What is Functional Medicine?


Unlike Conventional Medicine, which treats disease once it has taken root in your body, Functional Medicine is a biology-based system that focuses on identifying the root causes of disease in an individual.

A person’s health is based on many factors with one symptom or many contributing to the individual’s illness. Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health through an individualized, patient centered approach based on the patient’s genetic, lifestyle, and biochemical makeup.  Rather than treating the already existing symptom with a pill to alleviate that symptom, Functional Medicine identifies what is the cause and addresses the cause of disease in an individual through a comprehensive manner.

Identifying Signs + Symptoms

We work together with a patient to ascertain personal, family, social and medical history to identify factors that provoke, predispose or contribute to the patient’s illnesses, symptoms or dysfunctions.

Finding The Root Cause

Through blood work, nutritional analysis and many other diagnostic tools, we determine the cause(s) of the condition(s) you are experiencing. We look at immune, structural, inflammatory, hormonal, digestive imbalances and dysfunctions to determine if they are contributing to your symptoms.

Personalized Treatment Plan

Once imbalances have been identified, a personalized health and wellness approach is created with an emphasis on your individual needs and concerns. We will provide you with a holistic, natural and sustainable approach to getting well and staying well.

Why do we need Functional Medicine?


Functional Medicine is needed to assess the underlying causes of the complex, chronic diseases that are sharply increasing in our society. A person’s health is based on many factors, with one or many symptoms contributing to an individual’s illness. Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health through an individualized, patient-centered approach based on genetic, lifestyle, and biochemical makeup.

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How is Functional Medicine Different?


Functional Medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine. Once imbalances have been identified, a personalized health and wellness approach will be created between the patient and doctor with an emphasis on your individual needs and concerns. We will provide you with a holistic natural and sustainable approach to getting well and staying well.

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Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.

– Institute For Functional Medicine

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Frequently Asked Questions


Have questions? We have answers.

Infrared is the band of light you perceive as heat. You can’t see infrared with the naked eye, but you can feel this type of light in the form of heat. The sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the light spectrum. Infrared rays heat your body without having to heat the air around you.

Your body expends energy (calories) to produce sweat – 1 gram of sweat requires approximately 0.586 calories. A moderately-conditioned person can easily sweat off 1000 grams or more in one Infrared Sauna session. That’s the equivalence of running 6-9 Miles! While this weight loss can be regained by rehydration with water, the calories expended in the process will not come back. Sweating also allows the body to release built up toxins naturally, keeping your body cleansed even when not on a cleansing program.

Because infrared is part of natural sunlight, Infrared Saunas are completely safe! Health professionals have used infrared heat lamps for decades to treat muscle and joint problems. In hospital baby care units, incubators are often equipped with infrared heating systems to keep newborn babies warm.

While conventional saunas make you sweat out water weight, infrared saunas penetrate through the skin, stimulating your lymphatic system, encouraging excess toxins and weight to flush out. This allows an in-depth heat in a more pleasant temperature, thus providing more health benefits and a highly enjoyable and comfortable environment.