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Functional Medicine In Hilton Head Island, SC

Are you interested in functional medicine and the many benefits it can bring to your life and health? If not, you probably should be. Most people live in a state of suboptimal health, and learning to treat your body as kindly as possible goes a long way toward improving how you feel and extending your lifespan significantly. Our clinic offers this specialty service to all patients who want to feel happier, healthier and more whole.Woman receiving functional medicine in Hilton Head, SC

So Just What is Functional Medicine?

One of the main reasons more people don’t leverage the benefits of functional medicine in their lives is that they simply don’t know what it is. Functional medicine, in a nutshell, is the idea that with the application of a range of natural treatments, you can trigger your gastrointestinal, endocrine and immune systems to work more effectively, which leads to better health. Because the unhealthy interaction of these systems with your environment has created a state of reduced health, you can increase your health by modifying those interactions.

This holistic health care model relies on an individual treatment plan that your chiropractor will design especially for you, after taking your health history and learning more about your diseases, allergies, sensitivities and lifestyle.

Conditions Treated by and Benefits of Functional Medicine In Hilton Head Island, SC

Fraum Chiropractic Life Center treats the whole patient. We combine functional medicine and functional neurology in the management and support of the chronic health concerns including

  • Allergies and Sensitivities

  • Autoimmune Disorders

  • Balance Disorders/ Vertigo/ Dizziness

  • Bursitis/ Tendonitis

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

  • Chronic Infections

  • Chronic Pain

  • Concussions

  • Cravings and Addictions

  • Diabetes

  • Facet Syndrome

  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

  • Hormone Imbalances

  • Intervertebral Disc Disorders/ Herniations

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome/ Crohn’s Disease/ Ulcerative Colitis

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI)

  • Mood Swings/ Depression/ Anxiety

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Premenstrual Syndrome/ Menopausal Symptoms

  • Sciatica

  • Sleep Disorders/ Restless Legs

  • Thyroid Disorders

  • Visual Disturbances/ Double Vision/ Amblyopia

These chronic conditions have become epidemic in society today. Traditional medicine has not kept up with the need for a different approach to these conditions. Traditional medicine has come a long way in treating acute conditions such as infections, heart attacks, and traumatic injuries, etc. Where it falls short is the treatment, management and support of chronic conditions.

The U.S. is one of the sickest and obese nations in the world. Yet we spend more on “health care” per person than any other country. The health care model in the U.S. is a pharmaceutically driven system and you cannot medicate yourself out of a chronic illness.

To reach optimal health one must identify and address the true underlying causes of the disease. This is what we do at Fraum Chiropractic.

1. We focus on the brain-body connection

It's simple science really—the brain controls our body, and our body provides feedback to the brain. When this relationship breaks down, so can your health. We work with patients to identify and address these discrepancies. So, when you have an issue, condition or health problem... we locate the issue in the body and see how it is tied to the brain.

If you only look at one area of a person's health—rather than the way the brain and body are fully connected—it's very difficult to fully comprehend the degree of dysfunction within the person. Therefore it results in a slowing of or a lack of progress for the patient.

 2. We specialize in the integration of Functional Neurology, Clinical Nutrition and Functional Endocrinology and Immunology.

Because of this approach, we are able to offer our patients vast, cutting-edge knowledge in the area of the brain-body connection. This fact alone makes us different from other practitioners out there you can choose to work with.

A traditional medical neurologist is trained to find gross problems such as strokes or brain damage. In a NeuroMetabolic practice, we take a functional approach, looking beyond external symptoms to find core issues.

 3. We give a very comprehensive physical, neurological, and orthopedic exam to all of our patients.

There are very few doctors that look at the function of the whole body and brain as it relates to:

  • Immune Function
  • Endocrine Function
  • Nervous System Function
  • Structure and Physiology

And then take what they've found and develop an innovative plan of wellness that involves the patient in restoring proper function of their body. We have been trained to evaluate the human function—in a VERY comprehensive way—through the integration of Functional Neurology, Functional Endocrinology, Functional Immunology as well as blood analysis and immune panels.

We use neurological tests to check your muscle tone, thought patterns, reflexes, eye movements, senses, blood pressure, even oxygen intake.

Our functional diagnostic testing allows us to consider all symptoms…from major health crises to everyday issues like balance problems, dry nose or mouth, ringing ears, or dizziness. Once we've identified your core issues, we can work with them at your core—not with life long medication or complicated, expensive surgeries—which allows your body to begin healing itself.

This treatment plan usually involves lifestyle changes such as your exercises levels or types, nutrition, your tactics for coping with stress and other negative emotions, and your physical environment (i.e. exposure to potentially toxic substances at home, on the job and in the world). By changing these factors, you can induce your bodily systems to function much better.

Many people who engage in functional medicine find that their diseases and allergies dissipate, they feel more mentally sound, enjoy a more robust and fulfilling life, and have better relationships.

Your Functional Medicine Practitioner in Hilton Head, SC

If you’re ready to experience the benefits of functional medicine, come learn more about our specialty services at Fraum Chiropractic Life Center. We’ve been serving Hilton Head Island and the South Carolina Low country area since 1991. Our functional medicine practitioner in Hilton Head, SC is located at:

1403 Main St

Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

If you’re ready to find a functional medicine practitioner in Hilton Head, SC and start living a better life right now, call (843) 681-7777. Our friendly team would be happy to set you up with an appointment and work toward that health immediately.