“Functional Medicine is a true combination of Chinese Medicine, Western Medicine and scientific research. It combines the philosophy of balance and how to restore function from Chinese Medicine and the knowledge of biochemistry and physiology of Western Medicine with the latest scientific research about how our genetics, environment and lifestyle all interact with each other. Functional medicine focuses assessment and intervention at the root levels of metabolic imbalance and is an evolution in the practice of medicine that addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century by focusing on prevention and uncovering the underlying causes of serious chronic disease. Instead of just suppressing symptoms, it deals with the root causes of disease and is less concerned with making a diagnosis and more concerned with the underlying imbalances, which are the mechanisms of the disease process.
As opposed to Western Medicine, Functional medicine treats the patient and not the disease. In addition, it provides a framework for the practice of medicine that uses all the tools of healing, both conventional and alternative, to address the whole person rather than an isolated set of symptoms. I have studied Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine which taught me to see the body from a holistic perspective. Now Functional Medicine gives me a framework to combine this with a Western understanding of the body.” – Dr. Frank Lipman
Ricardo B. Serrano, R.Ac., a registered acupuncturist since 1980, author of Meditation and Qigong Mastery book with Omkabah Heart Lightbody Activation, Serpent of Light Omkabah, and Maitreya (Shiva) Shen Gong Procedure videos and other related meditation and healing books, Qi-healer and certified Qigong teacher/ founder of Maitreya (Shiva) Shen Gong and integrative Enlightenment Qigong. He has been trained by Pan Gu Shengong Master Ou Wen Wei, Wuji Qigong Master Michael Winn, Sheng Zhen Qigong Master Li Jun Feng, Master Pranic Healer Choa Kok Sui, Zhan Zhuang Qigong Master Richard Mooney, Merkaba Master Alton Kamadon, Qi Dao Master Lama Somananda Tantrapa, Toltec Master don Miguel Ruiz, and his other meditation, Qigong, herbal and acupuncture teachers.
He has been practicing herbology, Qi-healing (Qigong with acupuncture) for over 30 years. He specializes in stress and pain management, cancer and chronic diseases, and alcohol and drug rehabilitation through natural healing alternative modalities – functional medicine – such as counselling, meditation, nutrition, exercise, Qigong, Qi-healing, EFT, acupuncture, herbology, acupressure.
He continues to educate his clients and everyone worldwide through his meditation and Qigong workshops, downloadable ebooks, and holistic websites at holisticwebs.com, qiwithoutborders.org, qigonghealer.com, freedomhealthrecovery.com, qigongmastery.ca, acutcmdetox.com. His five published books on functional medicine are: Meditation and Qigong Mastery, Return to Oneness with the Tao, Return to Oneness with Spirit through Pan Gu Shen Gong, Keys to Healing and Self-Mastery according to the Hathors, and Return to Oneness with Shiva.
Meditation and Qigong Books and DVDs on Functional Medicine (or Chinese Medicine):
The Meditation and Qigong Mastery book is ready to order at https://www.createspace.com/3680248
Return to Oneness with the Tao book is ready to order at https://www.createspace.com/3686484
Return to Oneness with Spirit through Pan Gu Shen Gong book is ready to order at https://www.createspace.com/3686468
Keys to Healing and Self-Mastery according to the Hathors book is ready to order at https://www.createspace.com/3715274
Return to Oneness with Shiva book is ready to order at https://www.createspace.com/3881891
Oneness with Shiva book is ready to order at https://www.createspace.com/4116335
The Cure & Cause of Cancer book is ready to order at https://www.createspace.com/4153673