Dr. Janine Lex
DC, IFMCP, LPA
Dr. Lex earned her doctorate of Chiropractic in 1984, and became certified to practice acupuncture in the early nineties. See details on her experience and training. For structural and pain syndromes the weaving of acupuncture, structural integration and good food advice have made her approach unique and much sought after by those who have not found relief elsewhere.
Dr. Lex is a professional member of the Institute for Functional Medicine. She has lectured extensively about the new paradigm of body/mind medicine. A former community-based professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Dr. Lex has taught medical students all about natural, holistic and integrated medicine. She continues to research and educate herself and others through The Institute for Functional Medicine, the Spinal Reflex Institute, and Postural Restoration Institute.
Through the lens of functional medicine, Dr. Lex provides relief to many patients by supporting their natural healing response. Her clientele includes infants, children, adults and seniors.
Vitality! Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease as opposed to the traditional approach of treating the symptom. In the functional medicine model, practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.
The majority of health problems are known as “chronic” or “degenerative” diseases, meaning they accumulate over time, slowly dampening our overall quality of life. Functional medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses these specific needs. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease and dysfunction as opposed to the traditional medical approach of treating only the symptom. All of our treatments and modalities are based in the functional medicine model.
Acupuncture speeds the healing process of pain, stress, illness, and injury by balancing your internal communication system. Research and anecdotal evidence has led the WHO to recommend acupuncture as the treatment of choice for over 70 maladies.
The fundamental principle of “structure dictates function” is based on simple anatomy and physiology of nerve and blood flow, both of which are mediated by the skeletal system. With over 20 years experience, Dr. Lex utilizes gentle approaches in chiropractic care, including Activator Technique, Cox flexion/distraction, Cranial Sacral Therapy and other soft-tissue adjustments.
Many symptoms and disorders have been traced to the disruption of cellular health due to environmental toxins and inadequate nutrition. Dr. Lex provides nutritional counseling, Chinese herbs, body composition analysis, lectures targeting weight issues and proactive aging strategies, as well as herbs and supplements from proprietary nutraceutical companies.
New to the US, but used in Europe for decades, LLLT is the use of specific wavelengths of light to improve healing time, reduce pain, increase circulation and decrease swelling. It is amazingly safe, painless, and quick.
The Migun Thermal Massage Bed uniquely integrates acupressure with spinal intersegmental traction. It lifts and mobilizes the spine to promote blood flow and relaxation and restore spinal flexibility.
We use a variety of medical testing as diagnostic tools. Test results also serve as a baseline to indicate improvement in the future.
Brain Span (Brain Optimizing Test and Treatment)
Brain Span Measures 29 different fatty acids to determine the health of the cell membrane and the inflammatory balance within each cell. It determines level of total inflammation and resilience to aging and decline and reflects the quality of cell-to-cell hormonal communication and metabolic efficiency.
Understanding your brain health through the lens of your diet and lifestyle makes the results actionable and achievable. This is for patients of all ages who wish to lower cellular inflammation and increase the performance of the brain.
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We are proud to provide quality health care to our neighbors in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth,
and the surrounding Hampton Roads area. Dr. Janine Lex's specialty in intertwining her skills with functional medicine, nutrition, chiropractic care and acupuncture to best suit each individual patient allows for maximum pain relief and optimal healing.