Functional medicine deals with individual body systems, their current status, and how they work together. It seeks to restore optimum synergy by using a variety of techniques, including lymphatic acupressure, emotional work (EMDR), structural work among others and fully maximises treatments with targeted, clinical nutritional support if required. This can be profoundly effective from the first session. (See unsolicited testimonials for some recent client's' experiences)
Any diagnosis can be the result of more than one cause. For example, depression can be caused by many different factors, including inflammation. Likewise, an underlying symptom such as inflammation may lead to a number of different manifestations, including depression.
We are all biochemically individual and have completely unique blueprints affected by personal circumstances, genes, environmental and lifestyle choices or factors in our histories that we could not choose, like accident, loss or trauma.
In a functional approach this is all considered when looking at the specific manifestation of symptoms. When the original trigger or core event relating to the symptom we are investigating is accurately addressed, and the appropriate treatment and relevant support required in put in place, effective and lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression can be achieved.