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 specialists. 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. Sara Laudani has more than 20 years of experience in extensive knowledge of internal medicine, functional medicine and nutrition in Italy and China.  As a general practitioner, she specializes in diagnosing and treating severe chronic illnesses, ENT conditions, skin diseases and dysfunction of the nervous system and reproductive organs.

Dr. Sara Laudani can communicate with the patient via email and WeChat.

If you prefer to work with a doctor face-to-face, you can visit for a referral to someone in your area.

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

Doctors providing Functional Medicine Services

Sara Laudani PhD
Functional Medicine (Int. Med.)

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