Hoag at the Forefront of Whole-Person Care
Hoag’s Functional Medicine Program can literally transform a person’s health and brain functioning so that he or she can live their best life.
Hoag’s Digestive Health Institute is just one area of Hoag incorporating a whole-person or holistic approach to clinical care. Holistic medicine is a broad term that can refer to different disciplines, including integrative medicine and functional medicine, which each take different approaches to the same end goal: treating the individual, not just the disease.
Integrative medicine blends conventional medical approaches with complementary therapies and lifestyle changes that address the mind, body, and spirit. Evidence-based complementary therapies like acupuncture, yoga, meditation and mindfulness, breathwork, massage, nutrition, and others can work together with traditional care to improve overall health and well-being. Philanthropy helps support comprehensive integrative wellness offerings across Hoag, including the Hoag for Her Center for Wellness. By design, the center is closely integrated with many of the Hoag Women’s Health Institute’s clinical programs, providing women with a holistic wellness approach as part of their health care.
Functional medicine is a science-based approach that seeks to address the root cause of an issue or symptom and activate the natural healing abilities of the body. Thanks to a generous gift from the Crean Foundation, Hoag is developing the most innovative and preeminent functional medicine program in Orange County. Through habit changes, mindfulness, balancing the body’s hormones, vitamins, supplements, and using food as medicine, Hoag’s Functional Medicine Program can literally transform a person’s health and brain functioning so that he or she can live their best life. To learn more about the program, visit hoagfunctionalmedicine.com
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