Twenty-First Century Health Care
In my office I am proud to provide the latest in functional medicine. Functional Medicine is a growing field of modern health care. It offers a giant step forward in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of many of society’s chronic illnesses. Functional medicine is a system of natural health care that works with the body as whole rather than as separate parts. Doctors practicing functional medicine are able to identify the real causes of many health conditions by using the results of scientifically documented tests. It then uses natural therapies such as diet, supplements, herbs and minerals to restore health to the body systems.
Functional medicine vs Standard medical care.
In standard medical care health conditions are seen as isolated problems. These isolated problems are often treated separately. Drugs and surgery are used to suppress or modify the condition.
In functional medicine we study the body’s physiology to identify the dysfunction and disharmony in the body that is causing a breakdown of health. Once the root cause of a person’s health condition is identified it can usually be corrected and health is restored. Since the bodyis a natural system, there usually are natural solutions to correct most health problems. The key is to find out what is going wrong with a person’s physiology and fix it.
Symptoms are Signals.
The reason you may not feel your best is because you’ve developed an unhealthy lifestyle or have undergone stress and trauma. Poor diet, stress, environmental and chemical toxins, and lack of exercise, all take a toll on your natural defenses. For awhile, your body is able to cope, and then the body starts to breakdown. These puzzling non-specific symptoms may be an early warning that one or more of your body’s systems are malfunctioning.
Just like the red warning light in your car that flashes when there is a problem with your engine, a physical symptom is a signal telling you that an underlying health problem needs to be corrected. Treating a symptom without uncovering the real cause is like placing a piece of black tape over the blinking red warning light. The consequences of this action are obvious as an expensive engine overhaul. Unfortunately, our bodies can’t be overhauled and ignoring these chronic symptoms could eventually lead to a serious illness.
I specialize in helping people with: Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, Depression, ADD, ADHD, Blood sugar problems such as Diabetes and Hypolglycemia, Hormone imbalances. Digestive problems including; IBS, Celiac, and GERD.
What to Expect
In my office I use questionnaires, in-depth interviews, physical examination, standard and specialized functional lab tests to discover what systems of the body aren’t functioning properly. Once I uncover which systems of your body aren’t working right I will create plan of action. Often dietary changes alone are all that is necessary to solve the problem. Usually most patients require a combination of dietary changes and natural pharmaceutical supplements. Most patients go through a series of steps, correcting one system or problem at a time in the proper order to get the best results. It can take time. For the best results, treatment is combined with Meridian Therapy and Neuro Emotional Technique.
Call me to start feeling better. 415-898-0889