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Functional Medicine: Your True Alternative Medicine

Dr Lieberman by Dr. Barry Lieberman, DC, ACN, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease. Functional Medicine is an evolution from the way medicine is practiced. The best functional medicine doctors are drugless practitioners, like integrative chiropractors. The functional medicine doctor's approach uses a type of reasoning and understanding—a rational and evolved way of practicing—that you have always wanted in your own doctor: like the doctor of the future, available now. A functional medicine doctor in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills, gets to the bottom of your individual condition, to improve your body’s level of functioning, from the basics of human physiology and up.
Uncovering the causation of your condition is often more important than naming a group of symptoms as a disease. - Dr. Barry Lieberman, DC, ACN
This is an evolution from the "wait until you have a disease, then treat the symptoms" model of today's standard medical practice—where suppressing symptoms with pharmaceuticals is the major focus. The dinosaurs of Medicine still use the old-school model of conventional medicine: the "wait, and then-eventually-medicate" model, but with a functional medicine doctor, optimizing your physiology and level of health are his goals. These are the same goals we will have for you. You now have an alternative to geting medicated just to hide your symptoms.

Your natural functional medicine doctor uses a natural medicine, patient-centered focus※ to understand what is contributing to your condition and your symptoms in the first place.

Most people don't even know that this type of care is available.
"Our goal is to properly address your whole body system, not a symptom;
your whole body, not a disease.
" - Dr. Barry Lieberman, D.C., A.C.N.
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"[Your functional medicine doctor] provides those things that enhance, optimize, and normalize your functioning by balancing your system, rather than treating the symptom."
- Dr. Mark Hyman

Functional Medicine Doctor, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills

We consider the functioning of your whole body, not just an isolated set of symptoms. A functional medicine doctor in Los Angeles, spends enough time with each of his patients. He listens to you. He understands your health history. He looks at the interactions among environmental, epigenetic, and lifestyle factors that can influence your long-term wellness, or contribute to (trigger) chronic disease. This is what we do. We use functional medicine as a system to support your unique expression of optimal health, as you strive to be healthy in an environment like Los Angeles.

Why Do We Need Functional Medicine?

※ In Los Angeles, California, and our nation, we are experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people with chronic disease. But to prevent chronic disease in the first place we need the right help. Some common complex, chronic conditions are: diabetes, cancer, forgetfulness / brain fog, rheumatoid, autoimmunity / leaky-gut, IBS, chronic fatigue, hypothyroidism, heart disease, etc.

The current system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care. It suits diagnosis and treatment of trauma, or illness of short duration which needs urgent care. Prescribed treatments such as drugs or surgery treat the immediate, surface symptom.

The common, acute-care approach to medicine lacks the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic conditions. Unfortunately, in most cases, acute care methods do not assess the unique background of each individual. The presenting symptoms become the sole focus; where blocking or covering the symptoms are the goal. Skin problems? Treat the symptom. Heartburn symptoms? Treat the symptom, but never what causes the symptom, like aspects of today’s lifestyle choices, epigenetics and environmental exposures to toxins. These have a direct influence on the rise of chronic disease today, requiring a second opinion about chronic disease, especially here in Los Angeles.

Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic illness, or to apply strategies such as clinical nutrition, diet, or exercise to prevent or treat illness. Surgery or drug therapy training do not include these crucial, functional medicine tools.

※ There's a huge gap between current research and the way most doctors practice. It can take up to 50 years for emerging research in basic sciences to be integrated into conventional medical practice — particularly for complex, chronic illness! But a functional medicine doctor can apply current research to meet your needs today. For chronic conditions, and prevention, functional medicine is decades ahead of standard medical care. Current research can be usable now.

How Else is a Functional Medicine Doctor Different?
A good functional medicine doctor must understand the underlying multiple origins or causes of disease, and the prevention, and treatment of complex chronic disease. He applies this knowledge instead of just managing or masking chronic symptoms like an MD.

A new model that makes chronic-symptom suppression obsolete!

Patient-centered care: the the primary focus in your care revolves around IMPROVING YOUR UNDERLYING CONDITION. This patient-centered focus is very different than fitting you into a disease category and processing you through a high volume, industrialized system of insurance, the hospital, the pharmacy, the surgery center, or the rehab center, based on that unchanging, single diagnosis. Our focus in Beverly Hills is patient-centered care. With functional medicine we promote health beyond just the absence of disease. We use optimal health as our reference point, not disease. By listening to you, and learning your story, we bring you into the discovery and better recovery process. We tailor your care to your body's individual, unique needs.

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An integrative, science-based healing approach. The best functional medicine doctor in Los Angeles looks at the roots of your condition to reveal your solutions based on current science, not old-school medical dogma. Your level of health, or your potential degree of illness is based on a complex web of interactions, between physiology (like spinal physiology), and lifestyle. We address both internal (body, mind) and external (physical and environment) factors that affect your optimal functioning level.

Integrating best medical practices. Functional medicine integrates traditional diagnostic methods with what are sometimes considered "alternative medicine" or "integrative medicine." You get a focus on prevention through natural medicine, nutrition, diet, and lifestyle. We use leading-edge in-office holistic testing techniques, and the latest lab testing like Cyrex Labs when further tests are indicated. Your recommendations will include combinations of natural botanical medicines, whole food supplements, modified eating, weight loss programs, Dr Liebermanintegrative chiropractic, stress-management, or biofeedback techniques.

Now, you have a choice to better control your own health!
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Dr Barry Lieberman, DC is a Natural Functional Medicine Doctor in Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica
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Adapted from The Institute for Functional Medicine, a nonprofit educational organization