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.

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The Questions First…

 

Preventive Medicine Practitioners ask a lot of questions. In fact, you should be prepared to sit down for an hour or longer to answer the (very) long questionnaire when see your Preventive Medicine Practitioner for the first time. You’ll be asked about all sorts of things – your diet, your sleep patterns, your stress levels, your environmental exposures, even down to the type of cosmetic products you use. That’s a whole lot more detailed than the histories I used to take in my conventional practice. But it’s all important information, and all relevant.

 

Then Tests…

The investigations you’ll have will be much more detailed, too. Functional medicine practitioners use cutting-edge diagnostic tests, performed by first-class technologies by skilled practitioners, to give them the answers they need in order to pinpoint the underlying imbalances and causes of your condition, and guide you on the path back to health.

Your Input

The patient-practitioner relationship is a much closer working relationship. It’s no longer about me telling you what’s wrong with you and giving you a tablet for it. Now we work together, and your input and commitment to following through with the treatment plan, is very important.

In fact, how much effort you are prepared to put in yourself on your path to optimal health, is just as important in terms of a successful outcome as seeking out a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner to guide you on that path.

Because your own contribution is so important to the doctor-patient relationship in Preventive Medicine, there are a number of things I think you need to consider before deciding to see a Preventive Medicine practitioner:

Are you prepared to spend time answering a lot of questions about yourself?

In order to get to the bottom of the issues in your individual case, your Preventive Medicine doctor will need a lot of information about you, especially before your first appointment.

Are you prepared to make changes to your lifestyle?

This one is very important. It’s so important that I would say that if you’re not prepared to change your lifestyle, then don’t waste your time and money, because that’s probably the first thing your Preventive Medicine practitioner will focus on, and for good reason. Lifestyle makes a big difference to health outcomes, even in genetic conditions.

Are you prepared to take supplements?

Gone are the days when food gave our bodies all the nutrition, unfortunately. Our soils are so depleted that even organic fruits and vegetables, whilst still far preferable than pesticide-laden produce, no longer provide the nutrients they once did. The sad fact is that even with the healthiest diet, almost all of us are likely to require some form of supplementation in order to maintain health, and definitely so if a disease has already developed. Detailed Preventive Medicine testing will identify which nutritional deficiencies are present and therefore which supplements are recommended. They are a vital part of regaining your health.

Do you have a supportive family/partner?

It’s much easier to make lifestyle changes if you are supported in doing so. If possible, I recommend coming to the first appointment with your partner or other family member, so they can better understand what you need to do in order to regain your health, and how they can support you to achieve it.

Two Vital Ingredients For Success…

 

In our experience, Preventive Medicine works very well as a therapeutic approach, but there are two vital ingredients to a successful outcome:

  • An experienced doctor or practitioner to navigate and guide you on your journey to health, and

  • Your own resolve to make the necessary changes on the way.

 

You are the key player and decision maker. Are you prepared to propel yourself towards optimal health ?

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