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About the BioScan (Meridian Stress Assessment)

Joanne Corroto RN, BSN, LMT uses the BioScan (Meridian Stress Assessment), a class 2 FDA-approved medical device, to detect imbalances in the body. The BioScan provides an extraordinary perspective on the state of your body’s energetic health and balance by measuring electrical conductivity at response points (acupuncture/meridian points) on the hands and feet.  A total of 58 points are used for testing and are recorded to provide a profile of the client’s present condition. According to research, acupuncture points are related to the body’s organs and systems.

As the client moves away from health, imbalances can be sensed along the meridians at representative points. As a result, stress associated with the corresponding organs can be surveyed using the indicated organ points.

The BioScan can provide information on how organs, glands, and body systems are performing and how they’re reacting to environmental toxins, stress, emotions and more.  It is a comprehensive, non-invasive and pain free test. It creates a complete circuit (like an EKG) using a highly sensitive Ohm meter that measures the flow of energy between each meridian point and organ.  After the initial assessment or measurements have been taken and recorded, the results can be viewed. If stress values are above or below the balance point, the systems’s extensive computer database will allow consideration of a wide range of possibilities that can help the client regain a healthy balance. The BioMeridian allows consideration of thousands of homeopathic, herbal and nutritional products.

Here’s what testing looks like:

At a typical appointment, the client sits in a chair and holds the moistened brass hand mass in one hand, while the other hand is tested using a stylus to touch the various acupuncture meridian points on the fingers. The information is visibly plotted on the computer, displaying the energy that point is exhibiting: stressed, weak or balanced.

Testing the small bowel point might indicate a possible imbalance with digestion/absorption, indicating to the technician that there is a need to look at other items that impact digestion and absorption. Low stomach acid, sluggish bile flow, flora imbalance are some of the possible underlying causes. Once the underlying cause is determined, the BioScan helps to determine from thousands of treatment options, what will work best with the client.

Overall, the BioScan unit is an information gathering device to disclose patterns of stress and provide feedback to help restore each system and meridian to an appropriate balance.

The BioScan does not provide a medical diagnosis.

by Joanne Corroto, RN, BSN, LMT

Joanne Corroto, RN, BSN, LMT, Leaves of Life Practitioners

Meet Joanne Corroto

Since graduating from Capital University in 1978, I’ve worked in many different settings as a nurse.  As a result of my varied experience, I’ve learned to “think outside the box” and help patients navigate the medical system by being their advocate.  I continue to be amazed at the body’s resilience and ability to heal.  I’ve learned that using a holistic approach, while integrating all aspects of a person’s life, will bring the body back into balance.  I utilize my Bio Scan unit and my diverse background in nursing, aromatherapy, bodywork, reiki, massage, homeopathy, EFT, healing foods/herbs to help me guide patients to optimal wellness. Utilizing integrative medicine to achieve my own healing has also given me insight to guide others towards personal wellness.  My greatest joy is to watch a client’s face light up as they begin to see results when no one else could find the answers.

In my spare time I love to read, research, spend time outdoors, garden, dance, and laugh with my adult children.  My favorite place to be is relaxing by the ocean.