Functional Medicine Services
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE & HOW DOES IT WORK?
Anodyne is proud to provide functional medicine among our many services, but you may wonder, what exactly is this type of treatment? Patients seeking a personalized approach to dealing with disease can look to functional medicine services for help. Functional medicine focuses on the patient in order to handle the disease. A medical professional will analyze you to find precisely what the cause of the disease is. This careful analysis makes it easier to find a personalized healthcare solution.
Diseases and their causes are complex, so functional medicine services use information such as genetic and lifestyle information to determine what your body needs. For instance, just one disease can be caused by various different symptoms, so functional medicine works to find the root of the issue. We will analyze a wide range of information, from your blood to your dietary habits. Once we find that root, we can begin putting together your ideal plan to proceed. Some issues can be greatly reduced while others can be healed, which is why it’s so important to gather as much data on you—not just your symptoms—as possible.
HOW DOES Functional medicine WORK?
The most important emphasis is placed on primary prevention of disease (before the disease process has begun). There is much wisdom in the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Once a disease process has started, a determination is made as to which core clinical function is imbalanced and responsible for causing it.
Most functional imbalances can be addressed, some substantially improved (treated), and others completely returned to optimal function (healed). Rebalancing core clinical functions always have a significant positive impact on the health of the patient. A large toolbox of available interventions are evaluated and a customized treatment plan is applied for maximal impact on the underlying functionality.
how is functional medicine different from conventional medicine?
What makes functional medicine different from conventional medicine is the personalization. Of course, when you go in for conventional healthcare services, you still talk with a professional directly. What makes functional medicine more personal, though, is that it isn’t about treating the disease or a specific cause via prescriptions. Instead, functional medicine’s primary focus is optimizing your body to better naturally heal itself, which may lead to combating the disease.
For example, functional medicine solutions often turn to stress reduction, changes to eating habits, and other natural methods for healing. You can start planning your new personalized routine today with Anodyne. Call our team to start discussing how our functional medicine services can help you naturally determine and resolve various diseases. We’re ready to welcome you at our clinic so that you can reduce stress and improve your quality of life today.
WHAT Does a Functional Medicine treatment Look like?
Functional Medicine determines how to restore health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. A holistic approach is taken in functional medicine, including a review of the patient’s symptoms, daily activities, mental condition, life cycle, and eating habits. A sophisticated blood analysis is also completed. A typical treatment plan will include supplementation, diet/lifestyle changes, physical activity, and stress management.
Who benefits from functional medicine?
Functional Medicine can treat a lot of conditions, amongst them are patients with:
- Diabetes Type II
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Constant Fatigue
- Frequent Infections
- Difficulty Losing Weight
- Gastrointestinal Distress
- Mood Disorders (Anxiety and Depression)
- Inflammatory Disorders
- Chronic Low Energy
- Thyroid Dysfunction