Physical & Clinical Evaluation
General Appearance, Skin, Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth/Throat, Neck, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Abdomen, Breasts, Lymphatic, Genitourinary, Gastrointestinal, Musculoskeletal, Neurological, and Psychiatric exams.
Pulse diagnosis is an important diagnostic tool to collect further information regarding the condition of the patient. Fingers are used on the radial artery to palpate the six locations of both wrists (three pulses on the left and right radial arteries). These locations represent anatomy in terms of systems, organs, and tissues. The pulses are qualitatively described at each location of the radial artery, which correlates with the anatomy.
The tongue is the organ of speech, taste, chewing and swallowing food. The tongue has many taste receptors so it is supplied by the circulatory and nervous systems. It is a sensitive organ and its appearance can change with physiological functions of the body. A practitioner evaluates the tongue in the following areas: shape, contour, color, surface and margins. The tongue has different areas, which correspond to the organs of the body.
Iridology is the evaluation of various markings and lacunae in the iris. The practitioner identifies the internal workings of the body. Every fiber, color, pattern, and defect in the iris is believed to have a reflex correlation with disease manifestation or organ system malfunction. Practitioners can reveal a patient's overall state of health, as well as their tendencies toward inherited disease and possible future problems. The purpose of iridology is to recognize toxins, inflammation, inherent weakness or strength, general health level, and biochemical deficiencies within the body. The left eye corresponds with the left side of the body and the right eye corresponds with the right side of the body.
Used to determine if a patient's blood sugar level is within healthy ranges. The test assists in screening for high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), pre-diabetes or diabetes.
Review of Systems, Medical History and Family Medical History:
Skin, Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth/Throat, Neck, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Abdomen, Breasts, Lymphatic, Genitourinary, Gastrointestinal, Musculoskeletal, Neurological, and Psychiatric exams
Amino Acid Profile