Diagnostic Approaches

One of the most thorough approaches to diagnosis follows the principles of Functional Medicine.  Functional Medicine combines the best information and testing available from western medicine and the latest scientific research with much older health and healing systems such as Chinese traditional medicine, Ayurveda, homeopathy etc.

This approach relies on a thorough and careful history taking in search of clues to “connect the dots” in order to interpret the relevance of the combination of symptoms, the medical history, the lifestyle, diet and environment.

Functional medicine also takes into consideration the interplay between the individual's unique genetic make-up, his or her lifestyle, diet and environment. The focus is on seeking out various causes, contributing factors and obstacles to cure. This approach is particularly well-suited to addressing chronic diseases.


The below links provide more information on specialized tests:


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