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EDS-Electro Dermal Screening
by Kim Townsend - Naturopathic Doctor - Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton
What is Naturopathic Medicine?

EDS (Electro Dermal Screening) is a computerized assessment tool. It may be used to proactively determine which organs are weak and need support before more serious issues arise. While this tool is not used to diagnose disease, it assists the specialist in understanding the underlying causes of poor health and which remedies are best suited to the individual.

Naturopathic Doctor Kim Townsend’s EDS machine measures electrical resistance through organ pathways, called acupuncture meridians. The meridians connect to organ systems via acupuncture points located along the pathway on the surface of the body. If any of these pathways are blocked, the organ system may become compromised and the body predisposed to disease. The EDS machine is able to measure the electrical resistance through these pathways using specific acupuncture points to discover any blockages. Dr. Townsend,ND tests points on the hands and feet which correspond to specific organ systems.

There are numerous benefits to using EDS. It should be used pro-actively to determine which organs are weak in order to support those organs before disease or disease process sets in. It also assists in assessing the cause of illness and determining which remedies are best suited in each individual case. EDS is not used to diagnose disease but as an investigative tool to better understand the underlying cause of poor health. 

The EDS machine provides important information about a patient’s physical and emotional health. Examples of body systems that are assessed include lymphatic, reproductive, hormonal, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems. Testing the different organ systems allows the practitioner to determine imbalances and dysfunction in the body. The EDS machine helps to identify whether the cause is allergies, bacteria, virus, heavy metals, parasites, pesticides, candida, etc. Once the probable cause is isolated, then Dr. Townsend,ND can design an individualized treatment program that will support the body in eliminating this influence. The organs may be supported by using herbs, supplements, dietary changes, homeopathic remedies, acupuncture, and/or compounded remedies such as bio-identical hormones.

EDS testing using Naturopathic Doctor Kim Townsend’s Avatar machine assists in the assessment and treatment of infertility, hormonal imbalances, digestive disturbances, allergies, nervous system imbalance, viruses, depression, and many other conditions. Food sensitivity testing is also done using the EDS machine.

Food Sensitivity Testing
Dr. Townsend,ND may use both TBM (Total Body Modification) and EDS (Electro Dermal Screening) testing in her office for the evaluation of food sensitivities. This testing is beneficial in determining which foods weaken the body and therefore should be eliminated for a period of time in order to support the body’s healing response. She may also perform an IgG test in her office which is then sent to a lab for evaluation.  A full report of food intolerances is given to the patient with recommendations on the dietary changes necessary to improve symptoms and overall health.

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