HW: Honing in on pain February 03, 2009

Penny Lyons, left, uses a BioMeridian machine on Diane Walker, a patient at New Life Chiropractic, 2532 Patterson Road. A metal probe is used to measure electrical conductivity at 58 points that relate to traditional acupuncture points. The process was noninvasive and pain-free and provides information about the health of the cells in a patient’s major body systems and organs.



Mary Hill was unfamiliar with the BioMeridian machine, but she was willing to try anything to feel healthy and pain-free.

She has no regrets. 

Hill, 74, had two BioMeridian tests at New Life Chiropractic in the past year. A metal probe was used to measure electrical conductivity at 58 points on Hill’s hands and feet. The points in the tests relate to traditional acupuncture points. The process was noninvasive and pain-free, and results appeared immediately on a computer screen.

The results from Hill’s tests helped Dr. Wes Sheader pinpoint what was causing chronic pain in Hill’s lower back, pain she’s had since childhood.

The chiropractor recommended Hill take a ligament supplement to address the problem.

“I will never be without (the supplements) again,” Hill said. ”I’m pain-free for the first time since I was 8.”

Sheader compares the BioMeridian machine to “hooking up a car to a diagnostic computer.”

Like a diagnostic computer helps find problems with an automobile, the BioMeridian provides information about a patient’s major body systems, such as the immune system, and organs, such as the liver.

“It would take days of testing with applied kinesiology to get similar results,” Sheader said.

After two BioMeridian tests are administered to provide a basis for comparison, professionals at New Life Chiropractic work with a patient to find the right lifestyle changes, supplements, homeopathic remedies or other treatment to return the patient’s body to optimal balance, Sheader said.

“I’ve had a patient where I knew something was wrong, and you test and test without finding the answer. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack,” Sheader said, expressing frustration.

“(The BioMe-ridian) allows me to see the needle in the haystack almost instantaneously.”

The BioMeridian uses water content in a patient’s cells to get complete results. The cells provide a lot of information about a person’s health because the degeneration of a body’s cells leads to illness or disease.

The BioMeridian machine also is designed to find problems in the body before symptoms surface.

In Hill’s case, the machine found she had overworked adrenal glands.

Adrenal glands help the body deal with stress and when overworked they can cause fatigue and digestive problems, among other issues.

The earlier a problem is detected, the quicker a treatment can be administered, Sheader said.

“We can watch someone head toward cancer,” Sheader said.

Reversing cells’ degenerative process may help prevent cancer from developing in some patients, he said.

“Are there points of no return?” Sheader asked. “Yeah, but you don’t know until you try (to help).”

The BioMeridian machine was created about 15 years ago. New Life purchased the machine in summer 2008. At New Life, the first two BioMeridian tests are packaged for $150.

Follow-up tests are $75.


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