A Tool for Health Status: Meridian Status Device

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Yun Ying Hung, PhD, RN
Department of nursing, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Tainan, Taiwan
Mou Chuan Liu
Department of Machanical Engoneering, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan
Yau-Zen Chang, PhD
Department of Electrical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan

Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to experience the own body meridian status test.

Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to know their own meridian status in related to their body condition.

The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory indicates that the status of acu-points (Yuan-points) in 12 meridian channels reflects the biophysical condition of individuals. Knowledge of meridian status of human body is needed to fulfill early disease detection and to develop preventive programs addressing health of individuals.

This study aimed to test a newly developed non invasive device for meridian status evaluation and to improve the shortcomings of existing detective devices, such as, Ryodoraku and ARDK. Ten volunteers (50% males, age ranged from 17 to 52) from a community participated in this study.

The meridian status of Da-Ling points [PC7,Cx7] reverting yin pericardium channel were measured every 30 seconds for 3 minutes from each participant and six data were recorded for each subject. The findings revealed that a difference in meridian status (greater than ± 0.1V) between left and right Da-Ling points was noticed in the patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease.

The outcomes are consistent with the TCM’s bowel and visceral pattern identification theory which points out that the heart repletion pattern is directly related to the pericardium contracting of the excesses-evil.