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Meridian Stress Assessment (MSA)


What is MSA?

Meridian Stress Assessment (MSA) is a non-invasive computerized test assessing the function of the health of organs by measuring the energy of associated acupuncture meridians. MSA by Biomeridian is the only FDA-approved Class II system which accurately and objectively assesses meridian dysfunction using electro-acupuncture. Degrees of imbalance found in each meridian are analyzed and evaluated against various substances to identify possible allergies, infections, heavy metal toxicity and chemical toxicities.

MSA is a fast, accurate, repeatable, and objective profiling tool that assists your physician in identifying the optimal homeopathic, nutritional, and herbal protocol. This revolutionary profiling tool provides your physician with objective patient data which assists in determining the major systems and organs of the body that are stressed or weakened. This information along with patient symptoms is combined and analyzed to derive at an optimal, individualized and effective treatment plan to regain balance in organs, to resolve symptoms and disease process, to empower the body's innate healing powers, and to achieve holistic wellness.


How does MSA work?

The location of the test point generally corresponds to those of acupuncture points on the skin of hands and feet. Each acupuncture point is associated with a different organ or system. Concentrated electrical energy found at each acupuncture point can be measured, as discovered in the 1950's by Dr. Voll, a German medical doctor. The patented hand-held EPIC device is placed against the skin on the acupuncture points and identifies the degree of impedance of electrical charge in that acupuncture channel. The impedance values may be above or below the norm, indicating a stress or weakness in that particular organ system. These measurements are then memorized in the computer and analyzed. The final result is a comprehensive profile of the patient's condition in relation to various organ dysfunctions, allergies, toxicities, and deficiencies.

Once an initial evaluation of the stress in the various meridians and organ channels is identified, the measurements are re-computed against various herbs, vitamins, and homeopathic medicines to assess the optimal treatment plan that would correct the imbalances and organ dysfunction. Similarly, various medications, over-the-counter vitamin and herbal supplements already being used by the patient can be analyzed for their effectiveness in balancing or causing a dysfunction in the organ.


Is MSA the only test I need?

MSA is an adjunctive and powerful physician's tool used to better understand the total health of the body. It is not meant to replace regular blood, stool, or urine tests that your physician may recommend. A MSA can be used along with a physical examination, history, and laboratory readings, to determine an optimal treatment plan. The MSA is a safe and effective tool to identify reactions to foods, environmental substances, toxicities, and possible infections.



In short, the MSA provides a completely non-invasive method for gaining valuable information about the body's vital functions. The primary objective of this procedure is to disclose patterns of stress and to provide feedback for use in a treatment program to help restore each system and meridian to an appropriate balance. MSA may also be used to monitor patient progress and healing, and to ensure the effectiveness of supplementation and medication. Once, meridians and organs are balanced, the disease process and symptoms resolve and the patient gains optimal health and wellness.