Adrenal Stress Indexing
The adrenal glands are two small glands located above the kidneys that produce steroid hormones. Adrenal gland dysfunction has been shown to induce blood sugar dysfunction, negatively impact thyroid hormones, decrease the liver's ability to detoxify, decrease bone density, induce depression, encourage obesity, increase the risk factors for cardiovascular and neurological disease, negatively impact gastrointestinal health, suppress immunity, create sleep disturbance and negatively impact hormone regulation.
The brain initiates signals to the body in the form of chemical messages called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters further stimulate the body's glands, which secrete hormones. These hormones travel throughout the body and attach to the organs of the body. Medical research has established a definite link between neurotransmitters and a number of conditions. It has been concluded that deficient or excessive neurotransmitter levels may be at the root of many of these conditions.
Vaginosis and Pap. Testing
Although recurrent or chronic vaginitis may be caused by yeast (candida albaicans), many cases arise from other organisms or from alterations within the vaginal environment (factors often overlooked by the traditional medical community) . The Vaginosis Test is one of the most comprehensive evaluations available for identifying these factors. Our office is one of the few doctor's offices in the Chicagoland area that offers alternative treatments for recurrent or chronic vaginitis.
Nutritional Blood Analysis
This is a "wellness model" blood analysis. Most doctors only mention the specific items that are outside of what is known as "clinical ranges." Clinical ranges are based largely on data from sick people. By the time some tests exceed the clinical range, the damage is already done to your body. To prevent this situation, we assess your test results using an ideal or "homeostatic" range. The homeostatic range is based on the ranges found in healthy people. This approach identifies nutritional needs; sub-optimal organ and gland function, and allows for correction before disease develops.
Immune System Evaluation Panels
We utilize a variety of tests and test panels to aid in the evaluation and management of very complex diseases where the immune system is directly or indirectly involved.
GI Health Assessment
This is a stool test used to identify individuals with bacteria, parasite, fungus and Candida problems, and inflammation. It also identifies immune deficiencies within the GI tract.
It is important for your metabolic pH to be within a specific range in order for your body's many chemical reactions to take place efficiently. An inappropriate metabolic pH also leave's your body susceptible to infection and inflammation. A simple urine test taken first thing in the morning can tell if your body's pH is within the proper limits.
Toxic Element/Heavy Metal Analysis
Heavy metals and other environmental toxins find their way into our air, soil and food. Identifying and addressing issues of toxicity within your body is crucial. This can be accomplished with a hair or urine sample.
This is a computer-assisted evaluation that is performed using FDA approved equipment (called Asyra). This is a functional test and is not meant to replace proper diagnostic testing. It is an evaluation method that measures bio-electrical signals associated with acupuncture points. Evaluating the acupuncture system in this manner reveals the bio-energetic state of the human body.
The existence of the acupuncture pathways and data access points have been validated using radioactive isotope imaging. The Asyra is FDA approved for measuring the electrical activity obtained from these data access points. If you would like to view some of the published research available go to www.asyra.com. Go to the "products" tab and click on "Asyra." Next, click on "research."
Micro amp current is sent through the body's acupuncture pathways (called meridians by the Chinese); these are energetic pathways. The measurement of this current is captured through data access points on the hands. The amount of current that passes through the cellular structure of your organ, gland or system reveals the bio-energetic state of the structure. The existence of the acupuncture pathways and data access points have been validated using radioactive isotope imaging.
Female Hormone Analysis
Accurately evaluating hormone and endocrine function is a common and fundamental part of many patients work up. Effective assessment can provide important information for avoiding the negative side effects associated with hormone replacement therapies and for determining the appropriate use of natural medicines. An expanded female hormone panel will often be performed along with an adrenal stress index test and neurotransmitter analysis to provide a through evaluation of neuro-endocrine function.
Food Allergy Testing
This is a blood test that identifies delayed allergies (sometimes called sensitivities). Unlike "regular" allergies, delayed allergies can take up to 3 days to produce symptoms. Therefore they can often be difficult to identify without testing. If you have had skin testing for allergies, you were not tested for delayed allergies. Delayed allergies can be identified by a blood test called an ELISA test. This type of allergy testing is essential for identifying "hidden" allergies that may go undetected by traditional allergy testing methods.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine, notable for its practice of prescribing water-based solutions that do not contain chemically active ingredients. A homeopathic remedy is one in which the active ingredient has been drastically diluted. The remedy contains such an infinitesimal amount of active ingredient that it is said to contain only the energy of the active ingredient(s). Although such infinitesimal quantities are considered by some to be no more than placebos, the clinical experience of homeopathy shows that the infinitesimal dose is effective: it works upon unconscious people and infants, and it even works on animals. We often utilize homeopathic remedies in addition to vitamins and herbs.