Bio Cellular Electrical Analysis with BIA Testing
Submitted by staff on Fri, 2006-07-28 04:49.
Content type: Research Groups: BioMagnetics, BIA Tests
|Bio Cellular Electrical Analysis with BIA Testing||
The Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) machine is a FDA registered instrument that analyzes and measures the electrical values [Parallel Capacitance] of the cells.
The properties of the BIA circuit in the body are well defined. The method [of measurement] is precise, sensitive and specific in its ability to illustrate specific changes inherent in the biological subject.
The BIA provides a scientific index - a 'snapshot' of cellular level dynamics and architecture, giving valuable and immediate data of the individual’s state of health and healing from many protocols including medical research, clinical practice and the health care professional analysis and recommendation.
BIA prediction measurement equations have been developed since 1939. The measurements use parallel resistance and reactance as predictors of intracellular, extracellular and body cell mass. These equations can specify if cellular health is static, progressing and/or regressing. (Comparisons to K40, DEXA and D20 were very good (r > .9) and are sufficient to be used in clinical practice and studies of wasting disorders in AIDS patients.)
What is parallel capacitance
All living things are made of cells. Cells are membrane bound compartments filled with a concentrated solution of chemicals, nutrients, elements, and salts. Groups of cells perform specialized functions and are linked by an intricate communications system.
The cell membrane maintains an ion concentration ‘gradient’ between the intracellular (internal cell/cytoplasm) and extracellular (external) environment. This electromotive gradient [in pico Farads] known as Parallel Capacitance, is the electrical potential difference across the membrane that is essential to cell survival.
The Parallel Capacitance is responsible for efficient support transfer of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and elements in and out of the cell. The higher the capacitance, the more efficient the cellular metabolism,
Parallel capacitance is not affected by weight or body fat. It is a measure of cell membrane health and can change dramatically depending on disease or health. As cells take on nourishment and vitality progressing toward health, their parallel capacitance increases. Inversely, as cells lose their energy and vitality, their capacitance goes down.
A body builder, for example, would have a high parallel capacitance and low resistance, or more cell volume, because he is extremely muscular and fit. A malnourished AIDS patient would have a low parallel capacitance due to lower muscle density.
Any protocols and/or supplements that progress the body’s health will show an increased capacitance. Inversely, any substances that decrease the capacitance need further inspection. The BIA instrument provides data points. The more data points the greater ability to make an accurate hypothesis that can best assist the client.
For example, are they detoxifying or going through a life change that can ultimately lead to a major shift in health and capacitance. These are some of the exceptions that will lower capacitance before a breakthrough [shift] that will raise it. Patterns and trends are recorded for recommendations and further analysis.
Generally, a fair increase in capacitance takes weeks to months of strict diet and lifestyle change.
The following BIA tests show before and after bio-electromotive stimulus using the BioMagScience therapy protocols.
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