Functional Medicine

Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.

 

The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.

 

By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, functional medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.

(https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/)

Consultation, Testing and Treatment

Consultation

Medical care that evaluates you as a WHOLE person, and looks for root cause.  

Thorough evaluation of:

  • stress levels

  • sleep patterns

  • diet

  • history of injury

  • genetic factors

  • current diagnosis

  • all the extra stuff that makes you - YOU! 

Thorough health history - we spend time with you and listen!

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Testing

Bloodwork - did you know in functional medicine you are considered out of range if you fall outside the middle third of the range?! 

Food sensitivity testing - by testing blood for IgG food antigens. 

Hormone testing - varies: blood, urine, saliva - whatever is right for your situation. 

Stool testing - to help identify infections, inflammation, digestive function

Treatment

We want to help find out what is causing your issues and teach you how to correct it through:

  • medication management

  • supplements

  • nutrition therapy  

  • acupuncture

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