You are greater than the sum of your symptoms.
All symptoms of disease or other conditions have root causes somewhere in the body. While traditional approaches use medication to mask or relieve symptoms, functional medicine takes a holistic approach to discover and alleviate the root causes of your symptoms.
Functional Medicine looks at the whole body and being to see where you may have deficiencies, need support, or could make changes in habits that will address and remove the problem that’s causing your symptoms.
In other words, at Integrative Therapeutics, we look beyond your symptoms to see all of who you are, and we work with you, to help you create your own healthy, happy life.
Your consultation will take around 60 minutes and will include:
- An evaluation of physiology and function to reveal clinical imbalances.
- The re-telling of your patient story: antecedents, triggering events and mediators/perpetrators.
- Identification of modifiable personal lifestyle factors including sleep, relaxation, exercise, nutrition, stress, and relationships.
Is a functional approach right for you?
The functional perspective is often overlooked in medicine. But if you care about finding the root cause of your problems, functional medicine is right for you.
As holistic practitioners, we recognize that body, mind and spirit are all crucial to overall health. And that every system of the body works in tandem with every other system. We also recognize that everyone is different. That’s why, at Integrative Therapeutics, every patient is treated as a unique individual.
Functional medicine is especially important for managing Polypharmacy – when a patient is on more than 9 medications – to help prevent potentially harmful drug interactions.
Why is root cause important?
Searching for a root cause allows your journey to be fully explored, and your whole story to be told. This is crucial to understanding who you are as a patient and a person.
Functional medicine explores the WHY of your condition: Why did the illness appear now? Why was it not prevalent before? What was the factor that formulated the presentation in the now?
With an Integrative approach to functional medicine, you’ll be in control of your health. And we’ll be able to provide you with the very best of care, which is precisely what medicine aspires to be.
It’s the perfect way for doctors and patients to work together. Call for a consultation today.