Frequently Asked Questions

Oligo Elements

What are Oligo Elements?

Oligo Elements are designed as nutritional supplements to be used as an adjunct in aiding the body help itself.  PHP Oligo Elements are not intended as a cure for disease or to encourage the abandonment of conventional therapy, but rather to serve in a nutritional capacity. 

Oligo Elements are bioavailable forms of trace minerals that are rapidly absorbed sublingually.  Oligo Elements unlock the various metabolic processes which generate functional or infectious diseases.   These bioavailable elements work by normalizing enzyme and hormonal functions in order to regulate homeostasis in the body.

What is Oligotherapy?

Almost all biological reactions require enzymes (biological catalysts) if they are to occur at rates the body needs for good health and survival.  Many enzymes depend on specific mineral co-factors for proper functioning.  These minerals need to be present only in extreme low concentrations, but they are absolutely vital to Bio-Energetic Regulation and good health.  Oligotherapy is widely recognized throughout the country as a powerful modality for treating a multitude of disease conditions  PHP Oligo Elements are an integral part of an Oligo therapy nutritional support system called Bio- Energetic Regulation Therapy. 

Bio-Energetic Regulation Therapy is an entirely new approach to natural medicine using natural Oligo Elements at the cellular level to supply needed mineral co-factors at precise concentrations to unblock diseased metabolic pathways, thus allowing the body's healing mechanisms to operate.  Bio-Energetic Regualtion Therapy utilizes Oligo Elements in a coordinated program of nutritional, herbal and homeopathic therapies to prepare the patient to respond more readily and successfully to these traditional modalities.

Mr. Gabriel Bertrand, noted French chemist and biologist, coined the term “Oligo Elements” (trace elements) and developed the physical laws of optimum concentrations which Bio-Energetic Regulation Therapy is based upon.  As Bertrand's Laws related to Bio-Energetic Regulation Therapy, large amounts of a particular element are prevented from activating enzymes, and can be blocked from absorption in a dysfunctional cell, while small definitive amounts pass through the cellular membrane where they can displace toxic enzyme inhibitors.

How can Oligo Elements benefit me?

Detoxify & Reactivate Enzymatic Function

A patient derives no benefit from large amounts of nutritional supplements if the cells can't absorb and utilize them.  Precise amounts of Oligo Elements restore cell metabolism by reactivating enzymatic pollutants and disease toxins all contribute to cellular dysfunction.  The resulting illness occurs because enzyme activity within the cell becomes inhibited and the cell can no longer utilize the very nutrients that would allow it to function normally.

Displace Toxic Inhibitors...Reactivate Enzymatic Function

To address this problem, Bio-Energetic Regulation Therapy works first upon the cell's enzymes by introducing precise low level amounts of specific Oligo Elements which serve to detoxify and activate blocked enzyme processes.  In dysfunctional cells, toxic inhibitors such as lead distort the substrate binding sites of cellular enzymes, preventing the normal enzymatic function.  In cells undergoing Bio-Energetic Regulation Therapy, targeted doses of Oligo Elements displace the toxic inhibitors and reactivate healthy enzymatic function.

The required concentrations, which differ with each Oligo Element and malady, are determined from PHP's Bio-Energetic Regulation Therapy Guide, an administrative guidebook available to health care professionals upon request.  (call toll-free at 800-245-1313)

Synergists of Conventional Nutritional Therapy

The activity of Oligo Elements in the body is different from that of nutritional supplements.  This doesn't mean one os better than the other, rather they work cooperatively and synergistically at different levels.  Oligo Elements function as an enzymatic co-factors and work directly on dysfunctioning cellular enzyme systems; supplements work primarily on structural formation and functional processes.

 After Oligo Elements have returned the cell to normal functioning capacity, Bio-Energetic RegulationTherapy implements a comprehensive program of conventional nutritional therapy utilizing essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients needed to influence the body's healing processes to achieve a renewed state of well-being.

How are Oligo Elements Administered?

Sublingual Delivery

Sublingual delivery in a liquid form transports the condition-specific doses of Oligo Elements through the bloodstream directly to the cell site in their intended concentrations. Sublingual delivery circumvents the problems inherent in effecting absorption through the gastrointestinal tract.

Dosage & Administration

Generally, dosage is 5 sprays taken sublingually, early in the morning. Allow the liquid to remain in the mouth for one minute. Best taken 1 hour before a meal, but up to 15 minutes is acceptable (this is required because some foods can inhibit absorption). Bio_Energetic Regulation Therapy may recommend more than one Oligo Element to be taken per day, in which case intakes should be spaced by 30 minutes and taken other than mealtimes. The duration of treatment depends on the nature of the condition. Functional disorders or chronic conditions require two to three months of treatment, acute conditions may only require days or weeks. The practitioner may opt to continue use on a periodic basis (i.e., twice weekly) following an acute episode to ensure homeostasis. During acute episodes, doses may increase to three or more intakes per day, refer to PHP's Bio-Energetic Regulation Therapy Guide for specifics.

Where can I purchase Oligo Elements?

PHP, America's foremost brand of natural remedies has been serving health care practitioners throughout the USA since 1989 with a unique ability to wed traditional homeopathic wisdom and state-of-the-art technology. PHP's products are formulated and manufactured under strict FDA pharmacopoeia methods. Each product is made from superior ingredients and quality controlled to insure optimum potency, safety and efficacy.

PHP Oligio Elements can be purchased at Stewart Chiropractic Center in Pittsburgh.

Natural Healing

What is the Stewart Healing System?

"We take a scientific approach and combine common sense to alleviating pain and restoring good health by treating the source of pain-not just the symptoms!"

How can herbal healing help me?

The use of plants as medicine is older than recorded history. Herbology is inextricably intertwined with that of modern medicine.
Many familiar medications of today were developed from ancient healing traditions that treated health problems with specific plants.

What is homeopathy?

"Homeopathy is a healing system developed in the 18Th century by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann. Looking for a mild therapy that could stimulate the "vital energy" to restore and maintain health, he believed the substances that cause disease could when administered in tiny amounts, provoke a healing response".


What can Dr. Stewart do for me?

The most important thing that Dr. Stewart will do for you is to treat the source of your problem, not just the symptoms!

Too many people are prescribed drugs, all with damaging side-effects that mask the problem, not cure it. There are no "quick fixes" in the real world. But there are solutions to feeling good and looking better!

What can I expect Dr. Stewart to do to make me feel better?

Dr. Stewart performs a comprehensive evaluation from top to bottom. He looks at your lifestyle; the foods you eat; the work you do; the drugs you take; the cause of your pain or illness; considers your family's medical history; and other important diagnostic procedures.

What is ergonomics?

Ergonomics an applied science that coordinates the design of devices, systems, and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker, also called human engineering.

What is detoxification?

"One of the most important aspects in returning patients back to health and maintaining optimal health is detoxification. Detoxification refers to how the body eliminates potentially health damaging compounds."

Nutritional Counseling

How are Diet and Nutrition involved in the Stewart Healing System?

After decades of research and clinical trials, of the daily needed requirements of vitamins and essential nutrients, Dr. Stewart has developed Detoxification Programs that stimulate and cleanse your body of toxins. He then combines that protocol with an individually designed Nutritional Plan that will restore your body's balance, increase protection and leaves you looking better and feeling better!

How can vitamin supplements help me?

Nutrition plays a very important role in getting you back to feeling good and looking healthy. Nutritional protocols and intervention can also play an integral role in slowing down the aging process.

Chiropractic Care

What techniques will Dr. Stewart use to treat me?

Chiropractors use a myriad of adjustment techniques; Dr. Stewart using some of the most gentle and effective techniques such the Activator Technique; an instrument called the Activator to make your adjustment. Cox Technique that uses traction for low back and disc problems, Diversified Technique, a technique which may utilize more than one method but will involve spinal adjustment. These are just some of the many techniques that Dr. Stewart may utilize depending on your condition.

What is Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy?

Myofascial Release is a mixture of stretches and massage techniques which aims to release tension and pressure in the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds all muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and organs.