The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has developed a model of comprehensive care and primary prevention for complex, chronic illness that is grounded in both the science and the art (the healing partnership in the therapeutic encounter) of clinical medicine.
An intrinsic part of functional medicine. It is both important to acknowledge a healthy balanced diet and nutrition that will support the patient’s genetic predisposition, as well as reducing functional disturbances and supporting the healing processes. It represents the future of comprehensive patient care, disease management and health promotion.
This is a biologically based medical system. These medicinal products influence the bio regulation processes, acknowledging the complexity of human physiology. The products are developed according to homeopathic principles. It increases the regulation of the physiological processes to induce homeostasis (it literally means to remain in the same condition, to remain as close as possible to a steady state of the system) and health evolution.
Heart rate variability is the change in the time intervals between adjacent heartbeats, is directly related to the body's interdependent regulatory systems and ultimately, their efficiency and health. "An optimal level of HRV within an organism reflects healthy function and an inherent self-regulatory capacity, adaptability, or resilience, "McCraty and Shaffer".
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