You may have tried other healing modalities before finding Functional Medicine. That’s OK. I see this a lot. Because we treat the whole person, rather than symptoms, I’ll work with you to find the root cause of your health issues and take it from there.
Many common issues can have dozens of differing underlying causes, but present with similar symptoms. The truth is that the best way to understand what’s going on is to use appropriate testing! Together with a physical examination, we can focus in on the underlying cause of the imbalances causing your symptoms.
We start by understanding 3 main body systems:
In many chronic imbalances, at least one of these systems is broken. So, it’s really important for us to decide which tests to order, interpret them, and then forming a treatment plan that is best for you. Once figure out which the main body systems to treat, we’ll create a health plan designed just for you. Our goal is to get all 3 main body systems in balance to regain and optimize your health.
We’ll start by addressing the body system that crashed first, in order to get the best results. This is like unwinding a knotted ball of yarn. And while this sounds fairly simple (and it is!), the truth is that it can be confusing and overwhelming, and people often give up when they don’t immediately get the results they want. My acupuncture mentor, Holly Guzman, told me that it is all good and well-meaning to help a little old lady across the street, but not if you walk her into 4 lanes of oncoming traffic! Timing is everything, and healing the body is no different.
Next, we’ll help you help you understand when and how to combine various elements such as herbs, supplements, or diet and lifestyle improvements. We’ll determine how much and what type of exercise is appropriate for your body, at this moment in time, for you to get the best results. This in-depth detective work takes time. Your first visit will be 60-90 minutes, and return visits are 30-45 minutes.