Functional & Integrative Medicine

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Functional medicine is an approach that focuses on the optimal function of the body. This means helping the body function in the best way possible by focusing on efficiency in each organ of the body. Functional medicine understands that every individual is different – from genetics to biochemical makeup. Because of this, functional medicine has a personalized approach for each patient – with both diagnostics and treatment. This approach relies heavily on science-based research and testing to understand a patient’s unique needs.

Functional medicine works to correct problems in organs and the rest of the body using natural supplements wherever possible. While it does incorporate traditional medicine when necessary, functional medicine strives to use natural ways to fix health problems. Functional medicine also heavily emphasizes lifestyle changes to fix health problems, such as diet, exercise, sleep patterns, stress levels, and other aspects of life. 

What is the difference between functional and integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is the combination of traditional treatments and alternative therapies to treat the body with a holistic approach. Integrative medicine does not focus on just one physical health problem a patient has – it works to correct the mind, body, and spirit so the entire body heals. This broad approach to healing the entire person rather than just a single condition aims to make patients healthier and happier overall.

Integrative medicine addresses different aspects of a patient’s life such as physical, mental, social, emotional, and environmental influences that work together. When there are issues in one or more of these areas, health problems begin to happen. By approaching a person’s health problems through this lens, integrative medicine heals the whole body rather than just symptoms associated with a single health problem.

If you are experiencing chronic stress, insomnia, anxiety fatigue, or having trouble losing weight, having an Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) Test can help.

By taking an ASI test, we are able to not only discover the cause of your symptoms but also provide comprehensive context and measurements for your hormone levels.

With an ASI test, we are able to measure cortisol and five other hormones within the span of 24 hours. As saliva is the best method for measuring free, active levels of cortisol, an ASI test will provide greater, more detailed results when compared to the standard serum and urine testing. The collection process is non-invasive and painless.

The 24-hour measurement window provides:

  • A complete image of your body’s stress response
  • Details about your blood and pulse pressure
  • Any irregular heartbeats or possible arrhythmias
  • Notifies our office with the potential existance of PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease)

The ASI Test is ordered mainly for individuals who suffer from:

  • Chronic stress related health problems
  • Lack of vitality and energy
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Migraine headaches
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Poor memory
  • Alcohol intolerance
  • Low libido
  • Low body temperature