Acupuncture Points - Detect & Treat - 11/01/97
An interesting catalog came in the other day from a company called 'TopicX -
the catalog designed by Engineers'.
Though KeelyNet has no business or other relationship with the TopicX company,
they have some interesting products, chief among them was one with the
The off-the-shelf 'Tobiscope'
On page 32 of their Holiday 1997 catalog
Use the healing secrets of Acupuncture right at home with a device that
actually locates your 'Pressure Points' for you.
Relieve pain, stress, headaches, tension and more with a modern appplication
of the ancient art of acupuncutre. Get relief without drugs, pills or other
medications, and without the high cost of clinical treatments. Don't worry
about finding the right spots to treat - the Super Pen does it for you!
The most effective points for treatment, commonly known as 'pressure points',
are actually points of low resistance, just beneath the epidermis. The Super
Pen locates these points automatically, giving you a green light when you pass
Simply apply the Super Pen's acupuncture tip to these points for maxiumum
relief. Included with the Super Pen is a book of treatment areas for common
ailments. Use it to get relief from insomnia, asthma, high blood pressure,
toothache, neck pain, and more.
TH902 - Super Pen - $79.95
Ordering information for the Tobiscope
I could not find a web address for the company, so will provide their address
and ordering info should you wish to get one of these. I plan to order one to
experiment with. You could ask for a catalog if you want to see their other
Order Line; 1-800-478-4703 (24 hour line)
Customer Service; 1-888-867-4988
9-5 Pacific Monday - Friday
8445 Canoga Avenue
Canoga Park, CA 91304
The device shown is shaped as a thin rectangular black pen with a slightly
curved tip that is touched to the skin.
As you probably know and to my best understanding, the original device called
the Tobiscope was developed in Russia (as described in 'Psychic Discoveries
behind the Iron Curtain') and is supposed to take advantage of the energy grid
in the human body.
Where these grid lines cross, there is a much lower electrical resistance than
in surrounding areas. These points can be stimulated with electrical impulses
which are believed to transfer energy to weakened organs of the body, thereby
helping balance the energy flows and help heal the condition.
Patrick Flanagans' Tobiscope Demonstration
Many years ago, I attended a demonstration in Dallas by Patrick Flanagan. He
had a Tobiscope of his own construction and took volunteers from the audience.
He had a printed form showing all the acupuncture points, measured on the hand
(acupuncture points have complete duplicate energy maps on the feet, the
hands, the ears as well as over the body). This form provided a box to enter
the quantified energy level for each organ or system of the body as measured
by the Tobiscope.
An audience volunteer was measured at each grid point and the energy value
recorded. Flanagan would then have them look at any ceiling fluorescent light
for a couple of minutes, without telling them what they were to expect.
He would then measure their energy levels which would be significantly LESS
than before looking at the lights. Flanagan had developed an unusual double
Fibonacci pattern which he found 'balanced' the acupuncture grids. He did not
tell the audience this, so they did not know what to expect.
Flanagan claimed that acupuncture treatments were subject to outside stimuli.
His example, a person goes to an acupuncture clinic and takes the needle
stimulation. After the treatment, if the points were checked, they would be
in balance (at their highest energy level).
If that person leaves the clinic, begins to walk across the street and is
nearly hit by an automobile, the resultant stress and anxiety NULLIFIES the
acupuncture balance, making the entire treatment useless.
This is of course a radical example and most people would not experience such
an event, yet he was, I think, trying to get across the idea that the energy
flows will not always remain in balance just because you recently had a
Each of the volunteers who had been previously measured directly from the
audience, then after viewing the fluourescent lights, were given this double
Fibonacci pattern in the form of a cast metal coin.
After about one minute, each person was re-measured using the Tobiscope and in
every case, the energy level measured was HIGHER than it had been when they
first came from the audience. This was the case with every organ and system
measured, but only after they held this mystery pattern.
Flanagan was selling these as a medallion and of course I bought one and
mounted it on a belt buckle. Most wore it as a pendant or kept it in their
I must say, it was the most amazing demonstration I had ever seen because you
saw a before and after that was remarkable, and without 'preloading' the
audience with any idea of what they were EXPECTED to experience or display.
Because of this, I've always been interested in acupuncture, how to measure it
and how to keep the body as 'energetically balanced' as possible.
One of the permutations I hope will come from this is a wristband that
measures the overall energy level of the body. It seems when the body is in
the presence of anything, chemical, food, even people, which is harmful to the
organism, a general weakening effect occurs.
This weakening shows up as a reduction in muscle tone that is currently best
detected using Kinesiology (muscle-testing). A simple process, the subject
extends an arm without exposure to any biasing influence. An assistant
presses on the wrist or hand, trying to push the arm down. In this way, a
determination of strength is made.
When the subject is exposed to a test material, the assistant again measures
the arm tension. If the pressure required to push the arm down is less, the
arm is pushed down easily, indicating the test material is harmful to the
subject. If the pressure required to push the arm down is equal to or greater
than it was earlier, this is an indication that the test material is
beneficial to the subject.
Dynamic Disease and Stressed Organs
There is a wonderful book called 'From Clocks to Chaos - the Rhythms of Life'
written by Leon Glass and Michael C. Mackey. There are indications that
organs of the body each have their own rhythm (frequency) and that these
organs, when in good health, harmonize with all the other organs that make up
In the book, the authors refer to 'Dynamic Diseases' which are caused by
arrythmias (chaotic variations in the natural organ rythm). By using a shock
technique, an organ suffering from such instability, can be re-kindled to
restore its natural rhythm, much like what is done with the heart when it is
shocked to restore it to beating.
What is so fascinating about this, the HeartMath Institute in California
have found that the heart and each organ of the body is highly sensitive to
stress experienced in everyday life.
Think of the heart or any organ of the body as having a pure sinewave (which
is not the reality) when it is healthy and stable. If you impose spikes on
this sinewave produced from stresses, the organ will be subjected to jerks and
chaotic motions that are stressful and eventually damaging to the organ.
Heartmath has all the documentation on this phenomenon and have developed a
relaxation technique which actually removes these nervous spikes from the
heart and subsequently to other organs. Please check out their website above
for more details.
Other information that might be of use
A file that might relate to this kind of stimulation describes a juice extracted from a Hawaiian plant. It might serve
some kind of pH restorative to excite the tissues back to a 'living'
Flanagan has a website promoting his
Thinkman Neurophone which they are selling for about $700. Although I've
not seen anything at his site about Acupuncture, you might want to email him
to see if he has any papers available.
Dan Davidson's additional new information on shapes and
forms which appear to act as waveguides for subtle energies is currently
available for $20 if you are interested.
This page started on November 11th, 1997