I also work from a functional medicine perspective in that I am constantly searching for the “why”. Why is this person ill? Why does this person have these symptoms? And clinical testing is an important part of finding out this “why”
I am incredibly passionate about herbal medicine’s supportive and important role in health care. I have a particular interest in working with chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic gastrointestinal disease, gut infections, inflammatory diseases and also Lyme disease.
Having over 16 years of experience working with a wide range of patients I continue to be inspired and motivated to continue to work with patients on their journeys. I see dramatic and powerful shifts in patients’ health and mindset and see it as a huge privilege that they allow me to be part of that journey.
I am in the process of completing full certification with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) and have so far successfully completed the programme
I have also completed the IFM Reversing Cognitive decline Advanced Clinical Training and am a Cytoplan Licensed Practitioner for The Brain Health Programme.
In the 21st century we need a new system of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of today’s patient. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine and herbal medicine addresses the whole person and not just an isolated set of symptoms, promoting health as not just the absence of disease but an optimal vital state.
Functional medicine and herbal medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices, such as blood testing, gut testing, genetic testing with herbal medicine, diet, exercise, stress-management and supplementation to focus on repair and prevention.