What is Integrative & Functional Medicine?
Modern medicine has achieved many exraordinary accomplishments. Unfortunately, it has not shown a tremendous amount of success in treating the chronic and degenerative diseases that are common today. Many patients come to Restorasis after years of other treatment methods, too often with little to no real benefit. In fact, it is not uncommon for convetional treatments to have caused them more suffering.
At Restorasis, we are integrative and functional medicine specialsits who take a different approach with you at the center.
Since your body has a lifelong power to heal and regenerate, we attempt to help you rekindle that power through natural methods and conventional methods when necessary.
It is our view that the natural state of the body is health. Its regulatory systems maintain that wellness in spite of occasional threats. But those systems are impaired by outside factors, such as toxins, stress and poor nutrition. When this happens, conditions develop, followed by symptoms, and lastly, disease. Unless the root causes of the illness are resolved, the body will continue to fall into the same unhappy state.
At Restorasis Integrative & Functional Medicine, we focus on the original causes of your symptoms and the unique story of each patient.
By utilizing a science and evidence-based approach, we attempt to address a full range of physical, emotional, social and environmental influences that may be affecting your health.
By utilizing this whole-person approach, applied individaullay and comprehensively, and by forming a partnership with our paients, we can offer almost all of our patients relief and progress.
Both integrative and functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of illness, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and physician into a therapeutic partnership. By shifting the medical focus to a more patient-centered approach, integrative and functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Here Are the Defining Principles of Integrative Medicine:
A partnership between the patient and the practitioner
Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness, disease - including mind, body and spirit
Use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response
Appropriate consideration given to the use of less-invasive and less-harmful interventions, when possible, while addressing the whole person in addition to the disease
The concept that medicine is based on good science, is inquiry-driven and open to critical consideration of new paradigms
Here Are the Defining Principles of Functional Medicine:
Functional Medicine views us all as being different; genetically and biochemically unique. This personalized health care treats the individual, not the disease. It supports the normal healing mechanisms of the body, naturally, rather than attacking disease directly.
Functional Medicine is deeply science based. The latest research shows us that what happens within us is connected in a complicated network or web of relationships. Understanding those relationships allows us to see deep into the functioning of the body.
Your body is intelligent and has the capacity for self-regulation, which expresses itself through a dynamic balance of all your body systems.
Your body has the ability to heal and prevent nearly all the diseases of aging.
Health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of immense vitality.