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Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine: Ventura County’s Premier Facility Serving Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Oxnard, Ventura & Camarillo CA

Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. By looking at the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, the Functional Medicine model facilitates healing by restoring balance and bringing the mind and body back into alignment. 

Auto Immune

  • Asthma
  •  Crohn’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Croeliac Disease
  • Eczema
  • Hashimoto’s Disease
  • Lupus
  • Osteorthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

Chronic Disease

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Cardiovascular
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension

Chronic Infections

  • Cold Sores
  • Parasites
  • Tick-borne Pathogens
  • Epstein-Barr Virus
  • Cytomegalovirus

Detoxification

  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Chemical 
  • Mold

Psychological and Neurological

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Brain Fog
  • Fibromyalgia

Hormone Imbalances

  • Menopause
  • PMS
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Sex Hormones
  • Hypothyroidism

Gastrointestinal

  • Acid Reflux
  • Leaky Gut
  • Candidiasis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Food Intolerances
  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Fatigue

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Adrenal Fatigue

Functional Medicine is a 21st century approach to evaluating and managing patients suffering from chronic conditions. It is based upon identifying the underlying cause of the disease process or the chronic pain. Rather than treating the symptoms, functional medicine incorporates a whole body analysis, with emphasis on dietary and lifestyle changes. Through careful analysis of genetic influences, environmental factors such as toxic exposure and dietary habits, we can begin to identify the complex web of chronic disease and illness.

Modern medicine is great in the management of the acute condition; however, it falls short in the management and prevention of chronic disease. It focuses too much on the magic bullet technique, where one pill fixes the condition for all patients. Unfortunately, this often results in undesirable side effects, leaving patients looking for other courses of treatment.

Functional Medicine is a very specific method and analysis, which incorporates the actual art and science of medicine. At Camarillo Functional Health, Dr. Michael Veselak focuses on treating chronic patients in and around Thousand Oaks & Westlake Village by examining their case from a functional perspective. This means, he will examine each case through labs, medical history, bloodwork, etc. to find the root cause of each problem. Dr. Veselak interprets blood work in a functional range, tightening up the typical lab ranges so he can better address patterns of dysfunction leading to the chronic disease process.  He will assess each patient based on family history, environmental exposures and past medical conditions. Often times, with chronic complex cases, it is necessary to utilize special labs to properly identify the true cause of the chronic condition. These specialized tests will assess genetic factors, heavy metal toxicity, viral or bacterial exposure, Lyme’s disease, SIBO, Parasites, Nutrition, Amino Acid and Neurotransmitter deficiencies, Pyroluria and Gut Permeability.  In doing so, Dr. Veselak will gain a deeper understanding of how the body is functioning, where imbalances may take place, and a clear direction as to how to resolve the core issue of the chronic condition.

At Camarillo Functional Health, we commonly see patients from Thousand Oaks & Westlake Village suffering with NeuropathySpinal Stenosis, Migraines, Complex Regional Pain Syndromes, Fibromyalgia and Failed Back Surgeries.  As a Certified Functional Medicine Practioner and Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, Dr. Michael Veselak treats these complex cases by applying the whole body approach of functional medicine. By incorporating specific strategies of nutrion, diet and exercise, many of our patients suffering from chronic pain and disease have improved dramatically, including those with Rheumatoid Arthritis and AutoImmune Conditions.

It is important to remember that every patient is unique and the cause and support recommendations will vary depending on the patient.

Customers reviews

"Within the first 10 days of therapy, which was only four treatments, I noticed a major decrease in my pain level. After about 10 sessions, my pain level diminished to hardly noticeable. I am very thankful for the treatment program because it saved my career and increased my quality of life more than I could have ever imagined."​
-Robert A.
"Dr. Michael Veselak and his spinal decompression clinic have changed my life in a way I never would have thought possible. Now, five weeks after I started my treatment, I'm back to my very active lifestyle. During my entire treatment, I've been completely medication free. I couldn't have done it without Dr. Veselak. I would highly recommend this treatment to anyone faced with surgery as their only option or people that have chronic neck and/or back pain. This is an option you cannot afford to pass up."
-Umrao M.

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