Dr. Sammy Oh has conducted more than 250,000 high-tech bioscans on patients since 2005.
The technology, imported from Europe to her Surrey-based clinic, helps the holistic doctor pinpoint the cause of a patient’s issues and create personalized plans to address them.
A few years ago, she reviewed data collected from patients over more than a decade and it gave her key insight into ways to help women between ages 40 and 60 experiencing issues arising from the brain/hormone connection.
“The biggest problem for women’s health that I found from the 250,000 scans is thyroid, specifically hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease and spectrum,” she says. “We found some patterns that are very common for people who have chronic issues like fatigue or anxiety and the pattern is the brain and hormone connection.”
At Bioscan Wellness Centre, every assessment starts with the team creating a baseline, reviewing lab tests and taking into account the patient’s subjective evaluation of symptoms. Next, patients are given a health-recovery program which often includes a personalized meal plan created by certified holistic nutritionists along with natural medicine ranging from minerals to herbal medicines and Swiss biological medicine. Patients are scanned every two to three weeks over three months.
“During this time, we fine-tune the program based on what we see,” Oh says. “If brain chemistry responses are not improving but the hormones are then we focus more on brain chemistry. If the thyroid response is improving but adrenal is not then we focus more on the adrenaline responses.”
She takes pride in a deep understanding of how the body works and the quest to identify the cause when it does not. While the focus is often on healing, at times it is on prevention given the ability of scans to test organ functions long before disease or other conditions appear.
“When there is true assessment it is almost like a mirror reflecting from a problem,” Oh says.
“And then treatment can become efficient. Not because I’m the greatest, but because I can see more.”
The majority of patients arrive “sick and tired of guessing” what their problem is, receiving ineffective treatments, pharmaceuticals with side-effects or being dismissed, says Oh.
“Often many patients claim they have tried many things and nothing seems to work,” she says. “People like data driven by technology.”