Broadly speaking, Functional Medicine model considers the whole, individual person – body, mind, spirit, and all aspects of lifestyle – and uses appropriate therapeutic interventions, both conventional and complementary, intuitive and scientific, to support patients in a return to health.
Functional medicine approach is particularly helpful for chronic, complex health problems. Many patients who come to me have already tried considerable number of interventions to reduce their symptoms. However, surface symptoms can’t always tell the whole story, which is where thoughtful and comprehensive lab testing becomes essential. The sophisticated lab testing (using blood/ urine/ saliva/ stool) helps to identify hidden suboptimal health trends and underlying causes of illness. With a skillful interpretation of the results from a Functional Medicine viewpoint you can gain insight into the underlying root cause of your health issues. After explaining the results to you in the context of your history, I will provide you with a specific, targeted wellness plan, which usually consists of lifestyle adjustments, dietary changes, and supplements.