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Electrical properties of meridians

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1 Author(s)
Kuo-Gen Chen ; Dept. of Phys., Soochow Univ., Taipei, Taiwan

An overview of the electrodermal screening test is given. An existing model of the electrical properties of the skin has been the accepted scientific standard for decades. But this model is based entirely on mechanistic principles and it fails to explain many biological phenomena, particularly those relating to acupuncture points and meridians. The author has developed a new model which, unlike the standard model, includes an active biological response and the fact that the electricity passes though different types of tissue, not just skin. This model not only explains much of acupuncture phenomena, in general, but can also be used to explain all possible EDST readings. The author has reviewed studies of electrodermal properties with studies of qualities specific to meridians. The author discovered that meridians have higher conductance, faster electromagnetic wave propagation, and patterns of preferential direction. Because of these factors, the meridian system acts as a particularly good network for the communication of bioinformation and thus plays an essential role in biological function. It is very interesting that much of what has been learned through studies using the most modern equipment and methodologies is in agreement with meridian theory dating from 100 B.C.E. and earlier

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 3 )