Diagnostic Lab Testing

Hormone Saliva Testing & Gut Biome Testing

Saliva Testing for Hormones

Saliva testing is a non-invasive diagnostic method used to measure hormone levels in the body. It provides a unique snapshot of the bioavailable hormones—the active hormones which your body can use. Understanding these levels can help us tailor a more precise and personalized nutritional, herbal, acupuncture and wellness plan for you.

Unlike blood tests, which measure both bound and unbound hormones, saliva testing focuses solely on the unbound, bioavailable hormones. This specificity makes saliva testing particularly valuable for diagnosing and managing conditions related to hormonal imbalances, such as:

  • Stress and adrenal fatigue
  • Fertility hormone testing
  • Menopause and perimenopause
  • PMS and other menstrual disorders
  • Male hormone testing
  • And more

Gut Microbiome Testing for Digestive Issues

Gut biome testing is a cutting-edge method used to analyze the microbial inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract. This test can reveal the composition and diversity of your gut flora, which plays a crucial role in digestion, immune function, and overall health. Understanding the state of your gut biome can help us identify imbalances and potential causes of digestive issues, enabling a targeted treatment approach.

Why Gut Biome Testing?

The health of your gut microbiome is integral to your overall well-being. Imbalances in gut bacteria can lead to a variety of digestive problems, such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and even more chronic conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Gut biome testing offers a comprehensive look at your gut health, providing insights that can guide dietary adjustments, probiotic recommendations, and acupuncture treatments.

How Does It Work?

Gut biome testing is straightforward and non-invasive:

  • Sample Collection: You receive a home test kit with instructions on how to collect a stool sample.
  • Sample Submission: Send your sample to the lab using the pre-paid envelope provided.
  • Analysis: The lab uses advanced sequencing technology to analyze the DNA of the microbial communities in your sample.
  • Results and Consultation: We review the detailed report provided by the lab, and during a follow-up consultation, discuss the findings and how they impact your treatment plan.

Learn more about the Microbiome Test Kit we use at LCA

Michelle Astringer
Michelle Astringer
2024-03-26
I have been working with Jamie 2x per week for the past couple of weeks. He is extremely attentive, understanding and thorough. I was nervous to start with acupuncture because of my herniated disc and fear of needles but he has made the experience feel very safe and comfortable. I’ve noticed a decrease in pain after suffering for over a year. Highly recommend!
Dani Zocante
Dani Zocante
2024-03-23
We learned about this facility years ago, and try to do a session every week, both practitioners are fantastic!
ashley snider
ashley snider
2024-03-05
My first visit to this clinic was incredible. I found it to be educational, supportive and a step in the right direction for my health. Jamie was attentive and provided helpful information and recommendations. Already have a treatment plan underway and my next appointment booked! Highly recommend for anyone interested in acupuncture and what it has to offer.
Carrie Butler
Carrie Butler
2024-01-24
Jamie was amazing! He was so nice and very knowledgeable. It was my first time getting acupuncture and he explained each step and what to expect. I would definitely recommend him.
Ginny
Ginny
2023-12-30
Crystal was able to get me in quickly. Highly recommend.
Sarah Llerena
Sarah Llerena
2023-12-14
I recently had an incredible experience at this place, and I don't even know where to begin. I found myself in unbearable back pain, unable to stand up straight, and unsure of what caused it. Fortunately, I was able to schedule a prompt appointment, and Jamie's expertise was truly amazing! After receiving both cupping and acupuncture treatments, I noticed a remarkable improvement right away and within just two days, i was 95% back to my normal self. Don't hesitate to book an appointment here—it made a significant difference for me.
Thomas Najar
Thomas Najar
2023-11-20
Great service at a good price. Convenient location, knowledgable staff, clean and inviting clinic.
Tracy Carr
Tracy Carr
2023-11-10
This is the best place ever! I get cupping and acupuncture when my back starts acting up and leave feeling like 50 pounds was lifted off my back. Crystal and Jamie are very thorough in their questions to understand what’s going on and the treatment they provide. And the prices can’t be beat. 10/10
Liz Spanos
Liz Spanos
2023-11-10
I have been going to Lakewood Community Acupuncture for over a year and can’t imagine my life without it now!! It can truly help with so much - from physical pain (I have issues with my pelvic floor and multiple herniated discs) to emotional blocks, energy deficiencies and more! I ALWAYS feel better after acupuncture. I’ve seen all the practitioners and they are all extremely skilled, but Crystal is my go-to. She is not only very gentle and effective but always a delight to connect with. For the quality of service, atmosphere and price, you cannot do better. It’s been a game changer for me. Wholeheartedly recommend!!

Contact

7114 W Jefferson Ave, suite 112
Lakewood, CO 80235
(720) 242-9756
info@lakewoodacupuncture.org

Hours

Monday: 9am-6pm
Tuesday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9-7pm
Saturday: 9am-3pm
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