Specialist Physician and Certified IFM Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr Hale is heading up a new Functional Medicine Team to bring Excellence in Functional Medicine to the Sunshine Coast. She says, "I have been a hospital internal medicine specialist for almost 30 years, and am now using Functional Medicine IFM-style to take the 'therapeutic encounter' a lot further. The IFM Functional Medicine model means that while I am addressing the usual treatments for established disease, I am also looking for the reversible causes underlying the disease. Since becoming aware of the extensive scientific research that forms the basis of Functional Medicine, like many doctors here and overseas, I am now moving my focus to so-called "upstream medicine". This means incorporating the latest research and information from systems biology science to investigate, and reverse or reduce the multitude of factors such as diet, lifestyle, stressors, toxic burden, infections, and environmental conditions that are mediating or perpetuating the symptom or disease state. I have always been adamant about seeking and using totally safe, minimally invasive and whole-body beneficial treatment and management strategies. The IFM approach and our NEW Brain-Gut neuroplasticity program exemplifies this principle."
The Hale Clinic and Team are now treating Peripheral Neuropathy with great success using personalised eating plans, lifestyle prescriptions, external nerve stimulation (TENS, Rebuilder etc) and Neuroplasticity exercises.
Read more about our NEW Brain-Gut-Neuroplasticity (BGN) Program for treatment of peripheral neuropathy, cognitive decline, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's disease, mycotoxin (mould) illness and auto-immune diseases.
The Hale Clinic is located in a beautiful rain forest setting in Buderim, on the Sunshine Coast.