I have had a number of inquiries about the value of point finders, and
Electroacupuncture (EAP). Both of these systems cloud the issues and
for someone using the torch (because the torch is relatively safe),
the other equipment is either worthless or potentially damaging.
All electrical direct current flows between two poles.
The Acupoint Finder, Pointer Plus or Point Locator.
In the Point Finder systems, the patient must hold the hand grounding pole
in order to create a complete electrical circuit. The
alternative is for the operator to disconnect this, and use his body
as the circuit by touching the grounding plate, as well as hold the
bare skin of the patient with his other hand to connect the circuit.
When dealing with animals, the hair, which does not effect the light,
acts as an insulator.
As we all know an acupuncture point is not a discreet area, but a zone
of increased electrical conductivity of varying shapes, about the size
of your thumb print, and a group of points on a particular area of the
skin have an equivalent function. For example, major Spleen points
(such as SP 6) will stop bleeding, due to the Chinese Conceptual
Functions of the Spleen. As KI 8 is 1 cun away from SP 6 it will also
stop bleeding, yet this is not a Conceptual Function of the Kidney.
Also Surrounding ST 36, there are 5 other non-channel points that have
an equivalent function. Therefore pin point accuracy is not important.
The average adult can detect a current as small as 1mA, and while the
Point finder claims to be set at 0.22 mA, one can easily feel it, and
so I doubt the accuracy.
This information is taken directly from the point finder manual, “When
using direct electrical current of any sort, it is contraindicated in
patients with pacemakers, pregnant women, in areas near or around the
heart, directly over through or near a recent scar, scar tissue or new
skin, or over abrasions or cuts”.
The body is electrically charged relatively positively at the spine
and brain, and relatively negatively charged to the extremities, and
by example the knee would be more positive than the foot. When two
acupuncture needles are inserted, and a small electrical current is
attached, if the positive needle (attracts electrons, negative charges
or tissue anions) is placed closer to the body than the negative
needle, (which attracts cations, positive charges, acid) then, the
results will not be as good as if the needles were placed correctly,
with the negative needle nearer to the body and the positive needle at
the area requiring attention.
If the needles are left in for “a stronger treatment” then the
negative needle attracting positive charges, ends up producing an acid