Determines how and why a disease is produced, and restores health when the fundamental causes of the complaints are addressed instead of the symptoms.
The model of individualized medicine, is centered on the patient and it is based on science that addresses the causes instead of the symptoms getting professionals to be oriented to identify the complexity of the disease, could find that one condition has many different causes, just like a cause could result in many different conditions. It allows patients and professionals to work together to address the underlying causes of the disease and promote optimal well-being.
For more than 25 years, the IFM works to promote the maximum expression of the individual health protecting functional medicine as the standard of care. It contemplates moving from a model of fight against diseases, based on drugs that worked on the 20th Century, to a clinically oriented model that centers on the patient, designed to revert the increasing epidemic of chronic diseases.
Functional medicine has proven to reverse this tendency when providing better results and costs savings for the patients and the health system in the long term.
Source:- The economic dimensions of non-transmissible diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Pan American Health Organization, 2017).
San Ignacio de Loyola University and its new Faculty of Health Sciences signed an institutional agreement with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) of the United States of America in order to promote and develop technical formation and practical application of functional medicine in Latin America and Spain.
The agreement was subscribed by USIL CEO, Luciana de la Fuente, and the president of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Laurie Hofmann, in the presence of the president founder from USIL corporation, Raúl Diez Canseco Terry, the director of Research in Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Patrick Hanaway, and the President of San Ignacio University, Federico Martínez.
The agreement was signed in the frame of the annual event of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Friday May 31st, in San Antonio, Texas (United States).
Learn new, preventive, therapeutic and diagnostical strategies.
Know and use innovative functional-clinical, assessment tools.
Develop methods to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship.
as well as, be equipped with practical tools to prescribe personalized treatments in the 21st Century Medicine Panorama.
At the end, register in the six units of advance practice for functional medicine, that are of short length.
GI. Restoration of gastrointestinal balance, practical applications to understand, evaluate and treat intestinal dysfunction.
Detox. Comprehension of biotransformation and recognition of toxicity, evaluation and treatment in the model of functional medicine.
Immune. The faces of immune deregulation and chronic inflammation: chronic infections, atopy and immune disorders.
Hormone. Restoration of hormonal balance in the hypothalamic, pituitary, suprarenal, thyroid and gonadal axis.
Cardiometabolic. Transformation of the evaluation, prevention and treatment of metabolic and cardiovascular chronic disorders.
Energy. Lighting the spectrum of energy: emerging evidence and clinical solutions to control pain, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction.
The IFM Certification Program, in Spanish, is in the final stages of planning. Currently, the IFM Certification Program is only offered in English. The Certification consists in taking the AFMCP course and 6 units of advanced practice. The requirements of eligibility for English of IFM include the approval of the application and obtaining an approving grade in a written exam and the report of the case.
*The course will count with simultaneous translation throughout the program