What's electrodermal testing or biomeridian testing, you ask? Well, there's a couple of definitions. BioMeridian testing is a type of electrodermal testing. According to Very Well,
"Electrodermal screening is a diagnostic method used in alternative medicine. By measuring the skin's electrical resistance, electrodermal screening is said to detect energy imbalances along meridians (invisible lines of energy flow in traditional Chinese medicine). According to proponents, electrodermal screening may help to detect and treat illnesses such as allergies, organ weakness, food intolerances, nutritional deficiencies, and more.
Readings can be taken at different places on the skin, corresponding with acupuncture points, to determine if there is an imbalance in a person's energy which may signal illness. In addition, a potential allergenic substance may be placed in a holder on the circuit -- a higher reading on the galvanometer suggests a greater sensitivity to the substance, according to proponents."
Stated by the Natural Healing Center, "The BioMeridian unit has the capacity to non- invasively assess the energy meridians (channels) of the body and determines functionality of organs and tissues of your body accurately.
And BioMeridian Testing says, "Biomeridian testing is a noninvasive method used to assess the energy meridians (channels) of the body, and it can tell you:
• The functional status of your meridians and their related organs, systems, or functions, by determining if they are stressed, balanced, or weakened, and by how much.
• Which specific nutritional products will bring your unbalanced meridians back to balance.
• If a product you have in hand will bring you to balance.
• If you have specific sensitivities to foods, molds pollens, etc.
• If you have spinal misalignments interfering with your meridian energy flow, and their location."
When I was in my electrodermal testing appointment, the woman who was trained in electrodermal testing, and has practiced this method for over ten years, asked me to hold a metal a rod in one hand, while she used a second probe to touch various parts of my hands. Then, a tiny electrical current (which I faintly felt) was sent through the circuit, and a reading was made on a galvanometer between 0 and 100.
I tested so poorly that in order to replenish the parts of my body that were "compromised," I was given the option to try natural supplements like colloidal silver and magnesium. I was recommended to take around 75 supplements several times a day, from liquid droppers to solid vitamins. I was also not allowed to eat various things that could interact with the supplements, like red/blue/purple berries or vegetables, gluten, vinegar, nuts, starchy foods like potatoes or rice, dairy, meat, or processed food with high amounts of sugar. This ruled out pretty much everything that I normally ate, so I ate more bananas and spinach in those several months than I did my whole life.
At the time, I was misdiagnosed with RA, so I was taking Prednisone (an immunosuppressive pill) and was told to take Methotrexate (an immunosuppressive chemotherapy pill) by several rheumatologists. However, I decided to try the electrodermal testing treatment while taking Prednisone. This cancelled both out, because Prednisone hindered my immune system while the other treatment was trying to help it. Ultimately, getting an official Lyme diagnosis from my Lyme specialist, a M.D., is what helped me get a foothold on Lyme. But my journey to recovery happened in thanks to many people, and electrodermal testing is what led me to my Lyme specialist.