Functional Medicine looks to discover the root causes behind chronic diseases and offers an integrated, science-based approach, combining both conventional and alternative medicine with the latest medical testing. It is person centred and investigates the biochemical processes within the body and how they relate to each other, the individual and their unique environment.
Every day we experience many stressors, these can include emotional stress, pollutants, pesticides and poor food choices which can overload the body and bring chronic disease and pain. Functional Medicine can help you address specific health concerns such as digestive issues like IBS, indigestion, constipation and acid reflux, fatigue, allergies, anxiety, chronic pain and weight gain. Together we can work towards restoring your system to optimal function.
If you are struggling with a chronic health issue functional medicine can help to uncover the underlying root cause of why you are experiencing your symptoms. A detailed medical history and lifestyle assessment determine whether lab testing is needed for further investigation and analysis. The combined outcome will enable me to design a personal programme for you involving dietary and lifestyle adjustments and carefully chosen supplements to bring you back into balance.
Key factors in Functional Medicine
It recognizes that we are all biochemically and genetically unique
It investigates lifestyle factors and personal history to help build the picture and get to the root cause
It works with the individual, not just a collection symptoms or a specific disease, one disease may have many causes.
It supports the body's healing mechanisms in order to heal naturally and recognizes the body's capabilities for bringing itself back into balance
It is scientifically based and understands how the body systems are linked in a complex web
It asks "Why?" and continues to ask this until it reaches the root cause
Book a consultation today and take that next step towards wellness. My aim is to work with
you to restore balance in mind, body and spirit and bring you back to optimum health.