Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.
You may have a "disease" such as diabetes, cancer, or fibromyalgia, but when using the Functional Medicine approach, the real issue lies in the altered physiology caused by factors found below the surface. Traditional medicine often treats one area of the overall problem and rarely leads to long-term relief, vibrancy and well-being. Functional Medicine identifies and treats the underlying root causes and has a much greater chance of successfully resolving a patient’s health challenge.
At ONE80 Health, the practitioners take a Functional Medicine approach to you and the condition(s) you present with. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of a condition to a more wholistic and patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses all components of the person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
The approach taken at ONE80 Health is one of a partnership between the patient and the doctor/therapist. The goal of this partnership is to bring the patient back to health while informing the patient about the core principles of health maintenance and prevention.
If you are suffering from a chronic medical condition, and wishes to find out WHY this is happening to YOU, and HOW we can ADDRESS the underlying issues in your unique physiology, and biochemistry, while taking into consideration your genetic profile and interactions with your environment (diet, allergies, pollution, toxins etc.), then functional medicine is the path that may provide you with most answers.
The functional medicine practitioners at ONE80 Health integrate traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise. They use the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques and may prescribe a combination of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.