What is Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine?
In its most basic form, Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine is the practice of medicine that is patient-based (not disease-centered), evidence-based (supported by science), and focused on finding the right hormonal, genetics, environmental, nutritional, and lifestyle factors to optimize the body’s ability to self repair.
With the goal of extending lifespan and wellness, Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine optimizes your cellular functions to give you optimal cognitive capacity, energy and stamina.
Anti-Aging Medicine is evidence-based medicine (supported by scientific evidence), that aims to establish optimal health and prolong lifespan. Anti-aging medicine uses state-of-the-art biotechnology with advanced clinical preventive medicine for the early detection, prevention, treatment, reversal of age-related dysfunctions, including optimal nutrition to prolong the ability to live healthy independent and productive lives.
Regenerative medicine optimizes epigenetics, the body’s ability to self-repair. The tools of regenerative medicine are hormones, nutraceuticals (foods having medicinal benefit), and lifestyle changes to optimize adult stem cells in most tissue such as brain, heart, muscle, and liver.
Functional medicine is the practice of medicine that is patient-centered, versus the traditional disease-centered model. Functional medicine addresses the whole person, not isolated symptoms, by analyzing physiological processes, environmental inputs, and genetic predispositions, that influence health and disease. Treatment is focused on the cause of the problem, rather than the symptoms only. Wellness is focused on the biochemical make up of an individual, and interventions are custom tailored for that individual to restore physiological, psychological and structural balance.
What does this mean?
The goal is extension of lifespan and wellness, by optimizing your cellular functions to give you optimal cognitive capacity, energy and stamina.
It is a partnership investigating etiology (causes) of chronic illness, identifying cellular dysfunctions and designing a personalize treatment plan to help the body self correct and restore health. We will explore hormonal, genetics, environmental, nutritional, and lifestyle, contributing to the development of a variety of chronic problems, such as autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, fatigue syndromes, inflammatory disorders, mood and behavior disorders, memory problems, neurological, and other chronic, complex conditions. There is a focus on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and dementia.
Conventional medicine is oriented toward acute care diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that are of short duration and in need of urgent care.
Initial Consultation – What to Expect
During our initial consultation, you can expect an hour long in-depth conversation of your overall health and any concerns or issues you may have. We will review your physical health and use in-house saliva tests to help determine what areas in particular we will focus our attention.
Following your appointment and after reviewing your medical records, I will offer my best approach for you with your specific health concerns.
Functional Medicine Services
Dr. Wang offers the following in-office wellness services.
- Preventative medicine
- Lack of energy assessments
- Hormone assessments
- Supplement & nutrition plans
- Sleep correction
- IV therapy & hydration
Virtual visits may be available for urgent needs for established patients, determined on a case by case basis.