Functional Medicine at Pacific Pearl La Jolla

Functional Medicine at Pacific Pearl La Jolla

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Functional Medicine at Pacific Pearl La Jolla

Functional Medicine is defined by diagnosing the root cause of disease and creating more attentive care; at Pacific Pearl La Jolla our doctors are the best of San Diego.

The origin of disease in an individual is a result of their unique genome/epigenome interacting with their environment, diet, and lifestyle. The knowledge and tools to treat health problems in a functional medicine approach starts with not just diagnosing a health problem but defining the underlying causes. This can relate to three main areas:

  • Lifestyle: diet, activity level, work life, hobbies and stressors.
  • Genetics:  family history of physical and mental conditions.
  • Environment: exposure to toxins and allergens.

Identifying poor nutrition, stress, toxins, allergens, genetics and your microbiome is the beginning to treatment.

Where functional medicine differs from conventional medicine is primarily in not masking symptoms with medication but alleviating root causes in order to solve chronic issues. This requires a much more thorough analysis of a patient’s medical history, and often requiring treatment to multiple conditions at once. In general the treatments for functional medicine are based on the system affected, not the condition diagnosed.

Chronic Conditions addressed by Functional Medicine:
• Adrenal disorders.
• Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
• Arthritis.
• Fibromyalgia
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Asthma.
• Autoimmune diseases.
• Cardiovascular disease.
• Diabetes.
• Allergies (environmental and food)
• Women’s health disorders (PMS, menopause and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
• Metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, and insulin resistance.
• Thyroid disorders.
• Depression

Do I need Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is defined by having more attentive care towards patients, which will often lead to more intensive appointments. Along with medications and vitamins, functional doctors can prescribe alternative therapies such as acupuncture, meditation, minerals/nutrients, homeopathic medicine, and other Integrative Medicine treatments.

With conventional medicine especially with chronic illnesses it is better to treat root causes than to mask symptoms. This leads to ongoing chronic issues that can linger and even worsen over time.

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Our staff of Integrative medicine experts consists of cardiologists, naturopathic doctors, regenerative medicine, acupuncturists, psychologists, and more, each with the ability to make life-long improvements to your health. What to expect with an appointment at Pacific Pearl is to be cared for by top experts in their field no matter what issues you are dealing with.

Comprehensive health assessments are just part of what we begin with assessing our patients needs.  Starting with the assessment patients understand the underlying causes of health challenges and receive a personalized care plan.

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