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Investigating mechanisms of human being as a whole


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, CIHS found Dr. Hiroshi 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 in 1977 by Human Science Press.

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.

Extracts from “Measurements of Ki Energy, Diagnosis, & Treatments” (1997)

by Hiroshi  Motoyama, Ph.D., Tokyo, Japan, Human Science Press

AMI research papers 


Journal Abreviations:

JSEEM= Journal of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine.

Sci-Med= Science and Medicine magazine.

JHM= Journal of Holistic Medicine.

Psychophys.= Psychophysiology Journal.

BMC-CAM= Biomedical Central, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

SAR-JACM= Society for Acupuncture Research, Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine.

SAR-PSAR= Society for Acupuncture Research, Proceedings of SAR.

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