What is the Asyra and How Does it Work?

About Bio-energetic Medicine

Bio-energetic Medicine brings together advanced electronic and computer technology and the ancient wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine.

Bio-energetic Theory

Chinese medicine identified the meridians, energetic channels that form electrical pathways throughout the body. Stimulation of points on these channels with needles, heat or pressure forms the basis of many forms of health treatment, ancient and modern. The flow of life energy or ‘Chi’ in these channels relies on them remaining in balance and free of blockages, and our ability to stay healthy and fight off disease in turn depends on this vital flow.

Bio-energetic or Electro-dermal testing devices allow us to assess using galvanic skin response (changes in the electrical resistance of the skin) the state of the acupuncture meridians and therefore of the energetic health of the body. It also allows us – and this is where the real power of the technology lies – to assess how the body will respond to a huge number of different remedies or other substances.

All substances, whether living or non-living, have a characteristic resonant signature. Every specific tissue and organ in the human body has its own individual resonant frequency. By outputting a software-recorded ‘copy’ of these resonances we can predict how the energetic system of the body will respond to them. This scientific application of traditional methods removes the guesswork that is involved in many analyses (conventional and complementary). This is the science of bio-energetic, or electro-dermal, screening.

In a bio-energetic health screening, the energetic signatures of a large number of substances are individually introduced into the energetic testing circuit and the patient’s response is assessed through skin resistance measurements. Galvanic skin response is a well-established principle.


The History of Bio-energetic Testing

The Asyra is the culmination of decades of research and experience, following the work of Dr Reinhold Voll half a century ago, and combines the knowledge behind bio-resonance and homeopathy.

Research beginsacupuncture needles

  • Reports of acupuncture therapy in China reaches the west in the 17th century.
  • Western medicine began researching the meridian and acupuncture theories in the 20th century.
  • In 1951 a Russian researcher, called Jean Niboyet, established that acupuncture points have a lower skin resistance than points elsewhere on the body.

Correlation found with diagnosis

  • In 1952 Dr Walter Schmidt examined acupuncture points on patients in a hospital in Bavaria.
  • He established a correlation between specific acupuncture points and patients’ previously confirmed diagnosis. He found resistance at the point which correlated with the organ that was malfunctioning.
  • Therefore, it was found that the electrical resistance of the skin, in electro acupuncture points, varies according to the subtle energy state of the organism.

acupuncture points diagram

The first electro-dermal screening system

  • It was on the basis of this research that Electro-Dermal Screening according to Voll (EAV) evolved in 1953.
  • Dr Reinhold Voll produced a systematic approach for evaluating the skin through skin resistance measurements – this became known as the world’s first EDS (Electro Dermal Screening) system.




Using homeopathy with Voll’s machineDrVoll

  • A chance discovery revealed that Voll’s machine could be used to choose homeopathic and other remedies to treat or prevent illness.
  • (Homeopathic remedies are ultra high dilute solutions that still contain the electronic information of the substance they were made from.)
  • Research carried out in Germany has shown that homeopathic remedies emit electro-magnetic radiation in the extremely high frequency millimetre wave band.

Test systems in the 1970s

Dr Helmut Schimmel, a German medical and dental physician and clinical researcher, went on to progress this work further, culminating in the Vega-test Method or VRT (Vegetative Reflex Test) in 1978.
In 1979 the world’s first Computerised Electro-Dermal Screening (CEDS) system was launched by the American James Hoyt Clarke. He went on the improve this system and in 1991 introduced the Life Information System Ten (LISTEN) system, which allowed for more efficient and accurate testing.

BEST systemThe ‘BEST’ system is launched

In 1998 the BioMeridian BEST system was announced. This was based on the LISTEN system and was fully computerised. It was possible to test almost double the substances of previous devices.
But practitioner bias was possible through the use of the acupuncture probe used to press on acupuncture points.
Going on the BEST system was my first experience of bio-energetic screening.

The first AsyraThe first Asyra

  • In 2006 the Asyra eliminated the possibility of practitioner bias through probeless automated testing.
  • There were new software advances.
  • If was flexible and versatile, with more comprehensive testing.
  • The Asyra sped up the testing process dramatically.
  • It was possible to create personalised protocols.
  • It was possible to upload remedies and substances.

The current Asyra Pro

  • In April 2009, new software for the Asyra was launched, updating the system to the Asyra Pro, which is what I use today.
  • It is possible to automatically download updates on the web to keep it completely up to date.

asyra and hands

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