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Device qiWELLNESS (health through Qi energy) enables diagnosis an therapy according to the traditional Chinese medicine.

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About this project

Device qiWELLNESS (health through Qi energy) enables diagnosis an therapy according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine, whilst utilising few modern techniques:

  • RYODORAKU diagnosis. Its inventor is Nakatani of the Japanese origin. Therapy has been invented in mid XX century. It enables to assess level of the energy flow within main meridians within physical body. Assessment is based on measuring the resistance within designated acupuncture points.
  • Carry out Rydoraku diagnosis, which based on the received results enables to restore energy flow within 12 meridians. This therapy also stimulates or hinder performance of the organs associated with relevant meridians. Analogically, this type of therapy works as acupuncture, which brings homeostasis within human body.
  • VOLL diagnosis (Voll electro-puncture aka EAV). Inventor of this therapy is German Dr Reinhold Voll. Method has been developed 40-70 XX. It allows you to access whether our organism is in balance, hyper or hypo-functioning or weakening particular organ within our body.
  • VEGATEST diagnosis is a method mapped out by Dr Helmut Shimmel in 70 XX. It is based on EAV method. It measures vegetal nervous system in designated acupuncture point when patient is exposed to the pathogen containing substance. Currently, vegatest has been classified to pseudo- scientific medical method. However a lot of publications provided strong evidence that this method is highly successful when detecting virulent and food allergies.
  • ARIKULO DIAGNOSISand ARIKULO THERAPY. These techniques allow to diagnose with high probability number of popular afflictions and support their healing based on measuring the resistance within specific points located within the ear and stimulating them with electric current.
  • ELECTRO-PUNCTURE (electro-acupuncture) stimulation acupuncture points with electric current of the specific parameters. This method is as effective as acupuncture whilst being significantly less invasive on the tissue. Electro-puncture is very effective with healing the pain in both conventional and traditional Chinese medicine.

The device is made with two circuits:

  • Measuring and diagnosis (aka miniVOLL)
  • Therapeutic ( generate specific electric signals)

qiWELLNESS is an open source construction. it sis similar to other open source protects launched within biotronika platform. Portal aims to enable user to self assemble the device. Device can be assembled from prefabricated modules e.g. circuit boards and does not require knowledge of electronics.

Device services two types of electrodes:

  • Ryodoraku diagnosis - specifically made for this type of diagnosis.
  • Point electrode - used for diagnosis and electropuncture.

Ryodoraku electrode

Point electrode and supporting electrode

Device is being run by utilising qiWELLNESS software compatible with PC with Windows and Linux (delivery of software planned for end of 2019)

An example: using Ryodoraku method

Measuring energy flow using Ryodaraku method shows that prior to therapy taking place energy flow has been stopped in one of the meridians (TE, associated with the lymphatic system) and lack of balance within both left and right side of the heart meridians (HT) as well as large intestine (LI).

After 30 seconds stimulation marked in red points, the following result has occurred: Lung (LU) and pericardium (PC) meridians have been removed from the therapy.

I am going to make a you tube video describing the assembly of the miniVOLL-qiWELLNESS device. I want to record it in a version without comment, so that it would be available to everyone, regardless of their mother tongue. The film will be available within nearest future. Your patience is greatly appreciated. You can assembly qiWELLNESS device in about 2-3 hours. Downloading Arduino and compiling firmware takes 1 additional hour.

Assembly scheme

Picture below is not exactly the same as assembly scheme, because of different the op-amplifier (MCP6142). Also I used green wire instead of violet to the therapy socket.

The step-up converter requires modification. Remove the original (blue) potentiometer. In this place, solder two wires (in the picture blue) and fix them to an external 10k (W103) or 50k (W503) blue potentiometer. Then solder to the converter terminals 4 long gold-pins, so that it can be mounted to the prototype board over other items. Look at the picture.


Power of EAV circuit

An interesting fact is the lack of a Li-ion 18650 battery charger. In the case of the miniVOLL, the system consumes less than 90uA. Battery capacity is 3.4 Ah, so it should last for over 4 years. When the electrodes are shorted, they take about 11.5mA (maximum current). So it gives about 12 days of continuous shorting of the electrodes. In fact, the battery should last for about a year. So I assume that if it stops working (the system has a power drop protection below the 3.3V threshold) then you have to unscrew the device and charge it. I used NCR18650B MH12210.

Put the 18650 battery to holder after it charging.

Shopping list.

  • Arduino NANO R3 1pcs
  • Step-up conventer XL6009E1 5V-35V 1pcs
  • 170 prototype boards (e.g. yellow) 3pcs
  • IL300 1pcs
  • CNY17 1pcs
  • MCP6141 1pcs
  • LP2950 3.3V 1pcs
  • 3 pin microphone socket 2pcs
  • 3 pin mic. plugs 3pcs
  • 1N4148 2pcs.
  • 1N4728 or BZX85C3V3 1pcs
  • Relay P-5 5V SPDT (or similar) 1pcs
  • 1k / 0.5W or 1W 1pcs
  • 330R 3pcs
  • 100R 1pcs
  • 22k 2pcs
  • 33k 1pcs
  • 220k 1pcs
  • 100nF 2pcs
  • 10nF 1pcs
  • 1n/100V 1pcs
  • 100-150mA polymer fuse 1pcs
  • Linear potentiometer 10k or 50k (depends on step-up conventer blue pot) 1pcs
  • Buzzer 5V with generator 1pcs
  • Li-ION battery 18650 3.6V-3.7V 2000-3400mAh
  • Switch 2-position on/off 1pcs
  • Plastic box for device 1pcs
  • One battery 18650 holder 1pcs
  • 0.5mm2 Cu wire - 1m
  • 1mm2 silicon Cu wire - 4m (red and black)
  • Insulated crimp fork terminal M4 x 6,4mm - red 8pcs
  • USB – mini USB cable 1pcs
  • Power supplier to 18650 battery

Use resistors 0.25Watts because of the size, except 1k / 0.5W or 1W.

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