Dr. Andrew Kong & Associates
Integrative Cardio Care
Cardiovascular Autonomic Reflex Test Our clinic offers the cardiovascular autonomic reflex testing. This very simple, quick FDA approved test is used to determine the health and elasticity of your arteries. This test can help determine if the arteries are clogged, which can tell a great deal about your health. A few simple guidelines for this test: No caffeine 6 hours prior to the test Clean non-polished fingernails No fake nails Dr. Kong and his staff have been treating cardiovascular disease successfully since 1993 using a natural, holistic, functional medicine approach. Please call (815) 397-8500 today for more information or to schedule a test!
Our doctors understand how important your heart is to your overall health, we provide a number of services to promote heart health. Our clinic specializes in natural treatments including Acupuncture, diet, and the use of supplements. Acupuncture works to balance the body as a whole, promoting all organ functions during targeted sessions. Acupuncture can reduce the everyday stress you feel, leaving you with an overall sense of calm. Once you feel more relaxed, you can sleep better allowing your body to restore itself more easily. The World Health Organization has deemed acupuncture a great adjunctive treatment for hypertension. Acupuncture sessions enable your body to release natural hormones, lowering you blood pressure allowing your heart to function at a more relaxed rate. Acupuncture along with other holistic health treatments are effective modalities to co-treat cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the #1 cause of the death in Americans. 20% of deaths involving heart disease are directly related to smoking cigarettes. Acupuncture can help you quit smoking by easing the withdrawal symptoms. It can ease the jitters, restlessness, irritability and cravings. Acupuncture also assists with the body’s natural detoxification process. It also allows your body to maintain a healthy weight through regulating elimination and allowing your body to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from your food leaving you energized. We also provide guidance with specific diets tailored to your needs. Healthier diets cut down on the unnecessary fats and added hormones we are often exposed to. By regulating the sugars, both natural and synthetic, as well as the amount of fats, hormones and carbs your body is absorbing, you are providing yourself with the best diet for your body type. Arranging your diet to include leaning organic meats and organic produce can help balance your body’s nutritional intake. By allowing your body to have the vitamins and minerals it needs, you are promoting optimal health.