Tests & Diagnostics

Tongue & Nail Diagnostics | Iridology | Hair Mineral Analysis

Our naturopaths use a very traditional style of naturopathic practice. Your initial consultation will include iridology and tongue and nail diagnosis to assist with your overall health assessment. Where indicated zinc tally and blood pressure measurement may also be taken.

 

Other tests including blood tests, vitamin and mineral screens, hair mineral analysis, coeliac and candida testing, hormonal assessments, heavy metal toxicity, liver and stoole analysis may be conducted where indicated.

Tongue & Nail Diagnosis

 

 

 

A quick, easily accessible and non-invasive did to assessing the health of your digestive system and overall health

Both tongue and nails can provide valuable information regarding any mineral  and essential fatty acid deficiencies

Your naturopath will look at the colour and patterns in your tongue and nails, the coating and moistness of your tongue, the shape and strength of your nails and the blood flow to this area

Normally conducted towards the end of your consultation

The information obtained by assessing your tongue and nails is used in combination with your case history to facilitate a more wholistic diagnosis

Rates: (as part of a naturopathic consultation) Initial consultation $180 Subsequent: $90 (Private Health Rebates may apply)

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Iridology

 

 

 

Definitionobservation of the iris (coloured portion of the eye) by means of a magnifier to note various colours or health markers

 

This assessment is normally performed at the conclusion of your consultation.

Your naturopath uses iridology to aid her diagnosis, thus providing additional insight into your general health and constitution

Iris signs may indicate areas of inherited weakness, whether in a particular organ or system of your body

 

Rates: Initial consultation $180  Subsequent: $90 (Private Health Rebates may apply)

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Hair Mineral Analysis

 

Vita uses Interclinical Laboratories when testing mineral status in our clients.  InterClinical Laboratories is the leading service provider of Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) Pathology in Australia. They provide reliable and comprehensive clinical data in our HTMA reporting.

 

What is Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)?

HTMA is a safe and non-invasive pathology test. It measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrient and toxic minerals found in hair.

HTMA is regarded by many doctors, naturopaths and nutritional therapists as one of the most valuable screening tools available in everyday and preventative health care.

Why test for minerals?

Minerals are essential for growth, healing, vitality and wellbeing. They provide structural support in bones and teeth, and they maintain the body’s pH and water balance, nerve activity, muscle contractions, energy production and enzyme reactions. They are the basic ‘spark plugs’ of life.

Ideally we should get all the minerals we need from a balanced diet. Unfortunately today this is rarely possible. Modern farming techniques, fertilisers and depleted soils reduce the mineral content of foods. Environmental pollutants, chemical food additives and stressful lifestyles also have a detrimental effect on our nutritional status.

Many health conditions are aggravated by mineral imbalances and toxic metal excesses, including cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, learning difficulties and hyperactivity in children, to name just a few.

Consequently, we need to test and monitor our nutritional status more than ever.

Benefits of HTMA

Safe, scientific, non-invasive pathology test.

Reliable data on more than 35 nutrient and toxic minerals, and over 25 important mineral ratios.

Valuable health information often not revealed in standard blood and urine tests.

Discovery of nutrient mineral imbalances or toxic mineral excesses that may be affecting your health.

Personalised patient and doctor interpretive test reports that assess your current mineral status, highlight areas of concern and recommend dietary changes and supplements for improved health and wellbeing.

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Contact Vita

Location

73A Napier Street
Essendon, VICTORIA

(Corner of Napier St & Raleigh St - our clinic is located within Lifespan Osteopathy)

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Open Hours

Tuesday: 9:30am - 7pm

Wednesday: 9:30am - 1pm

Thursday: 10am - 7:30pm

By Appointment.

PH: 0425 724 705

Contact Vita

Location

73A Napier Street
Essendon, VICTORIA

(Corner of Napier St & Raleigh St – our clinic is located within Lifespan Osteopathy)

Make an Appointment

Book easily and quickly online.

Open Hours

Tuesday: 9:30am – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 7:30pm

By Appointment.

PH: 0425 724 705