So how well are you taking care of yourself? To check, take a test put together by the Institute for Functional Medicine. It is designed to help you identify the areas of your life that are well-tended and those that could use more time and attention.
You may be surprised by the results!
Click the link to download the Functional Medicine test: Self Care Questionnaire
How Can Functional Medicine At Cliffs Help You?
Functional Medicine asks how and why illness occurs and restores health by assessing the root causes of disease for each individual.
In the Functional Medicine model the patient’s full story is of central importance. Instead of preoccupation with how to name a disease the critical questions become:
- Where does the symptom come from?
- What has caused or triggered it?
- What keeps it going?
- And what can be done to change that dis-eased state?
- Where intervention and treatment can be most effective?
A timeline of the patients’ life is created beginning at prenatal time through birth and childhood to present day. It is surprising how often when creating this there is a revelation of a “never been well since moment”.
This is then integrated with the patient’s clinical imbalances, assessing the systems of digestion and absorption, defence and repair, elimination, structure, transport, communication and energy regulation. Mental, emotional and spiritual well- being is also put into the Functional Medicine framework. An individual personal plan is created and presented to the patient with personalised treatments and lifestyle modifications which may include advice on diet, nutrients, herbs and exercise.
The right treatments that address the cause of illness or dis-ease will have lasting benefit way beyond symptom suppression.
Melanie and Arif are Members of The Institute for Functional Medicine, British Chiropractic Association and British Medical Acupuncture Society, Melanie is also a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and Arif a Certified Chiropractic Paediatric Practitioner. Being very experienced and having such a varied background with a wide range of treatment options they are ideally placed to take a holistic approach and identify the root cause of your problem and devise a treatment a treatment plan to match your needs and lifestyle.
If you are interested in this approach please give us a call and Arif or Melanie will be happy to discuss your options before making an appointment.