001. NMD Karimov and DC Kessler write in "Heart Rate Variability [...] Part 3" (NDNR 2014-10; archived here 2014) [they SELL this equipment and it can supposedly measure THE IMAGINARY merdians for which it is ODDLY "highly accurate" and it's used to measure "efficacy" ]:
001.a. the language of science that's used:
"evolutionary biology", "a quantitative view of our adaptive capabilities", "homeostasis", "pH", "autonomic nervous system".
001.b. the language of the science-ejected that's used [there are 14 instances of "vital force" used, ISYN]:
"vital force measurement [...] vital force (50-500) [...] the vital force is calculated by analyzing certain relationships between P-R, R-R, R-T, P-T intervals on the EKG [...] because vital force maintains the balance of metabolic reactions, a low vital force can result in either catabolic reactions dominating metabolism (and premature aging), or the progression of anabolic reactions (and eventual tumor growth) [...] the science in this field is constantly evolving, and we look forward to keeping you informed."
what? Science? Isn't this a FAKE measurement of a so-called "force"? A force would, if it exists, be directly measured as-itself. Here, a RELATIONSHIP is calculated and that is INDIRECT. Saying that a vital force here is being measured is as accurate as saying that when I count the dandelions on my front yard, I know how many fairies are under my garden.
003. the practice of NMD Karimov [NMD Karimov is an NCNM graduate, which is an "anything is science, no distinctions allowed" kind of academic environment] states in "Determine the Effectiveness of Your Treatments and Track the Direction Graphically of Multiple Regulatory Systems Over Time":
"the HQ allows you to assess your patient’s total health through indices of the autonomic nervous system, neuro-hormonal system, psycho-emotional state, brain electrical activity, meridians, chakras in relation to the endocrine system [...] what I like to look at is the vital force reading that basically tells me about the patient’s vitality. If it is low I may not want to detox this patient."
ah, yes. Because, in naturopathyland and kind, a scientific thing like brain electrical activity is the same thing / can be grouped as an equal to magic beans and unicorn tears.
there's a video of the device, here.