Functional Medicine investigates the multiple facets of a patient’s health profile. It identifies problems and puts together an integral, evidence-based, plan that targets symptoms as well as their underlying causes.
The goal of Functional Medicine is to identify the best set of interventions needed to improve your health. These interventions include personalised nutrition plans, supplements and botanicals, stress management, detoxification and lifestyle changes, among other approaches.
Because of this, we believe that optimal health is not only possible, it is within our grasp.
The central principle behind our Functional Medicine approach is simple: each patient is different and has a unique set of underlying problems that require a personalised treatment.
When you come to us for help, we listen and we treat your problem.
However, we go a few steps further…
We investigate the multiple facets of your health profile.
Through the use of advanced diagnostic testing, we identify the systems that are failing.
Finally, we implement an integral, evidence-based, plan that targets symptoms & underlying causes.
The Australian Centre for Functional Medicine is unique in its comprehensive approach to health. It bridges multiple branches of traditional medicine with key issues that affect your health, such as environmental factors, your own body chemistry and lifestyle choices.
Each ailment is not an independent occurrence. Rather, it is linked to multiple mechanisms in your body that are not functioning optimally.
A patient comes with complaints of chronic fatigue and cognitive decline (impaired judgement, forgetfulness, poor motor coordination), and is following a drug regimen recommended by a physician.
Drugs are not working well and have side effects.
Yes…and in our centre, we have successfully tested and managed patients with these conditions using a holistic approach that merges traditional medical treatments with current research linking gut microbes and the brain.
Gut health is only one contributing factor to the cause of chronic fatigue, and patients tend to rely on short-term solutions such as stimulants like sugar or coffee in order to continue functioning. In our centre patients receive treatments that improve their gut microbiota, which, in turn, exerts beneficial and long-lasting effects on their health.
Our team offers two options of treatment. In person (South Perth) appointments or, for remote locations, we offer video calls.