Functional Medicine

Addressing the root cause of chronic illness and achieving long term health improvements.

A functional medicine practitioner can help someone with chronic illness by addressing the root cause of the condition, rather than just treating the symptoms. This approach involves a deep understanding of each patient’s unique genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors, and employing a personalized treatment plan to promote optimal health. 

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By addressing the root causes of chronic illness and using a personalized, integrative approach, functional medicine practitioners can help patients achieve long-term health improvements and a better quality of life.

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Here are some ways a functional medicine practitioner can help someone with a chronic illness


Comprehensive assessment

A functional medicine practitioner will gather detailed information about the patient’s medical history, lifestyle, environment, and genetic factors to better understand the underlying causes of their chronic illness.


Integrative approach

Functional medicine practitioners often collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as nutritionists, physical therapists, and mental health providers, to provide comprehensive care.


Advanced diagnostic testing

They may use specialized tests to evaluate imbalances in the body’s systems, such as hormones, digestion, detoxification, and immune function.


Ongoing support and monitoring

Functional medicine practitioners offer continuous support and follow-up appointments to monitor the patient’s progress and make adjustments to the treatment plan as needed.


Personalized treatment plan

Based on the assessment and diagnostic findings, a functional medicine practitioner will develop a customized treatment plan that addresses the root causes of the chronic illness. This plan may include a combination of dietary changes, nutritional supplementation, stress management techniques, exercise, sleep optimization, and other lifestyle modifications.


Prevention and education

A functional medicine practitioner will educate the patient about their condition and empower them to take an active role in their health. They will also provide guidance on how to prevent future health issues or manage their current condition more effectively.


Addressing the whole person

Functional medicine practitioners consider the interconnectedness of the body’s systems and aim to address imbalances on multiple levels. This holistic approach takes into account not only physical health but also emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.