What is the AMI?
The AMI (Apparatus for Meridian Identification) works by monitoring the electrical conductivity and capacity at specific acupoints at the tip of fingers and toes (called Sei point, or Jing/Well points). After years of research, Dr. Motoyama was able to show that there is a close correlation between the electrical conductivity of meridians and the flow of Ki (or Chi) in the meridians. The basic research Dr. Motoyama did to support his claim about the AMI can be found in his book “Measurement of Ki Energy Diagnoses & Treatment: Treatment Principle of Oriental Medicine from an Electrophysiological Viewpoints” published by Human Science Press in 1977. Please see below (Dr. Motoyama’s Findings using the AMI) for the pages from this book.
What does the AMI measure?
The AMI measures the electrical conductivity, capacitance, and polarization of skin tissue and fluids; it uses these to evaluate the tissue condition and the functioning of the acupuncture meridians and their corresponding internal organs.
The AMI data tells you:
● The condition of the meridians and the functioning of their corresponding internal organs – lung, large intestine, heart, small intestine, spleen, liver, stomach, urinary bladder, kidney and gall bladder;
● Whether your Ki energy is excessive or deficient ;
● An objective analysis of your autonomic nervous system;
● The effects of acupuncture, meditation, and exercise through continuous monitoring of the autonomic nervous system and Ki energy;
● Chakra type, meaning which chakra is most active/inactive. The data cannot measure the amount of energy in the chakra quantitatively but can indicate which one is activated at the moment.
Dr. Motoyama’s Findings using the AMI
Extracts from “Measurements of Ki Energy, Diagnosis, & Treatments” (1997) by Hiroshi Motoyama, Ph.D., Ph.D., Tokyo, Japan, Human Science Press
Substantiation of the Existence of Acupuncture Meridians
Data Obtained Using the AMI
BP is a Parameter Reflecting Meridian Function. Evidence suggests that the Dermal Connective Tissue is the Physical Location of the Acupuncture Meridian
Structure and Function of the Dermis
2) Characteristics of the Dermal Connective Tissue which seems to determine the BP Values
(the dermal connective tissue as a reservoir for electrolytes)
(a close relationship between hyaluronic acid composition and BP value)