ACUVISION - A NEW SOLUTION OF THE ACUPOINT VISUALIZATION
[Acupuncture in Modern Society, The 5th International Baltic Congress on Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques, Jurmala, May 28-31, 1998, (abstracts), p. 3]
All known methods and devices designed for detection and action upon the minimum-resistance zones and acupoints are based on contact measurement of surface conductivity by a scanning electrode [Y.Nacatani, R.Voll, etc.]. These methods have the following disadvantages: existence of mechanical and electrical contact; positional errors of scanning electrode resulting in low accuracy of point localization; effect of subjective factors (electrode inclination, exerted pressure, etc.) on the measurement accuracy; interference of effects unrelated with the measured parameters: skin injuries, sweat, grease, temperature variations, etc
To avoid all problems described above a new device for non-contact action upon the minimum-resistance points of human or animals body has been developed. It was reached by a method in which the initially grounded object is placed in electrostatic field created by a high-voltage corona discharge in air and stimulating luminescence of minimum-resistance points on the object surface. The method thus provides an accurate localization of desired points. To enhance the points' luminescence, the analyzed object must be covered by a thin dielectric layer (a paper, cotton fabric, polyster film, etc.).
Electrostatic field intensity is maximum in the points of minimum skin resistance. Luminescence originates in the maximum field intensity points and reflects the functional state of the biological object. The suggested diagnostic method allows to estimate the functional state of analyzed biological object using corporal (channel and out of channel) points as well as points of various micro-systems.
The suggested method also may be applied for air-ion therapy as well as for electric puncture therapy. But this version of electro-puncture is non-contact, by means of the corona discharge affects on the points having minimum electric resistance only and procedure duration is determined by luminescence time of affected points.
One may apply it both in traditional Chinese medicine and its present modifications, including points selected by R.Voll, P.-J. Woo (Su Jok), Nogier (auriculotherapy), etc.