The Avatar instrument is based upon the principles of Electro-Dermal Screening (EDS) or Electro Acupuncture according to Voll (EAV). Dr Reinhold Voll being the inventor of this type of assessment which takes advantage of the electrical conductivity of the acupuncture system.
He found that if he passed a very weak electrical current (the same as just holding an AA battery) through an acupuncture meridian there was firstly far less resistance to the electricity than if it wasn't through a meridian and secondly he could gauge the healthy of that meridian and therefore the associated organs healthy by the amount of electricity that made it through the meridian out the other hand.
Dr Voll was in the unique position that his laboratory was based in a hospital so he was able to scan patients from within the hospital and compare his reading to the hospital diagnosis. From here he built years and years of data on the points and techniques that are now used with the more advanced form that the Avatar is now.
The readings the Avatar takes are as follows; 100 units of a tiny current are passed through a meridian via an acupoint on the hands or feet. Essentially the client is put within the circuit and a reading is taken from how much remains of the 100 units. The test is totally pain free and non-invasive.
If 50 units come out to the other hand, which is holding a copper "handmass" then that meridian is functioning well and healthy. If more is returned, say a reading of 75 then the organ is acute and inflamed and if it is lower than 50, say 30, the organ is chronic and functioning under par. As within all natural approaches a balance is healthy and both too high or too low show an imbalance.
The full screen can cover all the major organs and other deeper systems that are extremely valuable in understanding for health "re-creation". For example:
The Avatar is not a diagnostic tool, it cannot say you have this or that disease. It reads "energetic" health. So we can get an idea of weakened or stressed organs. Where it is incredibly helpful is with issues that could have many causes. For example, fatigue problems can originate from the gut, from toxicity or the liver, from thyroid / adrenal / or other hormone problems. But which one to treat first? The Avatar helps prioritise this. For example the Avatar scan often indicates that treatment for many hormone problems starts with healing the gut. Why could this be? Well, the gut delivers toxins to the liver and the liver is responsible for managing the breakdown of hormones. If the liver doesn't do its job then excess hormones float around causing problems. But if you give hormone balancing remedies then you haven't fixed the liver, the source of the problem and if you cleanse the liver then it just tops up with toxins from the bowel. So commonly it is cleanse the bowel first, which helps the liver, which helps the hormones.