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The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient‐centered, evidence‐based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.
It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, environmental, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.

Functional Medicine provides the unifying wholistic medical approach linking all SomaticWell therapeutic modalities.

The SomaticWell Functional Medicine approach  combines somatic practices, personalized nutrition, and information from scientific research in the biological sciences aiming to address the underlying causes of disease.

Dr Hillel Braude provides an-in depth consultation with all clients interested in receiving a Functional Medicine assessment among the therapeutic services provided by SomaticWell.

Individualized therapeutic packages are developed

in close partnership with the Center’s clients.


6 Principles of Functional Medicine
• Biochemical individuality – unique gene expression
• Patient centered vs. disease centered
• Dynamic balance between external and internal factors
• Web-like interconnectedness
• Health as positive vitality
• Enhancement of organ reserve

Integrating Heart and Mind

SomaticWell's functional medicine approach promotes Neuroplasticity and Autonomic Nervous System health.

Neuroplasticity, also known as neural plasticity, or brain plasticity, is the ability of neural networks in the brain to change through growth and reorganization. of ANS and Neuroplasticity.

The Autonomic Nervous System acts largely unconsciously and regulates bodily functions, such as the heart rate, digestion and respiration.

The Vagus nerve, or the tenth cranial nerve or CN X, is important for regulating the Autonomic Nervous System, and interfaces with the parasympathetic control of the

heart, lungs, and digestive tract.

SomaticWell therapies directly target the vagus nerve - including, Feldenkrais movement techniques, personalized nutrition, and therapeutic listening via the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

A key component of the SomaticWell Functional Medicine platform is to bridge our therapeutic hands-on practices with neuro-technology and neurofeedback applications to promote optimal personalized Wellness.

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