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Functional medicine is one of our most powerful offerings here at Fraum Chiropractic Life Center -- but if you've never even heard the term before, you're probably wondering what it's all about. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about our Hilton Head functional medicine services.
Functional medicine is an integration of multiple healing modalities to treat the underlying cause of a health problem, not just the obvious symptoms (which could have more than one cause in an individual). It is sometimes called the "medicine of why" because it concerns itself with why you've developed the problem in question -- which naturally points us toward the "how" of making you better.
Traditional medical treatment tends to revolve around diagnosis of an ailment rather than the many possible causes of that ailment. This leads doctors to prescribe medications or other rote solutions that may do nothing to address your underling issues. Functional medicine focuses on optimizing health as a means of resolving symptoms.
Functional medicine can be extraordinarily effective as a treatment for autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders, reproductive/fertility issues, musculoskeletal pain and stiffness, gastrointestinal problems, cravings/addictions, mood disorders, respiratory challenges, pediatric and women's health issues, cardiovascular problems, metabolic disorders and and other conditions.
Your Hilton Head functional medicine appointment will administer numerous functional medicine tests so we can learn everything we can about exactly how well your neurological, endocrine, immune and other systems are working together. We will discuss your symptoms, lifestyle, diet and other factors in detail to determine how to brings your physical functions back into balance.
Typical functional diagnostics include blood tests, urineanalysis, immune panels, and neurological tests to measure everything from eye movements to reflexes and autonomic system function.
Your Hilton Head functional medicine program may include metabolic detoxification, nutritional supplements, specific exercises or changes in your activity level, and lifestyle changes to help you avoid environmental toxins, stress and negative mental patterns that impair your quality of life.
Functional medicine is generally safe for most everyone. Exceptions may include individuals who shouldn't receive certain nutritional supplements that might interfere with necessary medications. Our team will evaluate your individual situation carefully for any potential risks or conflicts.
If you really want to turn your health around instead of just attacking the surface symptoms of deeper disorders, it's time you put our Hilton Head, SC functional medicine to work in your own life. Call Fraum Chiropractic Life Center at (843) 681-7777 to schedule an initial consultation. We can identify the underlying sources of your pain or illness and then implement serious strategies to restore your body's ability to function as it should!