Homeopathy is a comprehensive system of medicine which was developed in Europe over 200 years ago. Homeopathic medicine is holistic, in the true sense of the word, in that it addresses the whole person, not just your symptoms, but who you are as a person, physically, emotionally and mentally. To accomplish this, an extensive consultation is required where the patient is given the opportunity to tell his or her story with the undivided attention of the doctor. Written questionnaires are also used to assist the process.
Functional medicine utilizes the latest in advanced laboratory testing to evaluate the functional capacity of the different systems of the body. Depending on the organs being evaluated, tests may be conducted on blood, saliva, urine or stool. Important information is obtained as to what imbalances may be creating a functional problem in, for example, the thyroid or adrenal glands, the stomach or intestines, even the brain. Tests can be run to evaluate toxic build up in the body as well as for food or environmental allergies.