Functional Medicine

The Functional Medicine (FM) approach focuses on improving the function of each body system and reestablishing wellness, whole body restoration and prevention of disease through a scientifically proven holistic approaches for restoring and optimizing the function of the major physiological systems, psychological and other processes of the body.

 

Dr. Gina Morishige, DOM, MSOM, CFMP, RX, CPT has an approach that utilizes dietary and lifestyle support, nutritional supplementation, Asian Medicine, homeopathic, herbal and other holistic therapies as an effective treatment for almost any illness or dis-ease.

 

Dr. Gina Morishige has been clinically addressing health concerns and diseases for over 10 years in her patient-centered Functional Medicine healthcare system with superior diagnostic skills to identify chronic underlying issues, deficiencies, genomic patterns and otherwise unidentified patterns or pathogenic influences that are crucial in detecting imbalances to determine the root cause of disease and develop an effective treatment strategy for healing and prevention.

 

FM identifies functional disturbances such as Hormone Imbalances, Repressed/Toxic Emotions, Compromised Detoxification, Environmental Toxins, Heavy Metals, Nutritional Deficiencies, Medication Interactions, Mold Exposure, Structural Imbalances, Intestinal Pathogens, Leaky Gut,  Genomic patterns, and more. Specializing in identifying the terrain damage that has led to a chronic disease, and ultimately identifying the underlying biochemical and physiological glitches hindering your achievement to optimal health, biochemical individuality and restoring physiological function. 

 

Some other benefits of  FM is "Optimal Aging", not just Anti-Aging, reduced healthcare costs, early detection of disease and dysfunction, reduced pain and suffering, and last but not least, greater enjoyment for life.

 

Dr. Morishige uses the science of lab testing and medical investigation to identify and treat all deleterious influences on all bodily systems. Through this thorough examination she addresses endocrine/hormone/adrenal imbalances, nutritional imbalances, digestive and intestinal imbalances, impaired detoxification, immune/systemic dysfunction, and inflammatory imbalances.

No Drugs. No Surgery. 

 

 

This approach is successfully applied to a wide variety of health problems using Functional diagnostic testing to analyze blood, saliva, urine, and/or stool samples often performed in the comfort of your own home and in some cases collecting blood/serum at your nearest cooperating lab or through your local Phlebotomy service for a specialized laboratory test to be completed. The tests result in valid and reliable information to the likely cause of physiologic dysfunction or disease.  Testing provides fast, accurate answers and provides the functional medicine practitioner specific, hard evidence to develop an effective, natural and safe treatment plan without the current chemical drug therapies that have been hosting a wealth of new symptoms and diseases.  While western medicine has its honorable place in acute and emergency care, it has failed in the treatment of chronic conditions, and the majority that may be reading this can agree that it has been a cause rather than a cure for many diseases today. 

Chronic conditions such as, autoimmune disease, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, digestive problems, psychological disorders, detoxification issues and cancer have been reaching staggering numbers in our society.  Many people initially report to their primary care physician with "just not feeling right", they don’t understand why they are "feeling off” and are not able to pinpoint exactly what the problem is, and in turn their physician may not have the appropriate skillset to determine which course to take for uncovering the root cause of such symptoms or diseases that may be developing before a symptom becomes a complicated diagnosis.  Some of the common symptoms associated with these complaints are reported as chronic low back pain, on and off headaches/migraines, general or wondering pain, swelling, fatigue, brain fog, chronic sinus infections, skin problems, aging, weight loss/gain, persistent colds, sleep problems, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and/or emotional instability, just to name a few.  If the underlying problem is left undetected, untreated or mistreated, more severe problems such as autoimmune disease, infection, fibromyalgia, clinical depression, IBD, and cancer can and usually appear.  Appropriate investigation and action are key steps in avoiding disease.

Dr. Morishige provides you with only the highest grade, whole food derived supplements,  full spectrum Acupuncture care and detoxification options such as, far infrared sauna therapy, nutritional/herbal cleansing, and lifestyle improvements/suggestions, which all provide an effective tool for obtaining optimal function and health, both physiologically and emotionally.  Vitamins, minerals, and energy are necessary to repair, restore, and regenerate healthy tissue and this is accomplished when we set aside the time to provide our body with the resources we need in order to fully heal.  Proper nutritional and detoxification support when necessary aids in calming inflammation, supporting all eight body systems, supporting energy production, balancing hormones, and ultimately maintaining homeostasis.

Dr. Gina Morishige provides you with a well rounded professional and science guided approach to healing the neurological and metabolic systems inside YOUR body on an individual basis through rigorous cross-referencing labs and traditional TCM diagnostic skills combined.  Dr. Gina Morishige is a nationally board certified Holistic, TCM and Functional Medicine Practitioner.  She is eager to listen to your story and join you in empowering your body and mind to heal and function at optimal levels and ultimately in the way’s that you desire most.