Functional medicine is a root cause-focused approach to healthcare design for long-term patient wellbeing. Factors like genetics, diet, lifestyle, hormones, and optimal lab results are considered in creating personalized care plans.
Functional medicine focuses on curating a combination of proven treatments and preventative wellness measures to effectively bring your body back into a state of overall health, without the risk of many traditional methods such as pharmaceuticals. There are many ways to do this, but common suggestions include:
chiropractic care, IVs when necessary, customized supplement recommendations, acupuncture, lifestyle adjustments, personalized exercise routine, health coaching, and more.
Functional Medicine is for everyone! Functional medicine is a cooperative partnership between you and your IHI doctor. We will work together as a team of superheroes to defeat your personal health villains, and prevent new ones from growing and wreaking havoc. Set an appointment today to find out how we can help you on your journey toward a holistically well life.
At IHI we do not prescribe painkillers or other pharmaceuticals. As a true functional medicine clinic, we seek to free patients from the shackles of chemical and social dependency by utilizing treatments that are in harmony with the body’s natural processes.
Chiropractic is a type of holistic, natural care that utilizes treating the central nervous system to heal the aliments that you have. These aliments can be headache, low back pain, carpal tunnel, and more.
Your body is a complex, and wondrous, machine, but, like a vehicle, it requires maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Chiropractic medicine is one of the most powerful tools available to keep your entire system in tip top shape. Many people first encounter Chiropractic treatment after an injury, but many don’t realize the amazing benefits it offers as regular maintenance of the body.
Lower back pain, headaches and migraines, neck pain, joint pain, carpal tunnel, sciatica, pregnancy, pinched nerve, acute spinal, or musculoskeletal injuries.
Putting pressure on knots in the muscles can increase the blood flow to the area, and encourage healing. When combined these treatments will help bring your body back into its healthiest state, and facilitate the healing process. To facilitate long term patient health, a good chiropractor will normally recommend one of more of the following therapies as part of your continuing treatment plan: Physical Therapy, Yoga, Functional Medicine, Exercise, Nutrition, Lifestyle Adjustments
Upon entering our system of health and healing you will be taken through an examination taking into account the lost art of physical examination. When combining the physical exam with the questionnaire, and testing we start to develop a road map with you to regain your health, happiness and well-being.
Chiropractic Medicine is best used early and often, for any person or body type. It is always important to inform your chiropractor of any and all issues before treatment, so that they may customize your treatment to accommodate your body.
A subluxation, or vertebral subluxation, is chiropractic term describing a misalignment in the spine, or when one or more vertebrae are moved out of position due to acute injury or harmful repetitive motion, typically resulting in soft tissue inflammation and/or nerve aggravation. A pinched nerve is an example of a moderately severe subluxation.
While there is no dress code per say in a chiropractor’s office, it is recommended to wear casual and flexible clothing in the case stretching or a mild exercise routine is prescribed. In some cases, your chiropractor may have you participate in some warm up activities at the beginning of your session to facilitate a more effective adjustment.
IV or Intravenous Therapy refers to a therapy that delivers fluid into veins in the body. IV therapy works by using an injection with a syringe or via infusion, often referred to as a drip. IV therapy is the fastest way to deliver medications, blood products and more into the bloodstream to help with various health conditions, dehydration and blood transfusions.
Yes, IV therapy is safe. Your RN or paramedic will perform a consultation to find the best options for your concerns. The process is minimally invasive and well tolerated by most people. There is a low risk of adverse side effects.
Since IV vitamin therapy sends essential vitamins and nutrients directly to your bloodstream, it’s giving your immune system a boost almost immediately. Your hydration levels are increased and you may feel you have more energy, are in a better mood and have a heightened feeling of alertness.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the result of various digestive symptoms occurring together. These symptoms can include pain in the abdomen, changes in bowel movements, diarrhea, and constipation. IBS can occur without any obvious signs of damage or disease in the digestive tract.IBS is a fairly common condition but unfortunately is not curable. It is also not well understood. Doctors typically rule out other health concerns and look at the symptoms and family history before diagnosing IBS.
Hormone imbalance is the result of too much or too little of a hormone being present in the bloodstream. After hormone chemicals are produced by the glands of the endocrine system, they travel to organs and tissues through the bloodstream. This is the process that tells organs what to do and when to do it. Since hormones are critical in the regulation of most major bodily processes, a hormonal imbalance can create issues within the body. Hormones are vital in regulating metabolism, blood sugar, growth and development, blood pressure, reproductive cycles and sexual function, mood, and stress levels. Hormonal imbalances can occur in insulin, steroids, growth hormones, and adrenaline. These imbalances can affect both men and women. Women are also susceptible to additional hormonal imbalances in their estrogen and progesterone levels, while men may be susceptible to imbalances in their testosterone levels.
Functional medicine can help with headaches by identifying the root cause of the headache. Once that is determined, treatment options can be recommended. Functional medicine takes a personalized approach and looks at a variety of factors including genetics, lifestyle, and environmental allergens.
5-10 Ways Functional Medicine Can Help Headaches
1. Pain can be alleviated naturally, without the use of pill medications.
2. Functional medicine can help to limit the frequency of headaches.
3. Functional medicine can potentially get the patient to the point of eliminating headaches altogether.
4. The sufferer will learn new ways to manage their stress and headache pain through functional medicine.
5. Functional medicine can identify the type of headache which will allow for treatment to specifically target the root cause of the headache.