and skin problems; compromised immune systems leading to rampant inflammation; increased nervous system and hormonal issues; chronic energy depletion and fatigue. I started to ask myself: Can the body heal with this toxic load? What does detoxification really mean?


My Journey Towards Understanding Detoxification

My observations and questions have led me on a journey to learn more about how our bodies detoxify.  I began reading the 1950’s research of Dr. Voll, a German medical doctor who had a great deal of knowledge in physics and observed that the acupuncture meridian system can give information about the bioenergetics of the body. He observed that each organ in the body resonates at its own unique frequency and he developed a device to measure this frequency.  He observed that there was a standard measurement for all healthy people, and he saw that an increased reading meant tissue inflammation, while a decreased reading indicated fatigue or tissue degeneration associated with that point.


According to the Physica Medica, Dr. Voll made a fascinating discovery when evaluating a fellow doctor who had a history of prostate issues.  Dr. Voll measured the doctor’s acupuncture “prostate point” and found it lower than the expected normal reading.  Later that same day, he measured that point again, but this time, he found the reading to be in a normal range.  At the second evaluation, his colleague had a natural remedy in his pocket.  Dr. Voll discovered that abnormal readings could be corrected when a “healing medicine” was held by (or in this case, in the pocket of) the person 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.


At Brio, we are currently using an Electro Acupuncture by Voll (EAV) machine.  Using this machine, we are able to detect the energetic signature of toxins, allergies, organ “weakness,” etc. in the body.  This technology is significant in helping us measure and identify the toxic burden in the body and, more importantly, it guides us at identifying the correct remedy to support the detoxification process.  We can customize detoxification programs with greater accuracy.


Stay tuned for more information about the EAV machine in future blogs.   If you are interested in an evaluation with the EAV machine, please give us a call.

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