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Functional Medicine is personalized medicine.
Functional medicine uses our knowledge of the human body and its processes to create a customized plan for your body’s challenges, as it is right now.
To gain this information for each patient, we test:
- Vital signs and neuro-endocrine reflexes
- Comprehensive unique patient questioning
- Physical diagnostic testing
- Urine and saliva chemistries
- Clinical and sub-clinical blood tests
- Stool Tests
- Evaluation of emotional and environmental issues
- Careful evaluation of the hormonal system
- Measurement of toxic load
- Nerve system connection and communication
Disease Specific Approach
Traditional Medicine Approach
Alternative Medicine Approach
Treat the symptoms by using drug therapy:
Treat the symptoms by using alternative medicine.
The following is a typical protocol for treating hypertension with alternative medicine:
This style of treatment just substitutes natural medicine for drug therapy.
Patient Specific Approach
Functional Medicine Approach
Get to the underlying cause of why the patient has hypertension by ruling out the following with functionally oriented diagnostic tools of assessment:
Once the underlying cause has been identified, create a treatment protocol that will treat and correct the imbalance in the body. This may in fact utilize a number of the nutritional factors on the left but they will be applied intelligently and with a respect for biochemical individuality.
This approach will not only deal with the hypertension but will also “treat” the cause of the hypertension so the patient will return to a state of physiological balance. She will not need to be on long term treatment.
Functional medicine is the most comprehensive approach
to health care that exists today
With all patients, the focus is on prevention and finding the root causes of illness instead of simply treating the many symptoms that occur once serious chronic disease has begun.
We follow the sage advice of Sir William Osler, "It is more important to know what patient has the disease than to know what disease the patient has."
Testing / Diagnostics
We offer health diagnostic testing through a number of labs including: