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Modern Functional Medicine

Thailand’s Healthcare System Combines Modern Technologies With a Traditional View on Healing

Hospitals, clinics, doctors, and nurses here are as advanced as you would like. What makes some of them different is a view that medicine should be about treating causes, not symptoms.
A Thai researcher is analyzing results under a microscope to identify the underlying causes of disease.

If you would like to make lasting positive changes to your health and overall wellbeing, Functional Medicine in Thailand is an option that you should consider.

It is an approach to medicine where your physician will take time to determine precisely why you are aging the way you are and why you have the illness(es) that you do. This is truly patient-centered, in stark contrast to diagnosing you empirically based on past observations of other individuals.

Functional Medicine diagnoses take your genes and DNA into account. This is accomplished with advanced genetic and epigenetic testing that allow doctors to prescribe therapies targeting the distinct manifestations of whatever disease(s) you are fighting.

What Is Functional Medicine?

At the heart of Functional Medicine is a caring approach that treats patients as individuals, not empirical statistics. It looks beyond symptoms to uncover and address underlying causes in a way that engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. This allows for a deep exploration of how your genetic makeup and lifestyle impact your health, and allows for individualized treatments which often have higher success rates for long-term health outcomes.

What Is Patient-Centered Care?

It seems obvious, but in conventional Western medicine this concept is often hard to observe. However, in a large subset of internationally-accredited hospitals and clinics in Thailand, focusing deeply on the individual patient is the only way to provide healthcare, both in terms of diagnosis and treatment. The cherry on top of patient-centered Functional Medicine in The Land of Smiles is that it can be combined with a restorative holiday that ImagineHealth can facilitate for you.

The following therapies are some of the main pillars of Functional Medicine.

Detoxification is a way to reset your body chemistry so that your physical systems can perform more properly. Once a healthy, all-natural ‘detox’ program has been completed, you will have something approximating a ‘clean slate’ on which you and your physician can conduct therapies that protect you from illness and disease long term.
Functional Medicine can help you reduce chronic inflammation and restore balance to your body’s natural defense mechanisms. Even though inflammation is a way for your body to remove harmful stimuli like bacteria, when it stays too long it can work against you and cause insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and a host of gastrointestinal disorders.
Mounting research reveals the intricate connection between an unbalanced microbiome and chronic illnesses. These ‘diseases of the gut’ include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Type 2 diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, and even certain forms of cancer – all from digestive tract inflammation! Don’t let a troubled gut undermine your quality of life.
You may have heard recently that ‘Mitochondria’ are the powerhouse of your cells. This is true, in that they are responsible for producing much of your body’s fuel. And while they are quite resilient, they can become overworked by a process called ‘oxidative stress’ which is another type of system imbalance that can be reversed by Functional Medicine.
We should be able to live our everyday lives in harmony with what our biology predicts, but many of us struggle to find a balance. This manifests in chronic inflammation, extreme fatigue, and poor mood regulation – all of which can be brought under control with the right diagnostic testing and a functional approach to taking control of your health.
So much can be said about the causes of anxiety and depression, but one thing that is often overlooked is the correlation between physical health and mental health. If you are suffering from symptoms of depression and you recognize that you do not take care of your body in an age-appropriate manner, then an integrative Functional Medicine program in Thailand could be just what the doctor ordered! Imagine receiving relaxing therapies derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Thai Medicine, acupuncture, massage, meditation, a proper wake/exercise/sleep regimen, and a detoxifying nutrition program for 10-14 days, accompanied by the gentle murmur of the sea in a quiet, pristine, beachside retreat in Thailand. ImagineHealth can facilitate all that for you, and more.

Take Control of Your Physical and Mental Health With Functional Medicine Therapies in Thailand


If you are considering Regenerative Medicine, talk about all the benefits and risks with your healthcare provider.

Research for the different applications of Regenerative Medicine is promising and rapidly growing. Unfortunately, Regenerative Medicine is considered investigational and has not been officially approved by the Thai FDA for most uses, just like in most other countries around the world. However, Thai physicians can prescribe and administer Regenerative Medicine if they believe it’s in the patient’s best interest and the treatment is safe. But, lack of approval means that Regenerative Medicine may not be covered by insurance.

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