FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER
CERTIFIED LASER PRACTITIONER
Education: Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and Acupuncture Certification from Logan University, 2000
Valedictorian of his class
Functional Medicine (FM) addresses the underlying causes of disease using a systems-oriented approach to engage patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.
FM practitioners use laboratory procedures and algorithms to practice proactive, predictive, personalized medicine that empowers patients to take an active role in influencing their unique expression of health and vitality.
Interventions may be passive and involve receiving a therapy in the office. However, they are more commonly active, and involve changes in diet, lifestyle, environment, ability to cope with stress, and nutritional or herbal supplements. In some more severe cases a referral to a medical doctor for pharmaceutical intervention is needed.
Benefits of Functional Medicine:
Focus on the underlying causes of dis-ease
In-depth analysis of unique patient factors
Use of precision laboratory tests and algorithms
Highly personalized medicine
Lifestyle design as intervention.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE TREATS BODY AS WHOLE SYSTEM
By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, FM addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms..
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE IS TAILORED TO YOU
FM practitioners spend more time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and the management of complex, chronic disease.
"I continue to be so impressed by Dr. Harasha's breath of knowledge not only in chiropractics and acupuncture, but in other areas of medical and pharmacy research. He truly takes a holistic approach using all of his experience and on-going quest for information to help his patients - evolving the treatments he uses to address your evolving needs. I could barely turn my neck left to right and after a few months I am amazed at my expanded range of motion. He has also provided me with exercises I can do at home which have been helpful in accelerating my recovery. His entire approach to patient care demonstrates compassion and a commitment to patient centered solutions in a consultative manner that keeps you informed with each step toward wellness. I've been to other chiropractors and physical therapists , and have never felt this well taken care of or gotten these results. I am thrilled that I found Dr. Harasha!" - KAREN FRIEDMAN