What functional medicine do we provide?

We practice functional medicine at Lotus Blossom Clinic in several ways.  We offer Live Blood Education where look at your blood under a microscope and discuss what you can do to improve your blood and health,  We  can order tests such as micro-nutrient, cardiovascular, genetic and hormone tests.  We use SpectraCell Labratories for this testing.

Live Blood Cell Education

This is a very instructive session for the patient. The doctor or live blood technician takes one drop of your blood and puts it on a slide. Together, you view your blood under a dark-field microscope. You will watch an entire constellation of heavenly-like bodies (some of them sparkle and move like amoebas as they gather up the garbage from your cells).    Sometimes a parasite is found…and the patient may say “No wonder I was feeling so tired!”  Sometimes it shows dehydration symptoms.   Sometimes it shows indicators of inflammation.  Sometimes there are indications of digestion issues or indications of fungus/yeast. A Live Blood session shows much about your “current state of health”, and it is often a huge motivator for people to change life style habits.

Micronutrient test includes:

Vitamins

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Biotin
  • Folate
  • Pantothenate
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K

Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Copper

Amino Acids

  • Asparagine
  • Glutamine
  • Serine

Fatty Acids

  • Oleic Acid

Antioxidants

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Cysteine
  • Glutathione
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin E

Carbohydrate Metabolism

  • Chromium
  • Fructose Sensitivity
  • Glucose-Insulin Metabolism

Metabolites

  • Choline
  • Inositol
  • Carnitine

SPECTROX

for Total Antioxidant Function

IMMUNIDEX

Immune Response Score

CARDIOMETABOLIC TESTING

This testing provides information about atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD),Type 2 Diabetes, and inflammatio CardioMetabolic Risk, poor blood sugar control. There are a large number of areas that are tested so “For more information go to SpectraCell.com

HORMONE PANELS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Sex (Steroid) Hormones

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) –
  • Androstenedione
  • Testosterone
  • Estradiol (E2)
  • Estrone (E1) – 
  • Estriol, unconjugated (E3)
  • Progesterone

Regulatory (Peptide) Hormones

  • Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH)
  • Prolactin (PRL)
  • Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)

THYROID HORMONES

  • Free T3 (Free Triiodothyronine)
  • Free T4 (Free Thyroxine)
  • Total T4 (Total Thyroxine)
  • rT3 – Reverse T3 (Reverse Triiodothyronine)
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Anti-TG (Antibodies to Thyroglobulin)
  • Anti-TPO (Antibodies to Thyroperoxidase)
  • Tg (Thyroglobulin)
  • TBG (Thyroid Binding Globulin)

 

Genetic testing includes

  • Telomere Testing for aging
  • Apolipoprotien E – cardiovascular risk
  • MTHFR – provides information about causes of elevated levels of homocysteine
  • Factor V Leiden & Prothrombin – indicates heart risk or thrombosis risk.

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