Can Functional Medicine Help You?

What’s Your Score? Every month our regular clients complete this health quiz and we plot their results on a graph to chart progress so far and set goals together for the up-coming month.  Take the test for FREE now to see how you do!   You will be scored out of 200 with anything below 20 […]

Functional Medicine for Business Leaders

Is your Health and Asset or a Liability to your Business? All businesses run an annual profit and loss assessment to check the financial health of their business, but successful business owners run a health check on their senior managers and sales staff who represent the face of their business. Take this health check questionnaire […]

State-of-the-Art Lab Tests

Stress hormones, male and female fertility hormones, menopause SIBO, autism, ADD, ADHD, Gut function, Metabolism, essential nutrient levels , food intolerance, immune function, Genomics (genetic predispositions) and many more personalized healthcare tests can be done from the comfort of your own home.   We will send you the test kit with clear instructions and support, […]

Nutrigenomics: Food As Medicine

At last a way to benefit from the wonders of modern scientific breakthroughs whilst retaining traditional values of using your food, exercise, meditation and community as ‘medicine.’  State-of-the-Art lab tests, personalized nutrition plans and fully supported integration plans get you from where you are in your health journey to where you want to be in […]

Traditional and 5-Element Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and 5-Element acupuncture are holistic treatments that treat the whole body.  They differ significantly from ‘dry needling’ that you would receive from a GP, physiotherapist or osteopath for trigger point pain. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Acupuncture requires a specific style of consultation that covers all aspects of your health, emotional wellbeing, […]

Herbal Remedies

Your food is your medicine, but sometimes your regular diet can benefit from a temporary ‘boost’ of herbal remedies to get your health back on track.  

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Can Functional Medicine Help Me?

Can Functional Medicine Help Me?

  • Do you have so many symptoms, you don’t know where to start?
  • Has your GP run out of options to suggest?
  • Are you struggling to get a diagnosis that makes any sense?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any (or all) of these questions, then functional medicine may be the perfect solution for you!  We specialize in the PREVENTION and TREATMENT of long-term chronic health problems.

Take our FREE Functional Medicine health check. This is an internationally recognized standard in functional medicine known as the Medical Symptoms Questionnaire or MSQ.   You will be scored out of 200 with an ideal score of less than 20.  Generally speaking our clients who score below 50 will be likely to have the initial consultation and then implement the recommendations themselves.  Anything above 50 and you will be advised of your options going forward when you have the initial consultation.


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Meet The Director, Simone Buehner BA BSc LicAc DipCHM MRSM MIFM

Taking a Functional Medicine approach to your health means looking at all aspects of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, so our growing team of specialists can be called upon to help you address the root cause of your health problems, not just treat the symptoms.  Simone Buehner, founder of 360 Health Consultancy Ltd, will begin with your functional medicine diagnosis and ordering the appropriate lab tests for you, then she will collate all the information and develop a treatment strategy with you that may call upon any of our team of specialists to assist you on your path to better health.
What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine?

As you can see from the Functional Medicine Tree here, this is a systems-based approach to diagnosing and treating long-term or chronic health problems. In the UK functional medicine is more commonly known as Lifestyle Medicine. Unlike treatments you get from your regular GP that are aimed at a quick fix to resolve symptoms, we focus on the root cause of disease and develop a personalized health, lifestyle and nutrition programme that is tailored to your individual needs. Our vision is to leverage cutting edge scientific advances in nutrigenomics to help prevent and treat chronic health problems.

Client Testimonials

Long-distance client who ‘just didn’t feel right’ but had no official diagnosis
Simone has a wealth of experience, a competent and caring manner and has quickly relieved all my symptoms. Thank you Simone
Feedback from Peers
Great Business, with a very experience practitioner who is sure to help you solve any of your health & well-being issues.
Client who travels 100 miles each way
I happily travel from Berkshire to Wales for treatment by Simone.She is such an exprienced practitioner in Acupuncture and Herbalism. Her enthusiasm for her craft is uplifting and her talent is endless.Such a kind and compassionate lady too.
Client who travels 100 miles each way
Long-standing pain
Simone is a truly outstanding and dedicated practitioner. Her acupuncture treatment resolved long-standing lower back pain issues I had, and her herbal remedies gave me more energy during a time where I was in a bit of a slump. I wholeheartedly ca...
Long-standing pain
Working with Other Healthcare Professionals
As a nutritionist I have been a raving fan of Acupuncture for some time but having treatments and working with Simone has been even better than I anticipated. She has a wealth of experience not just as a practicing acupuncturist but in holistic he...
Working with Other Healthcare Professionals
Serious Upper Back Injury
Simone is a truly amazing practitioner. A serious upper back injury had left me with severe muscle triggers (knots or sticky muscles as one Physio called them), causing the muscles to contract to such a degree they caused a curvature of the spine....
Serious Upper Back Injury
Back Pain
After spending well over £1,000 on various treatments to alleviate my on going back pain I finally stumbled across acupuncture…….. even better, I found Simone. After several years of excruciating pain, time off work sick, continuously spending mo...
Back Pain
Weight Management
After struggling with weight problems even in my teens and throughout my adult life, I am really pleased that not only did I lose this much weight in 6 weeks (10kg) but I then lost a further 5kg and now it is 2 years later and I am still well with...
Weight Management

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Can Functional Medicine help treat Obesity
Yes, most definitely.  There are a great many reasons for people to have weight management problems that cannot be permanently resolved using diet plans alone.  Because functional medicine looks at the root cause of disease, we will run cutting ...
+ Can Functional Medicine help Long Covid?
While there is no current ‘cure’ for Covid-19 or long-covid, there is a lot that can be done using functional medicine to help the body prevent or limit the symptoms of the infection as well as to promote recovery and increase resilience to this a...
+ Can functional medicine help auto-immune diseases?
Yes. There are a great many autoimmune diseases, but the core issue is that the body is mistakenly recognizing its own tissues as harmful, so it gets ‘caught in the crossfire’ and the body attacks itself. Every autoimmune disease becomes connected...
+ Can functional medicine be used for infertility?
Definitely!  In the UK around 70% of couples are given a diagnosis of ‘unexplained infertility’ but with functional medicine we can get a lot closer to understanding the root cause of any hormonal or emotional imbalance and you would then be give...
+ What can functional medicine do for you?
All practitioners of functional medicine believe that prevention is better than cure.  Any ‘niggling symptoms’ that you may have but that are not bad enough to go to the doctor with are often your body trying to tell you something.  In most case...
+ Can I get Functional Medicine in the UK?
The vast majority of functional medicine practitioners are in the USA, but it is gaining popularity in the UK at a very fast rate.  Simone Buehner at Barefoot Medicine is based in the UK but also offers online TeleMedicine appointments and 3-, 6-...
+ Do I have to have the consultation done in person or can it be done online?
Different functional medicine practitioners work in different ways. At Barefoot Medicine, Simone Buehner offers appointments online as many of her clients are international, but she also has regular clients in her clinic just outside Cardiff, Wale...
+ How do I find a functional medicine practitioner near me?
At 360 Health Consultancy, Simone offers online consultations to clients around the world.  Consultations take place on a GDPR, HIPAA-compliant healthcare platform called Healthie, where you can schedule TeleMedicine consultations or send a secur...
+ What happens during a functional medicine consultation?
The initial assessment may last 60-90 minutes during which time you will be asked about all aspects of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.  Anything you are able to tell us about your childhood (illnesses, eating habits, sle...
+ What does a Functional Medicine Doctor Do?
Firstly, it is important to be aware that not all practitioners of functional medicine are conventional western medicine doctors.  Many of us have trained in nutrition, acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, physical therapies etc. Whatever the backgroun...
What is Functional Medicine?

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