Voll and Nakatani Methods
Even in antiquity, the properties of biologically active points were known. By acting on these points by various methods (acupuncture, acupressure, cauterization), doctors acted on the organs of the body.
Voll went the opposite way. Studying the state of these points, he received information about the state of internal organs.
If one of you wants to deeply study the methods of Voll and Nakatani, then, of course, you will find literature on this issue in stores, in libraries, and on the Internet.
Here are some of these books:
Katin A.Ya. "The Fall method 2+. Acupuncture. Chronic fatigue syndrome. EHF in medicine. Homeopathy." Publishing house "DEAN"
Electropuncture diagnostics by the method of R. Voll with homeopathy. / E.I. Gonikman. - М .: The Center of Natural Medicine "Santana", 2003. - 187 pp .: Il.Vedova
Voll method. Electric Impulse Publisher: Whole
Boytsov I.V. Electropuncture diagnostics according to "Ryodorak". Vitebsk. 1996
F. Kramer. Textbook on electroacupuncture. Moscow. Imedis. 1995
A.V. Samokhin, Yu.V. Gotovsky. Electropuncture diagnostics and therapy according to the method of R. Voll.
Moscow "Imedis". 1995
The last book on the list is the simplest, and it can be recommended to those who are just starting to get acquainted with this method.
About Reinhold Voll’s biography, I did not manage to find so much on the Internet, but what surprised me a little was that the information I found on the Russian Internet did not match what I found on the English, German and Dutch Internet.
Rather, they did not coincide in one fact of the biography, but an important fact.
Reinhold Voll was born in 1909, at first he wanted to become an architect, then left this training, became a doctor, dealt with tropical diseases, defended himself in this specialty, was also involved in sports medicine, then became interested in Chinese medicine, and thus came to his discovery.
Reinhold Voll was awarded three times, here are his most important awards:
In 1966, he was awarded the Pope Paul VI with the Vatican Gold Medal "For outstanding services to suffering humanity."
In 1979, he was awarded the Order of Merit for the Federal Republic of Germany.
He died in 1989.
Everything is the same here. But on the Russian Internet, I repeatedly saw references to the fact that the restrained attitude towards Reinhold Voll was due to the fact that during the war he conducted experiments on prisoners in concentration camps. So far I have seen these messages only in Russian. This is pretty weird. The Germans are very scrupulous in these matters, but in German I did not find such references.
Here is what you can see on the Russian Internet:
Dr. Reinhold Voll died in 1990. During the Third Reich, he was in the SS Ananerbe unit, which was involved in human experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp. It is believed that Voll specialized in the application of ancient occult knowledge, and the beginning of his methodology was laid back in the camp. (Although a German by profession, he was a dentist.)
The archive of the unit after the war hit the USSR as a trophy. So our country knew about Voll’s research in medicine for a very long time. According to O. Hesse, it was precisely the terrible circumstances of Voll's experiments that did not allow him to be used in Soviet times.
I must say that here, in addition to mentioning the concentration camp, there are many biographical discrepancies. Voll died in 1989; he has never been a dentist. And there were plenty of reasons for not using the Voll methodology at a time when genetics and cybernetics were described in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia as bourgeois pseudoscience, and there was plenty of dominance in the science of such scientists as Lysenko.
I don’t know how to explain this, but, in the end, I did not set myself the task of studying the biography of Reinhold Voll, but generally speaking, the topic is quite interesting.
Voll's achievements were so high that the method spread throughout the world. In Russia, the Voll method was legalized by Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR No. 2 of June 6, 1989. Those. for sure, in the year of his death, for some reason he did not live in the court.
On the left is the first device, called Dermatron, created by Reinhold Foll with the German engineer Fritz Werner, on the right is the high award that Foll received.
By the way, one more reason to doubt the whole story with a concentration camp. The Pope would not give his medals to such a person, and even soon after the war. I also don’t think that having received the archives in our own hands, the Soviet government would be silent about this.
Moreover, in 1979 everything certainly had to come out, and the Germans, with their sense of guilt for the outbreak of war, would not give a high reward to the person who conducted experiments on prisoners. Something here ends meet do not converge.
The Internet is generally a little reliable source of information. Someone can print something, the army of plagiarists will urgently transfer this to their sites, and any duck will acquire the aroma of a well-verified, reliable fact. I just brought the information available to me, and, of course, I do not pretend to the truth in the last resort.
Japanese physician Y. Nakatani / Nakatani / described a method of electro-puncture diagnostics of the functional state of meridians, based on measuring electrical conductivity at representative acupuncture points in 1950.
The first instrument for measuring the electrical potential of human skin was designed by Voll (Folem) together with engineer Werner in 1953.
The Institute for ElectroAcupuncture & ElectroDiagnostics, based in Munich, is based on the original Reinhold Voll methodology.
In 1955, R. Voll founded the “KUF Electroacupuncture Working Community”, which was later renamed the “International Society of Electroacupuncture”, and then, in connection with the split, changed its name to “International Society of Electroacupuncture according to Voll."
In 1956, the opening of the International Voll Electropuncture Society took place in Plochingen, which currently unites more than ten thousand doctors from 33 countries of the world. Since the organization of the society, its members have published more than 200 original works and 120 monographs.
I must say that the Voll championship is also disputed. It is believed that the founder of this area in science was the Frenchman, Dr. De La Fuy. By the way, Foll and Werner had to change the first name of their device precisely because of the protests of Dr. De La Fuy. There were other scientists who at that time dealt with these problems, and during Voll's life there were disputes over priority.
This happens often, then they suddenly invent a light bulb, then radio, scientific ideas, as you know, are in the air. Or maybe they just become accessible from the information field of the Earth to several people on the planet at the same time. It is no coincidence that so many discoveries took place in different parts of the world at the same time. Then it’s hard for contemporaries to figure it out, and for posterity even more so. It’s good that they even figured out the bulb, and it became Ilyich’s bulb .
Voll and Nakatani lived in different countries, studied the same direction in science, but still created two different methods. These techniques do not contradict each other, but, on the contrary, perfectly complement each other.
What else united them, in my opinion, is a dislike for photographing. I searched their photos on the Internet for a long time, but I found only two photos of Voll, and Nakatani found a lot, but all of them were not the same Nakatani. I even found a pretty dachshund named Nakatani, and even a mouse - a scientist’s namesake, as well as many football players, singers, etc. It is obvious that this surname in Japan is not uncommon. In addition, my searches were hindered by the fact that I got mainly to sites with hieroglyphs. So, what is rich, so happy: here is another photo of Voll.
The methods of Nakatani and Voll differ both in their ideology and in technical performance. Technically, they differ primarily in the magnitudes of currents and voltages used in the diagnosis.
Inside the human body, as well as in any biological object, its own weak electric currents flow, carrying a wide variety of information and reaching values from 3 to 6 microamps. Often in the literature they are called "their own biopotentials."
The Voll method involves the use of a voltage of 1.2 - 1.5 volts with flowing currents from 0 to 20 microamps. When exposed to a biologically active point of such currents, a confrontation between the internal EMF (electromotive force) and the supplied current occurs, resulting in a stable position of the arrow or scale on the monitor in the middle part.
The stability of the internal EMF resistance to the transmitted current indicates the physical condition of the acupuncture point. Thus, it is possible to measure successively all points of a particular meridian and characterize its general condition by identifying pathological changes in the energy of the meridian.
Only for this, dozens of points need to be measured on one meridian, which takes a lot of time and largely depends on the qualifications of the doctor. You can imagine how much effort you need to spend to assess the general condition of the body "in general". That is why Voll diagnostics are very expensive, and require better preparation from the performer. On the other hand, this technique gives a more detailed picture than the Nakatani technique.
The Voll method is based on testing dietary supplements, drugs, food, etc. This method was discovered and first used by Voll himself. The testing mode is supported by computer diagnostics Kano "Home Doctor", and does not require any special knowledge and skills from the performer.
The possibility of such testing was, as I said, discovered by Voll himself, and, as often happens, by chance. He noticed that if the subject takes some substance in his hand, the readings of the device change. That is, let's say you take medicine in your hand. This means that another system intervenes in the device - organs - meridians - biologically active points - Cosmos. This is the medicine you are holding in your hand. This phenomenon was first noticed during the demonstration of the device.
Thus, using this method, you can immediately see what changes occur in your body, with the appearance of any drugs, dietary supplements, and other external influences. You can see how you feel about this medicine: positive, negative or neutral. You do not need to take this medicine, just include it in the chain. It is not necessary, however, to take it in your hand. In computer diagnostics Kano "Home Doctor" this issue is resolved differently. What is being measured - medicine, bad, etc. - is placed in a metal vessel connected to the device, and thus is included in the circuit.
I read several versions of exactly how this discovery happened. I will give one of them here.
At a congress in Freudenstadt, Dr. Voll presented his method of electroacupuncture. A healthy person, a doctor, one of the doctor’s colleagues, was invited to the demonstration as a “patient”. But Dr. Voll did not succeed in obtaining stable measurement values: either the value was increased, then after a while it fell. It turned out that the riddle was solved simply: one of the “spectators”, also a doctor by profession, had medicines in his jacket pocket, beta blockers. When he moved toward the “patient” and appeared to be above him, the measurement results changed. This case did not go unnoticed.
In order to use this interesting opportunity with the help of computer diagnostics Kano "Home Doctor", you do not need any special knowledge, you do not need to measure many points on the meridians, and then interpret the results - just take readings from one point on the meridian in the absence of the test substance , then repeat, but already putting it in a metal vessel. You will receive an answer from the program - yes, no or neutral.
Taking these measurements is also quite simple, since the program will guide you at every step. You will have drawings, tooltips in front of your eyes. In general, it will not be difficult for you, even if you do not have medical training.
Another thing is the implementation of a full Foll diagnosis. There you will need to take readings yourself, and interpret them yourself. But this is how all computer diagnostics according to Voll are arranged.
Diagnosis by Nakatani, which is carried out by the computer diagnostic device of the body Kano "Home Doctor", is fully interpreted programmatically. It is organized so that everyone can use it, not for nothing that the device is called the Home Doctor.
As I already said, the Nakatani method differs in both ideology and technical execution. It was developed by the Japanese doctor Nakatani, and opened to the world in 1956.
When passing through a biologically active current point from 20 to 100 microamps and a voltage of 9 - 12 volts, the resistance of the internal emf of the point is ignored, which makes it possible to measure the general state of the meridian.
When using a voltage of 9 - 12 volts and a short circuit current of 200 microamps, according to the Nakatani method, and the presence of representative (showing the average value of the meridian as a whole) points - this method becomes relevant for rapid diagnostics of the general and energy state of the body.
Thus, by measuring a small number of points, you can get information about the status of all the main meridians. This is the main difference between these two methods. The Nakatani method is an express diagnostic method.
We conclude that the Voll method, which gives more detailed results, is a diagnostic method for one biologically active point, while the Nakatani method, with apparent simplicity, is the general energy state of the whole organism and separately for each meridian. Each of them has its pros and cons.
The Nakatani method is quite easily algorithmized, which allows you to create high-quality programs that implement this method.
To make it even clearer, let's say a little different. There are points on the meridians that characterize the state of the meridian as a whole. In order to correctly assess the state of the meridian as a whole, one cannot use such weak currents as in the Voll method, since the weak currents of the device interact with the currents of the body itself. In this case, the state of a particular point is checked, and not the meridian as a whole, as in the Nakatani method.
When using higher currents and voltages, this interaction with the internal currents of the body can be neglected; then at one point you can really assess the state of the meridian as a whole. These are not any points, but so-called representative points. The state of such a point characterizes the state of the entire meridian.
When using small currents (Voll) we get the state of the point itself, and not the meridian as a whole. Therefore, in order to assess the state of the entire meridian, it is necessary to measure many points on this meridian.
All the points that are used in these two methods coincide with the points known in Chinese medicine, which once again confirms the reliability of this ancient knowledge.
A high-quality algorithm for implementing the Nakatani technique and its software implementation allows even untrained people to use this technique with the help of the computer diagnostics tool Kano "Home Doctor".
According to this simplest scheme, you can make the device yourself, and the parameters of the device practically do not differ from the factory models. In this case, you will have to manually enter the data into the computer, and the name of the control points and their location can be taken from the corresponding atlases, however, in my opinion, it is still better to contact the appropriate medical center with professionals, since finding the right points requires a certain skill. The main argument of fans of self-diagnosis is that the potential of any points is ideally equal to 50 percent of the scale, and the diagnostic process is also a treatment of the corresponding organ (and this is true, the well-being improves almost instantly), so an error in determining the points will give erroneous information, but, paradoxically, it will not worsen the treatment process of those organs that need correction.
This technique was founded in the middle of the 20th century by the Japanese doctor Nakatani, and it was based on the ideas of oriental medicine, in particular, on the ideas about meridians.
Here we just briefly talk about the ideas of oriental medicine. But, if you subscribe to the newsletter, you will get a much more detailed idea of these things.
Over the years, Nakatani has studied the resistance of biologically active points. As a result, he came to the conclusion that this indicator depends on the functional state of the organs associated with them.
Nakatani determined points in the projection areas of classical Chinese acupuncture points that had lower resistance than the surrounding skin. The position of these points coincided with the course of the acupuncture meridians, i.e. lay on lines having increased electrical conductivity. Therefore, this method was called "Ryodoraku" (from Japanese: ryo - good, do - (electro) conductivity, raku - line).
Nakatani was able to identify the pattern of change in electrical resistance at representative points and the energy state of the meridian, and accordingly the organ or organs associated with it. Nakatani has developed a convenient and visual diagnostic card, the most optimal for doctors who think in categories of Chinese acupuncture. In the future, many researchers developed numerous algorithms for calculating measurements according to Nakatani, which made it possible to interpret the results in a form convenient for a European doctor.
The doctrine of the meridians (channels) is the basis of oriental medicine. and is closely related to the ideas about the vital energy of Chi.
In the human body there are 12 systems that perform 12 basic physiological functions. These systems are called meridians. According to the Yin-Yang theory, meridians form 6 pairs. Thus, there are 6 Yin meridians and 6 Yang meridians.
Nakatani and his students drew attention to the fact that, depending on the functional state of the internal organs, the potential difference at the points of the corresponding meridians changes. Studies have shown that any changes in the internal environment of the body will certainly affect the skin and that the meridians behave as sensitive indicators that signal an imminent danger.
With the disease of certain organs, the meridian has increased electrical conductivity, which is measurable. Increased electrical conductivity has been called the Ryodoraku phenomenon (Ryodoraku).
Studies have shown that changes in electrical conductivity do not always appear in diseases, but can simply reflect a certain physiological state of the body. Therefore, it is advisable to re-diagnose.
But, on the other hand, this feature of the behavior of meridians often allows you to see the disease in advance, even several years before it manifests itself. This allows you to take appropriate action on time.
On the one hand, Nakatani diagnostics is very simple, but on the other hand it requires very complicated calculations, since each meridian is calculated according to its own rules (algorithm). Therefore, the use of computers for decryption was most welcome. The technique remains the same, but the methods (algorithms) for interpreting the results differ in different computer diagnostics.
In the computer diagnostics of the Kano's organism "Home Doctor", the classical Nakatani method is implemented. It can often be seen that device developers use lower currents and voltages, which cannot be done, since the dependence of the measurements on the internal resistance of the point appears, which is unacceptable in the Nakatani method. The essence of the technique itself is distorted, so there is no need to wait for good diagnostic results.
The main plus of our version of computer diagnostics of the body is that it is designed for any level of user training. Of course, if you understand the intricacies of oriental medicine or intend to delve into all this properly, you can extract more information and a better quality level than a person who is far from these issues. But even such a person can quite easily use the device. On the sheet with the diagnostic results, you will see not only the Ryodaraku table and the Nakatani diagram, but also the deviation table with a list of organs.
Next you will get a list of organs and systems that you need to pay attention to.
But, if you give yourself the trouble to get a little insight into the concepts of oriental medicine, which we will talk about later, the amount of useful information that you can extract from the diagnostic results will, of course, be large.
Measurement points are located on the meridians. Finding them is easy even for a completely inexperienced person. Each measurement is accompanied by a picture on the screen and also a description of how to determine the point.
Using the Nakatani diagram, the program clearly shows the state of your main vital systems and organs. From it you can see in which mode, excited or inhibited, each of the organs works, and understand whether your body needs help or is it able to cope with the problems that have arisen.
Voll Method (German: Elektroakupunktur nach Voll, EAV)
The Voll method (German: Elektroakupunktur nach Voll, EAV) is an unconventional express medical diagnostic method that uses the results of measuring skin resistance on the fingers for diagnosis. It is essentially a combination of acupuncture and galvanometer. Proposed by Dr. Reynold Fall in 1958.
In medical circles, the attitude to the Voll method is controversial - some sources claim that this method is not used in medicine and does not have a scientific basis, on the other hand, the Voll method is allowed for use by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. Guidance on the application of the methods are: Methodical recommendations M98 / 232 of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation “Possibilities of computerized electropuncture diagnostics according to the R. Voll method in therapy with reflexology and homeopathy”
Internationale Medizinische Gesellschaft fur Elektroakupunktur nach Voll (German)
Equipment using this method
Computer diagnostics - quackery according to the "Voll method"
The question of the correctness of diagnoses made using the so-called “computer diagnostics” periodically arises both in my practice and here on the site. Therefore, I decided to put this issue in a separate topic.
So, for starters, how professional and authoritative can my opinion be in this matter?
Judge for yourself: the direction of "electropuncture" (the same as acupuncture, but only the impact on the acupuncture points is not done with needles, but with electrodes with electric impulses coming into them) I started back in 1980.
Once, in a research laboratory of the institute’s department, where I worked part-time during the holidays, one professor brought from a conference in Riga a diagram of the first (and at that time the only) Soviet copy of the apparatus for electropuncture and searching for acupuncture points on the body (prototype of future computer diagnostics).
In addition to the circuit itself, there were still output characteristics of the device - and that’s it!
The professor set the task to make the same device.
There were no radio element ratings, so it was not possible to repeat, assemble the rally circuit. In this regard, the interest of the laboratory staff in the apparatus quickly faded away and they decided to transfer the scheme from the professors to someone younger, so that they could tinker, count and provide the result.
I was the youngest.
At that time, I was not interested in enthusiasm and, after sitting, not unbending, a couple of weeks, making the necessary calculations, I provided the leadership with the result.
I also made a device. For myself.
He also conducted the first experiments exclusively on himself.
Then, acquaintances of the student children who worked part-time as an ambulance got an atlas for acupuncture points (the deficit of that time).
Knowing that I have an apparatus, they asked me to borrow for a while. The result shocked both them and me - with the help of the apparatus they lifted the semi-paralyzed grandfather of 73 years old to his feet.
Since then, one of the directions of my activity has been electro-puncture and electro-puncture diagnostics (at that time I firmly believed in it).
I developed, improved and manufactured devices of this direction, simultaneously gaining experience and drawing conclusions.
After the emergence of a commercial focus in this area, that is, the very “computer diagnostics” and “Voll diagnostics” (which is the same thing, no matter what they say), I repeatedly commissioned and commissioned this equipment.
Do you think the above arguments are enough for me to consider myself an expert in this matter? I hope so.
But all this is a preface. Now - specifically on the topic.
If you're interested, you can read the history of the issue by entering the words “riodoraku” and “Voll method” in any search engine.
Keep in mind, however, that this is a diagnosis , not a therapeutic effect, the positive effect of which really takes place!
I will briefly, very simplistically, outline the idea: each acupuncture point on the body has its own specific electric potential (or electrical resistance).
In theory, if you know the potential of each key point on the body of a healthy average person, then by measuring it in a particular person and seeing a deviation from the norm, as well as knowing which organ the point with the deviation is responsible for, you can conclude that he has one or another disease.
In the same way, for example, any radio equipment is diagnosed by the voltage (and its shape) at the test points.
But this, I repeat, in theory.
In practice, everything is much more complicated.
- The data of normal, “healthy” potentials of points in computer diagnostics are averaged, based on research data, it is not known how, when, and by whom. But each person is individual! And, if for one person a certain potential at some point is the norm, then for another, the same potential indicates pathology. And vice versa.
- The skin resistance is also individual for each person.
Not only is it non-linear, it also depends on a huge pile of factors, such as moisture of the skin and arming air, temperature, condition of the skin, oily skin, physiological state of the human body during diagnosis, and most importantly, on the force of pressing the probe probe to the diagnosed point .
Suppose a diagnostic operator presses the point a little harder - the computer reports a disease that is not there, a little weaker - and a really sick person can be considered healthy !!!
How do you like this prospect?
In order to more or less draw a conclusion about deviations in the body, it would be correct to conduct several diagnostic sessions and in dynamics to see changes in the values of the point potentials.
Computer "diagnostics" gives out a "diagnosis" in one examination!
- When the probe probe acts on the skin, it affects the point (both electrical and mechanical) and, if the disease at the very beginning and the deviation from the norm is still small, the point can return to normal only from this effect!
Not for long, of course, but this will be enough to not notice a real deviation from the norm.
- 4. Particularly cynical and outrageous deception is the definition of substances - allergens with the help of "computer diagnostics".
This generally does not fit into any framework! This is impossible in principle!
An allergic reaction is pure biochemistry and can only be diagnosed solely by introducing small doses of a specific, real allergen into the body (which is done in laboratory medical research). And no other way!
No points have any relation to this process and cannot have !!!
In principle, purely theoretically, the idea of point-by-point diagnostics has a right to exist, but for this:
- Each person, while he is healthy, needs to draw up his own, individual map of the potentials of the main points.
- Regularly monitor the condition of the points, and each control measurement must be carried out at least 3 times with a short break.
- And most importantly - during the diagnosis, any effect on the points (electrical or mechanical) must be completely excluded, which is absolutely impossible at this stage of the development of technology !!!
Therefore, theoretically - all this is interesting, practically - it does not work!
Yes, you can earn money on this, but to make the correct diagnosis is never (unless by accident).
So, all this "computer diagnostics" is pure deception, quackery, fraud.
Anything, but not a real diagnosis!
It’s a pity only people who bought this bullshit, threw money away and lost valuable time, so necessary for a real medical diagnosis and real treatment ...