Balancing Your Energy:
The Secret to Vibrant Health
Ancient Wisdom Meets Cutting-Edge Technology to Monitor the Effectiveness of Acupuncture
1. What Is An AcuGraph®?
The AcuGraph® Digital Meridian Imaging™ system is a computerized tool that is used to analyze and document the energetic status of the acupuncture meridians. We use the system during a short examination by gently probing the acupuncture points on your hands and feet.
2. What Are Acupuncture Meridians?
Acupuncture meridians are energy pathways in your body that have been used therapeutically for more than 5,000 years. These meridians conduct life-force energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”) in and around all the parts of your body. Blockage or interference in these meridian pathways can result in energy imbalances that may contribute to certain health conditions. The primary goal of acupuncture treatment is to restore proper energy balance and flow to these meridians, thus allowing your body to function normally and return to health more naturally.
3. How Can AcuGraph Help Me?
The AcuGraph system allows Eternal Health and Wellness to measure and analyze the energy level of each acupuncture meridian in your body. Your healthcare practitioner can use this information to make the best decision possible about your condition and the appropriate method of treatment.
4. What Does My P.I.E. Score Mean?
Within the P.I.E. (personal integrated energetics) chart, each wedge of the circle represents one meridian pathway. Those shown in green are balanced and functioning properly. Colors that do not extend to the edge of the circle identify your meridian energy imbalances.
Your P.I.E. score includes a complete analysis of all your meridian pathways and reflects the overall health of your meridian energy system. A perfect score of 100 reflects complete balance and unimpeded flow of your Qi energy. A lower score means that there are various imbalances that both you and your healthcare practitioner should address.
5. Why Did Eternal Health and Wellness Choose AcuGraph?
AcuGraph is the premiere measurement tool of its type on the market today. It provides a fast and efficient exam, gives the most advanced treatment options, and allows your acupuncturist to easily track your progress. We insist on providing the highest quality care, which is why we chose this system.
Frequently Asked Questions About the AcuGraph Scan
What Should I Expect in My AcuGraph Exam?
The exam itself is brief and comfortable. You will need to remove your shoes and socks, and sit or lie down during the exam. You will hold a metal bar in one hand, and your practitioner will use a probe to lightly touch the skin of your hands and feet in various places. During the exam, you will hear the computer produce tones that mean the exam is progressing properly. The entire exam takes about two minutes.
Is the AcuGraph Safe?
The AcuGraph uses a tiny electric current to test the conductivity of each of your acupuncture meridians. This electrical current is extremely safe for infants, children, adults, and the elderly alike. In fact, the only safety concern at all is when there is a pacemaker or other implanted medical device present. In that case, the AcuGraph exam will not be performed.
Will I Feel Anything?
Yes. The tip of the probe will be moist, so you will feel the moisture where the probe touches your skin. It’s very unlikely you’ll feel the electric current. It’s far too small to be felt in most cases.
What Will I Learn From the AcuGraph Exam?
The AcuGraph exam will show you the balance of energy in your acupuncture meridians. This balance, or lack of balance, is an important key in understanding the state of your health and any potential health issues. Your practitioner will explain your exam results in the context of your current condition.
If I Have Energy Imbalances, Does It Mean I’m Sick?
Not necessarily. It simply means there is an imbalance. According to acupuncture theory, energy imbalances in your meridians may lead to health problems if left untreated. This is why it’s important to locate and correct imbalances — before they become severe.
Is One Exam Enough?
In general, you’ll start with your first exam to establish a baseline, and then have at least one follow-up exam to track your progress. Most likely you will have several AcuGraph exams over the course of several weeks.
How Often Should I Have an AcuGraph Scan?
Once your initial imbalances are corrected, it’s a good idea to follow up occasionally so that you can catch any issues before they become problems. Your acupuncture practitioner will recommend how often you should be checked.
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