Pacific Integrative & Functional Medicine
Here at Pacific Integrative and Functional Medicine, we strive to provide the best out-patient holistic medical care through the integrated use of:
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine 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. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual. - See more at: www.functionalmedicine.org
To help people feel healthier, more balanced and energized, we work with people who are feeling the effects of stress, low energy, overwhelm or persistent health issues...and want to take charge of their health. We use an integrative approach, focusing on underlying issues and the root causes of symptoms. We’ll consider how your life, health history and environment affect your current situation, and go well beyond simply recommending what to eat.
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture is one modality of Oriental Medicine that involves the shallow insertion of very thin stainless steel needles into specific spots on your body called acupuncture points. Usually you do not feel a thing, though sometimes you may feel a slight pricking sensation upon insertion ‚ everyone is different. After insertion you may feel the movement of Qi energy in the form of a tingly, warm, cool, or electric sensation ‚ this is a good thing! The next thing you will feel is relaxation as the naturally occurring opiates in your body that get released by acupuncture start to circulate.
Oriental Medicine is a system of medicine that helps you find balance and health in your life, often without needing to resort to harsh drugs with lots of side effects or surgery. It is safe, gentle, and often subtle, but a powerful force for positive change. Besides acupuncture, Oriental Medicine incorporates the use of Chinese herbal medicine, various styles of bodywork, and lifestyle & nutritional changes to optimize health.