Rather than a disease-centered model, functional medicine focuses on the patient, considering all aspects of an individual’s genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors to promote optimal performance of the body and its organs. Both internal (mind, body, genes and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors will be addressed during treatment. Instead of treating symptoms, functional medicine seeks to reveal the underlying causes of disease.
The latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques will be used to identify malfunctions that require correction in order to build health and vitality. Unlike traditional treatments, functional medicine not only serves patients with current health conditions, but also yields significant benefits in optimizing one’s health.
A blend of botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, exercise programs, and stress-management techniques will be prescribed.
Functional medicine is an innovative and individualized approach, combining the best of both conventional and alternative medicine for assessment, treatment, and prevention of chronic disease. Dr. Raya and the team at Vitology Institute will address all aspects of your well-being, including your lifestyle, diet, stressors, and body-mind-spirit.