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Functional Medicine

Dr Matt talking to patientFunctional medicine (FM) is a systematic, integrative approach that treats illness and promotes wellness. Our goal is to maximize health and wellness by optimizing the function of all the body’s organs. Functional medicine is biology-based, identifying what’s unique to you and tailoring treatment to restore balance. Each person is different; care should be focused on the whole person instead of a disease or disorder. Our practice is always centered around providing the best individual care for every patient.

Functional medicine uses traditional Chinese medicine beliefs as well. It looks at the proven connections between organ systems and functions as well as your genetic triggers. Your environment can also affect your health. Toxic air and water in your community, the quality of available food, diet and exercise are just a few factors to consider. Causes and symptoms are then reviewed in relationship to each other. The results become part of the guidelines for further sessions.

Functional medicine is an important part of an integrative medicine practice. By using laboratory results, along with lifestyle data, we can identify why symptoms occur. This allows us better understand imbalances in our patient and get to the root cause of the problem. Our diagnostic process may include the use of other tools such as Applied Kinesiology and the AcuGraph.

Sessions center on working to restore balance and harmony to the functions of your body’s systems. Most imbalances in functionality can be treated. By making dietary and activity changes, it is possible to reduce your stress levels. You will be in charge of improving your health and improving your ultimate wellness.

Functional medicine addresses four primary functions in the body and seeks to bring each into balance:

  • Nutrition and Digestion
  • Detoxification and Elimination

  • Immune Function
  • Endocrine (hormonal) Function

The major symptom categories assessed by Functional medicine are:

  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Skin problems
  • Immune problems

  • Mental and emotional/behavioral problems
  • Reproductive health
  • Syndrome X
  • The process of optimal aging

How does functional medicine prevent disease?

By examining laboratory tests and other data, potential issues become clear so preventive measures can be taken in a timely manner.
How does changing my diet affect my stress level?

A poor diet can affect your immune system as well as your digestive system. Inflammation can occur when the immune system becomes compromised elevating overall stress levels in your body. Proper nutrition reduces inflammation and the stress connected to it.

Book Your Visit

Interested in learning how functional medicine can help you? We’d love to chat with you. Contact our team today to book your first appointment-we look forward to helping you achieve your goals in health, naturally.

Functional Medicine in Longmont CO | (720) 487-4477