Starting Wednesday we will be open for decreased office hours for those in need.
I've been getting a lot of emails from patients asking if they can come in for an adjustment. Because we are considered an essential business, we can see you if you are "acute". This means that you are hurting. I cannot see "wellness" patients, meaning I can't see you if you are not in pain but would like an adjustment. However, if you are hurting and would like to be seen, you can call (510) 922-1579 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule you. You can also resume decompression or traction visits if you need that as well. We will start with reduced hours and will add more hours if there is demand. Of course, if you are sick, have been near anyone who is sick, or have traveled recently, please do not come in.
Our COVID-19 protocol
- We will be wearing gloves and masks and we ask that you do the same.
- I will wipe down my table with medical grade disinfectant, between every patient.
- I will change my shirt between each patient.
- We will wipe down all of the traction equipment with medical-grade disinfectant between every patient.
- I will run a HEPA filter to clean the air in my office and the traction room.
- All patients who are not wearing gloves are asked to go to the kitchen to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, immediately upon entering the office.
- None of our staff or doctors will be in the office if they are experiencing signs or symptoms of illness.
- We will clean the office with medical-grade disinfectants several times per day. This includes doorknobs, desks, chairs, items at the front desk.
Monday and Wednesday 9-11 am
We will add more hours if needed.
Please help support our office
The outbreak of COVID-19 and the shelter-in-place restrictions have hit us hard. If you are able, we would greatly appreciate your support so that we can continue to be here for you when this outbreak is over.
You can help us by purchasing Functional Medicine care, pre-purchasing chiropractic or massage visits, or visit our online dispensary, Fullscript, to order your supplements online. Ordering from Fullscript allows you to get the highest quality supplements and have them shipped directly to your door, and also supports our small business. We hope you will consider this if you are ordering supplements via Amazon or elsewhere.
We offer chiropractic adjustment 6 packs, Decompression 6 packs, or gift certificates for Functional Medicine, chiropractic, and massage services. You can purchase a 6 pack or gift certificates and schedule your appointment by email or over the phone. Please consider treating yourself or a loved one and schedule relief that you can look forward to.
Functional Medicine is Now Available
I have been studying Functional Medicine for the past year and I'm excited to roll out this wonderful new service! Functional Medicine addresses the root cause of disease, using a systems-oriented, patient-focused model. It addresses not just the symptoms (like pain) but the underlying, often systematic causes of the symptoms. For example, systemic inflammation can cause pain and gastrointestinal dysfunction can cause inflammation.
So rather than just addressing the pain through adjustments, we will help to heal your gut to reduce inflammation and thereby reduce pain. I do this through specialized testing, lifestyle modifications, and supplementation.
We now have test kits available that are sent to you that you can do safely in your own home. We will order them for you and the tests will be sent to you with clear, easy to understand instructions. You then mail the test back to the lab -- no contact required --and we'll follow up with you in a couple weeks. We will check the health of your gut, testing for things like leaky gut, gut inflammation, gut pathogens or infections, good vs. bad gut bacteria, and digestive enzyme insufficiencies. Issues in your gut can lead to all kinds of problems including pain.
We can also check your stress hormones with a safe home kit. See below for descriptions of both kits.
Gut Health is key to feeling a Lot Better
Our testing partner, Genova, offers an advanced stool test that provides immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health.
GI Effects is a comprehensive stool profile of complete GI health, assessing the root cause of most gut complaints -- symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. Genova recovers live organisms (yeast and bacteria) for susceptibility testing and improved treatment options.
This stool analysis utilizes biomarkers such as Calprotectin to differentiate between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In addition, Genova's GI Effects test can be used to evaluate patients with a clinical history that suggests a gastrointestinal infection or dysbiosis (leaky gut).
CLICK HERE to see a sample report.
Stressed? Functional Medicine helps with that too
Who doesn't have stress these days? Stress can really affect your health including leading to anxiety issues, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions. We can order either The Dutch Test, a salivary and urine test, or The Adrenocortex Stress Profile, a salivary test. Both can be sent to you and easily administered in your own home. The tests evaluates bioactive levels of the body's important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. If you have insomnia, this test is particularly helpful.
This hormone test examines 4 saliva samples over a 24-hour period for levels of cortisol and DHEA.
The adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEA function to influence:
- Anti-inflammatory response
- Thyroid function
- Resistance to stress
Diseases and conditions associated with "adrenocortex stress":
- Back pain
- Cardiovascular disease
- Celiac disease
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- High blood pressure
- Migraine headaches
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Weak immune system
Let us help you balance your stress hormones so your body can function more optimally. Email or call us to get started with either the Dutch Test or the Adrenocortex Stress Profile Testing.
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