Frequenly Asked Questions


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 optimal health beyond just the absence 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 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, social and environmental) factors that affect total functioning.

  • Integrating best medical practices. Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention. Data is obtained through the use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques. A comprehensive plan is then prescribed for the individual patient which may include hormonal balancing, medications, botanicals, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, and stress-management techniques.


How long does it take to get results?


One of the hallmarks of functional medicine is it’s emphasis on patient individuality. While two people may have the same symptoms, their underlying causes may be quite different.   In addition, other factors in their history may either slow or speed up the healing process. The vast majority of our patients feel improvement within the first month of care but realize that it will often take many months for complete resolution of the problem. Our typical programs are a minimum of 6 months long.

Diseases and Health Issues Treated through Functional Medicine

  • Allergies

  • Depression

  • Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

  • Inflammatory Diseases

  • Diabetes Mellitus

  • Obesity

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Arthritis

  • Heart Disease

  • Anxiety

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Auto-immune Disease

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Pain

Root Causes of Many Health Issues

  • Inflammation

  • Improper Sleeping

  • Poor Lifestyle

  • Lack of Exercise

  • Poor Diet

  • Stress

  • Immune Imbalances

  • Trauma

  • Negative Thought Patterns

  • Lack of Regular Exercise

  • Digestive Problems

  • Toxin Exposure

Functional Medicine Approaches to Better Health

Functional Medicine uses evidence-based approaches to overall health and, depending on an individual’s needs, might include some of the following:

  • Simple lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, better sleep and elimination of alcohol

  • Testing for hormone imbalances or nutritional deficiencies

  • Assessing family medical history and using FM as a means of prevention

  • Strengthening the body’s normal healing abilities rather than narrowly attacking symptoms or disease

  • Eating whole foods instead of unhealthy processed foods.

What is included in the 5* Preventive Medicine Screening ?

Our Consultant will review your initial paperwork and questionnaires and carefully listen to your health concerns.  He will then perform a non invasive bioresonance scan to identify energy imbalances and map our the patient picture. He will explain the relationship of your symptoms to the underlying systems that may be dysfunctional and he will determine what treatment plan may be the most appropriate to improve your condition. This detailed consultation will take 120mins and you will receive a comprehensive health report with a recommended intervention plan.

Do you bill to Insurance Companies ?

Yes we do. We currently work with Bupa Global and all treatments and consultations must be pre-approved prior to the consultation. For all other companies we will provide the relevant documentation after settling of the bill for you to make your claims. We do not accept responsibility for any claims which your insurance companies do not accept.

Can I purchase supplements from other places instead of Singapore Wellness Centre ?

Unfortunately, not all supplement companies are the same.  Quality Issues of ingredients, formulation, and manufacturing process all come together to determine effectiveness and potency. We have thoroughly researched the companies and products for purity, label guarantee with money back guarantee and they are all manufactured through the top professional-line companies in the United States & Europe.  If you want to research your own supplements, just know that Singapore Wellness Centre will not be able to provide any specific dosing instructions on them.


I had high cholesterol (290mg/dl) and high blood pressure issues for a while now. I was on western medication for the last 4 years and found no improvement. It only helped the condition not escalate. I tried everything including cutting fats and salt in my diet. But the levels remained the same. I came across Shawn on Facebook as he always publishes health and nutrition related articles for everyone. So I thought why not just ask him to get an opinion. 

I took a consultation and he asked me a lot of questions like the food I eat, how much I eat outside and how much home cooked. the type of food choices we buy, and so on. It was very very detailed. He even asked my sleep pattern and stress levels. He also did the Bioresonance scan which was quite detailed and accurate. Shawn detected my old fracture without me telling anything.

He then took some time to explain to me how the human body functions and how it self regulates cholesterol and why cutting fats and cholesterol rich foods is not resolving the problem. He also asked me to stop the medication and started me on a 4 months program of dietary changes, which included moderate amounts of cholesterol rich foods, cutting down my carbohydrate intake and sugar intake and also changing out my salt. He calculated for me the exact amounts for me per day. II signed up for the 30 session BRT and started my journey. After 3 months of following his diet and meal plan, his supplementation plan, exercising and the BRT, my cholesterol levels are back on track (187mg/dl), my blood pressure is normal, I am getting better quality sleep and I feel much younger. And by the way I lost about 8kgs and look great. I highly recommend him as your health and nutrition guide.

Kalam M

I am a businesswoman and travel often for my business. The last 2 years my health suffered as I started falling sick more often and always felt tired. I dread getting out of bed and started getting pain all around my body. I went to many doctors and they were of little help. All they said was stress and I needed rest. I went to many places and tried many treatments and nothing really worked. 

I found Shawn through a common friend who was involved in Sports. I had an initial skype call with him and he took some notes and asked me questions. He explained what his background was and how he treats people and what is his methodology. I flew down to Singapore for the first consultation. He took a lot of time asking me about family history, dietary habits, lifestyle and also many other questions relating to my health. He also used the Bio Resonance machine to do a scan and found out many things which were going wrong in my body. 

He managed to narrow down to my elevated stress levels, high sugar intake, irregular sleep patterns and being on constant medication as a key contributor to my condition called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He then told me how the contributors can change for everyone so knowing the full history was crucial. 

I was a bit skeptical at first but decided to go ahead. I took his prescription for diet changes, exercise, supplements and I signed for the 30 Session BRT. I came to Singapore for 2 weeks so that I can do the treatment everyday. By the time my treatment ended in 2 weeks, I started to feel better and my body aches reduced. I left and came back one week later and continued the treatment. By the end of the 30 session treatment, my pain is gone and I feel more energetic. I am continuing the treatment but less intensively. I fly in 1 week in a month and do 7 session in a row before flying back.

I am starting to look and feel great and my friends are already asking me to share my secret. I highly recommend him. His deep knowledge in how the human body behaves is very profound and gave me a different perspective to life. Thank you Shawn for helping me get my life back.

Sarah Widjaja