What Is Functional Medicine?
A science-based field of healthcare that is grounded in the following principles:
• Biochemical individuality – importance of individual variations in metabolic function.
• Patient-centered medicine emphasizes "patient care" rather than "disease care."
• Dynamic balance of internal and external factors.
• Web-like interconnections of physiological factors – human body is an orchestrated network of interconnected systems.
• Health as a positive vitality – not merely the absence of disease.
• Promotion of organ reserve as the means to enhance health span.
Functional medicine is anchored by an examination of the core clinical imbalances that underlie various disease conditions.
Those imbalances arise as environmental inputs such as diet, nutrients (including air and water), exercise, and trauma are processed by one's body, mind, and spirit through a unique set of genetic predispositions, attitudes, and beliefs. The core clinical imbalances that arise from malfunctions within this complex system include:
The Complex System
• Hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances
• Oxidation-reduction imbalances and mitochondropathy
• Detoxification and biotransformational imbalances
• Immune imbalances
• Inflammatory imbalances
• Digestive, absorptive, and microbiological imbalances
• Structural imbalances from cellular membrane function to the musculoskeletal system.
Functional medicine is not a unique and separate body of knowledge. It is grounded in scientific principles and information widely available in medicine today, combining research from various disciplines into highly detailed yet clinically relevant models of disease pathogenesis and effective clinical management. Functional medicine emphasizes a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis.
Functional Medicine (FM), accepted by mainstream and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners, bridges the two main models in the health care industry (allopathy and natural health) by virtue of communicate of a common language and correspondence ability using the same set of usual and customary values, terms, and principles. FM supports integration of well-grounded, universally-accepted scientific principles and information between mainstream and CAM medical systems.
Supporting the FM Bridge is an unquestioned, unchallenged pillar: 21st Century Computer Technology. The future of medicine, it now seems, is an amalgamation of high-tech with that which was always uncomplicated, the synthetic with natural options, and diagnostics with signs of imbalances. And making it all possible, in our life time, is the computer.
In February 2007, a team of medical doctors, physicists, mathematicians, and statisticians got together and introduced to medical community the Interstitial Scan (3D Body Assessment System), health assessment tool for functional medicine.
It is a computerized, programmable, electro-medical system that consists of electrodes, a proprietary USB hardware box interface, with programmable and updatable software. It is portable and very sensitive; also safe, noninvasive, with no side-effects, and no adverse reactions. Scans on human subjects take only 3 minutes and provide immediate, 3-dimensional (3-D) image models as well as hard copy text reports.
The electro interstitial scan provides:
The Electro Interstitial Scan Provides:
Functional analyses and measurements
of different organs, glands, and tissue
Estimations of body composition:
• Fat mass (FM)
• Lean mass (LM)
• Total water body (TWB)
• iTestosterone or iOestradiol
Biochemical values with interpretations
relative to blood values
Biochemistry Statistical Graph:
• iUric Acid
Neurotransmitters Statistical Graph:
Interstitial gases assessment
Interstitial (overall as well as organ-specific) pH levels
• Acidosis and Alkalosis:
• Interstitial Fluid
Oxidative Stress Estimation Graph of Interstitial:
Cellular mitochondrial activity
Organic enzymatic activity
Propose biofeedback effects
Auricular Acupuncture Electroauriculogram -
Neurofunctional points on the ear
Statistical Risk Factor Analysis
• Immune Function
• Renal and Urogenital
• General Functions of the body
• Assistance to a doctor in diagnosis
• Assistance to a doctor in targeting supplementary examinations
• Contributions to the diet and micro-nutrition
• Analysis of therapeutic treatment and follow-up, including efficacy of prescription medication
• Graphic representations of organ electro-conductivity through the interstitial liquid, specific of dysfunctions
• Visual representations of organs using on-screen 3-D animated, interactive graphics
• Summary text documentation
• Additionally, it includes a biofeedback module to facilitate stress reduction.
The complex algorithms System generate incredibly accurate estimations of the following 22 physiological parameters.
Parameter 1: Intensity in µA
Parameter 2: Resistance in KHoms
Parameter 3: Conductivity in S.m-1
Parameter 4: ipH - interstitial pH in I.U
Parameter 5: icpH - intracellular pH in I.U
Parameter 6: Estimation of the tVO2 (tissue oxygen uptake)
Parameter 7: tO2 - tissue oxygenation
Parameter 8: tCO2 - tissue CO2
Parameter 9: ATP (Mitochondrial production ATP)
Parameter 10: A.C.H Pressure - Arterial Capillary Hydrostatic Pressure
Parameter 11: iOncotic Pressure - Interstitial Oncotic Pressure
Parameter 12: Estimation of the tissue water content
Parameter 13: S.A Pressure - Systolic Arterial Pressure
Parameter 14: D.A Pressure - Diastolic Arterial Pressure
Parameter 15: V.Pressure - Venous Pressure
Parameter 16: Blood viscosity
Parameter 17: M.A.P - Mean Arterial Pressure (Baroreceptor Reflex)
Parameter 18: C.V.P -Central Venous Pressur (Superior Vena Cava)
Parameter 19: Heart Rate frequency
Parameter 20: Estimation of the neuronal excitability (Brain Modeling)
Physiological Osseous and
Parameter 21: Estimation of the osseous density (Vertebra Modeling)
Parameter 22: Estimation of the neuromuscular activity
Many interstitial fluid values correspond with those of blood tests, and with no buffers (like those found in the blood), scientifically documented, double-blind study research repeatedly indicated the precise ability to gain an overview of organ cellular activity through the interstitial fluid.
You can give people books, educate them by word of mouth, and even show them charts and flyers about very important things relating to their bodies and states of health, but there is nothing -- nothing -- quite as powerful as them seeing THEIR OWN INTERNAL organ and organ systems' conditions in 3-D, real time, modeling -- right on the monitor in front of them. You have their immediate, undivided attention -- especially when some internal imbalance is measured by the 3D Body Assessment System and displayed on-screen.
Furthermore, since the scan subjects can see (and seeing is the key here) for themselves (and easily understand by your simple and quick explanation of what colors reflect) the condition of their own organs and organ system, chances of them cooperating with a program designed to restore states of wellness and balance to their lives, (which means present good health and the prospect for long-term well-being, are greatly increased, if not virtually insured).
Like an x-ray shows a broken bone, an electroencephalogram a graphic record of the electrical activity of the brain, an electrocardiogram the curve traced by an electrocardiograph to detect and diagnose heart abnormalities, and a sonogram an image of an unborn fetus or an internal body organ, the result of a 3-minute Interstitial Scan yields a scangram that shows healthcare professionals the functional condition of a person's organs.
The healthcare practitioner may elect how to view scangram results: in plain text (on-screen or in hard copy); 2-dimensional, color graphs and charts (again, on-screen or in hard copy); and/or on-screen through a colorful 3-dimensional, dynamic, and interactive model. All options may be shared in real time with the subject who underwent the scan.
Note: All results are immediately available following the scan.
This Scan Complex is in use in more than 20 countries; greater than 5,000 tests are made every day using it; and, doctors, hospitals, clinics, and all types of other healthcare practitioners who use the device daily continue to provide very favorable feedback.
This device is FDA Registered, ISO 9001 approved, and has European regulatory approval CE 0459. Approvals have also been issued in Israel, Korea, China, and Russia.
We have found that practitioners who begin using the 3D Body Scan in their respective practices discover the power and results of this device are so amazing, so accurate, and so specific that they can no longer even imagine operating one day again without it.
The Scan Is :
No side effects
No adverse reactions
Fast (5-minute scan)
and, completely safe
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