Stress and Pain Clinic

Micronutrients analysis
What is an elements assessment?

Micronutrient analysis is part of functional health care. Laboratory testing
may be utilized to assess specific Nutrients and/or Heavy metals.

The laboratory report is useful as a basic screening and as a way
to provide a foundational understanding of these elements.
Decreasing the toxic and balancing nutrient elements
~ increasing "too low" and reducing "too high" ~
will positively effect health and wellness.


Functional medicine
What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is the field of health care that employs laboratory
& other assessment - and early intervention to improve physiological,
emotional/cognitive and physical function. This health care approach
focuses attention on biochemical individuality, metabolic balance,
ecological context and unique personal experience in dynamics
of health. Basic tenets of our functional medicine are,

1. Patient is unique.
2. Symptoms are useful.
3. Approach is wholistic.
4. Adherence is maximized.

1. Everyone is individualized.

Our emphasis is the physiological uniqueness of each person.
Personalized approach is custom-tailored to meet each patient's
unique needs. Laboratory tests support this fundamental principle
by analyzing subtle differences in each individual's biochemistry,
hormonal patterns, cellular environment and immune response,
allowing for a more focused and precise balancing.

2. Minor symptoms shouldn't be ignored.

Even slight imbalances in the body can set the stage for more serious
diseases down the road. This often happens by virtue of a ripple effect,
whereby a minor imbalance may set into motion biological triggers which
may lead to sub-optimal health, degenerative problems or chronic illness.

is not the acceptable attitude for standard of care in functional medicine.
Instead by implementing highly sensitive technology, advanced laboratory tests
can reveal subtle imbalances, allowing for timely intervention to prevent future
health problems and to produce current higher-level health.

3. Methodology is wholistic.

The body is best examined and treated as an integrated whole, not
simply an isolated set of parts. By assisting and augmenting the body's
natural mechanisms of healing, the practitioner works with the dynamics of
homeostasis rather than against it. To promote best physiological functioning,
refined laboratory assessment enables better understanding and planning.

4. Adherence to the plan is increased.

When practitioner and patient work together to develop plan
to restore inner balance and to develop optimal health,
patient is informed & involved in the whole process.
Instead of the "noncompliance" to doctors' orders,
there is increased "adherence" to implementing
the effective and understandable health plan.


What is a functional assessment?

Evaluating function not simply pathology is primary.
Basic and advanced laboratory tools help to assess
and to better understand functional status.

Tests may utilize bucal cells, blood, urine, saliva or hair.
These results can help reveal how well the body
is balanced and functioning as related to,
Digestion (Gastrointestinal)
Detoxification and oxidative stress
Heart and blood vessels (Cardiovascular)
Hormones production, Regulation (Endocrinological)

Elements analysis--unique to each person--provides a foundational understanding
of nutrient and toxic elements ~ as these relate to higher health and wellness.

Specific data
Elements analysis and Sample report
Stress & nutrient elements
ADD & toxic elements

Stress and Pain Clinic
30 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois
773 935-3500