At Life Balance Clinic, we are proud to offer testing with AcuGraph in Glenview, IL, to patients seeking acupuncture treatment. But what is it, and how can it benefit you?
The AcuGraph is a diagnostic test unique to Traditional Chinese Medicine, which allows us to evaluate your condition and choose the best acupuncture points for restoring your body’s balance. It is no substitute for the consultation, collecting information on key micro symptoms that point to the root cause of your illness, but is a helpful tool in finding the right treatment.
The AcuGraph first came as a medical breakthrough in 1950s Japan, by Dr Nakatani. When he began to externally measure his patients’ electrical conduction, he found that he could relate these findings back to their symptoms and meridian systems. He named them Ryodoraku measurements, and eventually created the system AcuGraph is based on.
Do you want to see how well your Qi flows, or if you have a deficiency or blockage preventing it from flowing freely? With an AcuGraph assessment, you can.
The AcuGraph system measures the resistance and conductance of energy in your body’s meridian points. In other words, how well your vital energy (Qi) flows or if there are any issues such as blockages. These include points that act as reservoirs for your organs’ life energy, and points that block the entry of harmful energy when they are treated.
AcuGraph meridian testing uses an electric current to measure the resistance in your acupuncture points, which can point to blockages or other imbalances. Modern AcuGraph systems also use a pressure sensor to enhance its accuracy.
During the test, your TCM practitioner will gently touch the AcuGraph’s probes to certain points on your hands and feet, which allows for the examination of your meridian channels. Each touch of the probe takes a few seconds, and it is not electrified.
Afterward, a graph is created that indicates the status of energy flow in every meridian and channel. This influences the function of every organ and system in your body. Too much or too little energy flow leads to health problems, and the AcuGraph is able to reveal these imbalances. From its findings, we can develop a treatment plan unique to you that best fits your needs.
AcuGraph is gentle, so you don’t need to worry about receiving an electric shock. The AcuGraph system is painless, reliable and can be used effectively even in babies. As it allows us to understand which systems or organs have the most imbalances, we can tailor treatment to that area without waiting for serious issues to develop.
AcuGraph screening shows your acupuncturist which organ meridians and points need treating. For example, patients with asthma will most likely show imbalances in the Lung and Bladder meridians, as patterns of imbalance are seen across people with specific conditions.
An acupuncturist who is well-trained in the AcuGraph system can be trusted to give you accurate results. Research shows that AcuGraph can be used to measure improvements over time, so we can use it after every three or four acupuncture sessions, and every several months afterward to determine if the treatment effects are being maintained.
If you have found us by searching “AcuGraph near me”, you’ve come to the right place. At Life Balance Clinic, Dr. Vadim Dekhtyar, DACM provides his patients with the best in Chinese Medicine diagnostic tools. Call us at 847-724-1777 if you want to learn more about how we can help, or to book an appointment.