SRQ Acupuncture and Massage offers a number of different diagnostic options including:
ROUTINE BLOOD WORK
IGG FOOD SENSIVITY TESTING
GENETIC METHYL DETOX PROFILE
IgG Food Sensitivity Testing
IgG Food Sensitivity Testing
This simple test is done in the office, by a finger stick. It consists of a very small set of blood spots you will see the results of 96 different foods..
We get a biochemical reaction as a result of how each food reacts in your body on a scale of 1-6.
I advise anything above a 1 to be avoided so you can lower the overall amount of inflammation in the body.
I have found this test to be extremely beneficial for pediatrics as young as 6 months to geriatrics and everyone in between.
More about IgG Food Sensitivity Tests
There are two immunological reaction that happen when we eat food. One is governed by the immunoglobulin E (IgE) and one is governed by the immunoglobulin G (IgG).
The first reaction (IgE) happens between 0 and 12 hours after eating a food. It is called the immediate allergy and the symptoms are obvious and often need medical intervention to stop the reaction as it can be life threatening.
The second reaction (IgG) happens between 12 and 72 hours after eating and the symptoms are NOT obvious and can be extremely difficult to pin point foods.
So what happens in the IgG reaction is called low grade chronic inflammation. This will affect different people differently. I have seen so many different things once people identify what they’re sensitivities are. Ranging from asthma to allergies, eczema, mood, energy, quality of sleep, to organ function etc.… When tested, nine out of tem of my patients have made a discovery of something that they did not know about how food had them feeling.
Hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA), is an analytical test which measures the mineral content of the hair. The sampled hair, obtained by cutting the first inch and one-half of growth closest to the scalp at the nape of the neck, is prepared in a licensed clinical laboratory through a series of chemical and high temperature digestive procedures. Testing is then performed using highly sophisticated detection equipment and methods to achieve the most accurate and precise results.
More about Hair Analysis
Methyl Detox Profile
More than 50% of people are affected by genetic mutations in the methylation pathway.
Methylation can play an important role in many chronic diseases. By understanding your genetics you can prevent and address these conditions with the right nutrition.
The MethylDetox Profile tests critical genes in the methylation pathway. The methylation pathway is the major part of detoxification and the metabolic cycle. Based on your genetics, this profile enables you to address many important chronic medical conditions by using nutrition and nutrient supplementation.
More about The Methyl Detox Profile
MTHFR stands for methyl-tetrahydrofolate reductase, an enzyme that is responsible for the process of methylation in every cell in your body. MTHFR is a common genetic variant that causes this key enzyme in the body to function at lower than normal rate. This can lead to a variety of medical problems.
Methylation is a core process that occurs in all cells to help your body make biochemical conversions. When people with genetic mutations of MTHFR are exposed to toxins, they have a harder time getting rid of them which can cause some very serious illnesses. The methylation process is responsible for:
- Cellular Repair: synthesis of nucleic acids, production and repair of DNA and mRNA
- Detoxification and Neurotransmitter Production: Interconversion of amino acids
- Healthy Immune System Function: formation and Maturation of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelet production
Most People have heart of MTHFR but there are 6 components that are tested in our Methyl Detox Profile
There are really simple nutrient support supplements that we can add in if we identify missing links in the chin that will upregulate your ability to detox.
Who may benefit from this test?
Individuals with any of the following diagnoses of symptoms, lab data indicating the tendency toward:
- e.g. hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke
- e.g. depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, ADD/ADHD, ASD, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine, insomnia
- e.g. metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, kidney diseases, reduced ability to metabolize medications, multiple chemical sensitivity
- e.g. osteoporosis
- e.g. macular degeneration
- e.g. colorectal, breast, and others