Meridian Stress Assessment
Asked Questions about MSA Testing
does MSA stand for?
Meridian Stress Assessment. Meridians
are a network of energetic pathways which pass through the organs
and tissues of the body. Bioelectric energy, essential for human
life, flows through each meridian and the associated organs
and tissues. In Chinese medicine, this energy is called Qi (pronounced
There are many acupoints along any meridian. Acupoints are specific
locations where the meridian intersects with the surface of
the skin. These acupoints can be used to access data about the
meridian and the functional status of its associated organs
is MSA Testing?
An MSA test is an analysis of your body's
functional health. Each meridian is like an electrical circuit.
Readings are taken at specific acupoints on the hands and feet
using a highly-sensitive ohmmeter to determine the functional
status of each meridian. The readings will indicate whether
the meridian and its associated organ and tissues are balanced,
stressed, or weakened.
Remedies are then found which will return stressed or weakened
meridians to a balanced state. This, in turn, will promote optimal
it going to hurt?
No. You will be holding a brass rod in
one hand while the technician uses a probe to take readings
at specific locations on your hands and feet. There is only
the possible discomfort of having the probe tip pressed against
will MSA testing and balancing benefit me?
An MSA test will indicate the status
of your functional health. It will tell which meridians in your
body are in balance, stressed or weakened.
The MSA can then be used to select specific remedies that will
return your meridians to balance. The MSA sends out an electromagnetic
signal to your body which represents different remedies. Your
body's response to these signals is measured. In this way, your
body is able to choose which herb, homeopathic,
or nutritional supplement will aid in restoring balance to your
does this differ from regular medical treatment?
MSA testing and balancing does not take
the place of qualified medical diagnosis and treatment. You
are responsible for your own medical needs and must determine
which type of medical care is best for you.
Conventional medicine is exceptionally effective in health crisis
management and in diagnosing disease and in prescribing medication
that will diminish symptoms.
MSA testing is a way to address patient concerns that don't
show up in other tests. It is helpful for patients who want
to improve their general health as well as those with chronic
problems that lack a specific diagnosis or that have not responded
to other treatment.
MSA testing be harmful to me in any way?
This equipment is classified by the FDA
as a non-significant risk device. The amount of
current used in MSA testing is in the range of millionths of
an amp. This is so slight that you will not even feel it.
MSA technology can be compared to polygraph, EKG (electrocardiogram),
EEG (electro-encephalogram), EMG (electromyelogram), and MRI
(magnetic resonance imaging) and other technologies that measure
electrical response on the surface of the skin. Because this
is a topical evaluation, it is non-invasive and completely safe.
this procedure cure me of disease?
The MSA-21 system is not a diagnostic
tool. The primary purpose of this system is to evaluate the
energy flow through the body. It is not meant to make a medical
diagnosis or replace medical intervention.
The purpose of using the MSA System is to narrow down the huge
number of choices (of products) that will support your body
in functioning at a healthier level. When your body functions
at a healthier level, you will be better able to cope with the
challenge of disease. In this way, cure is enhanced.
often do I need to have MSA testing and balancing done?
Once-a-month visits are advisable in
the beginning. Many people achieve a more balanced meridian
profile after three visits (although this varies with the individual).
Once an individual's meridians are operating at an optimal level,
follow-up appointments are recommended every six months.
I still take my prescription medications while taking homeopathics
or herbal remedies?
We cannot advise you to stop taking a
prescription medication. We do however have the ability to test
that medication and see whether it weakens, balances, or stresses
By testing your medications, it is possible to identify whether
you are overdosing, or using products that are not helping.
You can take your conventional medication 20 minutes away from
does MSA allergy testing compare to conventional allergy testing?
One MSA user states: For one year's
growing season, we did both scratch allergy tests and MSA tests
on all new allergy patients. This amounted to several hundred
patients. Our experience was that the MSA gave us the most reliable
information overall. The scratch test was very good at determining
pollen allergies. With the MSA, we were able in 10-15 minutes
to do a sensitivity test on 120 items. The results
from the MSA correlated the best in giving the doctor and dietician
useful data in setting up a treatment protocol. The patients
who experienced the MSA sensitivity test and scratch test strongly
preferred the MSA test experience as well as the results.