CEDS pr Computerized EDS or Computerized Electodermal Screenings
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS CEDS?
CEDS is Computerised Electro Derma Screening.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It monitors a natural energetic reaction within the person being screened.
Electrical changes occur within acupuncture points when certain substances are placed near them. This shows whether they are sensitive to something, depleted in certain vitamins/minerals, whether their bodies are toxic and whether they would benefit from a substance such as a supplement and/or homeopathic remedy. Therefore by simulating the energetic presence of a particular substance and monitoring the subsequent changes in the electrical characteristics of acupuncture points, we are able to move the body towards optimal health.
WHERE WAS THE SYSTEM DEVELOPED WHICH YOU USE?
Our Asyra CEDS (computerised electro derma screening) machine is the latest system developed in the USA. It allows us to health screen our patients quickly, effectively and in a non-invasive way, providing a specially tailored treatment programme for our client along with a homeopathic remedy and appropriate supplements where necessary. There are currently only a handful of health professionals in the United Kingdom trained to use the Asyra and here at BioTech Healing we are one of them.
WHAT ARE ACUPUNCTURE POINTS?
These are tiny points located at the skin's surface. Traditionally used by acupuncturists to perform treatments by inserting needles, our method is non invasive with no needles. These points lie along meridians (energy channels) and each one is associated with an organ.
WHAT CAN IT TREAT?
CEDS treatment is effective in helping many conditions such as:
- Skin problems
- ADD ADHD Autism
- Weight Issues
- Thyroid and Homonal Imbalances
- And other serious health problems
WHAT DOES TREATMENT INVOLVE?
The patient holds two brass masses, one in each hand, which is connected to the Asyra machine. During the screening the system changes the energetic values of 230 food substances as well as vitamin & minerals. This is done extremely quickly & it is these energetic values which are simulated against the skin of the person being tested via the brass masses. Any significant drop in energy response from the person being tested would be recorded by the system as a food intolerance. The same procedure works for indentifying the energetic imbalances in organs/glands. All the results will then be discussed and explained by the practitioner.
WHY WOULD I BENEFIT FROM THIS? I HAVE SEEN MANY GPs AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED!
Did you know that in a doctor's waiting room, a significant percentage of the patients are suffering from what we call functional disturbances? A functional disturbance simply put is when no specific organ damage or tissue can be identified through conventional lab work or other pathological diagnostics, yet the patient still experiences a myriad of symptoms. Anything from tiredness and severe headaches to muscle pain and discomfort. Our health screenings address many areas which are usually overlooked in a consultation with a GP such as parasite infections, heavy metal toxins, food sensitivities, fungal infections & mineral/vitamin deficiencies, many of which lead to the symptoms which are being experienced.
DOES THE MACHINE GIVE AN ACCURATE "DIAGNOSIS"?
The Asyra is not a diagnostic device. The concept of diagnosis is rooted in the idea of grouping people with similar symptoms & offering similar (usually supressive) treatment. The Asyra is based on the principles of Functional Medicine which emphasises the need to look at the whole picture of an individual's health & finding out what that person needs tohelp restore the functioning of self-healing mechanisms. The differences in the detail between people are of as much interest as the similarities.
WHAT DO THE RESULTS TELL ME?
As these results are produced immediately, we are able to start a treatment programme straight away based on the screening findings. Depending on the screening carried out, the results will clearly indicate such things as nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalances, organ imbalances, food intolerances or toxins present. Along with your treatment as discussed with your practitioner, you will also be given a copy of the printed report to take away. Most patients report that their condition improves greatly over the following weeks.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO GET FROM THIS?
We find that most people are lacking some nutrients, have food sensitivities and have varying degrees of toxicity all of which lead to health issues. We promote positive changes in health by supplementing depleted nutrients, making dietary changes and help the body detoxify using remedies. Our goal is to move the body along it's own indicated pathway towards optimal health.
CAN I NOT JUST TAKE THE SUPPLEMENTS etc COMMON FOR MY AILMENT WITHOUT HAVING A SCREENING?
The trick is knowing which supplements and remedies to take as everyone of us is individual. Something that works for eczema for one person will have no effect on another. Each case in individual & different. This is where our screenings come into their own as they have the ability to assess nutritional requirements, hormone balance, food sensitivities and toxicity and therefore determine appropriate remedies & supplements based on the individual's screening results.
WHAT WILL I BE GIVEN AFTER THE RESULTS?
Our patients are given a homeopathic remedy based on the results of the screening. Each remedy is individual and unique to the patient. These remedies can be taking along side conventional medicine. As we generally find that most people are also lacking in nutrients, we also offer specially developed vitamins and minerals, which are not available in shops. These are professional supplements of a very high standard.
IS THIS SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES?
People of all ages are benefiting from better health using CEDS. We are able to treat people of all ages including babies and small infants. Please contact your practitioner for more information.
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED A SCREENING?
Usually it is recommended every two or three months if you are recovering from an ailment and every six to twelve months for a general check up. A follow-up test several months later will often indicate improved absorption levels and reduction in food intolerances. Treatment will then be revised based on these subsequent screening results.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE A SCREENING?
All we ask is that you refrain from applying hand lotion the day of the screening. This can interfere with the readings. Otherwise there are no special requirements.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Prices include a consultation, the results printed in a report, eating/dietary advice where appropriate & telephone support to help with questions which may arise when following the treatment programme. Prices can be viewed HERE.
FAQ RELATING TO THE NUTRITIONAL SCREENING & EATING PROGRAMME
IF I WAS SCREENED AGAIN STRAIGHT AWAY, WOULD THE RESULTS BE THE SAME?
No. The body is constantly changing its energetic balance, & taking a reading affects that balance, as does giving mental attention to the results. However, results obtained by scanning a client over time will show a pattern of linkage that will become evident to the practitioner. For example, a chronic weakness in the lung area will show lungs as weak in the baseline on one occasion, or show up vertebral or dental stresses that link to the lings on another occasion or the body will indicate requirement for a homeopathic remedy that helps respiratory complaints at other times. Through experience the practitioner comes to gain an understanding of the patterns & interlinkages between different parts of the physical body, biochemical processes & mental & emotional states. Expectation of seeing exactly the same results is rooted in our familiarity with western medicine which emphasises the importance of localised pathology in understanding health * disease. A holistic perspective recognises that the organism is a dynamic system, responding to millions of stimuli everyday & never showing exactly the same pattern twice. The BioTech Healing programme is effective because all foods causing an inflammatory response are avoided and then a process of re-introduction takes place after 5 weeks which will highlight the 'key culprits'.Once a person begins the programme their body's response to foods will begin to change immediately. Therefore, it will always be the case that once a person has followed the programme for any length of time they will not receive the same results if retested.
IS THIS AN ALLERGY TEST?
No. Acute allergies (IgE or Type 1 allergies) are when a person has a severe and usually very immediate reaction to food such as breathing difficulties, swelling of tongue, mouth, lips, eyes or throat, large itchy red lumps on the skin, continuous sneezing or watery, itchy eyes. These types of allergies usually develop in early childhood, are lifelong and often run in families. An allergy test looks for a very specific response to food - a high production of a particular anti-body called histamine.
The BioTech Healing screening & subsequent programme diagnoses whether a food causes an inflammatory response in the body by looking at the level of white blood cells in response to a food. We do not test for histamine production in response to foods so do not diagnose food allergies. Therefore, it is possible that an acute allergy may not be detected.
WHAT IF I ALREADY KNOW I HAVE AN ACUTE FOOD ALLERGY?
If you know you have an allergy to a particular food than we advise that you continue to avoid this food whatever the results. The food may appear on an allowed food list, this is because we do not test for specific acute allergic reactions.