Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is an approach to health that focuses on finding the underlying, root cause of disease. Not just looking at your diagnosis (which does not need to be a lifetime label), but how and why you got there and how to correct it to live a life of full and abundant, good health–free of symptoms. This means tracing back where the illness or symptoms began and reversing it through natural medicine and your body’s own wisdom. This is significantly more effective in the long term than covering up symptoms with medication, which allows for more and more disease processes to unfold. We are looking for the cause, not just the manifestation. “The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle, and only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression,” IFM.org.

Our provider, Dr. Davis, DAOM, has 18 years experience tracing the root cause of dis-ease and dysfunction through the Traditional Chinese Medicine lens, and over the last few years has added additional training through the biomedical and Functional medicine lens through the School of Applied Functional Medicine. In these sessions we look at all the puzzle pieces of symptoms, environment, traumas, diet, inflammatory stressors, lab work and genetics, to uncover why your body has developed patterns of discomfort and even disease. Through the natural medicine lens, we uncover the patterns and work to reverse it through lifestyle changes, diet, supplementation and Chinese medicine.

While Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, available as a stand alone service, is also looking for the root cause of disease, Functional Medicine sessions are deep-dive consultations with specific focus on lab work, health history, supplementation and lifestyle coaching to help you reach your health goals. You can combine these two powerful modalities into one appointment by adding Acupuncture add-on service to your functional medicine consultations.

First sessions are $250 for about 45 minutes to an 1 hour, and return visits are $150 and take about 30-45 minutes for continued consultation and updated treatment plan, lifestyle coaching, lab work review/orders and supplements. Functional medicine consultations are beneficial all on their own, especially when you are committed to making the lifestyle changes, however, to increase success in your health goals you can add an acupuncture session add-on service for even better healthcare outcomes (acupuncture is effective at reducing inflammation and pain, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, calming the nervous system and balancing neurotransmitters, and more, so it is a powerful tool in the natural healthcare arsenal).

Common conditions addressed through Functional Medicine include:

  • Hormonal imbalances (including thyroid and adrenal dysfunctions)
  • Chronic headache/migraine
  • Diabetes and insulin resistance, blood sugar dysregulations
  • Insomnia
  • Acid reflux, ulcers, GERD
  • Digestive complaints, including constipation and diarrhea, IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, etc.
  • Autoimmune diseases and chronic, complicated illnesses.
  • And so much more.

This powerful medicine provides the building blocks of empowerment over your health and the journey to wellness.

Please note that insurance does not cover functional medicine services. Our provider can order additional lab work if necessary, but this is not a covered service through insurance and would be out of pocket. We use Rupa Healthcare lab services, which provides lab processing at very reasonable rates that are often less money out of pocket than insurance fees or even copays. Lab work is always an optional service and we can assess your health and treatment strategy without them if cost is prohibitive.

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