Dr. Lin incorporates functional blood chemistry analysis into her integrative Chinese medicine practice. She's had very good results using this approach to more effectively address her patient's health—in terms of enhanced treatment plans, better recommendations for supplements and herbs, and prevention of disease.
At the Center for Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica, Dr. Lin is regarded as one of the leading Eastern medicine practitioners in Los Angeles.
During your first appointment, Dr. Lin carefully listens to your needs and health goals. She does a very thorough review of your health history, lifestyle and aspirations. From there, she creates the best integrated treatment plan to support your overall health and wellness goals.
Dr. Lin incorporates functional blood chemistry analysis into her integrative Chinese medicine practice. She has had very good results with several patients using this approach to more effectively address their health goals—both in terms of enhanced treatment plans, better recommendations for supplements and herbs, and prevention of disease.
Functional blood chemistry analysis is a different approach to assessing lab tests. Beyond understanding the traditionally recommended ranges for individual markers, the functional blood chemistry interpretation is devoted to understanding “patterns” within blood chemistry and optimal ranges that prevent disease and maintain good health.
When interpreting blood chemistry lab results, there is a Functional Range and a Pathological Range (shown on most blood reports). Test values that fall between the Functional Range and the Pathological Range are considered sub clinical and can indicate the beginning stages of disease. They should be used as markers and the basis for a treatment plan that will prevent a more serious medical condition from occurring.
There are a few options:
1. Using your own recent blood test (within last 6 months), Dr. Lin can conduct a functional assessment of your blood chemistry and meet with you to discuss. This includes a summary of her findings, recommended changes to your treatment approach and specific supplements that may be helpful. This includes a 45-minute in-person consultation.
2. If you do not have a recent blood test, she would also conduct a “Comprehensive Bio-Screen Lab Test”. This is a comprehensive blood chemistry panel and urinalysis administered by Principal Labs and LabCorp to help evaluate the health status of our patients. This test is done at the LabCorp office of your choice. The Comprehensive Bio-Screen Test and the Functional Blood Chemistry assessment includes a 45-minute in-person consultation.
If you have any interest, please call the Center of Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine at 310-310-8659 and ask for Dr. Lin to discuss.