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FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

Merging scientific breakthroughs with

natural, effective treatments. 

 

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DR. BRIAN LUM, DC, IFMCP

"My passion for healing chronic illness began when I witnessed my mother's 15-year battle with Crohn's disease.   

 

She, like many of my patients, was told that there was nothing she could do to heal. Nothing could have been further from the truth."

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IFMCP Certified Practitioner

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Natural Medicine

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Specialized Testing

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Worldwide Practice

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Long Covid

Recovery

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Qigong Healing

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?

Functional medicine addresses the care gap that exists between modern medicine and the individual. Patients often suffer due to brief appointments, inadequate testing, poor diagnostics, and limited treatment options.  

Whereas conventional testing is done in hospitals to detect severe problems or to get a diagnosis - functional medicine testing and interventions are intended to get you into the 'optimal' range of function so that your body can heal itself.

A diagnosis and initial testing signal the beginning, not the end, of a medical investigation. Even if you don't have a diagnosis, functional medicine is well suited to identify the underlying factors perpetuating symptoms. Knowing both the direct and indirect factors that cause your symptoms is often more important than a diagnosis because it tells us what we actually need to do to help your body heal. 

Prevention is also a key feature of functional medicine. In the last few years, science has discovered what the millennia-old health traditions of the world have already known - that our genetics are merely the blueprint of our medical landscape; we build on that landscape through our thoughts, behaviors, environment, food, and actions. 

 

We are not on an inevitable march toward disability or degenerative disease; there are thousands of ways you can change your life in small ways that lead to huge overall changes to your health trajectory. 

  • CERTIFIED FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER

  • ADVANCED TESTING FOR SUPERIOR DIAGNOSTICS 

  • CLINICAL-GRADE SUPPLEMENTATION

  • WORLDWIDE PRACTICE

  • OPTIONAL PHYSICIAN-LED QIGONG HEALING 

HOW IT WORKS

ONLINE CONSULTATION

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We see patients worldwide!

 

Dr. Lum can do your appointment over your computer or phone via video consultation.

AT HOME TESTING

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Testing kits can be sent to you anywhere in the world.

 

Many tests can be done at home; other testing is arranged at a location near you.

CUSTOM TREATMENT

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Email access to Dr. Lum throughout your care. 

A treatment plan will be created unique to fit your health needs. 

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For over a decade, Dr. Lum has specialized in healing the most complex, hard-to-treat cases around the world.

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SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS

We have experience with a wide range of conditions and symptoms that benefit from the application of functional medicine. 

 

Many of our patients come to us with 'mysterious' symptoms, complex symptoms that do not fit neatly into a diagnosis, or multiple conditions with limited treatment options.

 

Some have been alarmed to find they have a 'bad' gene that raises their chances of developing a degenerative disease in the future. Others are searching for natural ways to alleviate symptoms and enjoy optimal health for as long as possible without the use of pharmaceuticals. 

Functional medicine excels in addressing these concerns as it is focused on optimizing the individual, personalizing treatment, and providing a multifaceted investigation into symptoms and conditions.

These are a few conditions we see very often.

ANXIETY
ALLERGIES
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE 
BRAIN FOG
NAUSEA
CROHN'S AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS
HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE 
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS 
FOOD ALLERGIES AND SENSITIVITIES
ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGIES
FATIGUE

MOLD ILLNESS/EXPOSURE

DEPRESSION 
COVID AND LONG COVID
LYME AND COINFECTIONS
THYROID CONDITIONS
HEART DISEASE 
HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES
ECZEMA AND PSORIASIS
RASHES AND HIVES
UNEXPLAINED SYMPTOMS
VERTIGO AND TINNITUS
ARTHRITIS AND JOINT PAIN

CHRONIC EAR CONGESTION

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Visit our store to order supplements and wellness products that can be delivered straight to your door. 

 

While many patients are adamant about not using pharmaceuticals because of their potential side effects, some do not realize that poor quality supplementation or supplements in the wrong form or taken at the wrong time can cause significant side effects as well.  This is why any recommendations are carefully chosen from trusted suppliers. 

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS
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Rhiannon Birdsall

"Working with him long distance, he's helped introduce herbal and mineral treatments that have been gentle enough to work with my already highly sensitive auto-immune system. I owe much to Dr. Lum and am honestly not sure if I would have survived had I not had his help during my particular health crisis. . ."

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Kandi Steinle

"I can not recommend Dr. Lum enough. He has helped me so much in so many ways. He uses natural treatments to help your body in both healing itself and realignment. He is a most important part of keeping my body and soul together. He is my go to person when I start feeling bad."

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Dr. Kate LaVigne

"Dr. Lum is awesome! I am a boxer and he has helped me with a number of physical injuries and systemic issues the past 2 years. Recently I've been receiving treatment from him remotely and it has been a game changer."

QIGONG HEALING

Dr. Lum now offers External Qigong Healing.  Qigong is a kind of moving meditation and is like Yoga and Tai Chi but is designed specifically to help you heal. 

 

Through gentle movements and simple visualizations, you can help move energy throughout the body, which removes blockages and facilitates healing.  

Here, you will find studies that show how the practice of Qigong can mitigate a wide variety of conditions.  

 

Learn how this millennia-old practice can help you heal faster and more completely. 

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SPECIALIZED TESTING

Science moves quickly. We offer revolutionary testing, some of which were unavailable even last year. Testing can be ordered through the mail or arranged at a hospital or a testing location near you. Many tests can be shipped worldwide.

These tests differ from the routine testing you receive at your annual exam. While those tests are important, we can dig deeper to discover why you have certain symptoms or have developed a specific condition.  

We do not require you to order testing, nor do we recommend a standard set of testing for every patient. Dr. Lum can also review previous testing you have had during your new patient appointment.  

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ONLINE FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CONSULTATIONS

Our New Patient appointments are an hour long, during which Dr. Lum will take a detailed medical history and can interpret past testing.  You can ask questions and convey your health goals during this time. 

Follow-up appointments are thirty minutes each, during which treatment plans will be adjusted to optimize your healing trajectory.

 

Functional Medicine follow-up appointments are different from conventional medicine follow-up appointments - which you usually only schedule to confirm that a problem is gone or to get more medication. Functional medicine follow-ups are designed to accommodate your healing trajectory, cycle out treatments you no longer need, and address any emerging priorities.  

This is why functional medicine appointments can accommodate those with complicated medical histories and multiple symptoms and conditions.  As you heal, your health priorities will rapidly change as your big symptoms disappear.

 

All current pricing is displayed when you click our button to schedule your appointment at the top right of our webpage and is also on our Frequently Asked Questions page.  

  • EMAIL ACCESS TO DR. LUM

  • HOUR-LONG NEW PATIENT APPOINTMENTS

  • CLINICAL-GRADE PLANT EXTRACTS

  • TAILORED TREATMENT PLANS

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LONG COVID RECOVERY

Dr. Lum has extensive experience in Long Covid. In March 2020, he and his wife both contracted Covid. While he recovered quickly, Stephanie developed Long Covid and had a wide variety of severe symptoms like diaphragm tightness, impaired breathing, metabolic and heart symptoms, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, brain fog, and histamine intolerance. 

 

Using his experience in complex illnesses and her experience in symptom alleviation, they developed unique techniques to provide relief and resolve symptoms.  Stephanie has since completely recovered from Long Covid.

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