Functional Medicine is the practice of internal medicine with a philosophy based on cutting edge clinical research combined with a natural, holistic, patient-centered approach to health care. Science-based diagnostic testing and treatment is the framework of this type of practice that allows your practitioner to look deeper into the function of the body and organ systems than the typical blood test.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine treats the whole body, mind and spirit. Chinese medicine addresses problems by seeking to heal the root cause of the symptoms that are manifestations of a deeper imbalance of Qi. Qi “chi” is often called our life force – when Qi is blocked or depleted then there is disease. When Qi is flowing naturally there is optimal health.
Individualized life-style support and care are needed to make big changes in your health and to to maintain healthy life-style changes. If you want a long-term personal life-style and health transformation, these programs are perfect for you! Each program is tailored to fit your needs along with group educational classes. If you don’t live near San Diego, we use Skype along with phone calls and email support to keep connected.
Herbs and supplements, also known as botanicals, are one of humanity’s oldest health care tools, and the basis of many modern medicines. Primitive and ancient civilizations relied on herbs for healing, as do many contemporary cultures throughout the world. In fact, the World Health Organization has estimated that 80% of the world’s population continues to use traditional therapies, a major part of which are derived from plants.