An Alternative Medical Treatment Clinic
In simplest terms, think of it as personalized, one-on-one, therapeutic relationship. It’s a health-focused, patient-centric partnership, in which provider and patient work together to dig deep and find out the causes of illness and disease. We examine not only the patient, but also their unique history, environment, lifestyle and underlying factors, and then develop a health-enhancing, to help restore the patient to good health and get him or her on a life-long path of wellness.
A Systems Approach to Your Condition
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic relationship. Central to the practice of Functional Medicine is an examination of the core clinical imbalances that underlie various disease conditions. Those imbalances arise as environmental inputs such as diet, nutrients, exercise, and trauma processed by body, mind, and spirit through a unique set of genetic predispositions, attitudes, and beliefs.
Functional Medicine is a patient-centered approach to healing. Instead of treating symptoms as isolated diseases, Functional Medicine looks a the big picture of health incorporating a patient’s genetics, diet, lifestyle and bio-chemical individuality.
Functional Medicine 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. Functional Medicine practitioners can give you the care and attention necessary to address your unique health challenges.
Multi-Dimensional Approach to Healing and Wellness
Functional Medicine blends the knowledge gained from science with the wisdom of ancient healing traditions. Conventional medicine (drugs and surgery) are recommended when appropriate, and complementary approaches, e.g. acupuncture, nutrition, supplements, herbs, bodywork, stress reduction, yoga and meditation different therapeutic techniques. The patient’s belief systems, attitudes, feelings, social relationships and environment are always taken into consideration. Patterns of eating, working, resting, sleeping and exercising are reviewed and always remembering the body’s ability to heal itself. And finally teaching patients to get healthy and inspire them to stay healthy.