WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?
Functional Medicine is a systems-based approach rooted in scientific findings. In most cases, lab tests are utilized to identify where the underlying issues stem from. Rather than matching a drug with a disease, Functional Medicine focuses on what led to the disease in the first place and how we can reverse it.
HOW DOES IT RELATE TO ACUPUNCTURE?
Functional Medicine is a great complement to acupuncture treatments. Both modalities share a common goal of uncovering the true underlying imbalances and addressing the root cause. Chinese Medicine uses tongue and pulse diagnosis to give us insight into how our organs are performing. In Functional Medicine, lab tests are ordered to reveal key markers, and treatment protocols are rooted in objective findings. We can also monitor these labs to show measurable change.
WHAT CAN FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DO FOR ME?
Order the correct tests
Determine the true, underlying cause
Focus on treating the cause instead of masking the symptoms
Correct the dysfunction, not alter the labs with drugs
Address the body as a whole
Optimize health and improve quality of life
Create lasting change!
HOW ARE FUNCTIONAL LABS DIFFERENT?
Does your blood work show “within normal range” but you still don’t feel well? Conventional lab ranges are inaccurate, bell curves are used, and only limited tests are ordered. Unlike conventional lab tests, functional lab values are more sensitive to reveal problems. We can order the correct tests to identify the core imbalances.
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