Integrative medicine (also called functional medicine) is an integrated and individual approach towards patient’s problems. Based on a thorough diagnosis, it seeks the root of serious, chronic conditions and treats not their symptoms, but their causes. Integrative medicine allows us an early detection and prevention of many civilizational diseases and problems related to ageing.
Integrative medicine focuses more on “treating the patient” than on “treating the disease,” by taking into account the biochemical and immunological diversity of each body, as well as exposure to external factors, such as environmental poisoning, in combination with patient’s unique reaction to these factors.
Integrative medicine considers “health” to be vitality, the ability to properly function in society, and the ability to enjoy life to its fullest.
This makes early diagnosing of diseases, on a subclinical stage before full symptoms appear, crucial.
This is why diagnostics and treatment entail:
- most important biochemical pathways and their disorders, such as vitamin insufficiencies
- immune system disorders
- hormone disorders
- chronic infections including candidiasis, chlamydiasis, Lyme disease, GI tract dysbiosis
- digestion and nutrient absorption dysfunctions, as well as food intolerances and allergies
- long-term toxin exposure (e.g. to heavy metals or environmental toxins)
Integrative medicine methods are a combination of scientifically documented natural medicine traditions with newest achievements of academic medicine: we do not consider bioresonance or other scientifically unverified methods as credible. We also do not conduct homeopathic treatment.
This combination allows us to maintain a holistic approach to the body, and to offer a full-scale treatment according to newest standards, in harmony with nature and, at the same time, fully based on scientific findings.
Our treatment activities concern:
- the intestines, as the most important immune organ of the body: treating dysbiosis, food intolerances, digestion or absorption dysfunctions
- stimulating and regulating the immune system function
- supporting body detoxification, both by strengthening the organs involved in it, and by using substances which actively bind toxins
- regulating mitochondria function
- regulating biochemical disorders by proper mineral and vitamin supplementation
- balancing hormonal and neurotransmitter dysfunctions
- treating infections
- eliminating oxidative stress and neutralizing free radicals, responsible for carcinogenesis, aging, neuron degeneration, autism
- developing a balanced diet
- developing a new, harmonious way of life
Diagnosis is not simply a listing of facts, but their interpretation in relation to each other.
One of many examples of environmental disease where integrative medicine has excellent results, is childhood autism. You can find more on the topic of infantile autism in other tabs.
Autism is one of the biggest puzzles facing modern medicine. We know that it usually is a result of a combination of several factors: e.g. intestine disease, environmental poisoning, and genetic factors. Additional complications arise due immune disorders, similar to ones found in multiple sclerosis. Autism is also often complicated by an infectious factor, e.g. nervous system Lyme disease. Usually these problems coexist in patients, requiring they be treated simultaneously.
Most of the environmental diseases have a similar course to autism: one factor is not enough to cause a disease, just as treating just one organ, without understating interrelations, is not enough to achieve improvement.
Recently, the term of “mitochondria diseases” entered medicine. Improperly functioning mitochondria are a reason of chronic fatigue, cancers, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, and can cause autism as well as a host of many other serious conditions.
The following pages, including tabs dedicated to particular diseases, are mostly meant for patients, therefore certain problems are intentionally simplified.
In you wish to deepen your medical knowledge, we recommend browsing the “publications” and “reference” section.
“Publications” offers both articles and popular science presentations.
In “references” we will try, as far as time allows, to present abstracts of scholarly articles, which are the basis of our& everyday work.