Day 4 may find you still testing molds or other
You might be wondering, "How can I get all this testing done?" The truth
is you may not be able to test everything you wanted to at this time. It is
difficult to predict how your body will react to the testing. Many people
complete the testing over a period of time, weeks or months. Listen to your
body regarding the time frame that is best for you. For today, if you
completed inhalant testing, you might try testing for a few chemicals and hormones. Hormones are
required for regulating body functions. They are evaluated because of an apparent
sensitivity or deficiency in the environmentally sensitive patient.
Laboratory analyses of blood, saliva, or urine are available to you. If
problems are detected, bioidentical compounded hormone therapy can be
created for you to use according to your sensitivities.
Testing can also be done on
dental materials (metals, composites, porcelain), implant
materials (cataract surgery, knee and hip replacement using methacrylate,
acrylic, silicon, Teflon, bone cement), metals (gold, platinum.
palladium, stainless steel, zinc, and titanium. You may also test for general
and special antibiotics and medications. Because of our
antigen production facility , EHC-D can create an antigen for skin testing
from most substances.
What kind of chemicals are
available for testing? Chemical permeate our environment. They are inside
our homes, in our workplace and in the outside air.
paint wood products, glues, furnishings, cleaning products, pesticides
Office: office equipment, furnishings, perfumes, cleaning
products, pest control
Outside Air: ozone, car exhaust, and emissions of industry, pest,
and disease control
Few people are able to adapt to the multitude of
chemical compounds. People suffering
with chronic sensitivities may have mild, vague symptoms, which together are severe enough
to impel them to see a doctor. They may be fatigued, sleepy, irritable and
and they do not realize that these symptoms are due to something in the air, to something in their food or drink,
or to something they have touched.
Symptoms to these chemical exposures may be vague or acute. Symptoms range
from a sneeze and watery eyes to asthma and chest tightness, from fatigue
and irritability to memory loss or difficulty concentrating. Chemical
sensitivities can be created by a compromised immune system, inadequate or
injured chemical enzyme chemical detoxification system, allergic potential
of some chemicals, or by chronic or acute chemical exposure. Testing and
treatment of chemical sensitivities can offer symptom relief for those with
chemical sensitivity who cannot completely avoid exposure. You can test
cigarette smoke, ladies perfume, men's cologne, orris root, jet fuel, car
exhaust, ethanol, chlorine, formaldehyde, phenol, and natural gas.
Chemical sensitivities can be
documented in a specially designed steel and glass airtight booth.
This double blind test evaluates physical parameters such as heart rat and
blood pressure, cognitive ability, and reposted symptom response to 5
substances, 2 placeboes, and 3 chemicals. Each substance is tested on
consecutive days while the patient refrains from other challenges and
Special isolation inhaled challenge chemical testing is
available at the clinic.
After testing for chemicals you
may want to go through the special chemical
depuration program available at the Clinic.
The Monday through Saturday program is
individually designed for optimal therapy. Environmentally less-contaminated sauna
construction allows for maximum benefit.
The sauna program
(chemical depuration program) is designed to reduce the toxic body
burden of those who have suffered acute or chronic chemical exposure
and to treat those who have developed chemical sensitivities. One six day a week
program is planned to last approximately four to six week. Sauna therapy
- by a licensed physical therapist
provides a wide range of musculoskeletal programs individualized for
your the specific needs.
All aspects of
the physical therapy program are performed
under environmentally controlled conditions.
By now you are gaining a firm
understanding of your treatment as outlined by the physician who may have
recommended your treatment in Physical Therapy, Oxygen Therapy, Deep Heat
Chamber Chemical Depuration (Sauna) Therapy, IV Nutrient Therapy, and
Depuration Program - combines heat depuration
chamber and physical therapy. This 6 day a week program is
designed to reduce the chemical body burden. For maximum
benefit this program should consist of consecutive day
therapy for a period of 3 to 6 weeks. The therapy is one of
dry heat, exercise, massage, vitamin and mineral, and
the administration of xenobiotic (get out your dictionary!)
binding substances. The weekly monitoring of electrolyte
levels, iron levels, and liver, kidney and heart functioning
is essential for your successful participating in the sauna
program. Blood or fatty tissue level of toxin can be
monitored pre and post treatment to demonstrate treatment
call it "The Sauna."
Therapy - is an 18-day program especially useful
for those suffering from vasculitis, poor memory, and
fatigue. The technique of administering the oxygen utilizes
a non-breathing ceramic mask, specially designed breathing
bag and humidified oxygen. This program improves the oxygen
content of arterial blood, oxygenates the tissue, and
reduces spasms of arteries and microcirculation. An elevated
venous blood gas is drawn to establish a need for this
Nutrient Therapy -
is a therapeutic process to replenish vital nutrients that
are essential for the successful function of immune and
detoxification mechanisms. Vitamins, minerals, and
antioxidants are administered orally and intravenously to
meet the specific needs of each patient.
Pictures show IV
Therapy room, and patient receiving IV.
Be a participant
in your healing by asking some questions?
getting answers regarding my major health issues?
How is each
issue being addressed? Exchange information with the staff and
understand the results of testing, from the lab, and from any other
procedures performed at the center? It is important to understand these
results to be proactive in your health care.
symptoms suggest additional laboratory analyses?
understand how treatment correlates with symptom response?
Day 4 has
required more energy and more concentration. It would be helpful to keep a
notebook, be organized, and write or tape record answers of staff and
physician. There is still more to come on to