In cases of a chemical or hormanal imbalance, neurofeedback may not be the place to start. That's where functional Medicine comes in.
Functional medicine integrates western medicine and medical testing with traditional techniques. It pays careful attention to basic physiological homoeostatic disruptions, such as the gastro-intestinal system, intestinal permeability (leaky gut), the liver and the endocrine system.
Diet often plays a big part; from approipriate nutrients to bringing essential amino-acids necessary for the formation of neuro-transmitters (brain chemicals) to optimise brain function, elimination of any foods causing inflammatory reactions, support of the digestive organs, and restoration of the gastro-intestinal system (the gut-brain axis).
Therefore, it demands a more in-depth medical history for genetic susceptibility, biochemical disruption, stress accumulation, hormonal imbalance, toxicity overload, unresolved psychological issues and unhealthy lifestyle habits.
In this approach, the doctor and patient form a team which empower the patient through education, awareness, consciousness of the body and mindfulness.
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Dr Isabelle Martineau, MD, MBSBM, LFHom, graduated as a medical doctor in Paris at the University of Pierre et Marie Curie in the ‘hospital Saint Antoine’. She trained and qualified in the specialty of Endocrinology, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition. She now specialises in Bioregulatory Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Naturopathic Nutrition. She is a member of the Ordre des Medecins (Paris), the GMC (England), and the Royal Society of Medicine.
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