What Does Functional Medicine Really Mean for Patients?

What Does Functional Medicine Really Mean for Patients?

Functional medicine uses conventional medicine as a foundation, and adds a dimension of discovering, preventing, and managing the root cause of chronic disease. 

The team at Monarque Health and Wellness Center in Ashland, Oregon, offers a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating illness. Our team uses an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to patient care. 

You receive care that considers all aspects of your life. Take a few moments to learn what functional medicine can do for you. 

What makes functional medicine unique?

Work-life balance, lifestyle, surroundings, and interactions with others, as well as your approach to physical activity, sleep, diet, and mental health, can all have an impact on your general health.

Functional medicine is a health approach that takes all of this into consideration to grasp what is going on in the body, and develop a treatment plan that targets the underlying cause of the problem. The goal of functional medicine is to treat the individual rather than the condition.

Principles of functional medicine

Functional medicine is based on the following principles:

Functional medicine prioritizes relationships between patients and clinicians. Our team takes the time to perform in-depth consultations and obtain detailed personal histories. 

This enables your provider to gain the necessary insight required to understand the nuances of your health. Furthermore, it fosters a partnership between you and your provider.

Integrated, science-based approach

The functional medicine approach focuses on the intricate web of connections that can lead to illness, from a patient's genes, history, physiology, and lifestyle, using the most recent evidence in medical research. 

Combined with clinical expertise and a patient's preferences, functional medicine uses an inside-out approach to determine the root cause of symptoms and disease. 

What can functional medicine do for you?

Functional medicine means that instead of assuming your symptoms or condition is permanent and requires medication for lifelong management, our team investigates to uncover the root cause of the dysfunction. 

Taking into consideration all of the factors that influence health and wellness, the goal is to detect the source of the imbalance. When balance is restored, the body can begin to heal itself. 

Some of the conditions functional medicine physicians specialize in include:

Our team works with you to review your symptoms, lifestyle, and history in designing treatment that is tailored to your specific health needs.

Monarque Health and Wellness Center providers treat the full person, delving into your unique experiences to design a personalized plan that can improve your health and well-being long-term. Our team is in your corner and standing ready to help you meet your health goals. 

To get started, call 541-326-4777 to schedule a visit with a Monarque Health and Wellness Center provider today. 

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