Functional Medicine in Bend, OR
Functional Medicine is a rapidly growing science-based healthcare approach. It is the most effective use of the avalanche of new information coming out of the human genome project that modern medicine has seen.
A Functional Medicine approach views “symptoms” as “clues” that can help solve individual health “mysteries”. Once the “clues” are understood and underlying root causes are identified, interventions can be focused on treating the cause of the problem, not just masking the symptoms. This Functional Medicine approach allows us to help many of our patients find answers to complex, chronic conditions and is also invaluable in identifying key individual anti-aging strategies.
After clinical and possible laboratory evaluation, treatment strategies including dietary and activity modification, when combined with nutrients targeted to specific functional needs, allows patients to regain control and be in charge of improving their own health and changing the outcome of disease.
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