functional doctors in los angeles

Functional medicine is a “medical system” where the goal is to potentially reverse altered function. Functional medicine doctors consider the many potential underlying causes of your condition instead of “one size fits all” protocols. The best functional doctors in Los Angeles clinically examine the core underlying imbalances. It is a step up from chemical medicine, because it is a system that promotes health and repair. The focus is not on symptom suppression and disease management, but on investigating causes and mechanisms.

Dr. Lieberman uses many functional medicine skills in his Beverly Hills chiropractor clinic. He addresses foundational and expansive strategies to find root causes and help the body heal.

“…every symptom arises from the imperfect discharge of some function, hence it requires a slightly higher order of thought from that which is commonly in vogue in medicine.” – Dr. Willoughby Wade, 1871

As a functional doctor in Beverly Hills, his methodology uses a rational, detailed way of reasoning and understanding about conditions. He strives to improve your body’s optimal function step-by-step.

Functional Medicine Beverly Hills: Optimize Your Level Of Health

[functional doctors] provide those things that enhance, optimize, and normalize your functioning by balancing your system, rather than treating the symptom.” – Dr. Mark Hyman

Natural functional medicine is not the “wait and medicate” model used in today’s standard drug-based practice. Our primary focus is not to suppress symptoms with branded chemicals. The conventional model of chemical medicine treats pathology with chemical agents. It’s an acute-care strategy. However, functional doctors recognize that alterations in function come before disease or pathology. If more people would understand natural functional medicine, acute-care strategies would only be used for acute conditions. Optimizing your level of health through holistic, integrative, natural medicines is our goal.

We Listen to Our Patients.

We begin by spending enough time with you, listening to you and learning your story. Your care is based on your body’s individual, unique needs. We observe the environmental, epigenetic, and lifestyle factors that can influence your long-term wellness, or contribute to chronic disease. Dr. Lieberman continues to help patients as a Beverly Hills chiropractor using functional medicine and many other modalities.

Beverly Hills Chiropractor

In our Beverly Hills chiropractic clinic, we use a natural medicine, patient-centered focus to understand what is contributing to your condition and your symptoms. Our goal is to properly address your whole body system; not a symptom, or a disease. Most people don’t know that this type of care is available.” Dr Barry Lieberman, DC, ACN.

The reason all doctors don’t use functional medicine is because the solutions and treatments are not pharmaceutical. The typical doctor’s training is in pharmaceuticals. As a Beverly Hills chiropractor, Dr. Lieberman uses functional medicine with essential tools for optimal health and healing. Request an appointment for your health and vitality now.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do We Need Functional Medicine?

There has been a sharp increase in people with chronic illness. But to prevent chronic disease in the first place, we need the right help, not more drugs.

The current system of medicine practiced by most physicians is an acute care model. Therefore, it suits the short-duration diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that needs immediate care.

Most physicians are not adequately trained in functional medicine to assess the potential underlying causes of chronic illnesses. Also, they do not apply clinical nutrition strategies, with daily routines such as diet and supplementation, as prevention or treatment. Surgery or drug therapy training does not include those crucial, functional medicine tools.

There’s a huge gap between current research and how most doctors practice. It takes many years for a drug, or a surgical procedure to establish a safety record. But since functional medicine doctors use natural remedies already regarded as safe, we can use current research, today.

Why Doesn’t The Acute-Care Approach Work For Everything?

The common acute-care approach to medicine lacks the methodology and tools to prevent and treat chronic conditions. For example: rarely do acute care methods assess the unique background of each individual. When the symptoms are the sole focus, suppressing the symptoms is the goal of the care.

Examples: What’s the acute care treatment for Eczema? It’s topical steroids. That’s an acute care drug, so using it for a long time will present problems. What about the acute care for heartburn symptoms? It’s blocking stomach acid with drugs like omeprazole. That’s a temporary fix, but it disregards what may be causing the heartburn symptoms in the first place. And our last example: What’s the acute-care treatment for Irritable bowel, or IBS? Answer: anti-inflammatory drugs which may harm your liver or kidneys. But the problem is never investigating why inflammation is there.

How Else is a Functional Medicine Doctor Different?

Top functional medicine doctors in Los Angeles must understand the underlying multiple origins or causes of disease. The functional doctor would apply this knowledge instead of just suppressing chronic symptoms.

● IMPROVING YOUR UNDERLYING CONDITION is our goal. This kind of focus is very different than fitting you into a disease category, with an unchanging diagnosis. Furthermore, we don’t process you through a high-volume industrial system of insurance, the hospital, or the pharmacy. In other words, our focus is on you, not your prescriptions!

● An integrative, science-based healing approach: A natural functional medicine doctor looks at the roots of your condition. He determines your natural remedies considering current metabolic science. Your level of health is based on a complex web of interactions between physiology (including spinal physiology) and lifestyle. So, we address these multiple factors that affect your optimal functioning level. Compare this multimodal treatment approach to the one disease/one-target/one-molecule philosophy that powers the pharmaceutical industry.

● When functional doctors in Los Angeles review your blood tests, we compare them to “optimal” instead of to disease. When you don’t feel well but your blood tests look normal, this strategy helps break through the “doing nothing” stalemate.

How Do You Implement Integrative Medicine in Beverly Hills?

Integrating traditional diagnostic methods with integrative medicine systems, our focus is on prevention through natural medicine, nutritional cofactors, and lifestyle.

We use leading-edge in-office chiropractic neurology, kinesiology, and the latest lab testing like Cyrex Labs when further tests are needed. Recommendations include functional herbal therapy (FHT), whole plant medicine, whole food supplements, diet, weight loss, integrative chiropractic, or stress-management techniques.