The Vega test is a "test" developed by Reinhold Voll in 1958 which, according to its supporters, would allow the detection of food intolerances to over 3,000 allergens in just three minutes!
The Vega Test, today also known as Electrodermal test, was called by Voll "Electro Acupuncture". His current name was instead introduced by a student of Voll, Helmut Schimmel, in 1976.
The Vega Test is based on using a galvanometer which measures the potential difference using two electrodes: one (negative), with a silver tip, held in the patient's hand and the other (positive) applied to a point of the patient's hand or foot.
After the calibration of the galvanometer, the vials containing the extracts of the various foods are put in series with the electrical circuit and the "therapist" measures the differences in electrical potential with a special machine (among the most common, Dermatron, BEST, Quantum, LISTEN , Accupath 1000, Biotron, OmegaVision, Orion System). The outcome of the test it is considered positive following a potential decrease of at least 15 units.
It is good to clarify immediately that the Official medicine does NOT recognize any scientific validity of this test and that some medical associations such as the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (UK) have spoken out against its use to check for any food intolerances.
In any case, what the machine could never do, even assuming the validity of Voll and Schimmel's theories, is to provide information on the causes of a particular intolerance, an essential element for preparing a treatment plan.
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