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Heavy Metal Toxicity

Toxic metal excesses and mineral imbalances can be responsible for aggravating range of health complaints in adults and children, including:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • high cholesterol
  • high blood pressure
  • migraines.

Mineral excesses and deficiencies have also been associated with:

  • hormonal imbalance
  • lack of concentration
  • emotional lability
  • learning difficulties and hyperactivity in children.

Acu-ease provides support for the identification and natural management of heavy metal toxicity.

Identification of Toxic Metals and Mineral Imbalances
If your registered acupuncturist considers that your symptoms may be related to heavy metal toxicity or mineral imbalance, a sample of your hair will be taken to measure the levels and comparative ratios of nutrient and toxic minerals found in your hair.

This screening test, known as a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, is a scientific, non-invasive pathology test, which provides reliable data on more than 35 nutrient and toxic minerals and over 25 important mineral ratios. This valuable information is often not revealed in standard blood and urine tests.

When the results of the analysis are received, your registered acupuncturist will go through the results with you, highlight areas of concern and explain how the results relate to your symptoms.

Therapeutic Interventions

Therapy may include:

  • Nutritional chelation of toxic metals by boosting the levels of “good” minerals in your system to push toxic minerals out.
  • Nutritional supplements to address any mineral deficiencies and improve your health and wellbeing.
  • Acupuncture to rebalance your hormonal and energetic system and to alleviate any physiological symptoms you may be experiencing as a result of the mineral imbalance.
  • Oriental Counselling and/or Neuro Linguistic Therapy, if required, to facilitate any psychological or emotional symptoms you may be experiencing as a result of the mineral imbalance.

Note that, depending on the severity of the mineral imbalance, therapy may take as long as two to five years to fully resolve the issue. Where deemed clinically required, your registered acupuncturist may refer you to a registered medical practitioner or registered psychologist to support your therapeutic outcome.