Functional medicine is a form of holistic medicine, or a whole-body approach, that asks how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root cause of disease for each individual. It is an individualized and patient-centered treatment approach that addresses the underlying causes of both your symptoms and disease, using a system-oriented approach.
One of the unique principles of functional medicine is that it acknowledges that each symptom and diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual illness. That means that one condition may have many causes and that one cause may be the result of different conditions. Functional medicine then works to address each cause and symptom to restore total health and optimal wellbeing to the patient.
Functional medicine differs from the traditional disease-centered focus of medicine to a more patient-centered approach. Practitioners of functional medicine spend a great deal of time getting to know their patients and understanding their condition to provide better treatment. They listen to patient history, look at the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can contribute to the condition of the patient such as disease. The treatment is then customized uniquely to that person. It is a form of healthcare that takes into account the individual patient’s preferences, needs, values, and ensures that the patient guides all clinical decisions.
To address the root cause of disease we look offer 3 different labs through Genova in our functional program. This allows us to see the big picture.
- The Adrenocortex Stress Profile (ASP) provides an assessment of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis using carefully timed salivary samples of the hormones cortisol and DHEA. Salivary testing is an easy, non-invasive option to measure unbound, biologically active parent hormone levels. Four salivary samples measured throughout the day to give insight into the natural circadian diurnal cortisol rhythm, and help clinicians address specific daily stressors.
- *7 day turnaround
- The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile is an advanced stool test that provides immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health. The GI Effects® Comprehensive Stool Profile is a group of advanced stool tests that provide immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies and biomarkers, this profile offers valuable insight into digestive function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome.
*21 Day Turnaround*GI Effects 2200 is not available in NY*
- The Organix Comprehensive Profile is a nutritional test providing insights into organic acids and a view into the body’s cellular metabolic processes. Identifying metabolic blocks or problems with detoxification, gut dysbiosis, or oxidative stress that can be treated nutritionally allows for individual tailoring of interventions. The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up or drug effect. Several of the biomarkers are markers of intestinal bacterial or yeast overgrowth. Targeted treatment can help maximize patient responses and lead to improved patient outcomes.
- *14 day turnaround
Our goal is to work with you to find the root cause of your symptoms and disease, and not to just provide you with temporary relief, but to deliver a healthcare experience that focuses on you as an individual to reach your optimal health level. If you feel as though you are at a loss with traditional medicine methods and wonder if functional medicine is right for you, please contact our office today at (858) 925-8233 to schedule a FREE phone consultation with one of our Practitioners to see how Functional medicine can help you and answer any questions you have. Our Functional Medicine Practice is primarily Telemedicine via phone or video appointments.
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