Functional medicine is much different from conventional medicine. Chances are, if you’ve ended up here than the conventional medicine approach might not be working for you.

Unlike conventional medicine, Functional Medicine addresses the patient as a whole – not as an isolated set of systems and symptoms. Functional Medicine is not satisfied with managing symptoms only; the plan is focused on finding the root cause of the disease process to promote healing and improved health. Functional Medicine looks at both external (environmental) and internal (lifestyle) factors to determine the best course of patient care.

When discussing the root of the issue versus the symptoms think of it as attacking the source of your high cholesterol rather than taking a pill every day when you wake up to manage your cholesterol number. The main goal is defining the root of the problem. Sure, symptoms can be tough to handle and certain medications can be an easy temporary fix, but wouldn’t you rather work to rebalance your system by working to alleviate the root of the issue? Functional medicine can help with that.

Functional medicine can be used to alleviate symptoms at the root of medical conditions including:

  • Adrenal Fatigue

  • Allergy & Food Sensitivity

  • Arthritis

  • Autoimmune Disease

  • Blood Sugar Imbalance

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • High Cholesterol

  • Infertility

  • Menopause

  • Thyroid Dysfunction

  • Weight Gain

Functional medicine is so much more than just a pill to manage your symptoms. Imagine attacking the root of your gastrointestinal disorders or finally get your blood sugar under control. Functional medicine has even played large roles in working to alleviate arthritis and infertility. Chronic pains and illnesses shouldn’t have to be permanent.

Each of the conditions above comes with its own unique set of symptoms that can make everyday activities incredibly difficult. If you or someone you know suffers from any of these conditions let them know that a functional medicine approach can change their lives by working to alleviate the root of the issue, not just the symptoms.

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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 chronic illness or disease, give us a call. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation.

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