Functional Medicine

What functional medicine do we provide?

We practice functional medicine at Lotus Blossom Clinic in several ways. We offer Live Blood Education where look at your blood under a microscope and discuss what you can do to improve your blood and health, We can order tests such as micro-nutrient, cardiovascular, genetic and hormone tests. We use Genova Labs for this testing.

Live Blood Cell Education

This is a very instructive session for the patient. The doctor or live blood technician takes one drop of your blood and puts it on a slide. Together, you view your blood under a dark-field microscope. You will watch an entire constellation of heavenly-like bodies (some of them sparkle and move like amoebas as they gather up the garbage from your cells). Sometimes a parasite is found…and the patient may say “No wonder I was feeling so tired!” Sometimes it shows dehydration symptoms. Sometimes it shows indicators of inflammation. Sometimes there are indications of digestion issues or indications of fungus/yeast. A Live Blood session shows much about your “current state of health”, and it is often a huge motivator for people to change life style habits

Sample Lab Tests


  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Biotin
  • Folate
  • Pantothenate
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K



      • Calcium
      • Magnesium
      • Manganese
      • Zinc
      • Copper

      Amino Acids

      • Asparagine
      • Glutamine
      • Serine

      Fatty Acids

      • Oleic Acid
      • Fructose Sensitivity
      • Glucose-Insulin Metabolism


      • Alpha Lipoic Acid
      • Coenzyme Q10
      • Cysteine
      • Glutathione
      • Selenium
      • Vitamin E

      Carbohydrate Metabolism

      • Chromium


      • Choline
      • Inositol
      • Carnitine


      for Total Antioxidant Function


      Immune Response Score


      This testing provides information about atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD),Type 2 Diabetes, and inflammatio CardioMetabolic Risk, poor blood sugar control. There are a large number of areas that are tested so “For more information go to


      Sex (Steroid) Hormones

      • Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) –
      • Androstenedione
      • Testosterone
      • Estradiol (E2)
      • Estrone (E1)
      • Estriol, unconjugated (E3)
      • Progesterone

      Regulatory (Peptide) Hormones

      • Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
      • Luteinizing hormone (LH)
      • Prolactin (PRL)
      • Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)



        • Free T3 (Free Triiodothyronine)
        • Free T4 (Free Thyroxine)
        • Total T4 (Total Thyroxine)
        • rT3 – Reverse T3 (Reverse Triiodothyronine)
        • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
        • Anti-TG (Antibodies to Thyroglobulin)
        • Anti-TPO (Antibodies to Thyroperoxidase)
        • Tg (Thyroglobulin)
        • TBG (Thyroid Binding Globulin)

          Genetic testing includes

          • Telomere Testing for aging
          • Apolipoprotien E – cardiovascular risk
          • MTHFR – provides information about causes of elevated levels of homocysteine
          • Factor V Leiden & Prothrombin – indicates heart risk or thrombosis risk.