Lifewatch: Body scan

Reported by Claire Hosmann - bio|email
Posted by Heather Setzler - bio|email

(WECT) - What if there was a device that could detect potential health problems before they happened?

It turns out, there just might be.  At least that's what the manufacturer claims, and many health practitioners swear by it.  But many others look at the device with a healthy dose of skepticism.

"I'm totally a believer, and it doesn't hurt," said patient Jody Rubalcava. "That's the main thing."

Rubalcava said she suffered from migraine headaches for ten years.  In so much pain, she'd lock herself in a dark room for hours at a time.

"I was having them every day, just couldn't function."

As a last resort she visited a chiropractor who recommended a computer that scans your entire body in minutes.

"It's totally non-evasive, so there's no sticking of needles," said David Balcour with EIS SoCal in southern California. "There's no taking your clothes off getting ready for an x-ray. There's no cold slabs you have to lay on."

Electrodes, like those used in an EKG, are put on the patient's forehead, hands, and feet.

"It will give you very specific information about sodium content, potassium content, ATP production, which is your energy nom. It will tell you about your hormone levels."

In less than five minutes, the scan, drawn out in a colorful 3-dimensional model, purports to show exactly what's going on in your body.

For Rubalcava, there was something she didn't know about.

"I'm thinking food sensitivity or problems with certain types of food."

Ultimately, her scan showed a digestive problem with white sugars, milk, and eggs.  She stopped eating them.

"I haven't had migraines in almost five and a half months, and it's awesome."

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