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Functional Medicine Darwin

Functional Medicine Darwin

Functional Medicine in Darwin

Are you looking for a Functional Medicine Practitioner in Darwin?  These days, so many of us are looking for solutions to our health issues; ways in which we can feel better when traditional medicine hasn’t given us the answers we need.  Often, general practitioners will dismiss illness, exhaustion, or general malaise as symptoms of living a busy life, the effect of hormonal issues or age.

But in fact, dealing with feeling less than what you should is not something you should live with every day.  There are solutions. Our team at Advanced Functional Medicine consists of Integrative Doctors, Functional Medicine Doctors and Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners and Naturopaths.  We offer Telehealth appointments and Advanced Medical testing Australia wide.

Our Functional Medicine Darwin practitioners are able to consult via telehealth and arrange any relevant medical testing that may be required.

  • We treat patients all over Australia and worldwide
  • We have an advanced patient portal system
  • We are linked electronically with all major testing laboratories in Australia
  • We supply relevant supplements to patients Australia wide

You can Meet the Team by clicking here and book appointments here.

The human body is able to self-regulate and heal.  Millions of systems are interconnected with one another and often, health conditions can cause imbalance to your system.

Functional Medicine, also known as Integrative Medicine or naturopathy, is a scientific, evidence-based approach to health that focuses on identifying the root cause of disease.  How symptoms present themselves can depend on a person’s genes, lifestyle and environment and only when treatment addresses the right cause, a person’s health outcomes can be improved.

Professional Functional Medicine health practitioners are trained to uncover the root cause of your symptoms; to find out why you feel less than your best.  A personalised approach combined with an understanding of how to manage complex chronic disease, practitioners will work with you to heal disease and promote a healthy and joyful life.

The foundations of Functional Medicine Darwin:

Patient-centred care

Conventional doctors can often spare a few minutes to hear the issues a patient may be experiencing. In this short time, they will also often reach a diagnosis and prescribe medication to treat the issues.  They will not always hear or investigate the broader picture; a person’s lifestyle and environment, the results from genetic testing or their story.

Functional Medicine practitioners take the time to listen to the patient to understand their history and take them on a journey to discover how their genes, environment and lifestyle may be impacting their health.  They will take the holistic approach to understand who you are, knowing that every person is unique and should have a health plan that is custom fit for their needs. [1]

This is known as the discovery phase and will lead to the development of a personalised management plan to address their health issues.

Integrative, science-based methodology

Functional Medicine uses the most current evidence in medical research and clinical expertise to investigate and understand the root causes of ill health.  Practitioners use the latest laboratory testing and diagnostic techniques in their diagnoses.

Integrating best medical practices from multiple disciplines

Functional Medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with other types of medical approaches from around the world.  This enables practitioners to combine medicines, botanicals, supplements, therapeutic diets, rehabilitation plans, exercise regimes, stress management techniques and detoxification programs to treat and prevent disease.[2]They will address many aspects of your life, including nutrition, exercise, sleep, as well as mental and emotional stressors.

If you are experiencing ill health through a chronic condition, you can benefit from Functional Medicine in Darwin.  Some of the most common conditions treated by Functional Medicine practitioners include:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Alzheimer's disease and dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Environmental and food allergies
  • Women’s health disorders (PMS, menopause and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Metabolic syndrome, prediabetes and insulin resistance
  • Thyroid disorders [3]

Darwin Functional Medicine Team

At Advanced Functional Medicine in Darwin, the team is experienced in a wide range of health issues.  This wealth of knowledge enables them to find out what it is that is making you unwell and preventing you from living your best life.

The team will pay attention to the general feelings of unwellness you may have, as well as your specific symptoms.  They see many individuals who lack energy, suffer from mood issues, hormonal imbalances, skin and weight problems, as well more defined issues that may be giving you pain.

Through thorough testing and analysis, understanding of your family’s health history and consultation in which the team will work with you to find out how your lifestyle is impacting your health, they will determine the best course of action. This may be through diet, lifestyle changes and supplementation.

Functional Medicine Darwin Bookings

To find out more about our Functional Medicine clinic in Darwin and how the team will uncover what is driving your symptoms or disease state, please click here to make a telehealth appointment.