Acupuncture Meridian Assessment (AMA) is the use of an electronic device using a probe placed on an acupuncture point to assess energy flow through the meridians (energy pathways) of the body. AMA is known by different names such as Electro-acupuncture according to Dr Voll, Electro dermal Screening and Electro-acupuncture Biofeedback.
This assessment technique is based on the ancient Chinese medicine and acupuncture principles. But it took Dr Reinhold Voll, MD who was a German internist and acupuncturist in the 1940 and 1950 to find out and notice changes on acupuncture points using an electronic device. He discovered the high and low and normal values at a particular acupuncture point. For example a high reading meant an inflammation or irritation and lower readings indicate a degeneration or low energy flow. These imbalances can indicate the root causes of Illnesses that are sometimes unexplainable by modern biochemistry. This new field of energy medicine was developed in Europe and is now practiced all over the world.
I have been practicing the method of assessment for 15 years and I don’t ever make an assessment without the use of this wonderful technique. I cannot imagine practicing without an AMA device. I have acquired some other newer devices that are very good but I always use my AMA to confirm. This assessment is also used to test for allergens, pathogens, and also test medications including drugs, supplements, homeopathic preparations, and herbal remedies.