We utilize a number of diagnostic tools to help determine the underlying cause of a patient’s condition. We rely on a thorough patient history intake, physical evaluation, blood, saliva, stool, and urine collections and a subsequent analysis.
Clinical Blood Analysis
Blood analysis is a helpful diagnostic tool that gives a comprehensive picture of a patient’s current state of health. Specific biomarkers help us evaluate the liver, kidneys, thyroid and heart. Blood analysis helps check for inflammation, proper blood sugar regulation, and excludes the presence of anemias.
This test is very helpful when analyzing cortisol (stress hormone), testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, estrogen levels, and adrenal function. An imbalance in these hormones will result in a loss of libido, infertility, PMS, dysmenorrhea and menopausal symptomatology.
Fecal testing is used to evaluate gastrointestinal integrity and for the presence of possible harmful pathogens in the gut lining.
A urine test helps evaluate kidney function, looks at possible urinary infections, and of course examines the body’s ability to excrete harmful byproducts of regular metabolic processes and toxins.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine based on the theories of traditional Chinese medicine. Empirical studies show acupuncture to be very effective in the treatment of a variety of female conditions such as menopause, infertility, incontinence, PMS, heart palpitations, and hypothyroidism.