Why You Should Consider Functional Care

Why You Should Consider Functional Care

Functional medicine offers a patient-centered, holistic approach to treating chronic disease. The goal of functional medicine is to find and treat the core cause of chronic illness. 

Instead of trying to identify which medication will treat your symptoms, functional medicine providers focus on finding the root cause of your issues to restore optimal function and wellness. 

The team at Monarque Health and Wellness Center in Ashland, Oregon, takes a holistic approach to understanding you as a whole person, recognizing that because everyone is different, you require a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Functional medicine treats patients, not the disease

Genetically and biochemically, everyone is unique. Functional medicine adopts a tailored approach, treating the patient rather than the disease. Functional medicine practitioners look for ways to restore and enhance the body’s own healing mechanisms to resolve chronic issues.

The body is made up of numerous interrelated systems that work together to maintain a delicate balance. Certain circumstances can throw your body off balance, and when this happens, chronic diseases can occur.

The team at Monarque Health and Wellness Center believes that health is more than just the absence of disease or ailment; it’s a state of vitality.

A holistic approach to chronic disease

Traditional medicine relies heavily on medication and surgeries to treat symptoms, without investigating or reversing the root cause. While medication and surgery may be appropriate for acute health issues, they’re less advantageous for chronic illness. 

The goal of functional care is to move the body's physiology back to a condition of optimal functioning by removing everything that is preventing the body from reaching optimal health, and by adding what’s missing. 

Functional care focuses on figuring out why the body isn't working properly in the first place. We rely on each patient's unique history, advanced blood tests, and a thorough examination of the patient's general lifestyle as a guide. 

The result? Functional care leads to better quality-of-life outcomes when compared with the conventional medicine approach. 

Advantages of functional care

By lowering the burden of chronic disease, our team has helped countless people live better lives. We are unique in our functional medicine program because we:

Put a strong emphasis on patient-centered care

This means we get to know you as a person, not just your illness. We do a thorough medical history and lifestyle assessment to get a clear picture of your health. This examination is used to detect disease triggers and create a comprehensive treatment strategy.

Utilize a multidisciplinary approach

You can rely on our team to accompany you on your path to optimal wellness. We use a multidisciplinary approach that includes the expertise and guidance from physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, and health coaches.

Provide cutting-edge care models

In-person and virtual visits can keep you connected to top-quality functional care. A comprehensive medical evaluation with a member of our team is included in our services. 

We offer physician-supervised weight loss, autoimmune disease management, women’s health, sports medicine, men’s health, pediatrics, and more. 

Reach your full potential

Functional care dives deeper to restore your body to a state of optimal functioning. If you’re ready to reach your full potential, we can help. To get started, give us a call to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with one of our providers. Reclaim your vitality today!

You Might Also Enjoy...

5 Eating Habits that Reduce Inflammation

Adopting a low-inflammation diet can help you get some control over inflammation, and this is good news for patients who have inflammatory conditions. A nutrition specialist can provide individualized recommendations.

How to Choose Your Ideal Birth Control Method

With a wide range of birth control options available, finding the right one for you may take some time. It’s important to gather as much insight as possible from a qualified health care provider so you can decide what fits your needs the best.
5 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Disease

5 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Disease

Aging is the main risk factor for a wide range of diseases. However, getting older doesn’t decide your fate. Healthy habits can extend your life, delay the onset of impairment, and improve your quality of life and how you function as you age.