The AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system is a computerized tool used to analyze and document the energetic status of the acupuncture meridians. AcuGraph uses a tiny electric current to test the conductivity of each of your acupuncture meridians.Itís very unlikely youíll feel the electric current. Itís far too small to be felt in most cases.This electrical current is extremely safe for infants, children, adults and the elderly alike. In fact, the only safety concern at all is when there is a pacemaker or other implanted medical device present. In that case, the AcuGraph exam is not performed.
We will use the system in a short examination by touching a moistened probe to acupuncture points on your hands and feet.The AcuGraph system allows your practitioner to measure and analyze the energy level of each acupuncture meridian. Armed with this information, your healthcare practitioner can make better-informed decisions about your condition, and provide the best treatment possible.The exam itself is brief and comfortable. You will need to remove your shoes and socks, and sit or lie comfortably during the exam. You will hold a metal bar in one hand, and your practitioner will touch a probe lightly to your skin in various spots on your hands and feet. During the exam, you will hear the computer produce tones that mean the exam is progressing properly. The entire exam takes about 2 minutes. The AcuGraph exam will show you the balance of energy in your acupuncture meridians. According to acupuncture theory, energy imbalances in your meridians, left untreated, may lead to health problems. Thatís why itís important to locate and correct imbalancesóbefore they become severe.This balance, or lack of balance, is an important key to understanding the state of your health and potential health issues. Your practitioner will help you understand the exam results in the context of your current condition. Most likely you will have several AcuGraph exams over the course of several weeks.