BioIDMETRICS offers an innovative and comprehensive model of integrative medicine, which not only integrates an array of science-based therapies but also offers a new mode of integration of complementary medicine and conventional medicine. We are not alternative medicine, we are the alternative that changes lives and promotes healing!
The philosophy of Integrative Medicine encompasses conventional medicine with natural medicine to give our patients all options to be able to jump-start the innate healing cascade. We acknowledge the power and potentiation of natural medicine, while accepting the great role in savings lives that conventional medicine and surgeries play. Integrative medicine addresses global aspects of each individual: physiological, psychological, nutritional, environmental and social. It is important to understand that illness is a direct result of the nutritional habits and the assault our bodies receive through stress or environmental factors, which weaken our immune system. A strong, detoxified healthy immune system can prevent illnesses.
Unlocking the powers in foods and herbs; improving our digestibility to absorb nutrients, mitigating environmental factors and stress responses, promoting physical activity while addressing biomechanical dysfunction, incorporating physical medicine gives the body the tools to unlock its innate healing potential which are by far more beneficial in preventing comorbidities.
To undertake an investigative journey to address the underlying pathologies of illnesses, injuries, or preventive medicine-it is of utmost importance for our patients to give us the gift of their complete medical history and to trust and believe that they are in caring and knowledgeable hands. There is hope in the midst of despair-pain is not normal and quality of life does matters. Patients have to embrace the possibility that they might have to wage battles inside their bodies to be able to regain their health. Success lies in a comprehensive and detail history taking, a complete medical examination and understanding that symptoms ignored by other providers might hold the key to health.
Not all patients are ready to take this new approach to health because it requires commitment, sacrifices and changes. Medications and surgeries might be necessary but health should not be codependent to medications because silencing symptoms can mask the disease. But to someone trying to improve quality of life, we are the solution.
Based on the latest science-functional medicine offers a complete new way of understanding and treating chronic diseases: from diabetes to depression, from heart diseases to hypertension, from autoimmune disease to autism, from fatigue to anxiety, from digestive problems to obesity, cancer, infertility and more.
Important attention in functional medicine is given to gastrointestinal dysfunction and its links to chronic disease, food sensitivies, allergies and intolerances; inflammation and immune dysregulation; toxins, toxicity and impaired biotrasformation, insulin resistance and cardiometabolic syndrome; hormonal imbalance inlcluding adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones; and oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunctions, and fatigue.
Gastrointestinal dysfunction has links to chronic disease. After the age of 30-35 our digestion and ability to absorb nutrients decreases ,and common therapies of anti acids can further accelerate this natural process and take our bodies into nutrient deficient states despite consuming quality produce. Therefore nutritionally focused assessment and treatment is important.
Functional medicine provides a method to re-balance fundamental physiological body systems and troubleshoot lifestyle that contribute to these diseases. When this is done, your body's inherent healing forces are released and chronic diseases can be resolved naturally and quickly , often without the need for expensive pharmaceutical drugs or invasive surgery.
Our skin is a reflection of our internal health. Our skin holds the tale-telling signs of internal disorders. Accelerated aging, skin problems, puffiness or discolorations are the result of free radical damage. Besides addressing internal causes we can also increase dermal cell turnover by removing dead cells through acupuncture, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, lasers to help renew the skin. More innovative yet, is the ability through innovative genetic testing to be able to measure telomeres in our genetic makeup and compare the biological aging to our physiological age.
More striking is that research is validating that certain nutrients play a role in protecting telomere length and affecting not only aging but also life span. People with higher levels of vitamin D are likely to have longer telomeres. Therefore vitamin D status via laboratory testing is critical. Recent studies also discuss how vitamin B folate maintains DNA integrity and DNA methylation influences telomere length. However, more striking is the fact that some people have a SNIP in their genetic makeup, which requires the active form of folate and not folic acid. Another player is vitamin B12, which preserves telomere length. However digestive capacity starts being compromised by age 35 and also B12 storage start being depleted at this time. Addressing digestibility is key. Other players in slowing down telomere shortening are: D3, zinc, iron, imega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and E. 5.1% longer telomeres were found on people taking quality daily multivitamin supplementation. Astaxanthin is considered by far most powerful carotenoid antioxidant and 65 times more powerful than Vitamin C and 54 times than vitamin E. Ubiquinol is another antioxidant used in every cell in our body. However the most common form is ubiquinone because it less expensive but the tradeoff is bioavailability. Ubiquinol storages in the body can be assessed via laboratory testing. Another role is the effects that processed foods; artificial sweeteners, antibiotics and stress have in reducing the beneficial gut flora and how this results in to illness, obesity and premature aging. Probiotics and fermented foods can help to promote good gut flora. Omega 3 fatty acids can also be measured in laboratories and depletion also play role in aging. We must be careful because cheap supplies of omega-3, which are less expensive, contain high levels of toxins that can turn out malignant genes and cause free radical byproducts. Other nutrients related to aging are potassium, magnesium, polyphenols (resveratrol, cacao, green tea) curcumin, Vitamin A.
In our medical facility we address internal causes of skin conditions and also offer medical esthetics as part of our health approach. We know that plastic surgery offer great results but it fails to address underlying causes of accelerated aging or it fails to attempt to slow down the aging process. Specialized laboratory testing allows us to access vitamin, minerals, antioxidant reservoir, omega 3 and omega 6 ratio and gut flora. We offer premium quality supplementation ingredients but also specialized anti-oxidant formulations, which offer great results and incorporate to medical aesthetics. We also offer skin care products of high quality.
Active therapy increases circulation and speeds up the healing cascade and prevent adhesions and contractures resulting from lack of full range of motion or secondary to casting or bracing during an injury. We understand that biomechanics are altered during an injury, accident, chronic medical condition, or re-injury. We understand how difficult it is to be bounced around to different providers. We are able to offer you the treatment and therapy under the same roof with customized protocols to your specific health condition. Our approach goes beyond just assigning exercises but we are able to do specific muscle tests before and after the therapy has been performed, therefore obtaining faster results. We use the most effective, evidence-based treatments that provide results.
Many providers prolonged passive care or delay active care affecting the window of tissue health. We offer balance training, custom foot orthotic fabrication, electrical stimulation, laser therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, manual therapy, McKenzie method, postural education, spinal traction, therapeutic exercise and therapeutic modalities.
Many medical providers or patients are not aware that chiropractors are highly trained not only to diagnose and treat mechanical disorder of the musculoskeletal system but are also able to offer specialized and customized physical therapy to treat injury, disease or altered biomechanics aiming to assist and restore mobility and function. Furthermore in our facility we are able to assess muscle imbalance, treat trigger points as the result of altered biomechanics and activate muscles and restore full function.
There are many modalities available in within this branch of physical medicine that restore function to the body, reduce pain and help prevent future injury. We also perform movement screens to identify faulty movements resulting in biomechanical alteration and compensations contributing to unnecessary stresses to the body that can result in injury. We conduct specific movement exercises to access biomechanics and prescribe corrective exercises.
We teach our patients specially designed exercises to help strengthen and correct biomechanical problems. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to the misalignment of the spine, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or subjected to excessive stress by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and healthy.
Through therapeutic massage, muscles return and regain normal movement through the elimination of tensile forces affecting tissue health. Improper functioning of muscles causes the release of toxins that result in trigger form formation that result in faulty movement patters.
Massage therapy incorporates different strokes and different massage techniques for therapeutic purposes. Massage increases circulation and break down trigger points caused during injuries and which is integrated in physiotherapy technique.
Massage therapy encompasses various massage modalities such as massage therapy, deep transverse massage, therapeutic manual lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, sports massage, cryo-massage, connective tissue massage, massage periosteum. Another form of massage incorporate cupping devices used in Oriental medicine that create suction and vacuum pressure that soothes muscles, release tight tone, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to the body tissues, deep inflammation moves to the surface of the skin to release and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments and chiropractic physician, physical and occupational therapy massage.
Among injuries or illnesses that can be treated with massage therapy techniques are: muscle spasm, tendonitis, radiculopathy, lymphedema, sprain, fiber breakage, fracture, spasm, psychosomatic disorders, myofascial entrapments, sports injuries, etc.
Massage is both an art and a science and benefits have evolved from the providing relaxation and promote sleep, to other more complex massage therapies that eliminate specific ailments of the body.
Orthomolecular is a term made up of “ortho”, which is Greek for "correct" or "right" and molecule, which is the simplest structure that displays the characteristics of a compound. The goal of orthomolecular medicine is to give the body through nutritional supplements factors needed to optimize biochemical functions or restore imbalances. The body undergoes complex biochemical pathways that require key co-factors, which are essential for energy production and protein synthesis. The body creates energy in the form of ATP but produces toxic species, which result in oxidative damage to cells. Nutrient depletion in our bodies result in imbalances that subsequent lead to disease.
Orthomolecular medicine uses substances that occur naturally in the body to provide the optimal molecular environment for the brain and other tissues. There are genetic mutations in people that need to be further investigated with specialized testing if a patient is not responding to supplementation. Genetic variation might require active forms of supplementations because the body might not be able to carry out conversion to bioavailable forms.
Orthomolecular is a customized approach via specialized laboratory testing to access nutritional status and correct deficiencies that are unique in the biochemistry of each individual. Supplementation includes: vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements, and fatty acids.
Ideally our nutrients should be coming from the foods we eat. However one of the most common problems in nutrient deficiency or depletion occurs as side effects of medications, the results of stress, lack of digestibility and absorption and the depleted content of nutrients in our produced due to newer cultivation techniques and genetically modified produce which is not compatible with our genetic make up.
We carry products that carry the prestigious NSF International Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and NSF certified for Sports certifications supplement lines.
Metagenics (leading company in nutraceuticals with proprietary blends that deliver quality products in nutrigenomics)
Nordic Naturals (is the # 1 world’s safest most effective omega oils)
Throne Research (offers personalized and advanced formulations with commitment to purity and partnered with Mayo Clinic)
Vital Nutrients (exceeds standards for quality assurance and manufactures over 200 pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements and strictly controlled U.S. facility)
Biotics Research utilizes best of science and nature to create superior nutritional supplements.
Anabolic Labs (is federally regulated and inspected pharmaceutical manufacturer and dispenses nutritional products with quality assurance most stringent in the world)
Douglas Laboratories (forefront of nutritional health industry with superior-quality, science-based dietary supplements)
NuMedica (offer innovative products to support complex immune system and also innovative products that lower gluten sensitivity line as well as total vegan protein source solutions.
Designs for Health (professional grade, nutritional supplement formulated with science-first approach)
Xymogen (personalized and innovative dietary supplements)
We treat patients involved in car accidents or accidents at work or businesses that have resulted in an injury. Patients that have sustained an injury need to know their rights but also understand that they are entitled to specialized care to prevent long term effects.
We are equipped with digital x-ray that not only limit radiation but offer state of the art radiological imaging to access damages without having to be referred out to another facility for imaging. We can also refer to other facilities for more advance imaging like CT scan or MRI if needed. We have advanced technology to help accelerate healing.
We help you navigate the process of insurances, employers or lawyers.
All accidents from falls or impacts of speed cause the musculoskeletal system disorders. Damage may occur immediately or over time.
An insurance policy is responsible to cover medical expenses, but there are limits in coverage and, as a consumer you need to know that our priority is to get you back to a pain free state and recover full function. Often patients complain that policy funds were used with expensive imaging, unnecessary procedures, injections or drugs that mask the tissue damage but that once released from care pain sets free and daily functions are affected and eventually lead to arthritic degenerative arthritic changes or long-term disabilities that could have been avoided with specialized care.
We have noninvasive modalities, which are non-addictive, state of the art and affordable. Our goal is to complement and enhance the healing effects of physical therapy, rehabilitation and chiropractic manipulation or mobilizations. We are please to offer:
Provides deep heating to soft tissues in the body including: muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. Increasing tissue temperature, decreases pain, and improves circulation and increases collagen production to tendons and ligaments and also improves fibrous scar tissue.
Is used for pain relief, muscle stimulation, increase local blood flow, reduction of edema through small electrical impulses for the management of chronic intractable pain and post-surgical and post-trauma acute pain.
Innovative technology brings portable source of continuous targeted heating or cooling therapy offering soothing pain relief without the use of ice. Physician-designed device and relief pads mean immediate pain management where you need it and when you need it. It also means eliminating the inconvenience of treatments that start off too hot or too cold then quickly lose their therapeutic effectiveness.
Technology offer 21st century pain relief, which is unique and natural solution to drug, free and pain free. The goal of super pulse laser therapy is to deliver light energy in form of photons, to damaged tissue cells. Photons are absorbed by the cells through laser therapy stimulating mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. This biochemical increase in cell energy helps transform cells from state of illness to a stable, healthy state.
Acute, sub acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain or sport injury or accident induced injuries, bursitis, joint injuries, Achilles tendonitis, elbow joint injuries, sprains, arthritis, hip tendonitis, acute patellar tendonitis, calcaneal spur, cervical strain, sprain/strain, planar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendinitis, golfer or tennis elbow, and more.
Doctor of Chiropractic is a health care profession that is undergoes rigorous training to specialize in disorders of the musculoskeletal system (including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, shoulder or knee pain, headches, herniated disc, sciatica, radiculopathy, numbness or tinling,..) and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.
This is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as an accident or improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.
Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1
Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.
One-half of all American workers admit to have back pain symptoms each year.2
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason to visit the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning, they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.3
Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.4
The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor— can have painful results. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain. Back pain can also directly result from disease of the internal organs, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss.
1/3 of Americans live in pain says new report...
WASHINGTON — Every year, approximately 100 million adult Americans experience chronic pain says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
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Acupuncture is a therapy that stimulates certain points on the body known to correspond to energy pathways that can be blocked and cause illness. Those pathways are referred as Meridians. Meridians consist of branches that connect bodily organs or functions. Acupuncture uses very thin needles that are not reusable and penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to treat various diseases.
More than 12 million Americans are believed to use acupuncture therapy for pain relief. The goal of acupuncture is restore imbalances in the body but there has is also a neuromuscular effect and stimulation of skin, fascia, muscle, joints and receptors. While, another theory suggests that acupuncture stimulates the body to produce narcotic like substances, which reduce the pain called endorphins.
Acupuncture is most commonly performed using high-grade surgical needles that are very thin and not reusable to stimulate acupuncture points. However there are other ways to stimulate acupuncture points.
We have Seirin Pyonex single individual press needles, which are gentler, painless, and stress free press needle. The patented and innovative design has a plastic case and sheath allow practitioner to insert the needle without touching the tip. It is a hypoallergenic latex-free adhesive, which allows the skin to breath during the treatment. This allows extended treatment efficacy.
Another option is semi-permanent ear needle used over 25 years to enhance auriculotherapy treatments. These small, semi-permanent needles are shaped like a dart and are designed to stay in auricular points longer for greater stimulation. Each ear needle has its own needle injection consisting of a guide for accurate positioning of the needle and a plunger for insertion. The injector for stainless steel and gold also contains a magnet for added stimulation. The needle is covered with hypoallergenic adhesive tape. Needles are available in stainless steel, gold and titanium.
Another alternative is press pallets: Accu-Patch and Magrain which are both ear and body points that may be used for just few hours to several days. Gentle stimulation by patient allows added stimulation. The properties of metals are that gold tonifies, silver, sedates, stainless steel and titanium balance. Metals are ale to generate small electric current termed the polarity agent effect and pairing metals can exhibit this phenomena. Small acu-magnets and small press pellets provide continuous acupressure to the point and use of magnets of different metals and acupressure create synergism.
Other options for stimulation of acupuncture points are 2mm day seeds which are natural or wax patch made of 12mm day plaster that has the added benefit of far-infrared therapy.
There are over 500 combinations for different protocols for different health conditions.
Power Plate, the worldwide leader of whole body vibration therapy, non-invasive modality, addresses a broad range of debilitating symptoms and speeds recovery time, for a quick return to normal daily functions. Power Plate has demonstrated dramatic benefits in patient rehabilitation and in the management of chronic pain. Healthcare professionals, including chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists, have reported the following improvements:
As the aging population continues to grow in size, the demand for products to improve overall health, quality of life and longevity grows with it. Whole body vibration from Power Plate delivers measurable results the aging population is looking for. In fact, healthcare professionals have reported benefits in conditions ranging from debilitating chronic illness to simple cosmetic concerns, including:
Here’s how it works: The vibration technology behind Power Plate enhances motor unit recruitment and synchronization resulting in increased force production and efficiency of movement. Power Plate creates 25-50 vibrations per second forcing the body’s kinetic chain to respond each time, requiring stabilization, coordination, strength and endurance.
In response to the vibration stimulus, individuals can produce up to 95% of their voluntary force potential while performing safe and pain free movements. These positive outcomes are made possible by the multi-dimensional stimulation of the body’s natural reflex arc allowing sensory motor function to be created and developed at a subconscious level.
The vibrations produced by Power Plate trigger neurological responses in muscle, which stimulate sensory receptors to elicit a "tonic vibration reflex." When using Power Plate, the recruitment threshold of motor units is lower when compared to threshold during voluntary muscular contraction. More importantly, involuntary contractions occur in response to the vibration stimulus. Therefore, patients with limited mobility can benefit just as much as patients who are more agile. Simply stated, Power Plate works—delivering safe solutions for a variety of disease states and rehabilitating conditions. Healthcare professionals have successfully used Power Plate vibration technology to manage:
BioIDMETRICS uses conventional laboratory for routine and common lab tests, which have functional considerations not usually addressed by conventional medical providers. We are also affiliated with specialized laboratories that offer pioneer technologies:
Doctor Data offers specialized profiles: clinical microbiology (identifies about 300 bacteria, yeast and parasites and including 40 species in stool cultures); Toxic and essential elements in hair urine, fecal and blood (comprehensive analysis of element levels, nutritional testing iodine, halides, fatty acids, vitamin and amino acid levels to provide insight to symptoms and conditions), environmental exposure and detoxification (measure hepatic function, oxidative stress, p-orphyrinds and other markers) and cardiovascular profiles ( oxidized LDL for early identification of cardiovascular risks.)
SpectraCell Laboratories is a leader in nutritional testing and cardiovascular risk panels that offers innovative diagnostic analysis in emerging fields of anti-aging medicine and genetic testing.
Genova Diagnostics conducts over 125 specialized diagnostic assessments including digestive, immunology, metabolic and endocrinology profiles as well as molecular genetics.