Functional medicine is now in Australia
Looking for a functional medicine clinic in Australia?
We serve Australians all over the country from Sydney to Perth, to Brisbane and Adelaide from our clinic in Melbourne using telehealth functional medicine.
If you're looking for a functional medicine practitioner with a long track record of helping people get healthy, look no further than Melbourne Functional Medicine. Our functional medicine clinic uses a revolutionary healthcare model that’s evidence-based, supportive and personalised to you.
We know you want to solve your health challenges so you can live your life without worrying about your health. We help Australians like you by using our cutting edge approach that combines functional medicine practice with results-focused health coaching. We're proud to say that our approach is leading the way in healthcare across the country.
If you're looking for a new approach to your health that gets results, read on to discover how we can help.
Looking for a functional medicine practitioner? We help people across Australia via telehealth.
Functional medicine combined with health coaching is changing healthcare in Australia
Our healthcare team helps patients get better again through the high level of care we provide in our healthcare program. Find out more about our approach by watching this 30 second video.
We offer telehealth throughout the country, so you now have access to world class healthcare wherever you are.
Our healthcare service is now available via telehealth.
What is functional medicine? And how is it changing healthcare in Australia?
Functional medicine helps people with chronic health issues get better again by identifying and resolving the root causes of their health issues. Functional medicine takes a holistic overview of a person's health, factoring in their diet, lifestyle and environment to understand what's going on in their body, and why.
While the conventional healthcare splits the body up into systems, with specialist practitioners specialising in each system, functional medicine practitioners have a broad understanding of the body, and how each body system interacts with the other systems. This means that patients who have complex health problems can be assessed by a functional medicine practitioner, who can put together all the pieces of their health picture, and make sense of it all.
What's the difference between functional medicine and conventional medicine?
Often, looking at simply addressing the symptoms of a health problem isn't enough to solve a problem. A good way to understand the difference between functional medicine and conventional medicine is to imagine the body as a system of complex, interconnected pathways, like everything within the structure of a building, including plumbing, lighting, electricity, walls and so on. In this building, the electricity on the first floor stops working.
In a conventional medicine setting, a practitioner would only look at what's happening on level 1 (the symptom). He would try to patch the electrics as best he could, and wouldn't be able to offer any other solution.
In functional medicine, a functional medicine practitioner would look both upstream and downstream to determine where the problem was coming from, and consider what other factors might be contributing to the problem. So beyond just looking at the electrics on level 1, they'd look at the electrics on other levels, and explore what else could be causing the issue. Upon investigation, they discover a small leak in one of the rooms that entered a crack in a wall that shorted out some loose wires. Once they solve the leak, replace some wiring and fix the crack in the wall, the electrical problem resolves for good.
To find out more, read our article What is Functional Medicine?
We service Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, bringing you a new way to heal, wherever you are.
Our functional medicine practitioners help patients across Australia via in person consultations and telehealth.
Our functional medicine practitioners Jabe Brown and Rebecca Hughes have over thirty combined years of clinical experience in helping people with chronic health issues.
Many Australians come to see Jabe and Rebecca with complex health conditions. They've seen specialist after specialist, and because they have a range of complex symptoms, they're not sure who the best specialist is to see.
Jabe and Rebecca can help treat a range of conditions, from autoimmunity, digestive disorders, fatigue, brain and mood disorders, women's health issues and skin conditions.
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Why does Australia need functional medicine?
Did you know that in Australia, almost half the population lives with a chronic disease that is largely preventable, even reversible? The problem with healthcare in Australia is that the system was designed for acute conditions, like accidents and emergencies, rather than chronic health conditions. Applying an acute model of healthcare to chronic health conditions doesn't seek to solve a person's health condition - only manage it.
The latest scientific understandings of chronic disease reveal that all chronic diseases are caused by dietary, lifestyle and environmental factors. The good news for Australians is that the way to improve your health is through modifying their diet, lifestyle and environment. This understanding underpins the functional medicine approach and is a big focus in treatment, rather than resorting to drugs and surgery. Find out more about functional medicine here.
We'll get you clarity, support and results
We take what’s complex and make it simple. We help you see through the maze of medical confusion with your ongoing, complex health issues and finally give you clarity on the underlying cause/s. We analyse, assess and test so we can pinpoint and focus on what needs to be addressed to improve your health picture.
You get a dedicated healthcare team that's just as invested as you are at getting the results you desire. We use a combination of unlimited clinical consultations with health coaching, so we don’t only help you join the dots on your health, we hold your hand through the entire journey so you achieve what you set out to do.
Those who have both a practitioner and a health coach supporting them in their goals are much more likely to achieve them, and get there much quicker than they would alone. This unique model is why we our patients regularly give us 5-star rave reviews on Google.
About Melbourne Functional Medicine
At Melbourne Functional Medicine, our mission is to provide a world class healthcare experience across Australia via in person consultations and telehealth. We service Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and regional Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.
In our healthcare program, you'll work alongside a functional medicine practitioner and a health coach so you can get better. Your functional medicine practitioner will play detective to solve your case, and your health coach will help you implement your personalised plan with ease. To find out what past patients have said about working with us, visit our Success Stories page.