Recently I had Douwe's hair and saliva tested to see if he had any deficiencies or health issues. I have had Computerized ElectroDermal Screening done on myself with wonderful results. I have learned numerous things about my own health including issues with my adrenal glands and a magnesium deficiency. I was prescribed homeopathic remedies and supplements to help balance my body. I had Douwe's hair sample tested by Claudia Garner and his saliva tested by Cheryl Bergstrom, the same woman I was tested by. Douwe was prescribed some Bach flower remedies for his past emotional issues (Rock Water, Wild Oat, and Rescue Remedy) and some tissue salts to help with his muscle endurance. Amazingly I noticed an immediate change in his personality, he was much happier and lighthearted. He tends to be introverted and not as sweet as other horses I have worked with. When I first bought him he was quite depressed and didn't want me to do anything with him. Over time he has come out of his shell and I am learning new things about him every day. I highly recommend Claudia Garner's testing to anyone wishing to gain more insight into their horse's well-being. Here is a description about the process and you can click here to visit her website. "CEDS is a technique registered with the U.S. Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as “Galvanic Skin Response”. The computer is classified as a Class II device. CEDS balances the meridians with energy or harmonic frequencies. The horse’s body “talks” to the practitioner as to what energy signals balance.
CEDS is not focused on traditional medical diagnosis. The practitioner looks at the underlying causes of illness. CEDS focuses heavily on homeopathy, Herring's Law and Homotoxicology.
Meridian Stress Assessment (MSA) is used to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the horse's energetic health and balance. This process involves measuring electrical conductivity at responsive points (meridian points) on the skin. In the case of equine testing the evaluation is done via surrogate testing through blood, saliva or hair. The locations of the surrogate test point generally correspond to those of acupuncture points. These measurements are recorded to help provide a profile of a horse's present condition.
According to European medical research, acupuncture points are related to the body's organs and organ systems. Major groups of points are connected through channels, or meridians.
As a horse moves toward or away from health, the condition of any particular organ or system can be sensed along the meridians at representative points. As a result, stress associated with the corresponding organs can be surveyed using the indicated points.
After the initial measurements have been taken and recorded, the results can be reviewed. If stress values are above or below equilibrium, the System's extensive computer database will allow consideration of a wide range of possibilities that might help the horse regain a healthy balance. The MSAS allows consideration of thousands of herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional products, as well as toxins, viral intrusions, bacteria, pesticides, water contaminants, heavy metals etc.
Overall, an MSAS provides a completely non-invasive method for gaining valuable information about the body's vital functions. The primary objective of this procedure is to disclose patterns of stress and to provide feedback for use in a program to help restore each system and meridian to an appropriate balance."