Where do we start with a patient?
We begin with a case history, symptom survey and diet history. These help determine deficiencies, toxicities and how much work is ahead for you and should be the starting point for any nutritional program. However, if the picture is not yet clear and we need more information, we use a hair mineral analysis, saliva test and questionnaires. A hair mineral analysis evaluates ratios, toxic metals, deficient minerals and helps evaluate whether your oxidation type is slow or fast. We use this to determine which saliva test to perform and to prioritize findings. If this is our starting point for a nutritional program, it will include diet handouts, lifestyle changes and a recommended nutritonal and herbal protocol.
Imaging / Screening We also offer MyoVison screenings to help us look for a misalignment of the vertebrae. When a spinal bone (vertebrae) is misaligned (subluxated), spinal nerves can become irritated leading to many negative effects. A spinal examination through surface electromyography (SEMG) is used to evaluate electric activity your muscles release when contracting, more commonly known as muscle tension. It is similar to an EKG which measures heart muscle activity. Is it painful? Not at all. It is totally non-invasive and does not cause irritation or pain.
Infrared saunas differ from traditional saunas in that they use infrared radiant energy to directly penetrate the body’s tissue to produce heating. The infrared sauna emitters are designed to heat you and not the air inside the sauna. A typical session lasts about 15-20 minutes at a temperature around 120 degrees. Our body reacts to the increased heating through the natural cooling process of perspiring. Through the perspiration process, acid and waste residue like toxins, sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol, and potentially cancer-producing heavy metals (especially zinc, lead, nickel, cadmium, etc) are removed from the cells. During this process, pores in the skin open allowing waste products to be discharged. The skin also sheds old skin cells, leaving it immaculately clean and glowing with improved tone, elasticity, texture and color.