Functional Medicine is a bridge between Eastern and Western medicine. It seeks to find the root cause of dis-ease, much like Chinese Medicine does. Through progressive lab testing (saliva, urine, stool, blood), we can determine nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, gut permeability, neurotransmitter imbalances, and many other causes of disharmony. One of the biggest differences is that western medicine asks what is wrong, while functional medicine asks why. We integrate functional medicine with cases that require more complex testing and evaluation.
In 2016, over one million people sought out the name of a Functional Medicine provider for help. We are pleased to be one of only a handful of FM Acupuncturists in the Torrance area.