5 BASIC PRINCIPLES
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.
Health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of immense vitality.
WHAT IS IT?
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease.
Functional medicine is guided by 6 core principles
An understanding of the biochemical individuality of each human being, based on the concepts of genetic and environmental uniqueness;
Awareness of the evidence that supports a patient-centered rather than a disease-centered approach to treatment;
Search for a dynamic balance among the internal and external body, mind, and spirit;
Interconnections of internal physiological factors;
Identification of health as a positive vitality, not merely the absence of disease, and emphasizing those factors that encourage the enhancement of a vigorous physiology;
Promotion of organ reserve as the means to enhance the health span, not just the life span, of each patient.
Dr Stefan Billing is in an educational residency with the Institute of Functional Medicine and studying to obtain his AFMCP license in Integrative Health Care. Also a member of the ICHNFM International Collage of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine and studying the very relevant topic of Chronic Inflammation in Chronic disease
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Tel: (03) 443 7055
Koru Functional Medicine
69 Dale Street
Riverside Park, Wanaka
Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 1pm
Thursday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 9am - 1pm