Hair Mineral Analysis is a simple test where a sample of hair is taken and used as a biopsy material to test for mineral and chemical imbalances as well as heavy metal toxicity. It is a useful tool to determine the underlying health symptoms, which are largely caused by nutritional deficiencies, imbalances and toxicity in the body. Your body eliminates minerals and heavy metals in the hair. The levels of these minerals and heavy metals and the ratios of minerals to one another, reveal all kinds of things about your body chemistry and overall health.
Please note, this does not diagnose disease or replace traditional medical testing. A hair mineral analysis provides a picture of body chemistry including:
Heavy metal toxicity
Mineral deficiencies and imbalances
Nervous system imbalance
Mental health issues
Liver and kidney stress
This screening test can measure 38 essential minerals and toxic metals. Minerals screened include electrolytes- calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and phosphorous and trace minerals- copper, manganese, chromium, selenium, iron, molybdenum, lithium, cobalt, and zinc. Toxic metal screening includes lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, aluminum and more.
This information will provide the basis for a balancing protocol from your practitioner. Many physical and behavioural health conditions can be prevented or reversed by correcting tissue mineral levels and ratios with proper diet, supplementary nutrients and lifestyle modifications.
Hair Mineral Analysis $140 performed by Carolyn Lowe R.Ac, TCM