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Welcome to the website for Jim Chialtas, L.Ac., and Laurel Acupuncture Clinic of Functional Medicine, located in San Diego.

Click on the tabs above to learn more about what Functional Medicine is, and about many of the health concerns I specialize in. Or scroll down for my blog. You might find it helpful to use the labels in the lower right column to find topics that interest you.

In addition to seeing clients privately in my clinic, I also offer many of the same services remotely to US residents. Please feel free to contact me to set up a consultation or appointment. Thank you!

Functional Medicine

San Diego Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a form of preventative medicine that focuses on helping the body remain ”functional” without the use of surgeries and medications.

Too often we fall into states of chronic illness where heavy medication or surgeries are the only offered solutions. The object of functional medicine is to help the patient avoid these problems.

Functional medicine offers us a sensible and logical glimpse into the future. Through the use of blood chemistry panels, salivary hormone panels, nutrient panels, and Traditional Chinese diagnostic methods, I am able to help my patients avoid many of the all too commonly used medical procedures that leave people dependant upon heavy medications and subsequently unhealthy lifestyles. Functional medicine offers a hands-on approach to wellbeing that is fully tracked and explained at every step in the process.