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Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine services offered in Elmhurst, IL

As a wholistic nurse practitioner I want to offer you a comprehensive nonwestern meets western approach to your healthcare. Many problems stem from food related reactions. These reactions cause inflammation in the body. When our body is infammed we cannot lose weight, heal from illness, have pain control, and control our mental health. The initial consult will include a blood test kit that you can do from the comfort of your own home. The test will evaluate all possible food sensitivities/allergies. After we obtain this vital information you and I will work together to create a steller health plan. 

Functional Medicine Q&A

What is Functional Medicine? 

While conventional medicine diagnose and treat what is above the surface — symptoms and disease — functional medicine also attends to what's below the surface, at the root of the disease — environmental and lifestyle factors, including sleep and relaxation, physical activity (exercise), nutrition, stress, relationships, clean air and water etc. 

What is the side-by-side comparison between Functional Medicine and Conventional Medicine? 

Conventional Medicine Functional, Integrative Medicine
Diagnoses illness Identifies the source of illness
Treats illness Restores healthy function to enable the body to eliminate illness
Relies primarily on pharmaceuticals, surgery, and medical procedures to treat illness Employs numerous approaches, including conventional, functional, chiropractic, osteopathic, nutrient infusion, weight loss, orthopedic, foundation training, environmental intervention, and lifestyle changes
Treats all patients with similar symptoms alike Tailors the treatment plan to each individual
Patient passively receives treatment Patient actively participates in diagnosis and treatment, which often requires attending to environmental and lifestyle factors
Treats from the outside in to alleviate symptoms and illness Treats from the inside out to remove the source of illness and restore health


Let Science Be Our Guide 

While in conventional medicine we do rely on labs to help drive our diagnosis and treatment plan, however this is just surface level. In functional medicine we collect laboratory data; find the root cause of the inflammatory culprit, then we develop and plan for reduction of infamation, and this is where conventional medicine ends and funtional medicine shines; we reassess these inflammatory labs to ensure a down trend!