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Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is the field of health care that employs assessment and early intervention to improve physiological, emotional/cognitive, and physical function. This health care approach focuses attention on biochemical individuality, metabolic balance, ecological context and unique personal experience in the dynamics of health. A key goal in Functional Medicine is to integrate knowledge across a wide range of academic disciplines.

While many nutritionally oriented Doctors realize that standard nutritional support protocols alone are quite beneficial for cases of mild to moderate chronic disease, more severe cases often require a more comprehensive functional approach.

Functional Medicine is built on four guiding principles:

  • Biochemical individuality, as determined by the nuclear and mitochondrial genome
  • Health as a positive vitality, representing more than the absence of disease
  • Functional health through maintaining balance within a complex web of physiological, cognitive/emotional and physical processes
  • Homeostasis attained through a dynamic interaction between an individual’s genome and his/her environment.

The Functional Medicine approach to the treatment of chronic disease is one that is based not on one agent or modality as the curative or palliative solution. It is holistically centered on the principle that restoration of proper cellular metabolism, through reducing cumulative toxic load and oxidative stress to the body, will allow normalization of mitochondrial respiration, cellular energy production and ultimately to a reduction of the signs and symptoms of chronic disease.

Functional Medicine may address the following areas of health:

  1. Chronic Illness
  2. Arthritis and inflammatory disorders
  3. Osteoporosis
  4. Autoimmune conditions
  5. Cardiovascular disorders
  6. Fibromyalgia, myalgias, and Chronic Fatigue
  7. Gastrointestinal  Conditions
  8. Fatigue
  9. ADD, ADHD, Insomnia, Hyperactive disorders
  10. Blood Sugar Disorders
  11. Migraines
Frequency  Specific MicroCurrent and Laser Therapy. MicroCurrent  and Laser Therapy have shown good to excellent results with the following conditions:
  1. Neuropathies, including diabetic
  2. Chronic Pain
  3. Bone, nerve and muscle healing
  4. Fibromyalgia
  5. Nerve Pain
  6. Shingles and Post Herpetic Neuropathy(pain following shingles)
  7. Frozen Shoulder
  8. Bursitis
  9. Multiple Sclerosis
  10. Traumas, Injuries, Inflammation
  11. Irritable Bowel  and Ulcerative Colitis
  12. Dementia, Early onset Alzheimer’s
  13. Asthma
  14. Lymphademia