What is Functional Medicine and why are patients seeking it?

Most people contact us because they have a condition and/or problem that has persisted in spite of prior diagnostics and management.  To assist we analyze health within a “Functional Medicine” model.  Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease,  investigating systems such as the gastrointestinal, endocrine, immune, and blood sugar metabolism to name a few.   It is an approach focused on discovering the underlying causes of disease.  It requires time be dedicated to reviewing histories, lab work and interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors as well as food intolerances.  By shifting the focus of care to a more holistic approach, making dietary changes and using nutritional compounds; Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just a set of isolated symptoms.

If you would like additional information please feel free to call the office, or visit our website at wakeforestchiropractic.com and click on the Functional Medicine tab.

Dr. Shawn Phelan

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