When you have a deep-seated health challenge such as a chronic pain condition, immune system dysfunction, or systemic disease, you may need to make changes on multiple levels. In addition to chiropractic care, you may need a functional medicine plan that includes nutritional counseling and dietary changes. American Wellness Care can provide all of these strategies in a customized package to help you get well and stay healthy for life.
Nutrition's Place in Functional Medicine
Your body can maintain its countless complex functions only when it has adequate amounts of the right nutrients. These nutrients include both macronutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fats) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and amino acids).
Unfortunately, getting that balance just right can prove difficult. Many popular processed foods offer too little in the way of actual nutrition and too much fat, sugar, and salt. These imbalances can contribute to chronic inflammation, obesity, bone, and joint problems, poor disease resistance, and other health issues.
Functional medicine takes diet and nutrition into account as part of a larger picture. Our chiropractic team looks at all the factors that influence your current state of health, from emotional stress and lifestyle choices to musculoskeletal or nervous system problems. Upon evaluation, we may find that you need nutritional counseling among other functional medicine services to help you correct your nutrient balance and maintain a healthy weight.
Personalized Holistic Programs From Our Chiropractic Team
Dr. Lynne Kavulich will prepare holistic healing, wellness, or disease management plan to suit your specific needs. Chiropractic treatment may do wonders for your joint and nerve function by correcting alignment problems that interfere with both. At the same time, nutritional counseling can help you select anti-inflammatory foods that promote nerve health, muscle strength, and immune system function. We will pinpoint specific deficiencies in your diet and make recommendations for changing your eating or supplementation habits.
In addition to nutritional counseling and chiropractic care, your functional medicine plan may include a variety of complementary therapies to enhance your well-being. You may benefit from daily exercises, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, or other supportive care to help you get optimal results.
Get the Help You Need for a Healthier Life
Improve your nutritional intake, and you'll improve your health. Contact our chiropractic team at (845) 221-1201 today to schedule an evaluation and request a personalized functional medicine plan.
Computer Bio-communication Testing- (Zyto)
Testing measures where stress is affecting your organs, meridians and nervous system. Non-invasive biofeedback between computer and your body. Zyto identifies your body’s preference to foods and supplements.
Evaluates the overall health of cell, cellular toxicity, percentage body fat vs. lean muscle mass and body hydration. Bioimpedance Testing predicts how well your body is aging.
*Nutritional Response Testing
The analysis is done through kinesiology testing the body’s own neurological reflexes and acupuncture points. Points on the surface of the body relate to the state of health and to the flow of energy in each organ of the body.
Determines if you have zinc levels too high or too low. Zinc deficiencies can worsen skin sagging, acne, eczema, prostate problems, fatigue, immunity and diabetes. Correct balance of calcium is needed to maintain all functions especially in the blood, bones and nervous system.
*Heart Rate Variability
The analysis is a non-invasive, computer based program designed for assessing your Autonomic Nervous System(ANS) and general health. It determines your overall state of health such as physical fitness, wellness and the response of your body under stress. This helps determine your youthful state rather than your chorological age. Determine your energy reserves, stamina, and general physical and emotional well-being.
Urinalysis determines if you have sufficient Vitamin C
Vitamin C is necessary for normal growth and development. It supports a healthy immune, skeletal system and collagen production. It is a powerful antioxidant and is not produced in the body.
*Anti- Oxidant Testing
Are you taking too many or not enough anti-oxidants?
Testing determines the level of free radical activity within the body. High levels of free radicals can lead to cell damage predisposing us to cancer and cardiovascular and brain diseases. The correct amount of anti-oxidants can reduce premature aging.
Knowing your pH allows you to monitor your health. pH testing determines acidity which causes pain, stiffness, lethargy and irritability. Acidity shortens life and causes disease. Alkalinity is vital for your health, your ability to absorb nutrients and for your system to remain vital and pain- free.
Urinalysis is used to determine if your body is excreting calcium which can reveal if your calcium intake is sufficient or if you are losing bone.
*Whole Body Vibration Plate aka “Fountain of Youth”
The ultimate wellness solution that utilizes whole body vibration (WBV). Its benefits include: optimal flexibility, balance, bone and muscle building. It assists the lymphatic system in reducing acid wastes and increases circulation. WBV enhances Brain to Body Communication. Promotes weight reduction and reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Repairs the cell membranes of muscles, discs, joints and nerves. Promotes rapid healing, reduces inflammation and pain. Increases circulation, reduces painful swelling and speeds healing of all treated areas.
*Laser Acupoint Therapy- Meridians
Using low level laser, NOT needles to penetrate acupuncture points. Energy pathways which regulate energy flow to the organs and glands are called meridians. Energy flow in these pathways can become blocked and interfere with ideal functioning of the related organs or systems. Laser acu-point therapy, similar to acupuncture, improves energy flow through these meridians.
Infratonic QGM- Sound Wave Therapy
Infratonic QGM dispenses ultra low sound wave frequencies which frequencies which dissolve cellular trauma and remove barriers to optimal health. Facilitates the brain stem, promoting alpha frequency and profound relaxation of the nervous system.
Cellular 02 is the gold standard to determine your body’s ability to defend itself from infection and protect the cells from being damaged by disease. This test will show your level of protection.
*Emotional Repolarization Technique
Emotions can negatively affect our health. ERT (Emotional Repolarization Technique) is a safe, effective and a natural way to instantly resolve long-standing health problems that have an emotional component.
*Included only in the Intensive Anti-Aging Program