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Metal sensitivity testing

Exposure to metals in dental fillings and implants, joint prostheses, pacemakers, environmental pollutants and jewellery can lead to health problems in susceptible individuals.

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Lyme disease testing

MELISA improves laboratory diagnosis by confirming active disease in patients with clinical symptoms of Lyme.

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FDA Statement and Metal Hypersensitivity

The FDA has issued a statement addressing the concerns about the bio-compatibility and function of medical devices. Our conference in November 2018 mirrored these concerns

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Download our leaflets on various topics such as metal hypersensitivity in orthopaedics, dentistry, spinal surgery and titanium implants.

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March 21, 2023

Highlights of review article on metal allergy

The below is taken from the BSEM Newsletter: Disease Variants Implicated in Metal Allergy (abstract here) A new, remarkable, review of metal allergy should once

December 8, 2022

The use of MELISA for orthopedic surgery

This new study determined the relevance of metal hypersensitivity in patients with failed orthopedic implants and those requiring orthopedic implant surgery, using MELISA testing. Metal

October 3, 2022

A comprehensive summary of disease variants implicated in metal allergy

New article lists hundreds of publications describing metal-specific hypersensitivity responses, identifying over 50 unique manifestations. A comprehensive summary of disease variants implicated in metal allergy

April 28, 2022

Addressing the Toxic Effects of the Exposome

Dentist Mary Ellen Chalmers will speak about “Identifying Oral Health and Dentistry Concerns in the Toxic Patient” at an online conference on functional medicine, 10-12

June 9, 2021

New MELISA research

In this study, 94% of patients confirmed significant health improvement after they followed recommendations based on the results of their MELISA test. Titanium and Other

March 23, 2021

Research study

The Experiences of Patients with Allergy to Metal Have you been diagnosed with metal hypersensitivity? We’ve been contacted by researchers at the University of Victoria,

February 17, 2021

Upcoming conferences

Learn more about the effects of metals on health through these conferences: IAOMT Biological Dental & Medical Conference Hyatt Regency Sarasota March 11-13, 2021

November 19, 2020

Webinar on metal sensitivity

On 23 November, a 3-hour session on Hypersensitization Reactions due to Metal and Metalloid Exposure will be broadcast as part of The 2nd International Industrial

November 19, 2020

MELISA Autumn Newsletter

The latest newsletter looks at actions taken by the FDA following on from the Medical Devices Committee meeting in November 2019. We also look at

September 25, 2020

FDA statement on amalgam

People with known heightened sensitivity (allergy) to mercury or other components of dental amalgam should not get amalgam fillings, according to FDA’s new directives on

  • “In daily practice, I see how dental metal fillings (eg amalgam), as well as dental or orthopedic implants, can have an adverse effects on arrhythmias (eg atrial fibrillation). For many patients, establishing a timeline between a dental or orthopaedic procedure and their symptoms developing will aid diagnosis."

    MUDr. Jan Maňoušek

    Cardiologist, University Hospital Brno, Czechia

  • “I have many patients that are interested in this type of testing associated with implants. Thank you for the great work you have done.”

    Dr Scott Schroeder, Podiatric Physician and Surgeon

    Foot & Ankle Center, Wenatchee, WA, USA

  • “A type IV metal allergy is often overlooked as a culprit in many of today's chronic illnesses. MELISA testing gives targeted information on what needs to be avoided. Many patients get their life back with this information instead of remaining chronically ill for the rest of their days.”

    Dr Toril Jelter MD, General Practitioner & Pediatrician

    Mount Diablo Integrated Wellness Center, Walnut Creek, CA, USA

  • “Working in holistic dentistry I use an integrated approach and treat the patient as a whole, focusing on the dental need in the larger context of the person’s overall well-being. MELISA provides me with invaluable information for the most suitable materials to be used.”

    Dr Goran D. Stojanovic, Dental Surgeon

    The Ella Clinic, London, UK

1 month ago

Melisa Diagnostics

Rebecca Dutton supports many people with scoliosis who develop health issues after spinal surgery using metal hardware; sometimes due to metal allergy. Symptoms include chronic fatigue, rashes, itching, swelling, burning, severe pain, fever and depression. In her presentation "Scoliosis, Spinal surgery and Metal allergy" she shares her experiences and highlights the need for metal allergy testing and metal-free spinal implants for those that are hypersensitivity.
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1 month ago

Melisa Diagnostics

The latest issue of the MELISA newsletter covers many topics such as new articles, podcasts and presentations dealing with metal allergy. Together we can share awareness of metal allergy![UNIQID]
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2 months ago

Melisa Diagnostics

Dana Jeske experienced intermittent paralysis for five years - his doctors could not figure out what was causing it so said it was "psychosomatic". His surgeon suggested sending a blood sample for MELISA testing; the results showed his immune system was reacting to metals he was exposed to. After having all metals removed from his body and teeth (multiple screws, crowns and fillings) he experienced no more paralysis. He tells his remarkable story of recovery in a new podcast series dealing with metal allergies: The Heavily Metalled Podcast. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Melisa Diagnostics

We are delighted to see that metal allergy is becoming more recognised among health professionals. "Cases in which patients are inquiring about a metal allergy as it relates to their metal implants - including joint replacements, rods, pins, screws, plates, certain neurologic and cardiac devices such as pacemakers, and dental devices - are becoming more prevalent as medical implants become more common,” said Dr. Golara Honari, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at Stanford School of Medicine." She adds: "There must be a very close relationship between the surgeon and dermatologist as they work together to consider if a patient needs a different type of implant or if they should be tested for metal allergies prior to surgery," she said." Although we would argue that skin reactions is only one possible symptom of metal allergy we still welcome the issue being raised in media. ... See MoreSee Less

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