Functional Medicine is a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the physical cause of disease. It shifts the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach. Functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. To determine the underlying cause of one’s illnesses time is taken to listen to the complete history and look at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Functional medicine differs from the more time tested therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy in that it uses natural therapies that work on a biological level to restore balance. For example, if there is an issue with leaky gut probiotics, immune globulins, digestive aids, glutamine, and peptides are used along with the determination and elimination of foods that one is sensitive to.
Homeopathy and acupuncture, on the other hand, stimulates not only healing on the physical as does functional medicine but also stimulates healing on the deeper emotional and mental level. In the case of leaky gut there is often an emotional component such as anxiety, mental overexertion or prolonged stress that is the initiating and often the continued cause of the intestinal dysfunction. Thus, by combining the natural physical therapies of functional medicine with the more profound action of homeopathy and acupuncture we are often are able to achieve a quicker and more permanent cure. In addition, this combination of therapeutic modalities necessitates the use of far fewer nutritional supplements.
Our pharmacist Danny Gelber has taken great care in formulating bio-identical hormones sourced from plants. Because we compound on site we can provide fast convenient customized Hormone replacement therapy. In addition, we offer anti-wrinkle cream, topical analgesic cream for pain, hair growth formula, and low dose naltrexone.
Some of the
that we treat
- Chronic fatigue
- Back and joint pain
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