The Body-Balancing Benefits of Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese therapy which has been in use for more than 2500 years.1 Similar to cupping therapy, this treatment uses therapeutic heat on specific acupoints to balance and support the body’s functional systems and treat chronic disease. Let’s explore this ancient technique and the wide array of conditions which benefit from moxibustion…

Barely Functioning or Fully Functional? Here’s What You Should Know About Functional Medicine

Finding an evidence-based approach to healing chronic disease may have sparked your interest in functional medicine. While conventional allopathic medicine works well for acute disease, infection, and trauma, the best functional medicine doctors are breaking new ground by seeking the root cause of chronic illness and supporting the body’s self-healing systems. There are many holistic…

Recovering from Surgery – the Functional Medicine Way

When healing from illness or surgery, it is important to consider the body holistically. All the body’s functional systems are affected after surgery and during sports injury rehabilitation. To promote fast and complete healing, your functional medicine doctor’s approach will be to optimize the function of the endocrine, digestive, and nervous systems in order to…

Functional Medicine: The Answer to Chronic Illness?

Functional medicine differs from conventional medicine in that it focuses on the body’s basic functions and its innate ability to heal. Restoring the body to its optimal function, supporting the body’s systems, and enhancing overall wellness are at the core of this methodology. Conventional medicine is based on the practice of matching the medication to…