Functional Medicine focuses on the treatment of individuals who may suffer from health problems and diseases. It concentrates on identifying the main causes of a disease or illness and treating the body system as a whole.
Anyone who is facing a disease or health condition can benefit from functional medicine in some way. The basis for Functional Medicine is the use of nutrition as a first-line treatment. An appropriate diet paired with lifestyle and psychological therapies will help to ensure ideal wellness in the body.
What Can Functional Medicine Help With?
Functional Medicine practitioners get to know their patients one on one to have a better understanding of past medical history, genetic information, lifestyle routine, and environmental interactions that could all influence long-term health problems. Developing a personalized treatment plan for each patient can help understand the origins, prevention, and treatment of a complex chronic disease.
Functional Medicine has many benefits that include balancing blood sugar levels, resulting in the patient feeling more motivated and energized throughout the day. By consuming the correct supplements assigned to you, will help with aging signs and allow for the body’s most optimal health overall.
Not only will Functional Medicine determine the root cause of a health problem, but it will also help balance pH levels in the body and maintain electrolytes to help the body stay hydrated and eliminate waste properly. Having an imbalance in pH levels may result in pain and symptoms of arthritis.
Some health conditions that Functional Medicine can help to improve include:
- High cholesterol
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Low/High Blood Pressure
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Auto-immune Disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Anxiety and Depression
How Does Functional Medicine Work?
Our clinic utilizes Functional Medicine with a system that involves both the patient and practitioner. Each patient calls for specific nutritional requirements. Our doctor will conduct a series of tests that include: metabolic testing, blood analysis, and hormonal testing.
Metabolic testing consists of clinical tests that can determine the possibility of 11 different chemical imbalances in the body. This individualized test will help to establish how the body’s metabolism is out of balance. Blood and urine analysis and hormonal testing will also help determine the root cause of the health problem.
These tests will determine exactly what food, nutrition, and supplements are needed to bring the body back to optimal health. As well as figuring out what foods and supplements are causing the body harm. Although traditional medicine does a considerable job of treating acute and emergency medical conditions, functional medicine is best suited for chronic disease or illness.
To find out more information about Functional Medicine, call our office today for a free consultation.