What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of dis-EASE and intends to restore health and healing through a holistic (whole mind/body) approach. In functional (or integrative) medicine, our experts value your opinion in every step of the way moving away from the traditional disease-centred model to a patient-centered/collaborative model of care.
We partner up with you in a therapeutic relationship looking at different areas of your mind/body health such as your nutrition, your past and present medical and psychological history, your occupation, your habits, your physical living space etc.
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When our genes interact with a negative physical source (poor nutrition, environmental toxins/radiation, dysfunctional family dynamics etc.) as well as a negative emotional source (anxiety and stress, depression) a state of dis-EASE can follow.
Symptoms only occur when an overburdened mind/body system has reached its threshold of keeping this dis-EASE at bay. Often times conventional medicine or compartmentalized medicine (the skin rash is only seen as a rash rather than a systemic disease involving the bowels for example) aims to alleviate these symptoms through the use of medications.
When applying functional medicine, at first we spend a significant amount of time with you creating a full picture of your current health status before together we formulate a comprehensive plan of action for your health. Whether you decide to take advantage of the guidance by our life coaches or go it alone, we will provide you with ample opportunities to discuss and finetune this plan as you go through with it.
In our society, we are at a significant crossroad with respect to our health. Physicians and healthcare systems are burdened with complex and chronic dis-EASES that the current medical model simply fails to address adequately. Cost of medical/mental healthcare is ballooning out of proportion sometimes taking away up to 20-25% of a country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Functional medicine gets to the root cause of the problem eliminating band-aid approaches to chronic and complex health care problem such as diabetes or depression, thereby giving the power back to the patient. It uses evidence-based best medical practices integrating western (allopathic) medicine with integrative medicine.
We use advanced laboratory testing and assessments to find the source of the dis-EASE and then take advantage of the latest advances in nutrition and detoxification programs, nutrigenomics, nutraceuticals and supplements, psychological therapies (such as mindfulness-based stress reduction) and psychophysiological therapies (such as neurofeedback) to guide you toward healing
Together, we ensure that functional medicine supports your unique drive towards health and vitality.
What benefits do you get from doing Functional Medicine Therapy with Elumind ?
Get a full body/mind evaluation and establish the root causes of any chronic disease
Optimize your endocrine (hormonal) system allowing a healthier mind/body profile
Eliminate causes of weight loss/weight gain and thereby reaching your ideal (healthy) weight
Reduce chronic pain by reducing nerve inflammation Regain your physical and mental/emotional energy by getting rid of the causative agents
Re-establish gut health and thereby keep your immune system in optimal shape combating chronic infections or autoimmune conditions
Learn lifestyle changes to combat chronic stress and reduce unnecessary stressors
Improve your cognitive capacities such as memory, motivation and concentration
Have a happier, more fulfilled life by enhancing your mood
Functional Medicine Can Help:
ADD / ADHD
Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia
Depressive / Mood Disorders
Dementia / Cognitive Decline
Heavy Metal Toxicity
Headaches / Migraines
High Blood Pressure
Metabolic Syndrome Osteoporosis / Osteopenia
Sleep Disorders / Insomnia
Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
Vitamin Mineral Deficiencies
Weight Gain / Loss