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"The clinical significance for the study in the skin conductance measurement by CEDS and electrical stimuli from Stim-1- is to locate tissue dysfunction of the jaws that may be the cause of dysfunction to the body. Using a small test probe allows clinical investigators to pin point the area to be biopsieD. X-rays can over look areas that are hidden between heavy cortical plates of bone, ex. the lower third molar area. This information could help the CEDS health practitioner to screen and recognize sights without an invasive procedure to the patients jaw. Research information with Stim-1- and biopsies of the jaw tissue will give clinical significance to the effectiveness of the instrument."

Dr. D.L. Cook, - dead link

"R measures electrical resistivity which is determined by conductive particles in the tested biological fluid. Not only will this give you insight about those physiological functions involved in removing mineral compounds from the blood and saliva, it also provides information on mineral status in toto. Nutrient specific information can be obtained via erythrocyte mineral profiles, vitamin profiles and challenge tests or high quality electro-dermal screening. The relevance of minerals (and vitamins) must be obvious, they are co-factors for enzymes and hormones and also provide buffering for endogenous and exogenous acids."

John Roberts Dental Practice

"Organized dentistry has been reluctant to acknowledge the potential problems of toxic materials used in the mouth. The truth is there are many variables. Each of us is different in the capacity of our body to eliminate toxins from our system. Because each of us presents a unique situation it is important that materials to be used in our mouths be screened to insure bio-compatibility for us. This is readily done with different types of bio-energetic response testing. One form of this is muscle response testing {Applied Kinesiology, CRA}. Another form would be use of one of a number of instruments designed to measure changes in the electro galvanic skin response. This technology is called Electro-Dermal Screening {EDS}. There are also blood tests used that were originally developed by Hal Huggins, DDS and Jess Clifford, PhD. These blood tests are of value in screening broad classes of materials- though it is generally agreed amongst colleagues I speak to about this that bioenergetic response testing {either kinesiology or EDS } is more definitive."

David L. Lerner, D.D.S., P.C., C.Ac., F.I.N.D.

"It is unfortunate that NICO is usually not visible on x-ray. Many cases are missed even by experienced diagnosticians, since 35- 50% of bone loss is necessary before changes become radiographically evident. That is where electro-acupuncture diagnostic screening comes in. I know dentists who are bold enough, and trust good electro-dermal screening practitioners sufficiently, to drill into bone at the site indicated as a reading focus. It is very satisfying to both parties when the cortex is breached and a cavity filled with biological sludge makes its presence known."

By Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby “The Allergy Detective”, author of VIRTUAL MEDICINE

"Electro Dermal screening is another way of testing compatibility of dental materials."

Barkley Bastian D.D.S. - Cosmetic & Neuromuscular Dentistry

A Dental Focus as a Cause of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Case Report


"The underlying cause of a 2 year history of increasingly severe unilateral earache was identified as a partially erupted lower third molar tooth. Previous multi-disciplinary investigations had been unable to identify the cause. The correct diagnosis was made by electro-dermal screening (EAV) and subsequently confirmed by local anesthetic block. Extraction of the tooth, together with debridement of the surrounding tissues, resulted in immediate and permanent remission of pain with a 2 year follow-up."

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The Marburg amalgam detoxification study by Bernhard A. Weber, Regina Schneider

"Since 1992 the private Marburg Institute for Naturopathic Medicine offers amalgam information in several cities and since 1994 it offers a nationwide telephonic amalgam advice service(06421/66379).

"Investigations on more than 1200 patients have shown a chronic mercury poisoning from amalgam fillings. About 50 % of those patients removed their amalgam fillings after the investigation.

"130 patients finished the detoxificational therapy by now. They were questioned for improvement of their symptoms and were investigated again.

"According to the intensity of the detoxification, 80 % of the patients showed a good or even excellent improvement of symptoms.

"These results show distinctly the dangerousness of amalgam fillings."

"Chinese medicine is eliminating the stigma of being unscientific by combining age-old practices with modern technology. At the Foundation for East-West Medicine in Taipei, doctors are using an electro-dermal screening device (ESD) to pinpoint the source of an illness. The ESD measures what traditional Chinese medicine refers to as the "energy flow" in a patient's body by probing the acupuncture points. Acupuncture is applied in the dentistry department, for example, to locate problems by tracking the places of energy stasis in the mouth. Once the problem area is detected, dental instruments are used to pinpoint and treat the problem."

The Republic of China Yearbook - Taiwan 2002 [from dead link:]

Whole-Body Dentistry: Discover The Missing Piece To Better Health (Paperback)
by Mark A. Breiner, Marietta Anastassatos, Justin R. Breiner (Introduction), Robert C., M.D. Atkins (Introduction)

Reviewer: John C. Dunbar (Sugar Land, TX United States)

"I saw that one reviewer here disliked the use of "EAV" (Electro-dermal Screening). I would like to provide a more detailed look at this technology. I have not seen EAV used in the dental practice, but have friends who have tried it, and I have personally seen it used (several times) to detect hidden medical problems in a non-dental area. I have had done to myself (non-dental).

"Here's my take on this situation: 1) a good dentist can clearly see the major problems in your mouth and you really don't need the EAV screening in most standard cases, 2) it's value comes when the dentist can't see things visually, or doesn't see them with x-rays, 3) it must be used by a skilled practioner and this means they should know accu-puncture as well as conventional medical diagnostic techniques (being a conventional MD is a real plus), 4) the big criticism on EAV should be that it can tell WHERE the problem is, but not WHAT the problem is.

"Overall, its a device for finding things... in the hands of a skilled practitioner. Unfortunately, many dentists who want to go non-conventional may think that simply buying and using this equipment will make them a better dentist, or let them charge more. The problem is not the tool, but in its use, and its requirement for a skilled practitioner."


The information contained herein is intended for educational purposes only.

BE AWARE: The electrodermal testing devices have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for assessment of nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, the presence of toxins, Candida, Epstein Barr virus, or the weakness of organs and glands. Use of the device for these purposes is inconsistent with FDA approval. The galvanic skin response device  is a Class II device that may be used for lie detection and for biofeedback.

There are no generally accepted completed clinical studies which demonstrate that the electrodermal testing devices are effective when used to assess for nutritional deficiencies, the presence of toxins, food allergies, Candida, Epstein Barr virus, and the strength or weakness of organs and glands.

Your child's exposure to lead or heavy metals cannot be determined solely through electrodermal testing.

You should not make decisions about your or your child's health and nutritional needs from information obtained solely through electrodermal testing.

You are to discuss all CEDS recommendations with your health care provider before implementing any of them.

There are medical tests for many, if not all of the issues that  respondents use electrodermal testing to assess, and  you are strongly encouraged to confirm the exposures identified through standard medical testing if you or your family physician feel that it is necessary.

Laws regarding this equipment vary from country to country.