Diagnosis was developed in the
late 1940’s by Dr. Voll in
Germany. Dr.Voll had been suffering
from Bladder cancer and after three
unsuccessful operations by the
most eminent surgeons of his day
he turned to his own ideas for
diagnosis and treatment.‘Electro-Acupuncture
according to Voll’ (EAV).
Dr. Voll had long been interested
in Chinese Medicine and the notion
of meridians and acupuncture points.
He started research into the physiological
correlation between acupuncture
points and the internal organs,
endocrine system, fluids, nerves,
tissues, and bones. By stimulating
an acupuncture point he was able
to find a corresponding reaction
that could be observed in the human
organism. From this initial research
he was able to build up a schematic
model by taking galvanic skin measurements
at various acupuncture points on
the hands and feet to create an
accurate non-invasive diagnosis
of a person’s
overall state of health and wellbeing.
Numerous variations of
EAV have been developed and
are available today: Bio Energetic
Stress Test (B.E.S.T), Bio-electric
Functional Diagnostics (B.F.D.),
Biocome, EAV Gold, Pitterling,
Mora and Vega. We use the B.F.D.
system at The Garden Clinic,
which still incorporates the
entire spectrum of Dr.Voll points
updated with the latest research
into electro-acupuncture diagnosis.