A functional medicine approach takes a deep exploratory dive into WHY you are having the symptom and treatment starts there. It views us as all being individual, and the approach is personalized to your body, your symptom and your situation. We yield to the body acknowledging that it has an innate wisdom and ability for self regulation and healing. The idea is to help you to learn how to care for your body so you are empowered to manage most things independently, but we are always here for questions and concerns!
Treatment may consist of nutrition education and adjustments to diet if appropriate. – this is usually the first step and many times very dramatic healing can result in a fairly short period of time. Conventional lab testing as well as more integrative testing is done as necessary. Most often appropriate supplementation (vitamins/herbs/amino acids, ect) is necessary to help the body to return to a healing state.