Dr. Rachel Farber food-wheel-with-background Functional Integrative Medicine

Functional Integrative Medicine

Ancient energetic medicines that have been honed for thousands of years are now taught at modern universities. Rachel partners with medical doctors, naturopathic physicians and other bodyworkers to seek out the best care for her patients. She is always happy to provide referrals when she can.

Dr. Rachel Farber web-pattern Functional Integrative Medicine

What is Functional Integrative Medicine?

Functional medicine is a system of medicine that addresses the whole person, not just a set of symptoms or a particular diagnosis.

Bringing together the wealth of modern biomedical techniques, we can combine these technological advances with the energetic medicines of the ancients to treat the human body of today.

  • Chinese medical diagnosis and treatment including deep bodywork and acupuncture
  • Lab testing
  • Nutrition coaching and dietary therapy
  • High-quality, batch-tested Chinese herbs
  • Wild-crafted Western herbs
  • Pharmaceutical grade supplements and vitamins

She is without a doubt a most gifted practitioner, and I feel Santa Cruz is so fortunate to have a healer of her caliber in our community!

S. R.

Integrative Approach

We live in one of the most remarkable times of history in terms of medical care. Imaging, blood work and genetic testing give an inside view of every level of anatomy and function. At the same time, ancient healing techniques are being taught at university levels, and ongoing research is confirming their efficacy.

An Integrative approach looks at the symptoms as pieces of a puzzle, and putting all of the puzzle pieces of your health together is how we discover what is happening, and how to improve your holistic system. These pieces include:

  • Vitamin and Minerals
  • Hormones
  • Brain Chemicals
  • Inflammatory and Stress Molecules
  • Gut Microorganisms
  • Antibodies
  • pH balance

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