The Benefits of Functional Medicine

The Benefits of Functional Medicine

While there have been many advances in modern health care, many feel that the patient was somehow lost in all of it and treated more as an unreliable witness to their own health. Through our functional medicine services, our aim is to restore your voice, and your health.

At Magnolia Medical Center, our team of multi-disciplinary providers understands that it’s your body and that you’re uniquely qualified to play a role in your health. A patient-centric focus is just one of the many benefits of functional medicine, and we explore this and others here.

Getting to know you

Whether you’re dealing with a chronic or acute illness, our first step is to sit down with you and understand everything we can about your health, your lifestyle, your environment, and your goals.

One of the primary tenets of functional medicine is that each patient is unique and comes with unique circumstances. In other words, we don’t try to fit you into the disease. Instead, we figure out how (and why) the disease is affecting you. 

By exploring all of the factors that may be contributing to your health problem, we can design a far more holistic and effective treatment plan.

Getting to the source

Another great benefit of functional medicine is that we place the emphasis on the underlying cause, not your symptoms. 

For example, if you struggle with chronic back pain, there’s much we can do to help alleviate the discomfort, but we feel that it’s equally as important to explore why your back poses ongoing problems. Perhaps your work environment is exacerbating the issue or the musculature in your back is weak and prone to discomfort.

By identifying the root cause of your back pain, we can take the necessary steps to prevent the pain in the first place.

This same concept holds true for any number of conditions. As another example, perhaps you’re struggling with ongoing gastrointestinal issues. Through functional medicine, we explore every aspect of your life to figure out whether something in your diet or environment may be triggering the problem.

A multipronged approach to your health

There’s a saying that states, “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” There’s some truth to this in the increasingly specialized world of modern medicine, but through functional medicine, we broaden our therapeutic toolbox. 

As examples of our multi-pronged approach to your health, we turn to a wide range of treatments, including:

  • Dietary changes
  • Lifestyle adjustments
  • Detoxification programs
  • Chelation therapies
  • Supplements and nutraceuticals
  • Prescriptive therapies
  • Exercise regimens
  • Stress management techniques

By tackling your health issue from every angle possible, we’re more apt to come up with an ideal formula that restores your health.

If you’d like to experience the many benefits of functional medicine for yourself, we invite you to contact our office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to schedule a consultation.

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