Superior Healthcare knows that no medical treatment plan is one-size-fits-all, which is why we offer a variety of traditional and innovative options for managing health conditions. Our healthcare professionals recognize that issues like fatigue, aching joints, and chronic pain cannot always be addressed through standard medical methods alone. Sometimes, an alternative treatment method is the best method, so we make the effort to stay up-to-date on all the latest advancements in modern medicine.
Superior Healthcare offers numerous alternative treatment options for those seeking healthier, safer, and entirely holistic means of healing. Below we discuss some of our most commonly requested and highly successful alternative treatment approaches. If you have any questions or concerns about our integrative wellness philosophy, give us a call today.
Food sensitivity is one of the most common causes of many chronic conditions, such as eczema, ADHD, migraines, and obesity. Surprisingly, however, this diet-related issue is one of the least readily diagnosed. This is why many individuals can go years suffering with chronic inflammation and hyperactivity of the immune system without being able to determine the culprit. When left untreated, the overstimulated immune system continues to produce white blood cells (WBCs) which are biological indicators of an allergic response. If you think you might be allergic to something but aren’t sure what in your diet or lifestyle is causing this effect, then an ALCAT test may be the ideal diagnostic tool.
The ALCAT test measures the amount of white blood cells in relation to your overall blood count, then identifies markers that give information as to what foreign agent caused the immune reaction. With the help of this simple blood test, patients can identify any existing food sensitivities or other external factors that catalyze immune system activation and/or a strong allergic response.
ALCAT Tests are highly sophisticated despite the simplicity of the procedure itself: this test is capable of detecting more than 350 different agents, including not only food, but ingestible additives, molds, chemicals, and medicinal herbs. Once these agents are identified from the patient’s blood test, your doctor can recommend a course of treatment for mitigating future inflammation and immune system flare-ups. This may take the form of a dietary modification, a nutritional supplement, a change to your daily lifestyle habits, or a combination of all the above.
Additionally, ALCAT tests can be excellent tools for determining the cause of digestive problems and weight management difficulties. Our medical professionals at Superior Healthcare often recommend ALCAT testing in tandem with Lipo Laser, a noninvasive liposuction procedure, as an effective means of reversing weight gain and obesity.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Many people struggle with pain and discomfort in their neck, back, and joints, but they may tolerate this malaise because they believe the only treatment options are medication or surgery. Our spinal decompression therapy proves that this is definitely not the case.
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that stretches the vertebrae of the back to relieve it of pressure between the spinal discs. Known as a form of motorized traction, spinal decompression is effective because it creates space between soft padding of your spinal discs and allows essential nutrients and fluids to flow into those areas. This facilitates healing, soothes inflammation, and reduces soreness and pain.
Spinal decompression therapy can be used as an effective alternative treatment for conditions including degenerative disc disease, herniated or bulging discs, back pain, neck pain, sciatica, spinal nerve damage, and inflammation of facet joints. This process not only relieves individuals of chronic pain, but provides the vital ingredients for health spinal cell regeneration.
Trigger Point Injections
At one point or another, most people have experienced a muscle strain and its unpleasant consequence: the notorious “knot,”; the sensation of pressure built up in the fibrous tissue. Muscular discomfort may be caused by injury or overexertion, but regardless of the initiating event, knots almost invariably produce a tight and painful feeling in the affected muscle.
Trigger point injections are designed to address and resolve this disruptive condition. The injection therapy works because of sarapin, an anti-inflammatory chemical derived from the Pitcher plant. Traditionally, muscle strain was treated with corticosteroids, a synthetic substance that is now known for its associations with issues like bone, tendon, and cartilage damage. By contrast, sarapin is 100-percent natural and only treats the targeted nerves; all other motor functions of the body remain unchanged and unharmed.
With the aid of a trained physician, the sarapin trigger point injections take only a few minutes, offering a convenient and effective alternative treatment method for numerous conditions, including but not limited to:
- Lower back pain (lumbar neuralgia)
- Rib cage and middle spine pain (intercostal neuralgia)
- Headaches in the base of skull or upper neck (occipital neuralgia)