Did You Know? Advanced Statistical Analysis in AcuGraph with Intelligraph 5/5 (40)

Advanced Statistical Analysis in AcuGraph with Intelligraph

Intelligraph is the next generation of advanced Digital Meridian Analysis, and it provides the most accurate graph assessments EVER available by ANY method.


This unique feature uses the statistical norms established from over 100,000 individual graphs to dynamically correct each meridian reading for patient age, gender, meridian, side, and mean. This translates into fewer false positives and more accurate results every time.

The original Ryodoraku method pioneered by Dr. Nakatani attempted similar corrections, but without the advantages of advanced computer statistical analysis. We’ve spent years building on Dr. Nakatani’s original method to bring all its power into the modern era. The fruit of our labors is now yours to enjoy in the form of unprecedented accuracy, confidence, and results.

With Intelligraph technology, AcuGraph has now gone beyond Digital Meridian Imaging to set the new standard in Intelligent Meridian Analysis

Transcription of the video:

To introduce the Intelligraph feature in AcuGraph 4, I’d like to start by talking about what I call ‘The Trouble with Ryodoraku’ or ‘Electroacupuncture’s Dirty Little Secret’.

Let’s go ahead and start with some history.

This man, Dr. Yoshio Nakatani, originally developed the ‘Ryodoraku System’  starting in 1947. By 1977, he published the first definitive book on the subject. In that 30-year span, Dr. Nakatani made some important discoveries. One of which is that different areas of the body conduct electricity differently. Well, yes, isn’t that the point? Yes, it is! But let’s consider everything that implies. We can’t assume that all areas of the body or all points are going to conduct the same or even should conduct the same.

Let me illustrate with an example.

If we read the Lung Meridian and we get two readings, we might see two bars that look like these. And if we read the Gallbladder Channel, we might get two bars that look like these. So far we don’t know anything about these readings whether they’re high or low because we don’t have a frame of reference to compare them. All we have is some readings.

But once we take all of the 24 readings on a Ryodoraku exam and we calculate the Mean, now we have a means of comparison. Then we can calculate the physiological Range, the normal Range above and below the Mean, and based on those calculations we can say that the Lung is excessive, and the Gallbladder is deficient. They’ll be color-coded and such and they’ll be treated.

But the question is, what if we got that wrong? For example, what if Lung always measures higher than the Gallbladder even when perfectly healthy? And what if Gallbladder always measures low even when it’s perfectly healthy? If you treated them both according to what you find here, you might be making a mistake. A more accurate approach might be to look at an average for all Lung Meridian readings and an average for all Gallbladder Meridian readings. And to treat according to what the Lung should read rather than to treat according to the average of all meridians, with the Gallbladder the same way. If we did that and came up with a separate Mean, then we would find that both of these are normal and don’t need treatment at all and treating them would have been a mistake.

Dr. Nakatani actually originally discovered this and he attempted to deal with it by using a ‘Staggered Scale’ on the paper chart. When you look at this scale, you can see down the left-hand side the averages and you can see that in general his paper chart was designed so that the average would be around 50. But when you look carefully, you’d see that for the Lung Channel, an average chart of 50 means that the Lung channel will have to be around 58 to be considered normal. Similarly, if we look at the Gallbladder Channel, we can see that a Gallbladder reading of 40 equates with completely normal or the Mean of 50 for this chart.

So there’s a different scale for each one of the meridians on this chart and that works very well for paper. When you don’t have a computer to do the calculating for you, then having a staggered scale to make everything align up in the same horizontal plane works well. But there are some problems. That scale can be hard and confusing to deal with. If I didn’t have the green circles on here, how easy would that be to use? Similarly, up at the top of the scale, you can see that it’s compressed and it can get very hard to do the calculating in the reading.

Another question that we have is: how do we know it’s accurate?

For example, do males and females read differently? There’s only one paper chart and it treats everybody the same way. Does age have any effect? Or does one size fit all? Does the Mean have any effect?

Let me illustrate.

If we go back to the chart we were looking at, we can see that with the Mean of 50 we have the readings as we showed. But what if the mean was higher? If the mean is 120, we now see that a reading of 140 is what’s considered to be normal on the Lung and now when the Mean is down near 20, we can see that a reading of about 23 is what’s considered normal for Lung. Similarly, if we look at Gallbladder, we could see that around 120, a reading of 95 is considered normal. And around 20 a reading of 17 is considered normal for the Gallbladder. So you can see that depending on where the Mean of the chart is, the scale for each meridian is compressed differently so every meridian responds differently depending on the Mean.

You can see that up at the top, the scales are quite compressed and down at the bottom there quite spread out. And then what about left and right sides? Does the left side tend to read differently than the right side for certain meridians? On the paper chart, you can see that the left and right each share the same scale for each Channel. In other words, one-size-fits-all.

We had to know if there were differences that we’re not being properly addressed. So we looked at over 100,000 patient exams on our research database. And we looked at them in every way we can think of. What we discovered was first of all that, yes, there are meridians that do always read differently. For example, the Lung meridian does always read higher than all the other meridians. Similarly, the Gallbladder meridian always tends to read low even when normal. And that’s just based on the anatomy and the physiology of where those points are located when you do the readings. Also, we found that there are certain channels that do tend to have left-right imbalances all the time.

Then we looked at males versus females. And we found that there are a number of meridian’s that tend to read very differently for men versus women and that’s a normal consideration. They should always read differently. So by now, we were very intrigued. So we looked at the data in every way we could think of. We examined trends, combinations, age effects, statistical markers and more. Always with an eye toward making the results more accurate. And it all came down to this; every patient is unique, every meridian is unique, and one size definitely does not fit all.

And so we developed IntelliGraph. IntelliGraph technology features real-time data correction of every measurement as it’s taken. It corrects for gender, age, the Mean of the graph, the channel that you’re measuring, and even which side of the channel left or right. So that you end up with the most accurate graph you can possibly have.

Let me show you how it works.

Here’s a typical graph for a typical patient. You can see that there are some imbalances, Pericardium, Heart and Spleen are deficient, Small Intestine and Large Intestine are excessive and Kidney is split. You can also see that IntelliGraph is not active because the icon is grayed out. Now let’s go ahead and activate IntelliGraph. You’ll see the icon turn green but you’ll also see some changes in the graph. As it adjusts each of the meridian readings according to the intelligent protocol, we find out that there are some things that needed to be corrected. For example, Pericardium now shows that it’s actually split, that was hidden before and wouldn’t have been addressed properly. Similarly, Triple Energizer is showing excessive and it needs to be treated and Large Intestine that was showing excessive is actually perfectly fine, it’s actually within the normal range and it didn’t need to be treated. So, using IntelliGraph technology, we’ve been able to make this graph more accurate and treat the exact imbalances that need to be treated while ignoring the false positives.

IntelliGraph technology gives you greater accuracy. You can see the real meridian balance. You can find out where the true imbalances are. And you can eliminate the false imbalances. IntelliGraph is only available in AcuGraph 4 and it’s the most advanced meridian analysis system in the world. There’s nothing else on the market, even like it. And that’s why we call AcuGraph Intelligent Meridian Imaging.

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Dr. Adrian Larsen

Adrian P. Larsen, D.C., F.A.S.A., C.Ac. Dr. Larsen is President of Miridia Technology Inc., and one of the developers of the AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system. He currently divides his time between research, product development, and teaching. Dr. Larsen also holds certifications in Applied Kinesiology and CPK, and has specialized training in SOT and craniopathy. He, his wife, and 7 children reside in Meridian, Idaho.

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