Functional medicine takes the approach of treating the underlying cause of disease rather than just addressing symptoms. Andrew Martin, FNP-C, and the Southern Secrets Med Spa and Clinic team in Conroe, Texas, offer functional medicine practices to promote your wellness and overall health. Call today to schedule an appointment to book and learn more about how functional medicine can help you.
Functional Medicine Q & A
What is functional medicine?
Functional medicine is a patient-centered, holistic approach to health care. It takes into account your unique biochemical makeup and tailors treatments and preventive therapies to you. The goal of functional medicine is to restore your physiological, psychological, and structural balance.
Functional medicine dives deep into the potential lifestyle, nutrition, environmental, and emotional factors that affect your health.
Functional medicine’s science-based approach helps in acute crises, treating immediate symptoms, and keeping an eye on the long-term approach to your overall wellness.
What are the principles of functional medicine?
Functional medicine abides by specific principles that respect every person as an individual with a unique biochemical and genetic makeup. The goal of functional medicine is to reset the natural alignment of your bodily systems to promote wellness from within.
The seven basic principles that govern functional medicine are:
- Science-based medicine that connects research to practice
- Recognizing each person’s individuality
- Providing care that’s patient-centered rather than disease-focused
- Creating a dynamic balance of internal and external factors
- Acknowledging the weblike interconnections between your bodily systems
- Promoting health as vitality, not just the absence of disease
- Preserving organ health to promote a long, healthy life
Functional medicine respects your body’s innate intelligence and acknowledges its ability to self-regulate when given the proper support.
How is functional medicine applied to my care?
Southern Secrets Med Spa and Clinic takes a functional medicine approach with all patients. The team takes into account your:
- Health history
- Current health
- Lab tests
- Hormone levels
- Neurotransmitter levels
- Imbalances in your immune system
- Inflammation levels
The team also looks at the efficiency of your digestion and bowel habits. You’ll also reveal information about your sleep, nutrition, and exercise habits.
This information is used to create a customized treatment plan to promote your long-term wellness and resolve any underlying illness or dysfunction. Functional medicine plans often focus on lifestyle habits, which are significant contributors to chronic disease.
The team helps you change the way you eat, exercise, and deal with stress to maximize your health and wellness. They may also recommend taking nutritional supplements to maintain your health.
Call Southern Secrets Med Spa and Clinic today or use the online tool to book an appointment. Learn more about how a functional medicine approach can revolutionize your health.