Func­tional and Re­gen­er­a­tive Medicine

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Thai­land was the first and is still one of the only coun­tries in the re­gion to have hos­pi­tals that spe­cial­ize in func­tional and re­gen­er­a­tive medicine.

YOUR PATH TO HOLIS­TIC HEALTH AND beauty should start in Thai­land, a lead­ing light in the fields of func­tional and re­gen­er­a­tive medicine. The for­mer ad­dresses the un­der­ly­ing causes of an ill­ness, view­ing the body as an in­te­grated sys­tem and treat­ing the whole sys­tem, not just the symp­toms. Re­gen­er­a­tive medicine, on the other hand, is the process of cre­at­ing liv­ing, func­tional tis­sues to re­pair or re­place tis­sue or or­gan func­tion lost due to age and other fac­tors.

Many Thai med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties com­bine the two, boost­ing the body’s nat­u­ral abil­ity to heal it­self. Among them is Bangkok’s Bet­ter Be­ing Hos­pi­tal ( bet­ter­be­ingth­ai­land.com), which is de­signed as a fully in­te­grated med­i­cal and life­style cen­ter. Doctors here have ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing with pa­tients with dif­fer­ent con­cerns, and the cut­ting-edge fa­cil­i­ties avail­able al­low for ev­ery­thing from lab­o­ra­tory test­ing to phys­i­cal re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and other in-pa­tient and out­pa­tient pro­grams. There’s also a fo­cus on anti-ag­ing for the whole body. Also in Bangkok, MALI In­ter­dis­ci­plinary

Hos­pi­tal ( mali-imc.com) takes a holis­tic ap­proach to well­ness, its name com­ing from the fact that it of­fers pa­tients ac­cess to in­ter­dis­ci­plinary ex­perts across var­i­ous fields, mak­ing it easy to have pre­ven­ta­tive and re­me­dial treat­ments in tan­dem. In ad­di­tion to the hos­pi­tal’s ex­ten­sive re­gen­er­a­tive pro­gram, MALI has fa­cil­i­ties ded­i­cated to op­tom­e­try, aes­thet­ics, and the man­age­ment and pre­ven­tion of chronic pain through phys­i­cal ther­apy and tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine.

One of Thai­land’s lead­ing hos­pi­tals for in­te­grated well­be­ing, TRIA Health – Beauty In­sti­tute ( tria

.co.th) com­bines con­ven­tional and al­ter­na­tive medicine with a team that in­cludes doctors, nu­tri­tion­ists, chi­ro­prac­tors, acupunc­tur­ists, and other spe­cial­ists across both Eastern and Western medicine. The goal, they say, is to op­ti­mize pa­tient health and boost the body’s heal­ing re­sponse.

Out­side of Bangkok on Phuket’s Cape Panwa, seafront Amatara Well­ness Re­sort ( am­atara­phuket

.com) has long at­tracted those in search of holis­tic well­ness so­lu­tions, of­fer­ing re­treat pro­grams that cover ev­ery­thing from healthy cui­sine to spa treat­ments and be­spoke fit­ness plans. The prop­erty re­cently part­nered with Bangkok Hos­pi­tal Phuket’s Brain Health In­sti­tute to launch its Brain Health En­hance­ment Pro­gram, har­ness­ing the phi­los­o­phy of func­tional medicine to pre­vent mem­ory loss and im­prove cog­ni­tive func­tion. The goal is to give those who book the pro­gram the knowl­edge and tools to un­der­stand the life­style, sleep, and di­etary prac­tices that are most ben­e­fi­cial to pre­serve cog­ni­tion and mem­ory.

Amatara Well­ness Re­sort of­fers pro­grams that cover ev­ery­thing from healthy cui­sine to spa treat­ments and be­spoke fit­ness plans

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