Functional Medicine in Rochester Hills
Find Answers with Functional Medicine
When you feel sick, you go to the doctor. But what do you do when your doctor can’t find out what’s really wrong?
You go to another doctor. And another. And another. Dozens of waiting rooms, routine lab tests, and filled prescriptions later, you’re exactly where you started: frustrated and ready for a change.
Shouldn’t there be an easier way to find the causes of your symptoms and treat them for good?
Functional Medicine, a science-based approach to wellness, can help you feel like yourself again. Instead of masking symptoms with medications, Functional Medicine seeks to uncover the root causes of health issues and treat them naturally, so you can live your life to the fullest.
How Is Functional Medicine Different?
Like traditional medicine, Functional Medicine is based on proven research and principles that have been practiced for centuries. But it’s different in the way Functional Medicine doctors look at your symptoms, how your body works, and your treatment options.
Functional Medicine practitioners are dedicated to helping patients find permanent relief from health problems so they can achieve optimal wellness. It puts you and your health first, allowing you to live your best life.
The Principles of Functional Medicine
Identifying the triggers
The conventional medicine approach focuses on symptoms. Functional Medicine doctors ask, “Why is the problem happening?” instead of “How can we minimize the problem?” They then find the answer by digging deeper, looking at the whole picture, and running in-depth tests to uncover the true causes of your health problems.
Address underlying causes with the right solutions
Once your Functional Medicine doctor has identified the causes of your symptoms, they’ll come up with the best treatment plan possible. The plan focuses on putting back what’s missing and taking out what’s harming your body, helping you achieve optimal wellness. It’s more effective because it’s treating the cause—not the symptoms themselves.
Providing individualized care
Everything from your genetics to your environment and lifestyle is unique, and you need a treatment plan customized just for you. Functional Medicine focuses on thinking outside the box to provide customized treatments tailored to you.
Viewing the body as an integrated system
Traditional medicine sees your body as a collection of organs (like lungs, heart, and liver) with a specialist for each organ system. But Functional Medicine views your body as integrated processes that are connected and work together to keep you healthy and active.
Treating with natural solutions
Medications can be helpful for certain illnesses, but they can also have serious side effects. Rather than treating each symptom with prescription drugs, Functional Medicine provides you with natural alternatives so you can resolve your health issues, not just cover them up.
Start Your Journey to Optimal Wellness
When you see your doctor, you deserve to hear the other side of the story and learn about ALL your options! Schedule an appointment with Forum Health Rochester Hills . We’ll help you find the answers you’ve been looking for and provide you with alternative, natural treatment options so you can make an informed decision.
How Functional Medicine Works
Start by uncovering the causes of your symptoms.
When you meet with the team at Forum Health Rochester Hills , our first priority is to listen. You know your body better than anyone else. All of your symptoms, mental and physical, could be clues to the underlying causes of the problems.
Once we understand how you feel, we’ll run tests to uncover why you feel that way. We dig deeper to find answers to your health problems, considering everything from your genetics and diet to your past medical history and environmental toxins.
We will use this information to determine three factors that could be contributing to your symptoms:
- Antecedents—things that “set you up” for the problems you are now experiencing, such as genetics and family history, or poor diet and high-stress levels in childhood.
- Triggers—events or circumstances that made the problem show up, like the “straw that broke the camel’s back”. Triggers can be physical or emotional, like a job change, or an acute infection.
- Mediators—things that perpetuate the problem and keep the body from healing itself, like poor diet, excessive stress, chronic infections or ongoing toxin exposure.
This provides a clear picture of what’s really going on inside your body. If you know what’s going on, you can take the right steps to fix it!
Create a natural treatment plan to address the causes.
After we have identified the root causes of your health problems, we will create a customized treatment plan to help you resolve them. Your plan is designed to help you feel like yourself again. We will start with the solutions that should make the biggest impact for you, and if things aren’t going as expected we will fine-tune them as we go, using additional testing to guide us.
Your customized plan could include a variety of options including; vitamin and herbal supplements, diet and lifestyle change recommendations, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, acupuncture, educational classes, or stress management training.
Design a long-term strategy to help you live a long, full life.
You want to live a healthy, full life as long as possible, and your health shouldn’t hold you back. Functional Medicine focuses on restoring your health, not just masking symptoms. If you have a chronic illness, our goal is to help you resolve the symptoms and reverse the condition so you can live a more fulfilling, balanced life.
Preventing future health problems is also one of our main priorities. To identify potential health problems you could be at risk for, we consider many things—including your genetics, family history, and environmental toxin exposure. We will then provide you with recommended steps you can take to avoid symptoms before they happen.
Regain Control of Your Health & Your Future
Health problems can leave you feeling frustrated and lost. With Functional Medicine, you can find answers—once and for all—so you can enjoy the present and protect your future.
Ready to get started? Schedule an appointment with Forum Health Rochester Hills and gain peace of mind knowing you are doing everything you can to live a long, healthy life.