the resilience medicine approach

how resilience medicine began

Our Founder, Dr Dani Gordon created the Resilience Medicine system based on a decade + experience treating thousands of patients with integrative medicine (IM) and medical cannabis (MC).

Early in her practice she specialised in long term chronic conditions and found most patients improved significantly more when integrative programs including diet, nutraceuticals and mindbody approaches were added to drug therapy.

After adding medical cannabis (MC) to her practice, she found even her most difficult to treat patients experienced dramatically improved quality of life and relief from symptoms. Significantly, they also had more capacity to engage with their integrative programs, no longer held back by their symptoms, often with life changing results.

Many MC patients see positive changes within days, but often 3-6 months of adjustments such as strain, ratio, form, dose & timing can be needed to maximise treatment effect, especially for complex or sensitive patients. 

Without this adjustment process, many patients can stop treatment prematurely believing MC was just ‘another treatment that didn’t work for me’ when a huge improvement in their quality of life was possible.  

Most chronic health patients have multiple symptom clusters that interrelate and respond effectively to MC but do not fit just one diagnosis or medical speciality. Standard narrowly focused assessment tools do not accurately capture these more global changes in symptoms.

Dr Gordon developed Resilience Medicine to address these problems.

 

After adding medical cannabis (MC) to her practice, she found even her most difficult to treat patients experienced dramatically improved quality of life and relief from symptoms. Significantly, they also had more capacity to engage with their integrative programs, no longer held back by their symptoms, often with life changing results.

Many MC patients see positive changes within days, but often 3-6 months of adjustments such as strain, ratio, form, dose & timing can be needed to maximise treatment effect, especially for complex or sensitive patients. 

Without this adjustment process, many patients can stop treatment prematurely believing MC was just ‘another treatment that didn’t work for me’ when a huge improvement in their quality of life was possible.  

Most chronic health patients have multiple symptom clusters that interrelate and respond effectively to MC but do not fit just one diagnosis or medical speciality. Standard narrowly focused assessment tools do not accurately capture these more global changes in symptoms.

Dr Gordon developed Resilience Medicine to address these problems.

 

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Our holistic care is based on the latest evidence from the field of integrative medicine– an effective and less invasive approach that fits your life and goals.

Although still new in the UK, Integrative Medicine (American Board of Integrative Medicine ABOIM) is recognized as the newest American medical physician specialty by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) and is defined by the focus on the whole person, inclusion of both drug, non-drug and natural approaches and the use of less invasive less harmful interventions which are effective and often novel in the treatment of chronic diseases. Our Founder, Dr Dani Gordon, is the only ABOIM certified physician in the UK and the UK’s most experience cannabinoid medicine physician, bringing over a decade of integrative medicine clinical experience from North America and has created the resilience medicine approach based on this expertise.

We combine cutting-edge pharmacotherapy and novel therapeutics with natural, evidence-based approaches tailored just for you to maximise symptom relief, uncover and treat root causes of complex symptoms and chronic illness that impacts your quality of life and how you feel each day.

We focus on improving your every day, reducing your stress load and your symptoms and enhancing your well being while we work on underlying causes of your symptoms.

Our specialist doctors use a range of cutting-edge tools combined with pharmacotherapy where needed to develop your highly effective, customised plan:

  • Cannabinoid therapy and medical cannabis
  • Functional medicine testing
  • Genomics and epigenetic testing
  • Microbiome testing & Gut health restoration
  • Body-identical HRT
  • Nutritional medicine
  • Mindbody, meditation & relaxation techniques
  • Lifestyle medicine programs
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sleep problems & insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue and ME
  • Long Covid
  • Women’s Health Conditions
  • Perimenopause and menopausal symptoms
  • Burnout Syndrome
  • Digestive problems including IBS

meet our doctors

dr dani gordon

Dr Dani Gordon MD CCFP ABOIM ABIHM is double board certified in family medicine and integrative medicine and is a Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist Physician. GMC License 7818491.

Dr Gordon obtained her medical degree from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, Ontario, and then completed her Family Medicine speciality at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. She went on to become American Board Certified in Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) accredited by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

Founding member and vice-chair of the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society and Policy Advisor for the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group, Dr Gordon is also a member the independent scientific committee of Drug Science and sits on the Editorial Board of the American Journal Of Endocannabinoid Medicine. She speaks internationally on cannabis medicine and integrative medicine and trained some of the UK’s first cannabis medicine specialist physicians.

A world-leading expert in CBD, cannabis medicine,integrative medicine and stress resilience, Dr Gordon’s first book, The CBD Bible, was published in 2019 with her second book, Resilience Medicine on sale in late 2022.

dr antonio metastasio

Dr Antonio Metastasio MD, MSc, MRCPsych is a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in personalised medicine, emerging treatments including ketamine and genomics. GMC License 6117543.

Dr Metastio qualified from the University of Perugia in Italy in 2000, going on to train in Psychiatry in Cambridge. Dr Metastasio completed a Master’s degree at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and holds a Master’s degree in Genomic Medicine from the University of Cambridge.

Dr Metastasio has expertise in adult psychiatry and in addictions, including the treatment of a number of mental illnesses including depression, anxiety and panic disorder, bipolar affective disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, chronic fatigue syndrome, personal personality disorders and psychosis.

A highly skilled psychiatrist, Dr Metastio has also trained in Genomic Medicine. He has published extensively in the field of depression, psychosis, alcohol and substance misuse and genomic medicine and has a special interest in genetic testing.

A member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Association of Psychopharmacology, Dr Metastasio is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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