Computerized Food, Organ and Candida Screening
How Does It Work?
There are several different system that are all based on “Electrodermal Screening”. The test is non-invasive. It works by measuring a very small electrical value in the skin called resistance. Because of these gentle properties, this makes the testing suitable for babies, small children, pregnant women and elderly patients as well as the average healthy person. The technology was first used in Germany about 65 years ago, but has become more available in North America over the last several years. There is no scratching or injections involved; therefore, it does not break through the skin and it does not hurt.
What Symptoms Might Indicate a Sensitivity Reaction?
Symptoms may be chronic or acute as well as immediate, delayed or cumulative. The following symptoms may indicate the possibility of a sensitivity reaction:
- Mood swings Frequent colds/flus
- Attention Difficulties
- Vaginal symptoms
- Phlegm Enlarged lymph nodes
- Ear infections
- Lowered immune system
- Joint pain
- Yeast infections
What Can Be Tested?
Most commonly foods are tested, but it can also test for Candida, microbes, environmental and inhaled items, phenolics, chemicals, tooth weaknesses, enzymes, and organ imbalances via acupuncture reflex points.
How Accurate Is It?
The results tend to be about 75% accurate or more clinically. Therefore it is not perfect, but it does provide a good, cost effective, non-invasive starting point for finding answers to common health concerns. The results are available at the time of the test so there is no wait time.
How Does This Differ From An Allergy Test?
An allergy is an adverse reaction involving specific factors of the immune system. With a sensitivity reaction, any organ system can be affected, and frequently these systems result in more delayed (hours to days) or cumulative effects on the body. Allergies tend to cause immediate reactions that occur within seconds to hours.
When Will I Get The Results?
You will receive a colour printout of your results at the time of the test, along with some suggestions and handouts (if needed).
Will The Test Be Covered Under My Health Care Plan?
The sensitivity testing is covered under most extended health care plans.