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Functional Medicine

Our Services Include

Complementary Medicine

We use non-traditional therapies in coordination with traditional medicine to aid the body in healing. We provide specialty testing such as ALCAT, genomics, and allergy. As well as complementary medicine like IV Vit C, Myers’s Cocktail,…

Complementary Medicine

We use non-traditional therapies in coordination with traditional medicine to aid the body in healing. We provide specialty testing such as ALCAT, genomics, and allergy. As well as complementary medicine like IV Vit C, Myers’s Cocktail,…

What is Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine involves understanding the etiology, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic diseases. It is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focusing assessment on the biochemically unique aspects of each patient, and then individually tailoring interventions to restore physiological, psychological, and structural balance.

Lifestyle is a Very Big Factor

Research estimates that 70-90% of the risk of chronic disease is attributable to lifestyle. That means what you eat, how you exercise, what your spiritual practices are, how much stress you live with (and how you handle it) are all elements that must be addressed in a comprehensive approach.

“…we have been able to identify modifiable behavioral factors, including specific aspects of diet, overweight, inactivity, and smoking that account for over 70% of stroke and colon cancer, over 80% of coronary heart disease, and over 90% of adult-onset diabetes.”

[Willett, WC. Science, 2002:296, 695-697]

Working in partnership with a functional medicine provider, patients make dietary and activity changes that, when combined with nutrients targeted to specific functional needs, allow them to really be in charge of improving their own health and changing the outcome of the disease. Within the scope of practice of their own particular disciplines, functional medicine practitioners may also prescribe drugs or botanical medicines, or other nutraceuticals; they may suggest a detoxification protocol, a physical medicine intervention, or a stress-management procedure. The good news is when you look at functionality, you uncover many different ways of attacking problems — you are not limited to the “drug of choice for condition X.”

Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

The Fundamental Organizing Systems & Core clinical Imbalances

Credit: The Institute for Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

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Contact our center today to get started on enjoying your life journey, you deserve it.

The Wellness Center
1842 Hwy 84 W
Cairo, GA 39827