Comprehensive Lab Testing
We are partnered with cutting-edge laboratories across the country to allow for truly personalized care. With comprehensive tests, we no longer have to guess. The concrete results allow us to track progress and modify treatment based on factual evidence of biochemical change within your body. We currently offer the following testing parameters:
When it comes to customizing a roadmap to getting our patients well, lab testing can play a critical role in the process of uncovering the underlying root cause of your health challenges. We have partnered with the following labs in order to best evaluate patient concerns. All lab partners are on the cutting-edge with knowledge and technology and offer progressive testing and support to offer the most comprehensive approach to our holistic care.
Finding the route cause of imbalance and dysfunction is the foundation of functional medicine. This emerging field of practice avoids generalizing treatment and chasing symptoms with medications. At the Center For Functional Medicine, we offer safe, researched, and natural solutions to regain balance & homeostasis for lasting results from many chronic dis-eases and health conditions.
The overall goal is to maximize whole body function at all levels - cellular, genetic, emotional, mental and physical. We often utilize innovative testing to gain insight into the root causes of dysfunction. We frequently assess the blood for biochemical imbalances, as well as the hair, skin, saliva, urine, and even the physical body for clues to your health story. With the information we gather from your history and the proper testing, we can work together with you in removing the sources of toxicity and restoring normal function through lifestyle modifications, dietary and nutritional guidelines, nutraceuticals (vitamins, minerals, herbs, and more), along with complimentary hands-on treatment methods that re-align, re-balance, and re-store your body so you can re-claim your life.
Holistic Chiropractic Care
The true benefit of chiropractic care lies in the integration of the health of the nervous system. While most people perceive chiropractic care as a treatment for pain, the profession was founded on the basis of restoring FUNCTION to the body. At the core of chiropractic, we are about creating wellness, not treating illness. Harvey Lillard, the first documented chiropractic patient, was a janitor who slowly lost his hearing after a fall from a chair. D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, evaluated his body and found a misalignment in his spine in his upper back. D.D. Palmer delivered an adjustment to restore proper function of his spine and discovered that his hearing was restored. This began the deeper study into the complex relationship between the spine and the nervous system.
Well over a century later, the profession has continued to grow through it's safety and results ... mainly through word of mouth from satisfied patients. Our office is proud to be rooted in the original chiropractic philosophy that understands the impact of a properly functioning neurological system and integrates holistic adjustments to optimize the function of this vital system. While we do offer pain-relief to many, most of our patients choose our integrated chiropractic care for their entire family - including newborns and children! There is no better time than pregnancy to begin care as it has profound impacts on a healthier pregnancy and delivery for both mama and bebe.
We offer a variety of techniques from traditional hands-on adjustments to low-force instrument adjusting, sacral blocking, craniopathy and more.
Holistic Health Counseling
and Nutritional Consulting
Our practitioners work together to provide you with personalized recommendations that are best for your biochemical and genetic constitution. Our holistic approach to nutrition goes deeper than calorie counting and restrictions. The foundation for our "diets" revolve around clean, wholesome foods that provide nutrients and energy to your cells, rather than taking away from your body's energy in order to process the typical American diet of processed foods and sugars.
If your health status and history indicate that you have food sensitivities, we typically recommend an elimination diet and reintroduction protocol or a cellular reactivity screen to test for any immune reactions to a number of different foods and herbs. At the core of many of our treatment plans, we work with our patients to clean up their diets and heal their gut to restore health. We understand that this can often be the most challenging part of one's lifestyle, but it is an integral part of our care. This is why we walk with you through the grocery aisles, invite into our homes to cook, or come to you revamp your kitchen for your new life ahead.
We have a wealth of resources and a lot of information to share and have worked with clients near and far in using food as medicine.
Intestinal Healing Programs
and The Gut Reboot
DID YOU KNOW that most health challenges are deeply rooted to intestinal distress and dysbiosis? When the ecosystem of your gut is thrown off balance, it allows for bacteria, viruses, and parasites to take hold and take over. As the microbiome of your gastrointestinal tract switches from a health, balanced probiotic rich territory with tight junctions and proper immune function, to an unhealthy terrain of foreign invaders that lead to leaky gut (also known as intestinal permeability) and immune dysfunction ... a number of symptoms can appear and any system in the body can be negatively impacted.
This is why we love the Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis by Genova Diagnostics so much. It gives you and our practitioners the baseline for your gut health. We then work together in creating a healing protocol that eliminates toxic triggers, incorporates healing foods and nutrients, and creates new lifestyle habits that support a healthy digestive system. We have had huge success, both in patient feedback from improved symptoms and laboratory feedback of improved biochemistry reports, in The Gut Reboot program and have been speaking on the topic to the public for awhile. To learn more about this program, visit www.TheGUTReboot.com or click the link below.
Cold Laser Therapy
Also known as “low level laser therapy,” cold laser is a non-invasive, drug-free, and pain-free therapy that is a major advancement in healing is re-writing the medical books on what is possible for chronic injuries, pain management, neurological impairment, and enhancing the healing process in disease conditions. In fact, research shows cold laser to be far more effective than traditional electrotherapeutic modalities like electrical stimulation and ultrasound. It can even heal wounds and fractures 60% faster!
Our office utilizes two different types of lasers, the most frequently used is the TerraQuant Laser by Multi Radiance Medical that is the only noninvasive medical device available today in the world that provides a unique combination of super pulsed laser and infrared, visible red light and magnetic field based on Low Level Laser Quantum Therapy. It can be used for a wide variety of conditions from broken bones to nerve damage to hair loss and acne!
By stimulating the body’s own healing pathways at the cellular level, this pain-free treatment promotes healing without chemicals and without side effects. Science and research shows the following benefits with cold laser therapy:
Graston is an advanced deep tissue treatment used to effectively detect and break down scar tissue, trigger points, adhesions & fascial restrictions that may cause pain, weakness, & limited mobility from sports injuries, repetitive use trauma, or surgery. It works with many soft tissue layers of the body, including the fascia which is like a vast complex web of interconnected tissues
This innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization enables clinicians to achieve faster and better outcomes for acute and chronic conditions such as Achilles Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel, Adhesive Capsulitis, IT Band Syndrome, Lumbar Strain and Plantar Fasciitis. The unique protocol uses specially designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain. GT is also frequently used as an effective protocol to maintain range of motion.
For more information, visit www.GrastonTechnique.com for more research, testimonials and videos.
Since Dr. Kenzo Kase developed Kinesio-Taping Method over 40 years ago, it has taken the rehabilitative and sports medicine world by storm and has quickly become the “platinum” standard for therapeutic rehabilitative taping and now has been developed to offer support during pregnancy! Kinesiology tape is a drug-free, safe alternative, that can help relieve many pregnancy symptoms including back pain, swollen feet, sciatica, carpal tunnel, and other aches and pains. When applied correctly, it begins working immediately and can continue to provide relief 24/7 for 3-5 days per application. Kinesiology tape is completely comfortable to wear and is also water resistant, so expectant mothers can wear it while showering, swimming or even exercising.
The proprietary method of taping uses an elastic, 100% cotton, latex-free patented tape that treats many different problems involving muscles, tendons, nerves, and the lymphatic system ... even in children! In the pediatric population it can immediately improve children's posture, gross and fine motor skills, oral motor skills, and decrease pain and scarring. Kinesiotape utilizes the body’s natural healing process by activating the neurological and circulatory systems. When a muscle or tendon is inflamed or swollen, the space between the skin and the muscle becomes compressed. This compression restricts proper flow of lymph and affects the pain receptors beneath the skin. Professional and amateur sports teams have discovered this cutting-edge technique and have been using it on many big name athletes such as Kerri Walsh, Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams, and many more.
Corporate Wellness Programs
Our programs have been successfully used across the nation in homes & corporations to establish higher levels of health & vitality. Our programs go in-depth to create healthy lifestyle habits in all dimensions of life—physical, chemical, and psychological. With the implementation of corporate wellness programs, employers benefit from a substantial financial savings and improved productivity because of the benefits we provide for their employees. Why? Because healthy employees are generally more happy and more productive!
Members of the corporate wellness programs frequently report less visits to the doctor and less days spent away from work. Smoking rates typically drop dramatically, as do common health issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. It is the perfect environment to incorporate wellness based programs as we tend to spend more time with our co-workers that we do anyone else! Having the support and like-minded presence at work leads to higher success rates and more fulfilling programs for employees and employers.
For more information or to connect your business (or your employer) with us, please contact us .
Healthy Living Workshops
Is your organization looking for a dynamic and passionate speaker?
Dr. Lauren is an extremely passionate, dynamic and dedicated speaker. She delivers inspirational presentations full of practical information based on the latest scientific research from the fields of functional medicine, nutrition, chiropractic and her own clinical experience. Her lectures emphasize understanding the underlying causes of various health issues, non-drug therapies, and prevention for a variety of topics. Topics include (but are not limited to):
Dr. Lauren will speak locally or internationally for groups as small as 10 and as large as 500 people. If you have an upcoming event or are interested in offering a health talk for your company or group and would like us to participate, we would love the opportunity to talk with you more. Please contact us to inquire about booking.