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Comprehensive thyroid panels
A complete metabolic panel (CMP)
A lipid panel
A CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto differential)
Sensitivity Testing: This test determines if you have a sensitivity to gluten (wheat, rye, barley and other grains), milk, eggs, yeast, and soy. If you are sensitive to ANY of these food groups, it could be making your condition worse as it will increase inflammation in your brain and throughout your body!
Here are some of the symptoms of these sensitivities:
Chronic pain or fatigue
Bloated after eating
Frequent loose bowel movements
Mouth ulcers or sores
The best way to find out of you are suffering from any of these sensitivities is the run appropriate tests.
Adrenal Stress Index (ASI): We can further test your adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index. This is a salivary test much like DNA testing. Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress. If you have been or are currently under stress, this test is a must!
Immune Panels: Your condition could be caused by an autoimmune disorder. As you know, an autoimmune disorder is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body (nervous system, joints, connective tissue, thyroid, etc.) so we test for specific antibodies to determine if you suffer from an autoimmune condition.
A: T and B Lymphocyte & NKC
B: Cytokine Panels—IL-2, TNF-Alpha, IL-4 and IL-10
C: Natural Killer Cell Activity
There are two parts to the immune system, TH1 and TH2.
IL- 2 and TNF-alpha = TH1
TH1 is T-cells. T-cells are the army that attacks and cleans up afterword. (Helper T-cells, Suppressor T-cells, NKC, regulatory T-cells, and macrophages.
IL-4 and IL-10 = TH2
TH2 is B-cells. B-cells make anti-bodies. They tell T-cells what to kill. If the testing comes back with a high B-cell count, the patient is TH2 dominant.
You will want to determine if there is an active antigen or dysregulation.
Active antigens are parasites, bacteria, virus, mold, yeast, fungi, protozoan, foods, chemicals, and heavy metals.
The best indicator for an active antigen as the cause of the patient’s abnormal dominance is the “Helper/Suppresor” ratio on the T & B cell panel. (also called “CD4:CD8” ratio).
The closer to 2.5 the ratio is (or if above that), the more likely it is that you’re dealing with an antigen.
If the ratio is below 1.2, then you are most likely dealing with a dysregulation problem.
The immune panels give me an in depth picture as to what is exactly happening with your immune system. If you are suffering from an auto-immune disorder, it obviously trumps everything and it must be the first thing to be addressed.
Intestinal Permeability: This test checks if the patient suffers from Leaky Gut Syndrome. LGS or Leaky Gut Syndrome describes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining, caused by antibiotics, toxins, poor diet, parasites or infection can lead to increased permeability of the gut wall to toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste or larger than normal macromolecules. It has been proposed that these substances affect the body directly, while others postulate an immune reaction to these substances.
HORMONE PANELS: We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.
INFLAMMATION: Finally, we may need to test for inflammation in your system by testing homocysteine levels and C-Reactive Protein (C-RP).
GLUTATHIONE: Glutathione is important in immune regulation and inflammation. We incorporate Glutathione to support patients with chronic conditions (along with other nutritional protocols).
Brain-Based Therapy (BBT): treatment to increase neuroplasticity and brain function pioneered by the country’s leading chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Fredrick Carrick. The treatments are all neurologically based and clinically proven to help with chronic pain, balance disorders and other neurologic conditions.
Interactive Metronome®: A computerized brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program. Helps patients with ADD/ADHD, Learning Disorders, MS, Parkinson’s, Stroke Rehab. Reprograms and balances the brain. Dr. Kan is a qualified Interactive Metronome Provider. Visit www.interactivemetronome.com for more information.
Eyelights Therapy – Eyelights were designed to provide optimal stimulation to the brain using the optic nerve. Glasses designed with flashing lights built to fit behind the lens, they can be programmed to blink on the non-dominant eye in order to strengthen the weaker side of the brain. Since one of the most direct avenues to the brain is via the eye, a child can learn more effectively if they are seeing correctly. And an athlete will perform better because the eye is able to gather all of the information necessary to perform.
“By stimulating the weaker hemisphere of the brain you allow it to become stronger, thus improving overall performance. One method of stimulating the brain is to use light pulses. When using Eyelights you can control the intensity, frequency, and pattern of light pulses, which will result in being able to “wake up” the weaker side of the brain.” – www.eyelights.com
Unilateral Chiropractic Adjustment: Understanding how and why to specifically adjust areas of the spine is very important to creating the best possible outcomes. Dr. Kan has completed neurologically based adjustment courses.
ATM2™ System: An effective exercise device that provides relief from chronic neck, back, shoulder and hip pain by restoring core muscles and increasing range of motion. Visit www.backproject.com for more information.
Nutritional Therapy: Part of the bigger picture to restoring your health is how you eat. We have extensive training to provide you with sound direction when it comes to eating well and supplementation. All supplementation is based on objective laboratory analysis to create a customized protocol, with follow up tests to measure and track effectiveness of nutrition therapy.
Glutathione Therapy: Known as the mother of all antioxidants, glutathione is found in almost every cell in the body. Glutathione can help decrease pain and inflammation, give you more energy and rid your body of numerous toxins.
Individualized Home Exercising Planning: Many of our patients want to take an active role in their recovery. We empower you with individualized exercise programs tailored to your specific needs. These plans often contain several ‘phases’ that change as you become stronger and healthier. Let’s make you the best you can be.
Call 480-988-6269 today for your Case Review to see if you are a candidate for our program.