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Why Functional Medicine?

A path to lasting wellness
Debora Tingley Functional Medicine Options

Exploring your options

Does it feel like chronic symptoms are becoming more and more common?  We live lives burdened by symptoms like indigestion, fatigue, brain fog, and pain. Chronic symptoms are robbing us of vitality and joy, and it's easy to feel despondent and defeated. 


If you are experiencing these kinds of issues, functional medicine could be a solution.


My practice is based in Berkeley and I work with clients via virtual telehealth appointments. This holistic approach to health and wellness offers a profound opportunity for individuals suffering from chronic conditions to uncover the underlying causes and find their path to true healing and wellness.


I'm excited you are exploring your options and I invite you to keep reading and send me any questions you may have about my process.

The importance of getting to the root cause

Functional medicine aims to find and fix the root causes of illness, which is quite different from the conventional healthcare approach. Rather than simply masking symptoms, functional medicine practitioners like myself strive to understand the intricate web of factors contributing to health challenges, including genetic predispositions, environmental influences, lifestyle choices, and more.


By uncovering underlying imbalances and dysfunctions within the body, functional medicine empowers you to take control of your health. It also allows for targeted interventions that promote long-term resolution. Rather than addressing each symptom in isolation, this holistic approach recognizes the interconnectedness of body's systems and aims to restore balance and harmony from within.

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Have previous treatments missed the mark for you?

Many people feel dissatisfied with their conventional treatment path. Maybe it was costly or frustrating to feel unheard or it simply didn't deliver the desired results. While invaluable in acute care and emergencies, conventional healthcare can fall short when it comes to addressing complex chronic health issues at their root. 

The traditional healthcare model typically relies on standardized protocols, short appointments, and quick solutions, which may provide temporary relief but often fail to deliver sustainable results. The fragmented nature of modern healthcare can also lead to a disjointed approach, with specialists focusing on individual symptoms or organs without considering the broader context of the client's health and life situation. Unfortunately, missed opportunities for early prevention ultimately perpetuate the cycle of chronic illness and dependence on an expanding list of medications.

You deserve so much more!

Enter functional medicine: Personalized care for lasting wellness

As a dedicated functional medicine practitioner, I prioritize the unique circumstances and goals of each individual and create wellness plans that match those needs. There are no cookie-cutter approaches here! Each person is a complex and multifaceted individual deserving of personalized attention and care.


I aim to thoroughly assess your health history and develop customized strategies tailored to address the root causes of your symptoms. I listen carefully, synthesize all of the gathered insights, and then actively seek your input to ensure a comprehensive and accurate understanding of your health history.


By the time we wrap up, my hope is that you'll feel empowered to take charge of your health, understanding clearly what you need to do to stay on track with your wellness goals. Let's get started with functional medicine in Berkeley.

Take your first step towards true healing.
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