Pacific Integrative and Functional Medicine
provides out-patient holistic medical care

 

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We support the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual

Do you wish to enhance your health in the most natural way possible?

Do you want to eliminate or reduce the medications you are taking?

Are you dissatisfied with the diagnoses or treatments you are receiving from other sources? 

Are you motivated to make any needed lifestyle changes to support your optimal health?

If you are looking for more answers about your health, or more natural and comprehensive treatment, we offer multiple ways to assess and address your health conditions and concerns.

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. –Thomas Edison

Some conditions which can benefit from Integrative and Functional Medicine:

General Health conditions
Fatigue
Chronic Fatigue
Intestinal Permeability (aka "leaky gut")
Detoxification
Insomnia

Immune and Infectious conditions
Allergies, Asthma, Eczema
Frequent colds
Chronic viral infections
Autoimmune conditions (Hashimoto's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, etc)

Hormonal conditions
Thyroid conditions
Adrenal fatigue
Menopause, Perimenopause
Androgen excess, PCOS
Hormone replacement therapy
Low Libido
Low Testosterone

Metabolic and Cardiac conditions
Weight Loss and weight concerns
Diabetes and Pre diabetes
Metabolic syndrome
Hypertension
Elevated cholesterol and triglyceride
Coronary Artery Disease

Gastrointestinal conditions
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
Gastritis and Ulcers
GERD (Reflux Disease)
Candida
Dysbiosis
SIBO
Fatty Liver

Musculoskeletal and Joint conditions
Low Back Pain
Arthritis
Low Back Pain
Osteoporosis

Neurologic and Emotional conditions
Numbness, Tingling
Sleep Difficulties
Headaches (including Migraines)
Brain Fog
Multiple Sclerosis
Memory Loss
Depression
Anxiety

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Integrative Medicine (IM) and Functional Medicine (FM) share many features  

First, they both focus on the whole person and do not divide the body into or attend to the body as separate organ systems. IM and FM both recognize that we are whole beings and the optimal functioning of all our organs is based on interdependency between all organs. 

Second, both IM and FM are patient-centered and thus respectful of and responsive to the individual patient's preferences, needs and values. The relationship is a partnership which builds over time to meet health needs and goals. 

Third, they both incorporate many different healing modalities into the treatment approach, including nutrition, mind-body medicine, herbs, acupuncture, Ayurveda, homeopathy and energy medicine/touch therapies. 

There is increasing scientific evidence that these "complementary" medicine modalities are effective in treating a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions. 

Where FM differs from IM
FM appreciates eight core systems which can be imbalanced (e.g. central nervous system/emotions/mind, gut/assimilation, defense/repair/immune function, structural integrity, communication/hormones, transport/vessels, toxicity/detoxification and energy/mitochondrial functioning). 

Thus FM is focused on evaluating these systems and finding within them the root cause(s) for chronic inflammation and illnesses. FM then addresses the root causes (there are usually multiple root causes) to help the person heal.  

Our bodies are capable of incredible things and incredible healing. We just need to discover where are the imbalances, provide the necessary ingredients for correcting them, and allow the body to do its work in healing us and becoming whole again.   

-Nathalie Bera-Miller MD

 

At Pacific Integrative and Functional Medicine we use multiple modalities to assess and treat chronic conditions. 

Our practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.