Ann R.N.

Ann Heusted, RN, C.N.C.

How does electrodermal screening work?

Electrodermal Screening (EDS) is a form of computerized information gathering which is based on physics, not chemistry. A blunt, non-invasive electric probe is placed at specific points on the patient’s hands, face or feet, corresponding to acupuncture points at the beginning or end of energy meridians. Minute electrical discharges from these points serve as information signals about the condition of the body’s organs and systems.

Electrodermal testing has been used successfully in Europe since 1940’s, originating with the German Electro-Acupuncture technique as developed by Dr. Reinhold Voll (a German physician, acupuncturist and engineer). Dr. Voll established a clear connection between electro-acupuncture points and internal organs, functions and processes.

 The procedure involves measuring potential differences (voltage) between a tip electrode held against an electro-acupuncture point and a large surface electrode (hand electrode) held by the patient. The resultant resistance is then measured. The EDS technique is founded on the theory of acupuncture. EDS has shown that acupuncture points bear a direct relationship to a specific anatomical structure or physiological function of the body.

Did You Know that Ann runs a weekly online Zoom TLS Support Group?

The Downing Clinic has a weekly online Zoom TLS Support Group available and telephone support from Ann Heusted, RN, CNC, CLE TLS program coordinator. For more information on the TLS program and support email or call the office 248-625-6677 and leave a message for Ann.

A Note From Ann:

Wellness is the only way to really live.  I went through nursing school and still didn’t know how to live healthy,  used to get bronchitis, migraines, back pain attacks, tiredness, and lack of endurance to do any physical activity.  Since becoming a certified nutritionist and lifestyle educator I feel fulfilled each day helping people.  My life intention is to teach people to teach others and lead by example to live in wellness.

Today I help individuals and health professionals incorporate individualized wellness lifestyle education as well as programs to implement in health professional offices.


 We are inviting you to a Wellness 101 this Thursday at 8:15


This will be about YOU! We will include information on Gut Health, Inflammation, the Immune System, Blood Sugar Balance, Mental Health. Allergies, Nutrient Drug Depletion,  and Stress. I have attached some information you will find helpful. 


Check off things you or your friends or family would appreciate help with on the health survey!

Practical tips included!

Keep the Nutrient Drug Depletion sheet handy to share with your friends and family.

Then there is a note page to jot down things you learned and what may help you or friends.


Topic: Wellness 101
Time: Thursday  08:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 810 705 4178

Please reply and RSVP! We like to keep this on the small side so we have time to chat! 

Transition Lifestyle Support (TLS) Weight Loss Select

The TLS Select Weight Loss Solution is a clinically supervised, customizable, science-based program designed by your healthcare provider to suit your weight loss needs. TLS Select combines low-glycemic-impact eating, body composition, supplementation, and education; offering extensive weight loss plans to help you achieve your weight management goals. To further increase your weight loss success, TLS Select is clinically supervised and monitored by your healthcare provider.

Below is TLS Select Introduction video

Attach the Lepticore Article to show the Science based clinically tested foundation of TLS.

Here is a video from members of our local TLS Team Support group.

What is Low-GI Eating?

Low-Glycemic Index eating focuses on how different foods affect your blood sugar level. The Glycemic Index measures foods on a 100-point scale. Low-GI foods produce little or no fluctuations in our blood sugar or insulin levels. This is important because when your blood sugar rises quickly, your body increases insulin production, forcing the body into fat accumulation and storage. Controlling the GI of your foods promotes normal blood-sugar levels and enables the body to stay in a fat-burning mode.

Find the TLS approved BistroMD meals at the online store Balance By BistroMD at