Functional Medicine Doctor Boston
Sometimes, I find that when people ask me what it is that I do that is “so different” from mainstream healthcare or even other health practitioners, I have difficult time trying to fit it into a neat little box…
You see, my own personal struggle to get well spanned over 3 decades and took me literally all over the world in search of the illusive “cure.”
What is the Best Form of Medicine
This unwavering search for the truth of what I think real health care should look like actually forced me to go off the grid a bit. I personally believe that strictly following one dogmatic viewpoint of a particular form of medicine is never in the best interest of the patient or client.
Therefore, I can’t in all honesty say I only practice Functional Medicine, Functional Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc.
After 18+ years of study, thousands of books researched, and having practiced in clinics all over the world, I can assure you that each form of medicine has real merit to it… And that is why ALL forms must be used.
(The “Art of Medicine” comes in knowing when to apply which form at what time.)
Putting “Care” Back in Health Care
There can be no ego in medicine. It should never be a “my form of treatment is better than your form of treatment…” Unfortunately, though, this is what I see all the time and it is not in the best interest of the person we are caring for.
Shouldn’t there be some form of caring in health care? Shouldn’t we care about the people that come to see us looking for answers to often times very debilitating diseases or health conditions?
If we remove our egos and always ask, “what is best for this particular person at this time,” then I believe we’ll come up with the proper answer (given the practitioner has an open mind and wide education).
This may not be the concrete answer you’re looking for in terms of how I practice, so I would like to direct you towards a piece that Dr. Hyman wrote up on Functional Medicine and how it closely approximates how I care for my wellness clients and help them get well again.
(See if you can pick out the differences between finding the true, underlying root causes versus treating the symptoms.)
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