What Is Biomedical Treatment?
Biomedical Treatment focusses on assessing an individual patient via tests such as blood, urine, stool and hair to discover underlying causes of symptoms such as inattention, behavioural problems, moodiness, anxiety, depression, indigestion, skin irritation, headaches, joint pain etc rather than merely treating the symptoms. Those underlying causes are often found to be nutrient deficiencies, toxin overloads, food intolerances and gut dysbiosis.
This nutritional and environmental medical approach focuses on optimising cell health with the idea of supporting the metabolic, immunological, neurological, digestive and endocrine systems which are interconnected throughout the body.
Once testing has been performed an individualised treatment is prescribed which optimises the intake of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids while excreting toxins such as heavy metals, bacterial by-products and other environmental toxins.
What to expect at a biomedical appointment?
The first consultation will be longer and include a thorough case history and assessment of symptoms which will be followed up with lab tests to enable the practitioner to assess less visible patient needs.
The main areas the practitioner will be focusing on are:
- Digestive Health
Biomedical practitioners believe that gut health is critical to overall health and that the gut plays a crucial role in metabolising absorbing nutrients whilst staving off toxins.
Depending on individual gut health, allergies, food sensitivities, metabolic issues and genetic factors practitioners will prescribe individualised diet plans.
Depending on individual needs a range of nutrients may be prescribed to balance nutritional deficiencies or overloads, heal the gut or support metabolic or genetic issues.
Detoxification of toxins such as heavy metals, bacterial by-products or environmental toxins can be performed using diet, supplementation, exercise, Epsom salt baths and chelation and will depend upon individual needs.
Who Benefits from Biomedical Treatment?
Because biomedicine treats and prevents disease there are benefits for everyone.
Those who stand to benefit in particular include those with the following conditions:
ADHD, Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Autism, Behaviour, Cancer, Celiac, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Diabetes, Digestive Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Eating Disorder, Eczema, Food Intolerances, Heart Disease, Infections, Learning Delay, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Pyroluria, Schizophrenia, Sensory Integration, Speech-Language Delay.
What Are The Benefits of Biomedical Treatment?
Each individual is treated according to their personal needs.
Biomedical treatment focuses on treating the root cause of problems rather than merely treating symptoms such as poor concentration or behaviour problems.
As biomedical treatments are holistic they focus on supporting and improving the health of the entire body.
Biomedical treatments improve cognitive function and therefore enhance neurological and behavioural therapies.
Diet is an important part of biomedical treatment as practitioners recognise that many nutrients work best in combination with each other.
What are the costs?
Costs of Biomedical treatments vary and would need to be discussed with individual practitioners. Fees will likely include consulting fees, lab tests, supplements, special foods and possibly consulting from an allied professional (e.g. nutritionist).
Where can I find a practitioner?
Finding a well-trained Biomedical practitioner requires research but you can view a list here and should consider checking references and interviewing several before you select one.