Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine for Chronic Hypertension

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This book has been replaced by an updated monograph on hypertension and the differential diagnosis of high blood pressure; the new monograph is available in print and digital ebook versions in the following titles: Inflammation Mastery 4th Edition is the complete work (book ISBN 0990620484; digital ebook ASIN B01KMZZLAQ), Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Volume 2 (book ISBN 0990620441; digital ebook ASIN B01IFU4RQO)

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About the Presenter and Author: Dr Alex Vasquez holds three doctoral degrees as a graduate of University of Western States (Doctor of Chiropractic, 1996), Bastyr University (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 1999), and University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2010). Dr Vasquez is the author of many textbooks, including Integrative Orthopedics (2012), Integrative Rheumatology (2014), Musculoskeletal Pain: Expanded Clinical Strategies (published by the Institute for Functional Medicine, 2008), Chiropractic and Naturopathic Mastery of Common Clinical Disorders (2009), Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine for Chronic Hypertension (2011), Fibromyalgia in a Nutshell (2012), Migraine Headaches, Hypothyroidism, and Fibromyalgia (2012), and Mitochondrial Nutrition and Mitochondrial Medicine for Primary Care Conditions (2014). "DrV" has also written more than 100 letters and articles for professional magazines and medical journals such as British Medical Journal (BMJ), TheLancet.com, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, Integrative Medicine, and Arthritis & Rheumatism—the Official Journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr Vasquez lectures worldwide to healthcare professionals and provides expert consultations to physicians and patients internationally. Dr Vasquez is the Chief Editor of International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine (Int J Hum Nutr Funct Med .ORG) , and he helps moderate the “nutrition and functional medicine forum” at NutritionAndFunctionalMedicine.org/edu. A description of Dr Vasquez's other projects, books, audios, and videos is updated at his website InflammationMastery.com with patient consultation information located at HealGrowThriveMedicine.com. All of DrV's books are available on Amazon.com with videos at Vimeo.com/DrVasquez and audio recordings of lectures at iTunes. Interested readers should be aware that all of Dr Vasquez’s books are currently being reformatted and updated for full-color printing with presentation slides and accompanying videos starting with Functional Inflammology Volume 1 in 2014; see FunctionalInflammology.com.

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In his newly updated publication, Dr. Vasquez s expanded volume encourages and challenges clinicians to further re-imagine their roles in the delivery of health care services. His particular focus on the care of patients with chronic hypertension emphasizes that high blood pressure is both an indicator of underlying functional disorders and a contributor to other serious health problems. As Dr. Vasquez notes, heart disease and vascular disorders cause tremendous losses in quality of life for a large segment of the population and are the primary causes of death in our society. Chronic high blood pressure is both a cause of and an indicator of vascular dysfunction and disease. For the most part, these health problems are self-inflicted, meaning that they are the result of how we live, what we eat, and how we view health (and healthcare) in general. Consequently, Dr. Vasquez submits that patients with vascular problems as indicated by chronic hypertension are best managed through dietary changes, nutritional interventions, exercise and other lifestyle modifications. These natural approaches are almost always more safe and effective than conventional drug-based therapies. Throughout his series of patient-management reference texts for functional integrative clinicians, Dr. Vasquez promotes a simple yet profound principle; The art of co-creating wellness while effectively managing common health disorders. Chiropractic physicians, as with other functional integrative clinicians, are uniquely positioned to implement this advice. The methods he recommends are specifically designed to optimize function and facilitate health. As healthcare professionals, we can provide no higher service than that of addressing the needs of those patients who seek our care by treating them as individuals, and by seeing them as whole people and not just as hosts of disease. Clinical evaluation and management of patients with chronic hypertension should and can be done by all functional integrative clinicians, and Dr. Vasquez s text shows how this can be accomplished. The benefits of this protocol extend beyond reduced hypertensive morbidity and mortality to include the alleviation of comorbid conditions such as depression, migraines, and back pain and the enhancement of vitality and sense of well-being. Dramatic change in health care delivery is in the air; it is the clinician s responsibility to ensure that the conversation centers on the care of the patient. In placing as first priority the needs and preferences of the patient, functional integrative clinicians demonstrate capacity to improve health care choices for individuals while also positively impacting the entire healthcare delivery system by reorienting it toward health optimization rather than symptom suppression and disease treatment. The quest for a better way to achieve and maintain a healthy life compels us to adapt, to modify, and to transform. Such is the path of advancement and growth. I commend Dr. Vasquez s excellent work and encourage functional integrative clinicians to embrace and apply his recommendations. --Joseph Brimhall, D.C. President, University of Western States

Dr. Alex Vasquez comes to the question of the origins of hypertension with a perspective and set of tools that presage 21st century functional systems medicine. We currently have in place in the industrialized world a method of healthcare developed and based on the 20th century acute-care medical model. Such a model is characterized by rapid differential diagnosis with an organ-system focus aimed at prescribing a drug (or procedure) that will ameliorate the patient s presenting symptoms and signs, averting the immediate threat.[ It is a model that evolved in response to the primary causes of morbidity and mortality in the last century, namely acute infections and trauma. The experts within this organ-system model are the various specialists within conventional medicine, such as cardiologists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, and orthopaedic surgeons. This new book discusses the principles of functional integrative medicine and shows how they can be usefully applied to the frequently encountered clinical condition of chronic hypertension. In so doing, it illustrates the shift that will be required to enfold into 21st century medical practice the innovative clinical practises of patient-centred, personalised, systems-based medicine. A core principle of functional integrative medicine maintains that diagnosis is the starting point for the clinician s primary set of responsibilities, not the last step before prescriptive interventions. The most complex of skills, clinical decision making and medical judgment, in the medical context of chronic, complex co-morbid illnesses such as chronic hypertension, require: ---A persistent exploration of the accretion of the relevant scientific evidence, tempered by... ---the wealth of knowledge and judgment inherent in clinical experience, along with... ---the creation of a real partnership with the patient in educing a lifestyle-based personalized, therapeutic plan. Clinical decision making, when exercised at the most efficacious level, drills deeply into the why of every diagnosis. Pursuit of the elusive network of causality in the deeper intersections of genetic individuality, within each client s unique context of living, is an essential responsibility of the clinician. This clinical guide focused on chronic hypertension illustrates, using step-by-step illustration, how to achieve more satisfying outcomes through an integrated clinical assessment and treatment program. The most powerful motivator for changes in our behaviour as physicians is listening attentively to compelling stories brought to the clinic by our patients. The intense satisfaction of successfully resolving their hitherto unanswered questions about the root causes of chronic hypertension, by applying a different lens for evaluation and assessment, is transformative. Functional, integrative, systems medicine provides such a lens. Hence, Functional Integrative Medicine for Chronic Hypertension will prove to be an important publication about functional and integrative medicine in clinical practice. --David S Jones, M.D. President, Institute for Functional Medicine

Thank you for exposing so many people to the results of our research on the treatment of hypertension. I hope you can pay us a visit during your next trip to our area so we can give you the tour of our new 50+ bed inpatient facility. --Dr Alan Goldhamer, Chief of Health Promoting Clinic, 2010

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