Innovative Measurement of Physiological Function
The following resource section was developed to aid Ms. Rizzo’s mission to increase awareness and educate the industry about cellular energy and its correlation to pathological processes. In this effort, EPIC™ Research & Diagnostics, Inc. seeks to give physicians a non-invasive measurement tool for the detection of electrophysiological signals associated with the primary human body systems so they can efficiently focus their assessments and customize patient care for optimum wellness and disease prevention.
Below are some key terms and articles related to EPIC and our technology.
Autonomic System – Part of the nervous system that was once thought to be functionally independent of the brain. The autonomic nervous system regulates key functions of the body including the activity of the heart muscle, smooth muscles (e.g., the muscles of the intestinal tract), and glands. Source: MedicineNet
Biophotons - Weak electromagnetic waves existing within the ultraviolet through optical range of the intensity spectrum.
Electrophysiology – The biomedical field dealing with the study of electric activity in the body. Electrophysiology includes the study of the production of electrical activity and the effects of that electrical activity on the body. Source: MedicineNet
Intercellular Communication – The transfer of information from one cell to another. Cells signal each other by direct contact with each other or by the release of a substance from one cell that is taken up by another cell. Intercellular communication is important for cells to grow and work normally. Also called cell-cell signaling and cell-to-cell signaling. NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.
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