Chelation Therapy: Chelation therapy is the removal of toxic metals from the body tissues. The chelating agent is usually administered intravenously for the most efficient action though some therapies may call for oral application. This agent works by “clasping” onto atoms of calcium, lead, cadmium, mercury and some trace minerals, totally engulfing them so that the kidneys may then process them and carry them out of the body in the urine.
Genovations Genetic Testing: Genovations is a personal genetic health profile test from Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. and available from Dr Fabbro. The Genovations tests identify slight variations in an individual’s genetic code called single neucleotide polymorphisms (SNP’s). The test will evaluate only SNP’s that may lead to health problems when influenced by other external factors factors you can often change. The Genovations tests determine which disease risks you have inherited. This information allows you to personalize your lifestyle choices and focus on taking actions specific to your inherited health risks. The four tests currently available include:
xCardio Genomic Profile: Identifies genetic risk for blood clotting, high blood pressure, cholesterol imbalance, methylation defects, inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Saliva or blood draw sample used.
xOsteo Genomic Profile: Identifies genetic risk for rapid bone loss, nutrient dysmetabolism, hormone irregularities and chronic inflammation. Saliva or blood draw sample used.
xImmuneo Genomic Profile: Identifies genetic risk for defects in chronic disorders characterized by inflammation and/or an over-active immune response. These include muscle and joint pain, allergy, asthma, digestive complaints, fibromyalgia, etc. Saliva or blood draw sample used
xDetoxi Genomic Profile: Identifies genetic risk that affects how your body processes and eliminates toxins. This can reveal the cause of adverse drug reactions. It can also identify people whose bodies are, by nature, more “chemically sensitive” or who may be more prone to the damaging effects of carcinogens, free radicals and oxidative stress. These genes also control you body’s innate ability to adequately clear the environmental chemicals that can cause cellular damage and cancer. Blood draw sample must be used.
MSA (Meridian Stress Assessment) (Electrodermal Screening): The MSA is an electronic acupuncture instrument, which measures the body’s electro-magnetic response to various testing substances. The scientific basis of this type of testing is considered controversial by standard medical groups, however, its application in European countries by physicians is strongly supported.
Dr Fabbro uses the MSA to screen for food intolerances or sensitivities. The frequency of foods are individually preprogrammed into the computer. The body is stressed with the frequency of a food, one food at a time, and then the MSA measures changes in skin electrical currents as a result of that stress. The mechanism is similar to that of a lie-detector test. This is all done painlessly through a specific acupuncture point on the finger. There appears to be no restrictions on the type of material that can be tested. The detection of food intolerances is claimed to be quick and reliable and about 80% accurate. In Dr Fabbro’s experience, MSA has provided valuable information for several patients, especially in areas where standard medical tests have been limited or inconclusive.
NAET: Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique: The allergy elimination technique was developed by Dr Nambudripad in California. It involves a blend of Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, muscle testing and food avoidance. Once an allergen is detected through muscle testing, acupuncture points on the back are rubbed or stimulated and then acupuncture needles are inserted into traditional acupuncture points on the arms and legs. Next, the patient avoids the item that was being treated for (usually a food) for 25 hours. Dr Fabbro has enjoyed excellent success with her patients who have chosen NAET to deal with their food allergies.