For many, many years it has been known that the skin of the human body has the capacity to conduct minute electrical currents/sensitivities. There are a number of terms that are used to describe this physical phenomena: skin conductance, galvanic skin response, electrodermal response, electrodermal activity (EDA) among several other terms. During the 1940’s the discovery was made that the skin’s electrical activity (from now on referred to as EDA) varies depending upon a number of things both within and without the body and that with properly designed equipment this variation could be measured. The equipment that was developed was found to be best utilized by testing at the end points of age-old Chinese energy meridians, primarily located on the fingers and toes.EDA is NOT under conscious control; it simply changes unconscious skin activity or response. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung was quoted as saying “Aha, we finally have a looking glass into the unconscious!” EDA is simply interested in unconscious skin responses! EDA equipment “reads” these changes and with current computer and digital technology can describe what is happening in the client’s body. So… if an allergen (an easily understood example) is brought into one’s environment, the EDA for someone who is sensitive to this substance varies enough to show a measurable change. Similarly, if a substance that would help alleviate the symptoms is then brought into the client’s environment the EDA measurement would show an improved response. It’s important at this point to mention again that only CHANGES in the EDA can be measured; the absolute value cannot be measured with this equipment. Veronica LaChapelle, ND, has been mentored by an expert in the naturopathic field and has been practicing this technology for approximately 25 years; her Mentor once told me “Hey! Veronica really gets this!” The device she screens with is called “Avatar” and frequently the testing is referred to as EDS (Electro Dermal Screening). Dr. LaChapelle has assisted many Clients, Dentists and other Practitioners with removal of parasites, bacteria, heavy metals, necrotic bone among many other successful applications. Utilizing this equipment, she is able to identify specific toxins (parasites, bacteria, heavy metals plus many others) and then prepare a homeopathic remedy designed to directly target each and every pathogen. Besides targeted homeopathic remedies, she uses highly effective organic herbs along with powerful nutritional supplements like intestinal flora, digestive enzymes and many others. The herbs/tinctures she uses are handcrafted, Spagyric (proven age-old process) herbs sourced from organic, wildcrafted or biodynamic farms. This carefully managed process may take up to 2 months to produce each batch! The homeopathic remedies are hand-blended and are not influenced by mechanical nor electrical energies even in the bottling and labeling process which may easily alter quality and effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. The Avatar instrument compares the skin response (so, body’s response) to virtually any substance such as bacteria, viruses, etc. along with inert substances like metals, salts and virtually all inorganic substances. So, she can also determine if nutritional products and/or foods help, impede or have no effect on the client’s physiology. Some clients are taking products that are detrimental or of little use to them. Dr. Veronica’s ~25 years experience has shown which remedies work best and utilizes those for her practice. Dramatic results have recently been achieved with chronic long term feminine issues and heavy metals removal with substantial reduction/elimination of symptoms both resulting in a more vibrant experience of life. THIS IS NOT A DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENT! It is based on bio-feedback!