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What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine focuses on the optimal functioning of the entire body and its organs rather than targeting individual symptoms.. It addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a body systems-oriented approach while understanding the conditions and history in which the condition manifested. Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors all have a direct influence of long-term health and chronic health issues.
Instead of relying solely on symptoms for diagnosis, Dr. Leigh Ann's approach to functional medicine involves testing and balancing the three main body systems: hormonal, digestive and detoxification. Your hormonal system produces and regulates your sex and stress hormones; your digestive system breaks down the food you eat into nutrients to be used by the body, but is also crucial to immune function; your detoxification system protects you from the chemical toxicity found in your environment and from your diet.
What conditions are treated with Functional Medicine?
Chronic fatigue Insomnia Chronic Infections
Poor memory or brain fog Irregular Menstrual Cycles Joint & Muscle Pain
Migraines & Headaches Infertility Trouble losing weight
Depression PMS Sugar Cravings
Anxiety & Panic Attacks Low Libido Acne
Bloating/ Gas Eczema & Psoriasis Metabolic Syndrome
How is Functional Medicine different from other forms of medicine?
Dr. Leigh Ann believes that all body systems need to function synergistically when it comes to healing. Functional medicine addresses the five most common symptoms of body system imbalance: weight gain, fatigue, depression, hormone imbalances and digestive problems. She uses a lab-based natural health protocol that tests and identifies the dysfunction of the three main body systems that typically have become compromised long before the symptoms appeared. The lab tests are used to determine the required natural support needed rebalance your body back to its normal state.
Will My Insurance Cover Functional Medicine?
In some cases, your insurance may cover this treatment. Our staff would be happy to help you find out more about your specific insurance coverage. Please feel free to call our office at 484-879-6968 for assistance.
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