ZYTO TESTING, THE LATEST ADVANCE IN ELECTRODERMAL TESTING
The father of Electrodermal Screening as we’ve already noted was Dr Reinhard Voll MD in Germany in the late 1940’s. He is widely credited with the discovery that electrical skin resistance at acupuncture points that had been described as far back as 2000 years earlier in ancient China had much less resistance than the skin just adjacent to the “points”. These phenomena have since been proven scientifically to be true and are an accepted fact by modern science in the 21st century.
Dr Voll is also credited with discovering the phenomena that individual substances have a unique energy signature that have the ability to “change” the skin resistance at these “points” as measured by a PROBE connected to a circuit that can measure these resistance readings. When Dr Voll originally did his work, he had a room full of thousands of little bottles of substances that he had the patient hold while he did his testing.
In the early 1950s a group of Americans discovered Dr Voll and he started giving lectures first in Germany and then in the Western Hemisphere. The first scientist that had computer/electrical type savvy was Dr Roy Curtin PhD from Utah. He created a team of fellow scientists that started with Dr Voll’s primitive instruments (called the DERMATRON) and developed a device called an INTERRO which was introduced in the United States in the 1980s.
The Interro had the electrical signatures of tens of thousands of substances recorded in its hard drive and practitioners were able to do Electrodermal testing without all of the little bottles that had been the mainstay of Dr Voll’s practice. Dr Shelton bought his Interro in 1990 and still owns it. It’s a computer with a 2Mb Hardrive which is miniscule compared to today’s gigabyte monster computers.
One of the members of Dr Curtin’s team was Dr Vaughn Cook OMD who is the creator of the ZYTO and has been working in this industry since its beginning in the USA.
It’s interesting to note that there are today four major manufacturers of Electrodermal testing devices and all of the principles of these companies (except one) were members of Roy Curtin’s original group. Someday someone will write a very interesting book about the pioneers of this industry plus their counterparts in Europe where another group of pioneers have likewise been developing these types of instruments.
Dr Cook’s ZYTO device has captured the attention of Dr Shelton with his close to twenty years of experience using Electrodermal equipment (First the Interro, than The BEST EDT, than the Biomeridian MSA , than the MSA PRO and most recently the MSA BIOREP which Dr Shelton helped create as a consultant to the company).
The largest drawback in Electrodermal testing to date is the need to use a PROBE to touch the acupuncture points in order to test the resistance. It is the largest variable in the process as it relies on the tester to apply testing pressure equally every time pressure is applied. There are automatic probes that have been developed but even they still depend on a humans application of the probe to small points on the hands and feet in “just the right spot”.
The ZYTO has bypassed the need to “PROBE” in that its intake device a small “MOUSE TYPE” hand cradle that the patient just rests their hand on top of and this eliminates the need to have an operator touch the points as even the need to find the “Points” have been eliminated as the computer reads from a “null” point measured electrically through the program.
Once the circuit is made Dr Cook has developed a program that very quickly takes the measurements and within minutes tells the operator which systems of the body are out of balance. The operator than chooses “Balancer” frequencies (Dr Shelton of course chooses the Desbio Comprehensive Homeopathic frequencies) and within several minutes the frequencies of the Homeopathic remedies are matched against the out of balance systems of the body and the Physician (Dr Shelton) can make the decision of what else to test and then give the remedies to the patient. A first visit will take no longer than 30 minutes and follows-up visits can be performed in as little as 10-15 minutes.
Based upon this efficiency Dr. Shelton has decided to perform the testing of patients himself instead of his long term practice of relying on well trained technicians as his been his practice of the last 15+ years. This will not only better cement Doctor Physician relationship but reduce the cost of evaluating and treating his patients.
The full story of ZYTO practice has yet to be written but this chapter of Dr Shelton’s career will be taken to a new level in being able to help his patients.
The ZYTO has been registered in Dr Shelton’s File at the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medical examiners as an experimental device attached to a long term study (IRB) being developed By Dr Cook and his team at ZYTO so that we can develop the data that will bring this very innovative tool into the mainstream of Healthcare at the end of the study.