In Beverly Hills, we use a natural medicine, patient-centered focus※ to understand what is contributing to your condition and your symptoms in the first place.
The common, acute-care approach to medicine lacks the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic conditions. Unfortunately, in most cases, acute care methods do not assess the unique background of each individual. The presenting symptoms become the sole focus; where blocking or covering the symptoms are the goal. Examples: Skin problems? Treat only the skin. Heartburn symptoms? Treat the symptom, but never what causes the symptom, like aspects of your lifestyle choices, epigenetics and environmental exposures to toxins. Irritable bowel/IBS? Treat with anti-inflammatory drugs, but never investigate why the inflammation is there in the first place. The factors affecting health have a direct influence on the rise of chronic disease today, requiring a second opinion about chronic disease, especially here in Los Angeles.
Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic illness, and apply clinical nutrition strategies, or daily routines such as diet and supplementation, to prevent or treat illness. Surgery or drug therapy training do not include these crucial, functional medicine tools.
There's a huge gap between current research and the way most doctors practice. It can take up to 50 years for emerging research in basic sciences to be integrated into a conventional doctor's practice—particularly for complex, chronic illness. But a functional medicine doctor can apply current research to meet your needs today. For chronic conditions, and prevention, functional medicine is decades ahead of conventional, industrialized care. Current research can be usable now!
※ Patient-centered care: the the primary focus in your care revolves around IMPROVING YOUR UNDERLYING CONDITION. This patient-centered focus is very different than fitting you into a disease category based on an unchanging, single diagnosis, and processing you through a high volume, industrialized system of insurance, the hospital, the pharmacy, the surgery center, or the rehab center. Our focus in Beverly Hills is patient-centered care. With functional medicine we promote health beyond just the absence of disease. We use optimal health as our reference point, not disease. By listening to you, and learning your story, we bring you into the discovery and better recovery process. We tailor your care to your body's individual, unique needs.
An integrative, science-based healing approach. The best functional medicine doctor in Los Angeles looks at the roots of your condition to reveal your solutions based on current science, not old-school med-school dogma. Your level of health, or your potential degree of illness is based on a complex web of interactions, between physiology (like spinal physiology), and lifestyle. We address both internal (body, mind) and external (physical and environment) factors that affect your optimal functioning level.
Integrating traditional diagnostic methods with what are sometimes considered "integrative medicine." systems, you get a focus on prevention through natural medicine, nutrition, diet, and lifestyle. We use leading-edge in-office chiropractic neurology, kinesiology, and the latest lab testing like Cyrex Labs when further tests are indicated. Your recommendations will include combinations of natural botanical whole plant medicines, whole food supplements, modified eating, weight loss programs, integrative chiropractic, biofeedback or stress-management techniques.Now, you have a choice to better control your own health!