Lack of disease does not always mean you are functioning at your best. If you experience recurring symptoms or are struggling with chronic health challenges, functional medicine may provide answers.
Functional medicine optimizes health using individualized, preventative and holistic care. Our objective is to detect early stages of health decline and provide proper treatment before disease sets in. If you already struggle with chronic illness or a diagnosed condition, we can use functional medicine to help detect the underlying cause.
Functional medicine evaluates individual systems in your body and looks to see how they are working together. By reviewing your individual biochemistry, improvements in health occur on many levels rather than merely treating disease. For example two people suffering from migraine headaches, may receive completely different treatment plans despite their identical diagnosis. One may require hormone balancing while the other requires allergy testing and food elimination.
The first step is to obtain a detailed health history. Often by asking the right questions and detecting early warning signs, more severe dysfunction can be avoided. Sometimes further lab testing is required to detect the cause of ill health. These specialty laboratory tests use saliva, urine, blood, hair &/or stool samples. Commonly performed tests check for hormone balance, food intolerances, gastrointestinal dysfunction, adrenal health, neurotransmitter levels, energy production, thyroid health and more. Detailed information gained through these tests helps us target support for your specific needs. This approach often proves more effective clinically than just treating symptoms.
Finally, Functional medicine observes your unique biochemistry as seen in the whole, therefore your treatment plans will be multifaceted. Treatment suggestions may include nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, acupuncture, essential oils, dietary and lifestyle changes and follow-up testing to confirm we are on the right track.Lack of disease does not always mean you are functioning at your best. If you experience recurring symptoms or are struggling with chronic health challenges, functional medicine may provide answers.