Functional Medicine

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Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a natural route to resolving health issues, particularly chronic conditions. Functional medicine uses a systems approach to address the underlying functioning of the body. Its therapeutic methods encourage the body’s self-healing process.

Functional medicine does not rely on symptoms to dictate treatment, but uses specific testing protocols to determine what is really happening in the body. Our Naturopathic Physician designs a tailored natural healing program based on data about the patient’s constitution (gathered by testing saliva, urine, blood, hormones, brain neurotransmitters, genetics, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, environmental and food allergies, etc.). Whole food supplements, bio-identical hormones, diet and lifestyle modifications restore the body to optimal functioning.

Functional Medicine can help with:

  • Chronic illnesses
  • PMS, menopause
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue
  • Low mood & depression
  • Anxiety & instability
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Digestive issues (irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, inflammation, food allergies, leaky gut syndrome)
  • Weight gain/difficulty losing weight

Functional Medicine is a lab-based, objective model that you can rely on to tackle the root causes of your issues. Treatment plans are based on proven supplement protocols, producing predictable results. Thus, functional medicine offers solutions where others may have failed. Patients can start living a healthy life, free of conditions they may have been struggling with for years.

Make an appointment with our Functional Medicine specialist. Patient medical history form can be downloaded here and filled in prior to your functional medicine consultation.


Looking for Functional Medicine help outside of Shanghai?

If you are looking for a Functional Medicine specialist internationally, we have a solution for you. Dr. Andrea Brisson can communicate with the patient via email, Skype or WeChat. Once she recommends the appropriate Functional Medicine laboratory test, you can order the test from the location that is most convenient for you (partners worldwide).

Once the test results are received, Dr. Andrea will recommend your tailored program and you can order your supplements via They ship anywhere in the world.

If you prefer to work with a doctor face-to-face, you can contact Genova International (Genova International Customer Service: for a referral to someone in your area. They work with practitioners throughout the world.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Doctors providing Functional Medicine Services

Sara Laudani
Functional Medicine Specialist

Clinics, where this Service is offered