Functional Health & Wellness is proud to practice functional medicine, a medical approach that is widely referred to as the “future of medicine.”
Haven’t heard much about functional medicine? We’re going to break down all the basics for you in this post. By the end, you’ll know how our clinic operates and how we deliver the highest quality care.
Imagine this; you’re feeling terrible. You go to your doctor and they perform:
- Several exams
- Blood tests
- The works
But, your doctor comes back saying all of your tests are “normal.” For too long, healthcare has been centered around treating diseases. And, along the way, many chronic conditions and preventative methods are ignored.
Functional medicine is a new way of observing health that aims to prevent and manage complex and chronic conditions. Through this approach, we can focus on treating the entire individual, not just a set of symptoms.
We like to look at the big picture. Read on to learn more about how we practice medicine.
Functional Medicine 101: What You Should Know
With functional medicine, our knowledgeable providers use leading-edge diagnostic testing to examine all bodily systems. We know the body is one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs separated by medical specialty.
We use this as the basis of how we:
- Understand chronic disease
- Assess chronic disease
- Prevent chronic disease
- Treat chronic disease
Through a mix of science-based approaches, we can identify and treat the underlying imbalances. How does this benefit you (the patient)? We spend more time with every patient. We want to learn about your health history, goals, and concerns. Every patient is unique and requires a unique approach.
We consider a variety of factors, such as:
- Lifestyle Factors
As each of these may impact your body’s system. We use our findings from these comprehensive consultations to customize treatment plans. Our plans can help restore your body’s function and optimize your health.
Functional Medicine at Functional Health & Wellness Clinic
By using functional medicine, our team can provide patients with the best care possible. Here are three aspects of functional medicine that we believe is superior to other healthcare approaches.
Patients Are First
In today’s healthcare, patients often feel like they’re ushered in and out doctor’s offices and pharmacies. But, at Functional Health & Wellness, we spend time with our patients.
We want to learn your story and include you in the discovery process of optimizing your health. Therefore, all our treatment plans are completely tailored to fit your specific needs and concerns with the ultimate goal of restoring balance.
Your body is like a puzzle, and if you want to feel your best, you need to consider every piece of the puzzle. From your:
- Lifestyle factors
- Your internal (mind, body, and spirit) factors
- Your external (physical, social, and environmental) factors
We use this information in collaboration with science-based approaches to help you optimize your health.
Best Medical Practices
Functional medicine gives you a healthy balance when it comes to medical practices. We’re able to focus on prevention by implementing traditional Western medicine with nutrition, diet, and exercise, as well as the latest lab testing and diagnostic techniques.
Therefore, we may also prescribe a combination of:
- Drugs and botanical medicines
- Therapeutic diets
- Detoxification programs
- Stress-management practices
Functional Medicine is for Patients That Want to Feel Well
Functional medicine takes a comprehensive approach to optimize your health. Therefore, we believe it is beneficial for patients with a variety of health concerns and conditions.
For example, can you identify with any of the following conditions?
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
Neurological and Psychiatric Conditions
- Attention deficit disorder
- Migraine headaches
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Acid reflux
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Celiac disease
- Thyroid conditions
- Chronic fatigue
Therefore, even if you’re feeling better than ever, prevention is key. And, whether you’re seeking immediate assistance in managing a chronic condition or you’d like to learn more about what prevention practices are best for you, we can help.
Functional Health & Wellness is Here for You!
Schedule your consultation now with our team! We’ll collaborate with you on your health to find the best solution for you. Don’t let another day go by without feeling your best.