Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

The Development and Application Evaluation of Meridian Energy Detection System in Traditional Oriental Medicine: A Preliminary Study

Table 3

Major Indices used in the application.

StatusFunctionNormal RangeInterpretation

Physical StatusIt analyzes the average energy balance of all the meridians to evaluate the original Qi (energy) status of the individual.25-55Value < 25 indicates Qi deficient while > 55 indicates Qi excessive.

Metabolism StatusIt analyzes the metabolism status through the assessment of Yin-Yang ratio in the individual.0.8-1.2Value < 0.8 indicates high metabolism due to excessive Yang and deficient Yin while > 1.2 indicates low metabolism due to excessive Yin and deficient Yang.

Musculoskeletal & Circulation StatusIt analyzes the musculoskeletal & circulation status in the individual.0.8-1.2Value below or above normal range indicates possible musculoskeletal discomfort such as aches and pain.

Mental Health StatusIt analyzes the mental health status in the individual.0.8-1.2Value below or above normal range indicates possible imbalance in the mental health which one may experience heavy-headed, lightheadedness, insomnia etc.

Autonomic Nervous System StatusIt analyzes the autonomic nervous system status in the individual.1.5-2.0Value below or above normal range indicates underactive or overactive of the autonomic nervous system.

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