This assessment is performed by measuring the acupuncture points (without puncture), on the fingers. Points on the fingers correlate with organs in the body. By measuring these points, assessment of organ function is possible.
The most common reason for this assessment is for digestive problems such as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, gas and bloating, etc., as the job of enzymes is to digest food. In addition to this, enzymes play large roles in bodily functions, such as in the healing of tissues, control of inflammation and allergic reactions, burning of fat, clarity of mental function, etc., making this test useful even if there are no digestive issues.
To detect vitamin deficiencies rampant in this country due to stress, poor dietary habits, and highly processed foods.
To detect mineral deficiencies mainly due to the mineral-poor-soil that our food is grown in. Minerals are needed for proper immunity, digestive function, liver function, stress management, detoxification, brain function, and other crucial bodily functions.
Food Sensitivity Assessment
To pinpoint food intolerances which are common causes for headaches, fatigue, depression, insomnia, anxiety, migraines, and digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas, reflux, and constipation.
Most people think of hormones in terms of female hormones (estrogen and progesterone), or male hormones, (testosterone). There are also several other hormones including DHEA (which affects libido, weight loss and energy levels), and thyroid hormones (which affect metabolism).
Much press of late has stated that hormones are dangerous. This has only been shown to be true with synthetic progesterone and animal extracted estrogens. Natural Hormones are very useful if one is deficient in them. They should not be used if deficiencies are not detected.
This assessment looks at the functional levels of many substances including some which have a direct effect on metabolism. In addition, it also looks at other substances necessary for proper health. This assessment is most useful when someone has depression, anxiety, a history of heart disease, brain function issues, fatigue, and the inability to lose weight.