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Functional Medicine in Hilton Head Island

Healthy, happy patientsAre you interested in Hilton Head Island functional medicine and its many benefits? If not, you probably should be. Most people live in a state of suboptimal health. 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 of functional medicine to all patients who want to feel healthier, happier and more “whole.”

So Just What Is Functional Medicine?

One of the main reasons people don’t leverage the benefits of functional medicine in their lives is because they don’t understand its value. 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 system to work efficiently. This leads to improved health. Because the nonoptimal interaction of these systems has created a state of impaired health, you can improve your health by modifying those interactions.

This holistic health care model relies on a customized treatment plan designed for you by your chiropractor, based on your health history, allergies, sensitivities and lifestyle pattern.

Conditions That Benefit From a Functional Medicine Approach

Our chiropractic care center treats the whole patient. We combine functional medicine and functional neurology in the management and support of 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 imbalance
  • Intervertebral disc disorders/Herniations
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Ulcerative Colitis
  • Migraine headaches
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)
  • Mood swings/Depression/Anxiety
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Premenstrual Syndrome/Menopausal symptoms
  • Sciatica
  • Sleep disorders/Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Visual disturbances/Double vision/Amblyopia

These chronic conditions have become an 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 infection, heart attack and traumatic injury. It falls short, however, in the treatment, management and support of chronic conditions.

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

An Optimal State of Health

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

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 causative issue in the body and see how it’s 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. This lack of understanding results in a slowing of progress for the patient.

2. We specialize in the integration of functional neurology, clinical nutrition, and functional immunology and endocrinology.

Because of our unique approach, we’re able to offer our patients vast, cutting-edge knowledge in the area of brain-body connection. This fact alone makes us different from other practitioners in the Hilton Head Island area.

A traditional medical neurologist is trained to work with gross problems such as stroke or brain damage. In a neuro-metabolic practice, we take a functional approach, looking beyond external symptoms to isolate core issues.

3. We provide all of our patients with comprehensive physical, neurological, and orthopedic examinations.

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

  • Endocrine function
  • Immune function
  • Nervous system function
  • Structure and physiology

We do. We then take what we’ve found and develop an innovative wellness plan that involves the patient in restoring proper function in the body. We’ve been trained to evaluate human function in a comprehensive way, through the integration of functional neurology, endocrinology and 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 and oxygen intake.

Our functional diagnostic testing allows us to consider all symptoms, from major health crises to everyday issues. Once we’ve identified your core issues, we can work with them at your core; not with life-long medication or complicated, expensive surgeries. This outlook allows your body to begin healing itself.

Lifestyle Modification With Hilton Head Island Functional Medicine

Mom and baby happily swimmingOur treatment plans usually involve lifestyle changes. We take a close look at your exercise levels, fitness goals, nutrition, physical environment, exposure to toxins, and methods of coping with stress. By modifying these factors, you can induce your bodily systems to function at a much higher capacity.

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

We’ve been serving the community and the South Carolina Low Country areas since 1991. We can help!

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