​Total Body Modification

TBM (Total Body Modification) is an advanced type of kineseological testing and an assessment tool used by a wide variety of physicians. It uses a neuro-muscular reflex test to analyze organ function in the body. TBM is best utilized to assess, reset, and stabilize organs and bodily functions by stimulating reflex points situated along the spine, which will then amend imbalances of everyday functions of the body. Essentially, TBM helps the practitioner to understand what is causing the patient’s symptoms and what steps should be taken to correct any issues.

The TBM practitioner tests the strength of the arm muscle by asking the patient to resist any amount of pressure given. The practitioner then taps a body point (often acupuncture points) and then retests the arm muscle. If a specific point in the body causes weakness in the arm, than the associated organ is likely frail.
TBM is not diagnostic but is extremely beneficial in determining the blockages that are contributing to poor health. It is an excellent tool which reveals whether there are issues with digestion, circulation, viruses, fertility, menstrual function or thyroid function. TBM is also an essential tool for testing for food sensitivities.

Food Sensitivity Testing
We may use both TBM (Total Body Modification) and EDS (Electro Dermal Screening) testing in our office for the evaluation of food sensitivities. This testing is beneficial in determining which foods weaken the body and therefore should be eliminated for a period of time in order to support the body’s healing response. We may also perform an IgG test in our office which is then sent to a lab for evaluation.  A full report of food intolerances is given to the patient with recommendations on the dietary changes necessary to improve symptoms and overall health.

Hormone Testing

The right balance of hormones is essential for good health.
Hormone testing is helpful for finding out if hormone levels are optimal for health.  Rocky Mountain Analytical tests hormones in saliva, urine and hair. 

Saliva Hormones
Hormones have been measured in saliva for over thirty years, and research continues to accumulate attesting to its reliability and clinical relevance.   Despite a wealth of supporting evidence, many are still critical of saliva hormone testing.   These criticisms have arisen largely from misuse of the test results -specifically, reading too much into what the numbers mean.    Saliva hormone testing is very useful for finding underlying hormone excesses and deficiencies, but needs to be interpreted with care when hormones are being supplemented.

Urine Steroid Hormones
Urine steroid hormone analysis, like saliva hormone analysis, is noninvasive and convenient to do at home.   Producing a saliva sample is generally easy for most people, but conditions like dry mouth and some autoimmune diseases can make saliva collection difficult.   Urine collection is therefore easier for some, although collecting urine for a full 24 hours may be inconvenient. 

Urine steroid hormone analysis differs from saliva hormone testing in that it measures conjugated hormones.  Conjugated hormones are hormones that the body modifies by adding a chemical - usually glucuronide or sulphate molecules -  to facilitate their elimination (i.e. in urine or stool).  The amount of hormone in urine essentially tells us what the body is getting rid of, not necessarily what is available for use.

Hair Cortisol
Hair collection is noninvasive and convenient to do at home.  Hair cortisol is a good option for anyone who has difficulty collecting saliva and/or finds a 24-hour urine collection inconvenient.  

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