Skin Care Institute is proud to offer wellness-oriented programs and services. It is our mission to support our clients in wellness by implementing services that balance “The Seven Dimensions of Wellness.”
Take time to enjoy our relaxation lounge, featuring music and guided meditations that will take you to a place of relaxation that cannot be achieved with meditation alone. The complex, multi-layered audio signals mixed with beautiful pieces of music, and sounds of nature cause the left and the right hemispheres of the brain to synchronize. The result is a process of unique brain waves that form to create deep relaxation, focus and improved energy. The Hemi-Sync® Lounge may be used before or after all of our treatments, and is complimentary. Please inquire at the front desk prior to using.
Antigen Leukocyte Antibody Test (ALCAT Testing)
The Antigen Leukocyte Antibody Test, or ALCAT Test, is a blood test designed to detect and identify environmental and food intolerances. Not to be confused with food allergies, food intolerances are physiologic reactions that trigger chronic activation and inflammation, resulting in degenerative diseases and premature aging. This means that although there may not be an immediate and severe reaction to these agents, repeated exposure may cause chronic symptoms such as weight gain, gastrointestinal distress, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), migraines, chronic fatigue, ADD/ADHD, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema and more.
Identifying these agents will help determine a healthier diet, thereby alleviating painful, embarrassing and/or uncomfortable symptoms. Testing for food intolerances in Tulsa, OK can help you look and feel better than ever before!
For over 20 years, the ALCAT Test has provided healthcare professionals and their patients with a tool for managing a wide variety of conditions linked to chronic activation of the immune system such as:
- Digestive Disorders
- Skin Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue
- Aching Joints
The core technology is a blood test that measures the body’s cellular response to challenges from a wide array of substances including various foods, additives, coloring, chemicals, functional foods and medicinal herbs. The individual’s cellular reactivity after exposure of the blood to the various test agents, versus the person’s own baseline control, tells which substances may be causing a sensitivity-related response in the body. The ALCAT Test results are presented in an easy to understand, color-coded format that clearly identifies which foods or substances are incompatible to you, the level of each reaction (severe, moderate or mild), and which are non-reactive or safe. A 4-Day Rotational Plan is prescribed by an experienced healthcare provider and presented during your follow-up consultation.
Call for a complimentary consultation to see if the ALCAT Test is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions about ALCAT Testing in Tulsa, OK
How are environmental and food intolerances identified?
Blood samples will be incubated with various agents. After a period of time, the change in number and size of leukocytes and platelets will be re-evaluated. The exposed agent is said to be intolerant when the size of the leukocytes increases by 10% or more.
What are some common food and other environmental agent intolerances?
Some of the most common intolerances are those related to dairy products (lactose intolerance), wheat (Celiac disease) and sugar (fructose intolerance).
Will the ALCAT identify food allergies?
The ALCAT blood test in Tulsa, OK is designed to detect food intolerances, which have delayed reactions. This is not a test to identify food allergies.
How long until I get my results?
After your blood has been drawn at a selected location, please expect 5-10 days before receiving your results.
How much support is offered after I receive the results form my ALCAT test?
From Skin Care Institute, you will receive a detailed report of your results as well as an “Understanding Your Results” packet of information. You will also have access to a 30-minute phone call with a nutritionist and/or dietician from ALCAT to review and understand how to incorporate this information into a meal plan. If you choose, you can continue with monthly coaching calls for customized recipes and meal plans, available through ALCAT at $299 for 6 months of support.
How can I get started with my ALCAT test in Tulsa, OK?
To learn more about how you can benefit from the ALCAT test, schedule a consultation at The Skin Care Institute today.