By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional medicine is all about understanding and addressing the underlying causes of your symptoms, as opposed to simply masking your symptoms temporarily. The three key systems that influence health and wellness are genetics, environment, and lifestyle. The last of these includes what kind of nutrition your body is getting – or, as is the case with so many people, not getting. Everything you ingest affects your health for better or for worse, and our functional medicine services can help you gain control over this critical aspect of your well-being.
Currently, we test genes, blood, saliva, urine, stool, skin and hair as well as using physical diagnosis techniques that involve palpation, joint range of motion measurement, Applied Kinesiology, strength testing (testing individual muscles) and much more. We review tests and medical records from other providers to find the gaps in health care that have prevented you from achieving the level of success you are looking for. We like a challenge and our practice is built on it. We test hormones, minerals, toxic metals, immune function, thyroid and adrenal function, digestive function and more. We find and treat food allergies, parasites, yeast (Candida) and other hard-to-find infections