The benefits of integrative medicine
I believe it’s important not only to treat the symptoms of chronic disease but also to explore the underlying causes. To do this, I address health problems using a functional medicine approach.
Functional or integrative medicine understands that chronic diseases can’t be solved by drugs or surgery. The solution requires a shift away from suppression and management of symptoms to addressing their underlying causes.
The integrative medicine approach
Integrative or functional medicine explores the interaction of genes, food choices, toxicity, environment and lifestyle. It looks at how these factors can push us toward or away from disease by turning genes on or off and attempts to understand the underlying drivers of chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, obesity and dementia.
Evidence-based complementary medicine + conventional medicine
Aiming to combine the best of conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary medicine, functional medicine includes therapies and lifestyle interventions for the holistic treatment and prevention of disease. It enables medical practitioners and other health professionals to practice proactive, predictive, personalised medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health.
I believe in addressing your health concerns as effectively and naturally as possible to help get your health and energy back on track. Take the first step and book an appointment with me today.