Functional Medicine Specialist

Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center

Integrative Medical Center located in Gilbert, AZ

Functional medicine is health care’s next great frontier. The highly experienced physicians at Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona, practice functional medicine because it focuses on the root cause of health issues, where they consider you as a whole person rather than a collection of symptoms. This approach means that you’ll heal from the inside out so you can enjoy better whole-body health long-term. Book your appointment through the online tool or call the office to schedule your visit today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center

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What is functional medicine?

In functional medicine, the goal is to discover the origin of disease, illness, and poor health, and then treat that root cause. The functional medicine team at Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center always considers your whole-body health first.

Instead of sending you to a dozen specialists for different internal issues, your functional medicine team views your body as an integrated system. The functional medicine approach emphasizes imbalance correction first.

Once you’re in a healthy and balanced place, with all organs functioning at their peak, your functional medicine doctor prescribes specific remedies and medications if needed.

How is functional medicine different than conventional medicine?

Many conventional medical doctors treat the patient as a collection of individual organs without looking at the whole body like functional medicine doctors do.

For example, for back pain, a conventional medicine doctor might prescribe pain pills. Unfortunately, that only masks the pain  — it’s a temporary bandage  — and the symptoms will come back in a matter of hours. Your functional medicine doctor really delves into the reasons for the back pain. This means extensive testing to learn how and why it started.

With results from these tests, your functional medicine doctor works with you to correct body imbalances naturally through diet, behavior modification, and other all-natural means. When you correct a health problem using a functional medicine approach, it’s usually a long-term or permanent correction instead of just a very temporary solution.

What kind of treatments does functional medicine include?

Functional medicine offers many treatments, including all of the following.

  • Whole-body detox
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Dietary adjustments to avoid food sensitivities
  • Natural hormone balancing through diet
  • Hormone balancing through biocompatible hormone injections
  • Physical therapy and other prescribed exercises
  • Supplements

Whether you’re dealing with a neurological problem, leaky gut, hormonal imbalance, chronic pain, or something else, functional medicine treatments can help you not only cope with the issue but also overcome the issue.

Many Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center patients start their functional medicine treatment because they’re dealing with a specific issue like Type 2 diabetes, and they just want to leave all of the pills behind them. After a customized treatment program, many patients can not only achieve that goal, but can also feel and look their very best.

Book your appointment at Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center through the online tool or by phone today.