Does Dr. Reiss use alternative lab tests (allergy, saliva, hair, stool) to guide treatment?
(back to top) Some healthcare providers who maintain a “holistic” practice rely heavily on lab results from non-conventional testing facilities. Dr. Reiss also will occasionally recommends certain limited tests that are well-recognized by either holistic or conventional physicians. She will do this to rule out a serious condition requiring added conventional care or to establish a baseline to gauge progress. However, she has seen many laboratory tests across the medical spectrum used as a means to simply catalog more symptoms of the underlying imbalance in the body or spirit. Her work in Osteopathy, though, by utilizing all five senses acutely trained, can find that underlying cause and restore health. Once that occurs, all those measurable perimeters will return to normal without the aggressive isolated therapies those tests might suggest.