What is functional medicine?
Functional medicine looks at what causes your symptoms rather than just hiding them with drugs or surgery. I use lab tests and in-office exams to look at what causes your pain, fatigue, discomfort, loss of sleep, depression, anxiety, memory problems, and other symptoms.
Functional medicine views the body as a whole with no system functioning independently. Everything affects everything else, especially the immune system, the hormone system, and the nervous system.
Functional medicine requires a strong knowledge of human physiology and how the body’s different systems influence each another. This allows us to discover the causes of chronic symptoms and seemingly mysterious ailments. Many people have visited numerous doctors and clinics, often told their lab tests are fine and nothing more can be done for them.
Functional medicine specializes in managing chronic conditions, autoimmune diseases (such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism), hormonal imbalances, all types of allergies, chronic pain or fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, gut problems, and more.
Functional medicine does not offer quick fixes. Instead it requires a commitment to a protocol designed by your practitioner to address your particular needs. Patients are pleasantly surprised to find their efforts rewarded many times over.
For more information about how functional medicine can help you, please contact my office or (704) 678-3997.