For the decision of inevitable questions, connected to revealing a psycosomatic condition of the person, a condition of his protective forces (compensative adaptive mechanisms of a homeostasis) there exist the various diagnostic systems now, allowing to have evident representation about a functional condition of an organism. The basic requirements to these systems are: simplicity in usage, efficiency and high informational qualities.
One of these systems is a method of complex reflexodiagnostics RYODORAKU.
Ancient Eastern healers considered, that through skin integuments as through the big street-door illnesses " enter and leave " an organism. That is to say, between an organism and an environment there is a certain straight line and a feedback.
Skin exteroreceptors are original intermediaries between an external world and the internal environment. They make communication system of an organism on which signals of defeat visceral systems are brought in certain points and zones which are projected on the superficies of the body.
There are general and local changes of adaptative-trophic and protective character in these projective zones of the skin. As the condition of inner organs is reflected on the body integuments through interoreceptors and change of a metabolism so the condition of skin exteroreceptors changes a condition of internal systems of an organism. The assaying and the subsequent correction of the specified changes is used in practice for point-zone diagnostics and therapy, such as reflexotherapy and reflexodiagnostics.
The purpose of reflexodiagnostics consists in revealing affected acupuncture meridians that is an indispensable condition for accurate selection of acupuncture formula according to principles of traditional east therapy. Reflexodiagnosing is based on use of special hardware equipment and consists in measurement of the certain biophysical and physiological characteristics of acupuncture points. Most frequently parameters of electroconductivity are estimated in area of reflexogenic zones.
ELECTROPUNCTURE REFLEXODIAGNOSTICS by NAKATANI
- In 1950, the Japanese physician Y.Nakatani has described a method of electropuncture diagnosing of a functional condition of the meridians based on measurments of electroconductivity in representative points of acupuncture.
Measuring electroconductivity with electric detector at patients with inflammatory diseases of kidneys, Nakatani has found out points with the raised electroconductivity and called them electropermeable points.
Having surveyed a big group of sick and healthy people, he has found out, that electropermeable points are disclosed at diseases of kidneys at 9 of 10 researched cases, and they are not found out in healthy people.
As a result of further researches Nacatani succeeded to show, that the given points coincide with points of kidneys meridian, thus constituting a line of the raised electroconductivity.
This line Nakatani qualified as kidney's Ryodoraku (literal translation- it is the line with good electroconductivity). Having examined patients with various visceral disturbances, the scientist has come to a conclusion, that any changes in vitals are certainly reflected on a skin. This implies, that Ryodoraku meridians functionate as sensitive indicators to these changes, signalling about danger and to a certain degree about its level. Further it has been recognized, that the phenomenon of Ryodoraku is marked not only in connection with diseases of the organ, but also reflects its physiological changes, that is why "pathological" and "physiological" Ryodoraku was distinguished. Nakatani believes Ryodoraku to be the functional way for activation of corresponding sympathetic nerves which is caused by disease of internals. As well as meridians, there are 12 Ryodoraku lines. Nakatani named these lines Ryodoraku meridians and assigned a number and a letter symbol "H" or "F" to each line / "H" - hand, "F"-foot/.
Primaily the all poits which are situated on Ryodoraku were examined for definition of Ryodoraku magnitude (direct current of 200 mkA, 9-12 V was used for measurement). Due to the further researches it has been established, that there is a representative point of measurement (on the left and on the right) on each meridian, allowing to judge a condition of a meridian as a whole. In total 24 representative acupuncture points are used in the given technique which give the possibility to get diagnostic information of basic functional systems of the organism.
An electrode is applied in the shape of measuring small hammer, in ebonite cup of which a well moistened in 0,9 % NaCl wadded or felt tampon is put. It is also used a direct current of negative polarity of 200. The representative point of acupuncture is tested on the left and on the right by measuring hammer-contact of the electrode to the skin should be close, the measurement is made during 2-3 seconds per point.
The received data are registered in a special Ryodoraku slip - the R-table made by Nakatani inclusive of average values of electroconductivity of healthy people. At interpretation of results the practical importance has a correlation of parameters on R-slip as well as absolute value.
If the Ryodoraku value for a concrete meridian is higher than a physiological corridor it is in a condition of redundancy and if is lower in a condition of insufficiency. Patients can have the significant disorder of parameters. If a variation is detected on one Ryodoraku between the right and left parts, it it possible to define the primary part of involvement. At improvement of a state of health there is a tendency to normalization of these parameters.
- Method Nakatani provides diagnostics from points of hands and legs but as signalling points of organs are also in other zones, we have chosen the most convenient for diagnostics and treatment method - fingers of hands.