Saliva tests accurately detect hormone levels, food intolerances, parasites, and more
At Nature’s Balance Acupuncture and Wellness Center of Crystal Lake, one of the assessment tools we use is saliva hormone testing. Saliva tests provide a simple way to assess the current levels of circulating hormones in the bloodstream, such as estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, etc., in the body.
By looking at the saliva test results, we can create a wellness program that addresses what your body really needs. This wellness program is tailored specifically for you using a variety of treatment modalities in our McHenry County office.
Questions about how non-invasive Saliva Hormone Testing in Crystal Lake and McHenry County, Illinois can help you? Call Nature’s Balance Acupuncture and Wellness Center at 815.788.8383 today.
What is saliva testing?
Saliva testing has been used for over 30 years. Saliva testing looks at the hormone levels that are available to be used by the body’s tissues. This indicates the levels of hormones that are actually influencing the tissues, rather than just the level of hormones that are present in the tissues.
With recent technological advances, saliva testing is now used to screen for alcohol and drugs as well as many conditions and diseases, including Cushing's disease, anovulation, HIV, cancer, parasites, and allergies. It has even been used to determine circadian rhythm shifts in astronauts and to evaluate hormonal profiles of soldiers.
Wikipedia has more information about saliva testing here.
Here is an interesting fact sheet about saliva testing from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Advantages of saliva testing
- Non-Invasive - No blood draw is needed
- Saliva samples can be easily collected at any time of the day
- Multiple saliva samples can be collected to allow measurement over time to determine hormonal fluctuations
What are the common types of saliva tests?
- Intestinal Barrier Function
- Parasites and Pathogens
- Allergy and immune system
What problems can saliva testing help detect?
- Digestive Concerns - In addition, stool specimens can be analyzed to identify food intolerances and parasites
- Hormonal imbalances
- Menstrual changes
- Sinus issues
- Sleeping problems
- Weight loss issues
Saliva hormone testing is just one of our assessment tools
Saliva tests are one of the many assessment tools we use at Nature’s Balance Acupuncture. Our goal is to help find the root cause of your health issues and work with you to devise a treatment plan that puts you on the path to wellness.
So, if you’re located in Crystal Lake, Woodstock, or anywhere in the McHenry County area, we’re here to help. Call 815.788.8383 today to make an appointment for your Comprehensive Health Evaluation today.