Functional Medicine is very similar to Chinese Medicine by using a patient centered approach to focus primarily on identifying the cause of illness, not just treating the symptoms of illness. It uses the cause, identified through comprehensive medical history and laboratory work, of the illness so that the appropriate prevention and treatment methods can be developed and implemented. The philosophy of Functional Medicine recognizes that each patient is different and through the relationship built between the patient and doctor, along with detoxification, lifestyle changes and education, you will be able to aid the body in healing itself. The functional medicine approach is entirely different perspective than traditional allopathic medicine, which relies on synthetic drugs to only address the symptoms of illness.
Many people ask this question and the answer is dependent on the ailment that you may be dealing with. Functional Medicine uses a variety of lab testing to identify the cause of dysfunction that may occur in your body. This approach is deeply rooted in the process of gathering information about how your body functions and developing a personalized treatment plan to aid the body in optimal wellness. Before accepting treatment at our office, you will have a comprehensive consultation and exam which will allow the practitioner to determine your needs and if your case will be accepted at our facility. At your report of findings, you will sit with the practitioner who will then give a full explanation of what may be needed in order to help the body reach optimal wellness, which at that time, you will either agree or disagree with the treatment plan that is presented. Here at The Emperor’s Medicine, your case will not be accepted if we are not able to help you reach your goal or optimal wellness.
Functional Medicine looks for dysfunction in the body and helps to restore and maintain balance within the body. If your case is accepted at our practice, through the relationship with your practitioner, your compliance, and education, optimal wellness through functional medicine can be achieved. We do not cure or treat, we assist the body in restoring balance to reach optimal wellness.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
"Both Dr. Selma and Dr. Gary saved my life. Not only did they share the vision that HEALING the thyroid is possible, but as a team they also carried out the goal by showing me it is ATTAINABLE. I am beyond grateful that I found them and am happy to say I am off of thyroid medicine and feeling much better. This was done in a natural way which compliments your natural physiological make-up, absolutely zero drugs. The importance of feeding and nourishing your body is emphasized, as well as the modality of acupuncture which has worked for thousands of years. If you have any auto-immune disorders, know that it can be healed and you can have a wonderful quality of life."
Thank you The Emperor’s Medicine!
"Hi, Hello everyone! I’ve made much much progress here with my hypothyroidism. And thanks to Selma and Dr. Tennant, my future, my healthy future is here. This actual acupuncture and functional medicine clinic features some of the most intelligent, caring people and a great massage therapist. A great friend recommended this place to me and to pay it forward I want to say that I am confident that The Emperor’s Medicine will be your next favorite place too."
Could you tell us how were you feeling before you came to The Emperor’s Medicine?
I was tired all of the time, very sluggish, I had no energy to move around. Emotions were up and down, a little bit of anxiety, a little bit of depression, when I lay down to go to sleep, I couldn’t go to sleep. I just could not function properly and I knew that something was wrong. The panels that were given to me by my original doctor did not cover everything and I felt that we needed something more.
How are you feeling now?
Lots more energy, better sleep! I’ve improved greatly, I’m less emotional, more supportive and more looking forward to my future.
I was told in 2011 that my TSH level was .5 and I would need to have radiation therapy on it. This was to attack the one nodule that I had and there was a chance that it would attack the whole thyroid and render it useless. Then I would be on hormone pills for the rest of my life. I refused and never went back to him. I had no symptoms of hyperthyroidism and I was not going to do that. Fast forward 7 years and my TSH level started to drop even more and now I had 6 nodules. I still had no symptoms but I knew I had to do something. I went to a different Endocrinologist and she basically told me the same thing and had no other option. My prayer was to find a different solution, so I searched the internet and found The Emperors Medicine. Dr. Gary told me that he had an 80% success rate with women in my situation. All he needed was 90 days of a 6 month regimen of detoxes, supplements and acupuncture and he would be able to tell if he could help me. And it is all natural. I was all in!! I had to try! Now it has been just over 2 months and with Dr. Gary and Dr. Selma my TSH level is higher than it has been in 8 years. We are still going and I have more energy and feel great. Thank you, Lord Jesus for bringing me here and Thankyou Dr. Gary and Dr. Selma for your gentle care.