The Oligoscan is a revolutionary technology that allows our Naturopaths to make a precise analysis of minerals, trace elements, and heavy metals currently present in the tissues and peripheral blood vessels. No biopsy, blood, or hair sample is needed.
Previously only available in America and Europe, Passion 4 Health is one of the first Australian clinics to offer this cutting edge technology.
Why Is Heavy Metal and Mineral Testing Important?
Heavy metal toxicity and mineral deficiencies are one of the major contributors to many of today’s chronic diseases. Mercury for example, commonly used in dental amalgams and present in the food chain, has been shown to trigger autoimmunity both in mice and humans.
In our clinic I find heavy metal toxicity in over 70% of patients being treated for long term auto immune disorders. Left undetected this can slow treatment progress and lead to brain and nervous system disorders.
How Does the Oligoscan Test Work?
The method used by the OligoScan to obtain results on the amount of trace elements, minerals and heavy metals in tissues is the spectrophotometry.
It is a quantitative analytical method, which consists in measuring the absorbance or the optical density of a chemical substance.
The basic principle is that every chemical compound absorbs, emits or reflects light (electromagnetic radiation) over a certain range of wavelength.
The more the sample is concentrated, the more it absorbs the light within the limits of proportionality expressed in the law Beer-Lambert.
The spectrophotometry is used in many domains: chemistry, pharmacy, environment, food-processing industry, biology, medical /clinical, material/chemical engineering and clinical applications and many others.
In the clinical applications, spectrophotometry is used to examine blood or tissues for clinical diagnosis.
Who Should Consider Oligoscan Testing?
The Oligoscan Heavy Metal and Mineral Analysis is beneficial for anyone with:
- autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid disorders
- ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease
- dental amalgams or history of smoking
- resistant weight loss
- infertility and pre-conception care
- chronic fatigue
Oligoscan Heavy Metal and Mineral Testing Costs
The Oligoscan Heavy Metal and Mineral Testing is $185. This includes the test fee itself and a 15 minute consultation with the Naturopath to conduct the test and review the results.