At Hompes Method, we work with patients who are struggling with a wide range of chronic health problems, ranging from digestive symptoms, chronic pain, low energy, skin problems, mood, sleep and sexual challenges all the way through to autoimmune disease, adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism.
Over the years we’ve found that patients who do best under our care:
We consider ourselves to be “health detectives”. We focus on identifying and addressing the underlying cause of a particular symptom or condition.
We use a variety of tools in our investigations, including modern laboratory techniques (hair, blood, urine, stool and saliva testing), food diaries, simple home measurements, questionnaires and a medical history.
We then use nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, supplements, stress management techniques, exercise/movement, and detoxification to rejuvenate weakened body systems.
Deep healing and lasting health are only possible when the root cause is addressed. Many chronic illnesses may be prevented or even reversed by understanding core body systems, how they are affect each other, and how their function can be restored.
We’ve been practicing a new model of medicine, sometimes referred to as “functional” or “natural” medicine, for almost a decade.
Functional medicine is neither conventional nor alternative medicine. It’s a combination of both, and it represents the future of medicine. It is evidence-based and uses a combination of objective and subjective assessments to pinpoint why you might not be feeling like your true self.
The table below summarises the differences between functional and conventional medicine.
|Functional Medicine is…||Conventional Medicine is…|
|Investigative. It treats symptoms by addressing underlying cause of the problem, which leads to more profound and longer lasting results.||Superficial. Masks or suppresses symptoms, but does not address underlying cause, which creates “patients for life”.|
|Holistic. Treats the body as an interconnected whole, and recognises the importance of these connections in health and disease.||Dualistic. Views the body as a collection of separate parts, each of which has its own doctor (i.e. cardiologist, podiatrist, etc.)|
|Safe. Treatments have mild or no side effects, and other unrelated complaints often improve spontaneously.||Dangerous. Treatments often have serious side effects and complications, including death.|
|Patient-centered. Treats the patient, not the disease. Treatments are highly individualised based on patient needs.||Disease-centered. Treats the disease, not the patient. Patients with the same disease get the same treatment, regardless of their differences.|
|Participatory. Patient is respected, empowered, educated and encouraged to play active role in healing process.||Autocratic. Patient’s opinion is often discounted or ignored, little time is spent on education, and patient may be discouraged from playing active role.|
|Integrative. Combines the best of both modern and traditional medicines and emphasises importance of diet and lifestyle.||Limited. Relies almost exclusively on drugs and surgery, in spite of their risks and complications.|
|Restorative. Tests and treatments designed to promote optimal function, prevent and reverse disease, and improve quality of life.||Palliative. Tests and treatments designed to prevent death and manage serious disease, without dealing with the underlying cause.|
|Preventative. Guided by the ancient Chinese saying, “The superb physician treats disease before it occurs.”||Reactive. Focused on managing disease after it has already reached an irreversible state.|
|Evidence-based. Based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals, and uncorrupted by corporate and political interests.||Profit-driven. Based on outdated research and heavily influenced by profit-driven pharmaceutical and insurance companies.|
In conventional medicine, your body is compartmentalised – there’s a doctor for every part, but there isn’t really a mechanic who knows how it all fits together:
In functional medicine, we view your body as an interconnected whole and that in order to correct a symptom in one part of your body, we may need to focus on balancing a seemingly unrelated part, such fixing your digestion to resolve a skin problem.
This is why Hompes Method functional medicine practitioners are able to assist such a wide variety of health challenges, including:
Over the last decade, we have developed particular experience in assisting with the following areas of health:
Using functional medicine, we truly can turn theory into practice and make real, tangible improvements in your health.
Information has the power to change your life, but sometimes you might need a little help to pull all the information together into an effective plan of action.
Changing habits and implementing what you’ve learned doesn’t have to be so difficult. In fact, the process can be very simple.
Hompes Method programmes have been developed on the back of thousands of hours of research, development, and clinical experience with real people like you.
Sound good? If so, Book a Skype Consultationto arrange a case review and initial skype consultation with a Hompes Method Practitioner.
Alternatively, read Dave’s books, implement the basic strategies therein, and see for yourself just how effective functional medicine can be in helping you create the health of your dreams!