What are the Benefits of Functional Medicine?

It can be challenging to explain your complex medical condition within the usual rushed doctor’s appointment limits. Functional medicine takes the time to understand you so we can help you reach better health. If you want more from your provider, now might be the right time to consider functional medicine. 

Functional Medicine Brentwood & Franklin

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What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine assesses the complex underlying factors that contribute to your chronic medical condition so that your body begins to heal itself. It focuses on individual body systems and how they function. If you live with a chronic health problem, functional medicine will work to understand and treat the deep-seated causes. 

Functional medicine uses a highly detailed history, extensive testing, and assessment of your current lifestyle. It accepts a range of treatment options, including lifestyle changes and nutritional management.

What are the Benefits of Functional Medicine? 

You have many reasons to choose functional medicine. It makes an excellent option for people with complex, chronic medical conditions that need a special level of attention and understanding. You may select functional medicine for any or all of these reasons:

Individualized Care

A standard doctor’s appointment often involves a rushed, busy provider who takes a brief list of your medications and significant illnesses. A functional medicine intake will usually take up to an hour and a half. During every visit, your provider will listen and adjust your treatment plan based on your needs. 

Natural Health

Functional medicine helps you learn natural, long-term strategies for managing your chronic conditions. This may involve dietary changes, supplements, habit changes, and avoidance of environmental irritants. It may also include stress management and other techniques to improve mental health and wellness. 

Chronic Conditions

Standard medicine often struggles to manage chronic conditions. These conditions usually have complex underlying causes that can be difficult to unravel. Your functional medicine provider spends enough time with you to understand your health issues. They will focus on each affected body system to help you achieve your goals. 

What Can I Expect From My Functional Medicine Appointment?

You can expect your functional medicine appointment to differ in many ways from the doctor’s appointments you have become used to. Your first visit may take some time as your provider takes a detailed history and testing that includes:

  • Testing for parasites and other infectious agents
  • Hormone levels
  • Heavy metals and toxins
  • Metabolic functions
  • Gut biome health

This testing can identify factors such as food sensitivities or chronic infections like Lyme disease that have affected your long-term health. Many people achieve significant relief from their chronic symptoms by removing these factors. 

Request a Consultation

We’d love to help you get all the information you need in order to make the best choice for your eyes. Request a consultation today! Our staff is available and happy to answer your every question.

What Can Functional Medicine Treat?

Functional medicine offers a valuable tool for treating many chronic illnesses. We recommend functional medicine as a treatment for:

  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Mold illness
  • Viral or other infections
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Complex chronic conditions

Am I a Candidate for Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine tailors treatment to your individualized needs. Almost anyone makes a good candidate. Whether you have a chronic health problem or want to feel better in general, functional medicine can help. Since functional medicine does not use invasive procedures, almost anyone can participate safely. 

Amazing, friendly, knowledgeable staff! Dr Senekal was very professional and had an amazing bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone looking at getting cataract/laser surgery. I came from Grande Prairie just to see him and his staff!
Amber C.

Take the Next Step

Start the journey to improving your health by scheduling a consultation at Care Nashville. To learn more, visit our FAQ page or contact our office directly at 615-591-1965. To schedule a consultation, call our office or fill out our consultation request form, and one of our staff members will contact you shortly. 

 

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