VEGA Testing is based on the phenomenon of "medicine testing" found by Dr. Reinhardt Voll, M.D., a German medical doctor, in his work with electrical acupuncture. Dr. Helmut Schimmel, M.D., also of Germany, later developed Dr. Voll's work into a system of substance testing now known as VEGA testing.
VEGA testing is based on the effect of electrical resistance changes of the skin on certain acupuncture points (low electrical resistance areas) in response to differing substances that are either beneficial or detrimental to the body.
Dr. George Goodheart, D.C., U.S.A., discovered in the 1950's that the muscles of the body, in the presence of certain substances, would either become weaker or stronger. This finding is part of a diagnostic system called "Applied Kinesiology". Based on this phenomena, a simple arm or leg check can monitor the body's response to any given substance.
Because this particular procedure is more objective and can be performed repetitively without fatiguing the body, this is the system that we use.
VEGA testing, as noted above, can be performed by several different methods. At our clinic, we utilize a monitoring system over 2 reactive or sensitive points on the body. These points are determined by the use of what is called a "Disorder Control", a toxic substance. This substance will cause a response in sensitive areas of the body. These sensitive areas are pre-determined through testing, and then probes are placed over two of these sensitive areas on the body. The person being tested is usually in a supine position, and the response is noted from changes in the arms or legs, depending on which is easiest to monitor.
Subsequently, a series of substances is placed within the honeycomb and the body's responses to these substances are noted. Depending on what substances are reactive, information is given that can be used, along with the patient's symptomatology, history, and other clinical data to help develop a more complete diagnostic picture, as well as a treatment protocol.
Vega Testing's Scope
VEGA testing is a multi-faceted diagnostic procedure. It can be used to determine if a patient has an allergic tendency, and, if they do have allergies, what particular antigens they are allergic to. VEGA testing allows us to find the major organs that are under the most stress. It also helps to determine the level of stress of each organ or part of the body. It can monitor the progress that a patient is making, without having to re-run expensive laboratory tests.
The VEGA test method allows for nutritional evaluation to determine if there are serious mineral or vitamin deficiencies, as well as food overloads, e.g., over-consumption of salts or sugars, proteins, etc. VEGA testing also gives some information about the emotional status of a patient. We can determine if the nervous system is being stressed by some strong deep emotions, and what possible remedies might be effective in helping the emotional processing.
The VEGA test method allows for determining what nutritional products or remedies might be effective in the treatment of certain conditions. VEGA test method also allows for the determination of what is called, "Causal Chain", or the domino effect that is taking place in the body. Most of the time when one organ malfunctions, it affects another organ, which affects another, etc. To find the original, or most stressed organ, can be very important in understanding a patient's particular health problems.
VEGA test method is a quick, easy method of developing an acupuncture diagnosis as to which meridians or electrical circuits within the body are malfunctioning.
When a patient is showing signs of an infection, VEGA testing allows for a quick evaluation to determine what is behind these acute symptoms - whether the source is a virus, bacteria, yeast overgrowth, food sensitivity, or an allergy response.
This method allows evaluation of the immune system, showing which organs in the immune system are under the most stress and need the most support.
We can determine also if a patient is suffering from geopathic stress. This condition is due to radiations that might be influencing our health because of underground streams or mineral deposits or gases from underground; these can affect our bodies in subtle ways.
Through VEGA testing we can also tell if dental fillings are having an adverse effect on the body due to mercury leaching into the system. It will indicate the presence of a toxic overload, and tell if that overload might be due simply to metabolic toxins, or if it is from heavy metals or insecticides that have entered through the environment's food or water supply.
VEGA testing also can give us an idea of which areas of the body (which arteries, etc.) may be being affected by excessive cholesterol levels.
Biological Score (Age)
In the Vega test system the concept of bio-score, based on evaluating the body's response to 21 ampules for toxic load of the body, relates to the level of over-all stress or disease within the body. If we gave each organ that was malfunctioning a numerical value, then added them all up, that is the idea behind the bio-score.
By having a score like this when starting therapy we can evaluate our treatment program any time we would like. As the body heals itself the score will reflect this by going down. If the score becomes fixed then a change in the treatment program becomes necessary. The bio-score is based on the body's reaction to one or more diagnostic ampoules in a set of 21. The more ampoules that the body reacts to, the more problems that represents. If you react to two ampoules, say number 7 and 18, then your score would be 18x2. If you reacted to 3, 10, 16, 21 then your score would be 21x4. Knowing each number within your score is not important, just your top number and how many, tell the story. In those two examples, 18x2 would be better than 21x4.
- The following tells what to expect with different readings:
- TWO SCORES: PROGNOSIS EXCELLENT MILD IMMUNE STRESS,2-6 MONTHS OF CARE.
- THREE SCORES: CHRONIC IMMUNE STRESS,6-9 MONTHS OF CARE.
- FOUR SCORES: IMMUNE SYSTEM NOT COPING, ADRENAL STRESS, ALLERGIES, INFLAMMATIONS, CANDIDIASIS, FATIGUE, 9-18 MONTHS CARE..
- FIVE SCORES: IMMUNE AND ADRENAL STRESS VERY SEVERE, AUTO-IMMUNE LIKELY,1 1/2-2 1/2 yrs. 0F CARE.
- SIX SCORES: PROGNOSIS POOR, SERIOUS DISEASE LIKELY, SLOW RECOVERY, 2 1/2 +yrs. OF CARE.
THE ABOVE WAS BASED ON A LARGE SAMPLE OF PATIENTS AROUND THE WORLD . YOUR RECOVERY MAY BE FASTER. We invite you to contact our office to schedule VEGA testing.