The whole philosophy behind functional medicine is attacking the root of a condition rather than the symptom. However, it’s hard to know there is a problem without any symptoms. Fortunately, functional medicine is a great way to identify many of the symptoms that eventually lead to bigger issues.

Functional medicine is a system of body balancing to naturally get a patient healthier and alleviate an array of conditions. The practice is most widely used for the following conditions:

  • Adrenal Fatigue

  • ADHD

  • Allergy & Food Sensitivity

  • Arthritis

  • Autoimmune Disease

  • Blood Sugar Issues

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • High Cholesterol

  • Infertility

  • Menopause

  • Thyroid Dysfunction

  • Weight Gain

There are some pretty serious conditions on the list above. Finding the root of the condition is key. More often than not the root of these issues occurs in the digestive system. The digestive system makes up the majority of the immune system. If your digestive system isn’t in a good place than your immune system suffers. If you’re the type that gets sick all of the time, it’s a good idea to consult a functional medicine practitioner to help determine the root of your frequent illnesses.

One of the many great things about functional medicine is it looks at both external and internal factors to determine the best course of care. For example, functional medicine practitioners consider both your environment and lifestyle as well as nutritional status and blood work when deciding on a plan.

Functional medicine, unlike conventional medicine, is not a one size fits all approach. Plans are tailored to the individual based on many factors, not just on their symptoms. Struggling with anxiety? Functional medicine focuses on identifying the body balancing necessary to understand the root of your anxiety so you can live a more stress free and relaxed life.

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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 digestive issue or have any other chronic symptoms, give us a call. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation.

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