Functional medicine is often touted as the future of healthcare. This practice is focused on treating the root of your symptoms rather than just the symptoms. It’s gaining in popularity and it’s a more natural form of medicine that traditional medicine.
Like most growing industries, the functional medicine industry is rapidly growing. It’s certainly made it’s way to the Pittsburgh area and we at Panther Chiropractic and Functional Medicine would love to have you come in for a consultation.
Are there any Functional Medicine Practitioners Near Pittsburgh?
One of the great things about our practice is it’s easily accessible from all over Western, PA. Whether you’re in Wexford, Peters Township, or right down the road in Monroeville, we promise to make the trek to our office worth the trip.
Preparing for your First Functional Medicine Appointment
The first thing you should do in preparation for your first functional medicine appointment is to first write down all of your symptoms. Once you have those written out you should group them and prioritize them. For example, if you’re having trouble sleeping those symptoms might not be in the same category as stomach pain.
The next thing you should do is write a list of questions, concerns or preconceived notions surround functional medicine or your pain. For example, if a doctor has told you that your migraines are from not drinking enough water, or if you’re going to the bathroom so much because of certain foods you’re eating then you need to write that down.
It’s also important to jot down general questions surrounding how the practitioner develops their treatment plans, the process they take to define the root of your issue and ask for some patient testimonials.
Keep an Open Mind
Functional medicine practitioners exist to help you treat the root of your symptoms. Oftentimes these are symptoms individuals have been suffering with for years. It can be discouraging to suffer from so much pain and immediately discredit new treatment plans because others haven’t worked for you in the past. It’s important to keep an open mind heading into your appointment.
Let Us Help
Panther Chiropractic and Functional Medicine has been at the forefront of the functional medicine charge for years and is one of the only true functional medicine practices in the greater Pittsburgh area. If you suffer from a digestive issue or have any other chronic symptoms, give us a call. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation.