Functional Medicine:
The Key to Total Cell Optimization

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At Root Healing Acupuncture we are committed to getting at the ROOT of your medical condition – and in our experience many times healing can be accelerated or even optimized by the use of a holistic healing modality called functional medicine.


What is Functional Medicine?

This type of process uses a variety of diagnostic testing including comprehensive blood work, stool and saliva tests and hair analysis to assess how well your organs and bodily systems are functioning. For example, a full thyroid panel will not only show potential antibody involvement, the lab values will also indicate if the thyroid pathway is operating properly. If the thyroid is not functioning well, it can point us to where the breakdown in the operation of the thyroid pathway is occurring.

In addition, these tests can also advise us if you have any:

food intolerances
nutritional deficiencies
heavy metals
possible parasites


As well as the state of your:

gut health
hormone, cortisol and DHEA levels

These results are used to determine the need for any nutritional supplementation and possible dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
 

How Does Functional Medicine Differ From Conventional Medicine?

Conventional medicine focuses on the symptoms of a disease and uses pharmaceutical drugs and/or surgery to suppress them. Functional medicine, on the other hand, works with the person as a whole and recognizes the interrelationships between nutrition, the environment and naturally occurring chemical processes in the body. Functional medicine can optimize your cells so they function at their best and most efficient.

 

What Medical Conditions Can Benefit from Functional Medicine?

Some of the medical conditions functional medicine can help include, but are not limited to:

Aging
Adrenal Fatigue
Allergies
Autoimmune Diseases
Cancer
Cardiovascular Diseases
Depression
Diabetes
Digestive Disorders
Fibromyalgia
Infertility
Menopause
Testosterone Deficiency
Weight Gain

 

If you suffer from a chronic illness, low vitality or are just interested in staying as youthful and functional for as long as possible, then you owe it to yourself to give us a call and see how functional medicine may be able to help you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.