Accupoint Therapy

Using the principles of Acupuncture, we can treat the body with cold laser light or high tech electronic devices to achieve relief for many types of health conditions. The beauty of this Non invasive type of care is that there are no needles to cause fear of pain or infection. The laser is aimed at the local acupuncture points of the affected area. It is like the ancient art of Chinese acupuncture combined with todays modern technology, resulting in focused treatments that are fast, efficient, and highly effective.

Vitamins & Supplements

Nutri-West is a nutrition supplement company whose sole focus is helping healthcare professionals optimize the well-being of their patients. All Nutri-West products are sold exclusively to licensed healthcare professionals.

Quality Ingredients

* All raw materials used in the manufacturing of Nutri-West products are supported by a certificate of analysis, which guarantees potency by the raw material manufacturer (i.e. a pharmaceutical grade for vitamins and minerals and certified grade for herbs). Certification of the herbs guarantees that the pharmacologically active parts of the plants are used. At regular random intervals, these samples are sent to independent laboratories for analysis.

 * All herbs and food concentrates are Certified Organically Grown whenever available.

 * All glandular sources are from certified bovine sources.

 * All nutrients are tested for heavy metal toxicity and contamination by independent certified laboratories.

 * No artificial preservatives, colorings, additives, flavorings, or stabilizers are used in manufacturing.

 * Our products are the most hypoallergenic products possible. We carefully avoid common allergy-reactive substances including wheat, yeast and corn.

 * Nutri-West's concern with quality extends to the environment as well. Substantial measures are taken to make sure that the manufacturing operations keep the air and water of Wyoming pure and clean. Packaging is kept to an absolute minimum and is made of recyclable materials.

 * All tablets meet the U.S.P. proposed disintegration standards of 40 minutes at 37 degrees Celsius, using a standard suspended agitation device.

 * All enteric coated tablets are tested to disintegrate by U.S.P. guidelines.

Nutritional Reflex Testing

Nutrition Reflex Testing is a non-invasive analysis of the body, it helps to identify barriers to healing and uncover organs and glands that may not be functioning optimally due to a nutritional deficiency. The fundamental premise of clinical nutrition is that the body has the potential to fully repair itself when given the right nutrients.

Nutritional Reflex Testing is very precise and scientific. However, if you were to be analyzed using Nutrition Reflex Testing before it was explained to you, you might find it strange, or simply not believable - only because it is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before.

In medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and /or naming the “disease” or syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.).

In Nutrition Reflex Testing we do not diagnose or treat disease- but we also have two parts: the analysis and the personal health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition).

Simply put, first we do an analysis, and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in our analysis of your body and condition.

First the Analysis.

The analysis is done through testing the body’s own neurological reflexes and acupuncture points.

The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture, which is thousands of years old.

Nutrition Reflex Testing is a study of how the different points on the surface of the body regulate to the state of health and to the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body.

Think about it!

Each Nutrition Reflex Testing reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function, and indicates the effect that energy, or the lack of energy, is having on the body. By testing the Nutrition Reflex Testing reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, and that helps us identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting that need.

How do we access the Nutrition Reflex Testing reflexes to get this information?

If I were to hook you up to an electrocardiograph machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense to you, correct?

What is actually happening during this procedure? Electrical energy form the heart is running over the wires. This electrical energy makes the electrocardiograph record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. This graph is studied and tells you what it all means.

Energy flows exist between all parts and organs of the body. These flows can become disrupted for a variety of reasons. Instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being tested, the Nutrition Reflex Testing doctor contacts these points with his/her own hand. With his other hand, he/she will test the muscle strengthDescription: MuscleTesting.236120928_std.jpgof your extended arm. If the reflex being contacted is active/stressed, the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm, and the arm will weaken and drop. This drop signifies underlying dysfunction, which can be affecting your health.

Once the underlying stress is corrected, this weak muscle response will no longer occur.

Since we directly use the body for analysis, (versus doing lab tests) it is faster and tends to be just as accurate.

The second part - the “Personalized Health Improvement Program”

Let’s say the liver or kidney reflexes are active. Then what?

Our next step is to test specific, time - tested and proven, highest possible quality nutritional formulas against those weak areas to find which ones bring the reflexes back to strength.

Our clinical/educational experience tell us that when we have found the correct nutritional supplements, as indicated by this procedure, and when we work out a highly personalized nutritional supplement schedule, we have accomplished the most important first step correcting the underlying deficiency or imbalance that caused the reflex to be active in the first place. By following the program as precisely as possible, you are well on your way to restoring normal function and improving your health.

It’s that simple!

In medicine, the medical doctor makes a diagnosis and then uses drugs or surgery to attack or suppress the symptom, or to surgically remove the “offending” organ or part.

In Nutrition Reflex Testing we use “ DESIGNED CLINICAL NUTRITION” to correct the cause of the problem, so that the body can regain the ability to correct itself.

How soon will I see improvement?

Although every case is different, we often hear enthusiastic reports from patients in as little as 4-6 weeks. The most impressive results often come from those that have followed their nutritional program closely. “Nothing changes if nothing changes.”

Nutritional Consultation

Whether your health goals are:

- permanent weight loss

- improved cholesterol levels

- improved blood sugar control

- lowered blood pressure or

- maintaining or improving health....

Most people need Nutritional Consultations to help achieve their goals.

Nutritional Consultation involves the recommendation of eating whole live food diet. We offer support through nutritional consultation in assisting you in making healthy changes safely. With all the nutritional research out there today, it just gets confusing! Where do you start?

Our approach to food and health starts with an evidence-based system that takes the guessing out! Our protocols are based on experience, some of the latest research and science. ALL of our recommendations are Nutritional. We use chelating minerals, detox footbaths, detox programs, etc., to help rid your body of heavy toxins and professional quality vitamins to fill any deficiencies that are showing up. Occasionally, we'll use botanicals/herbs/homepathics/supplements to assist you in attaining your goal. It's our job to help you attain vitality.

pH Testing

When food is metabolized and broken down in the body, it leaves certain residues which yield either alkaline or acidic potentials of pH. These residues appear to most strongly influence body pH levels and can lead to serious health problems, weight gain, poor athletic performance, low energy levels and premature aging if continuously too acidic or too alkaline.

Our body is in a constant struggle to maintain proper pH levels - too acidic means the body has to work extra hard to expel excess acidic ash waste or allow it to pile up; too alkaline often means the body is struggling with low electrolyte levels that weaken muscle and nerve functions. A consistent pH imbalance - either too acidic or too alkaline - interferes with the body's basic operations.

If you have a health problem, most likely you are acidic. We have seen that research shows that unless the body's pH level is slightly alkaline, the body cannot heal itself. So, no matter what type of modality you choose to use to take care of your health problem, it won't be effective until the pH level is up.
If your body's pH is not balanced, you cannot effectively assimilate vitamins, minerals and food supplements. Your body pH affects everything.

Even mild acidosis can cause such problems as:

· Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen.

· Weight gain, obesity and diabetes.

· Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones.

· Immune deficiency.

· Acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations.

· Premature aging.

· Weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs.

· Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup.

· Low energy and chronic fatigue.

The bulk of the American diet consists of foods that leave an acidic residue within the body. This occurs when food is metabolized and broken down, leaving certain chemical and metallic residues which yield either acid or alkaline potentials of pH for the body. It is these residues from our daily dietary choices that appear to most strongly influence body pH levels.

When the diet is imbalanced with an excess of these acid or alkaline residues, which most western-world diets are, body pH is directly and immediately impacted, causing body fluids to lie constantly within the acidic range. And, just like acid rain upon a forest, an imbalanced pH can slowly but steadily corrode your body and lead to numerous health problems.

What Is "pH"?
The body is largely made up of water, a medium which is biologically useful in allowing nutrients, oxygen and biochemicals to be transported from place to place. This water-based medium can have either acid or alkaline properties which are measured by a graduated scale called pH (for "potential hydrogen"), wherein 1.0 to 6.9 is considered acidic, 7.0 is neutral, and 7.1 to 14.0 is alkaline. The lower the pH number, the greater the acidity, and the higher the pH number, the greater the alkalinity. It is important to understand that we are not talking about stomach acid or the pH of the stomach. We are talking about the pH of the body's fluids and tissues, which is an entirely different matter.

Why Should I Be Concerned About My pH Levels?
Since most of the body is water-based (making up 50-60% of our total body weight), the pH level has profound effects on all body chemistry, health and disease. An imbalanced pH describes the pH level of the body when it becomes too acidic or too alkaline for long periods of time. Extended pH imbalances of any kind are not well tolerated by the body. Indeed, the management of "pH" is so important that the body has developed strict accounting procedures to monitor acid-alkaline balances in every cell.

Fundamentally, all regulatory mechanisms (including breathing, circulation, digestion, hormonal production, etc.) serve the purpose of balancing pH, by removing caustic metabolized acid residues from body tissues without damaging living cells. If the pH deviates too far to the acid side or too far to the alkaline side, cells become poisoned by their own toxic waste and die.

Is An Imbalanced Body pH Really That Dangerous?
Yes, indeed it is! Nothing does well in an overly acidic or alkaline pH medium, least of all the human body! An imbalanced pH continuously corrodes all body tissue, slowly eating into the 60,000 miles of our veins and arteries like corrosives eating into marble. If left unchecked, an imbalanced pH will interrupt all cellular activities and functions, from the beating of your heart to the neural firing of your brain... An imbalanced pH interferes with all life itself!

Can An Imbalanced pH Cause Serious Problems?
Yes, especially as a person grows older! Although it may generally go unnoticed and undetected for years, an imbalanced pH (either consistently too acid or alkaline) leads to the progression of most, if not all, degenerative diseases including Cardiovascular Disease (the #1 killer in the U.S.), Cancer (the #2 Killer in the U.S.), and Diabetes, as well as the never ending frustration of excessive systemic weight gain. The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics estimates that if Cardiovascular Disease alone could be eliminated, it would add an average of 9.78 years to our life span! That's almost 10 years of additional life per person!

***10 Reasons To Avoid Acidosis***

1. Corrodes Arteries, Veins and Heart Tissues
Like acid eating into marble, acidosis erodes and eats into cell wall membranes of the heart, arteries and veins, weakening cardiovascular structures and inter connective tissues.


2. Accelerates Free-Radical Damage and Premature Aging
Acidosis causes partial lipid breakdown and destructive oxidative cascades. This accelerates Free Radical Damage of cell walls and intracellular membrane structures, which then unravel, killing cells in the process. Acidosis is thus thought to be the first step toward premature aging, accelerating oxidative cascades of cell wall destruction, creating wrinkling, age spots, dysfunctional hormonal systems, interfering with eyesight, memory, and a host of other age-related phenomena.


3. Causes Weight Gain, Diabetes and Obesity
An acid pH has considerable influence over the majority of weight problems, including Diabetes and Obesity. It seems that a habitually acid pH can directly cause immediate weight gain. Here's what happens when a system is too acid. A condition known as Insulin Sensitivity or Syndrome X results, which forces too much insulin to be produced, and the body is flooded with insulin so that it won't waste any calories, it diligently converts every calorie it can into fat.

It is thought that an acid pH immediately signals the powerful genetic response to an impending famine, directly interacting with the all important and very sensitive, Insulin- Glucagon Axis. This makes the body produce more insulin than usual, and in turn, produce more fat and store it. In general, the more insulin is available to the body, the higher the probability that fat will be produced and stored, rather than used and burned as energy.
Thus, an acid pH will alert the genetic response to famine, directing more insulin to be produced and storing more fat than usual.Conversely, a healthy, slightly alkaline pH, will be more likely to yield normal fat burning metabolic activity, making no demands on the body to overly produce insulin and make fat, allowing fat-weight to be burned and naturally lost. And, with a healthy pH, there's less likely to be any yo-yo effect, or rebounding from a diet with additional weight gain. As long as nutritional stores are maintained, a healthy, slightly alkaline pH allows fat to burn normally for energy, rather than being hoarded under the mistaken biochemical belief of an impending famine.
With increased pressure to produce insulin under the worst conditions, beta cells lose phase with one another, cellular communication is thwarted and the Immune System begins to over- respond. Stress within the cells increases, making it difficult for them to perform adequately, and further, survive. In a very real sense, they simply burn out! Acidosis is thus thought an important yet often underestimated precursor to Diabetes Mellitus. Interestingly, before the advent of synthetic insulin, diabetes was treated historically by buffering the system with base or alkaline causing powders.

4. Causes Cholesterol Plaque to Form
LDL-Cholesterol is laid down at an accelerated rate within an acid chemical environment of the cardiovascular system, inappropriately lining the vascular network, and clogging up the works! The amount of cholesterol in the diet has not been found to be a major factor in cholesterol plaque formation. Rather, pH status appears to be the factor more directly involved, binding cholesterol with heavy metals and other cellular debris.

5. Disrupts Blood Pressure
With acidosis, (pH<6.50) arteries become dilated. Yet, severe lowering of blood pH also causes persistent venous vasoconstriction (a disease in the calibre of blood vessels). When this happens, peripheral blood is shifted more centrally: the more acidic the patient, the greater the fractional redistribution of blood to the central vessels. This central redistribution of blood adds to the heart's workload when its contractibility is compromised.

6. Disrupts Critical Lipid and Fatty Acid Metabolism
Acidosis disrupts general lipid and fatty acid metabolism within the body. Fatty acids are intimately involved in nerve and brain function. When fatty acid metabolism is disturbed, neurological problems may arise including Multiple Sclerosis, Macular Degeneration and others, as well as problems with hormonal balance within the endocrine system.

7. Inhibits Metabolism of Stored Energy Reserves
An acid pH inhibits efficient cellular and body metabolism. Acidosis causes chemical ionic disturbances, interfering with cellular communications and functions. Acidosis reduces Ca (calcium) binding of plasma proteins, reducing the effectiveness of this intracellular signal. Acidosis also leads to a disease of calcium cations (positive Ca) entry through positive Ca channels, resulting in reduction of cardiac contractibility, or the ability of the heart to pump efficiently and rhythmically.

Also, positive Ca and positive H (Hydrogen) regulate the activity of intracellular proteins and are driven out of cells, because of the "Sodium-Potassium pump" (Na-K pump), which provides a strong incentive for sodium to be driven into cells. There are some 10 times the amount of positive Na in extra cellular fluids than in cells. The Sodium-Potassium pump regulates the amount of sodium and potassium each cell in the body stores, and uses up as much as 25% of our caloric input per day to run. Positive Ca exchanges the positive Na, being forced out of cells, but naturally, the electrochemical gradient for positive Ca favours both positive H and positive Ca entry into cells, as there is less calcium and positive H in cells than in the extra cellular fluids.
Therefore, in acid solutions, less sodium will be present, slowing down the processing and induction of nutritional items going into cells. (Calcium may become inordinately leached from bone mass, causing osteoporosis.) An acid pH drains us of energy and disallows stored energy reserves to be used. Furthermore calcium may become inordinately leached from bone mass, causing osteoporosis.
8. Inhibits Cellular Regeneration & DNA-RNA Synthesis
For DNA-RNA synthesis and healthy cell proliferation to occur, cell pH must not be acidic. However, cancerous cells grow well in acidic mediums, therefore an acid pH actually accelerates and increases the possibility of cellular mutations (Cancer).
CANCEROUS CELLS DO NOT CONTAIN HYDROGEN ATOMS. WHEN HEALTHY CELLS HAVE PLENTY OF HYDROGEN THEY CANNOT BECOME CANCEROUS. IF WE CAN GET HYDROGEN INTO ANY UNHEALTHY CELLS, THEY CAN HEAL.

9. Inhibits Oxygen Getting to the Tissue
Acidosis or an acid pH decreases the amount of oxygen that can be delivered to cells, making normally healthy cells unhealthy so eventually they die.

10. Inhibits Life Giving Electrolyte Activity
Life-essential functions, like electrolyte Potassium (K plus) and Sodium (Na plus) channels, are inactivated by acidosis. This has far reaching effects cardiovascularly, since without sufficient electrolyte management, heart attacks are likely to occur. Without appropriate electrolyte management, our heart literally stops beating. Inhibition of electrolyte activity also affects the way we feel and behave, and is intimately involved in the energy levels we experience, because of the nature of the Na-K Pump and cellular metabolism.

What Causes pH to Become Imbalanced?
Most diets cause an unhealthy Acid pH. In fact, diet appears to be the major influence in maintaining appropriate pH levels throughout the body. Research demonstrates that when food is metabolized and broken down, it leaves certain chemical and metallic residues, a noncombustible "ash" which, when combined with our body fluids, yields either acid or alkali potentials of pH. Certain foods are "acid-forming" in nature, whereas others are known to be "alkali-forming."

Which Foods Are "Acid-Forming" And
Which Ones Are "Alkaline-Forming"?
Most high protein foods (such as meat, fish, poultry and eggs), nearly all carbohydrates (including grains, breads and pastas) and fats are "acid-forming." And most fruits and vegetables are "alkaline-forming." Although citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit, contain organic acids and may have an acid taste, they are not acid-forming when metabolized, leaving no acidic residue. Similarly, Free Form Amino Acids are not acid-forming, but instead offer unique buffering capabilities to the body to help offset acidic wastes.

How Can I Find Out My Body pH?
By testing your pH with our Medical pH-Test Strips you can determine quickly and easily, in the privacy of your own home, what your pH is. Medical pH-Test Strips determine your urinary pH, which is generally a good indicator of how acid or alkaline your total body pH is. When urinary pH is continuously between 6.5 in the A.M. and 7.5 by evening, you're functioning in a healthy range;
When continuously above this range you're too alkaline, and when continuously below it, you're too acidic.

How Do I Rebalance My pH?
Watching your diet can help. If you're too acidic, increase the number of fruits and vegetables you eat. If you're too alkaline, increase the amounts of acid-forming foods consumed. But an easier way is to consider taking Buffer-pH+ daily to help balance your system while continuing to enjoy the foods you prefer!

Scar Tissue/Adhesion Release

Scar tissues and adhesions can be extremely painful. Cold Laser, EMS, Ultrasound, deep massage, VibraCussor, gels and percusser treatments are very effective in breaking loose the stubborn muscle and scar tissue fibers.

Stress Testing - ask us about this service

 

Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is a form of deep heat therapy created by sound waves. When applied to soft tissues and joints, the sound waves are a form of micro-massage that help reduce swelling, increase blood flow, and decrease pain, stiffness, and spasms.

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Dr. Constandinos Shizas D.C. - Chiropractor, "the Source of Health", 1279 Route 46 East, Parsippany NJ, 07054 973-794-3762, 973.794.3763 (fax)