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Functional Medicin

Why Choosing Ayusha Wellbeing Center?

Whether you are looking for psychological, physical, and spiritual wellness through our different programs or just a Healthy Get-Away, Ayusha Wellbeing Center is the place to come. Our serein and natural beauty facility is suited for our most esteemed and valued clients. Our striking tropical views, beautifully appointed buildings, Balinese gardens, and sparkling pools, as well as our caring staff, offer a soothing environment where you feel home.


It is comforting for you to know that our staff is comprised of fully qualified and certified professionals. Our health consultants, practitioners, and experts are dedicated and committed to render the best care possible.


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Discover The Ayusha Functional Medicine Approach

 

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE is the future of conventional medicine. It seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms. Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. At the Ayusha Wellbeing Center, it starts with you!

 

Our job is to help you take control of your health by proving sound guidance and support, as we work together as a team. We will hear and pay attention to your story, and together we will dig deep to find the root cause of your illness and pain. We don’t just treat your symptoms, but we combine your personal story with state-of-the-art Thermometry Alpha Sight testing, science proven methods, education, and a wholistic approach to enable you to achieve the optimum health that you deserve. 

Because no two people have the same genetic makeup, history, or life experiences. Therefore, we must develop a health plan that addresses these differences. That’s where Functional Medicine comes in. We focus on the underlying factors that are causing your symptoms. 

 

A Functional Medicine expert is like a medical detective gathering all the clues of your past, such as where you grew up, your family history, traumatic events, health history, environmental toxins, social life, stress level, relationships, diet, exercise regimen and sleep habits. Armed with this information as well as the results of a physical exam and detailed lab tests, we uncover where and why your body is not functioning right and then determine your specific treatment plan including “integrative” approaches like nutrition, botanical medicines, supplements, detoxification programs, stress-management techniques, and exercise, among others. In Functional Medicine, there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment so even if you and a friend have the same symptoms or condition you won’t get the same treatment plan.

Our team will guide you, show you the steps, and provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to create your optimum health. As we create a program for your body to heal, we also teach you how to apply these principles for a lifetime of true health and aliveness.

What is Functional Medicine?

 

Functional medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

 

Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for everyone.

How Is Functional Medicine Different?

 

Functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease. Hallmarks of a functional medicine approach include:


• Patient-centered care •
The focus of functional medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just theabsence of disease. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, the practitioner brings the patient into the discovery process and tailors treatments that address the individual’s unique needs 

• An integrative, science-based healthcare approach •
Functional medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.

• Integrating best medical practices •
Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what are sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.
Functional medicine practitioners promote wellness by focusing on the fundamental underlying factors that influence every patient’s experience of health and disease.

The Functional Medicine Approach to Assessment

 

The Institute for Functional Medicine teaches practitioners how to assess the patient’s fundamental clinical imbalances through careful history-taking, physical examination, and laboratory testing. The functional medicine practitioner will consider multiple factors, including:

• Environmental inputs 
The air you breathe and the water you drink, the particular diet you eat, the quality of the food available to you, your level of physical exercise, and toxic exposures or traumas you have experienced all affect your health.

• Mind-body elements
Psychological, spiritual and social factors all can have a profound influence on your health. Considering these areas helps the functional medicine practitioner see your health in the context of you as a whole person, not just your physical symptoms.

• Genetic make-up
Although individual genes may make you more susceptible to some diseases, your DNA is not an unchanging blueprint for your life. Emerging research shows that your genes may be influenced by everything in your environment, as well as your experiences, attitudes, and beliefs. That means it is possible to change the way genes are activated and expressed. (We don’t do this at our center)

Through assessment of these underlying causes and triggers of dysfunction, the functional medicine practitioner can understand how key processes are affected. These are the body’s processes that keep you alive. Some occur at the cellular level and involve how cells function, repair, and maintain themselves. These processes are related to larger biological functions, such as:

• How your body rids itself of toxins
• Regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters
• Immune system function
• Inflammatory responses
• Digestion and absorption of nutrients and the health of the digestive tract
• Structural integrity
• Psychological and spiritual equilibrium
• How you produce energy

All of these processes are influenced by both environmental factors and your genetic make-up; when they are disturbed or imbalanced, they lead to symptoms, which can lead to disease if effective interventions are not applied.

What are some of the  Emotional Components of Function Wellness?

 

When addressing the emotional component of wellness, it vital to understand that there are two vital levels that need to be explored within the individual to achieve healthy balance. We can start with the familiar as it’s easier to start with the (possible) known. This act is when we physically start to talk about our inner issues and emotional struggles with a professional therapist, a trusted friend, or a loving family member. 

1. Exploring support
Unravelling these struggles and triggers can go a long way in relieving the mental and emotional exhaustion that can weigh us down. Starting to speak out these human struggles helps us to sort out these emotions in new ways, we are then able to face these factors. We can make decisions, plans, courses of actions or decide to nothing at all. Simply talking about our struggles in a authentic way helps us to heal on a very basic level.

2. The next level is working with the unknown.
This experience is for those who wish to lean towards life more. Exploring the ways that we avoid self-harm, addictive, self-defeating tendencies, fear of intimacy, disorders, compulsive behaviors, and relational struggles. Which often show up in the body as weak cells, imbalanced organs & deregulated systems, inflammation, or pain. The possible source of these struggles is a trauma or a held hurt. Like Dr. Gabor Mate points out, “A hurt is at the center of all addictive behaviors. It is present in the gambler, the internet addict, the compulsive shopper, and the workaholic. The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden but it’s there.”

Therefore, we start to build a bridge to what is hard to be with Our way of reducing and changing these ways of avoiding life is by coming together in one-to-one therapy or in a group, making the unknown more known in our lives and working TOGETHER, to cultivate safety, connection, movement and self-regulation. This helps us to start to really live the life that’s more do-able and real and have the type of relationships with ourselves and others that are richer, a joining, kind and ordinary.


“The recovery of a past-experience may be helpful, but the understanding of current ways of being with the other is the key to change. For this, both self and other representations may need to alter, and this can only be done effectively in the here and now.” In other words, the actual moment-to-moment experience of the client, the group or therapist in this “therapeutic relationship” is the engine of change. These are the therapy options:
- One to one therapy
- Group Therapy
- Residential retreat programs 1- 4 weeks

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