Functional medicine focuses on the application of the most natural, least harmful treatment to promote health and reverse disease.
Functional medicine is a health centered approach to medicine, rather than disease centered approach. Conventional medicine tends to diagnose active disease, and prioritizes interventions like medication and surgery. Our goal is to reverse and prevent disease, rather than just manage your symptoms.
Functional medicine focuses on discovering the root cause of your symptoms. Addressing root causes restores your body to a state of health. Once you are back in balance we apply preventive measures to help you maintain health, age better, and live longer.
Our formal education is rooted in Classical Chinese medicine, one of the oldest functional medicine approaches in practice. It understands the body as an intelligent organism with the ability to heal and regenerate when obstacles to health are removed.
At Ancient Fern Medicine we partner with you on a journey to overcome your obstacles to optimal health.
Some of the most common root causes that we identify and address in our practice are:
- food allergies/intolerances that contribute to chronic inflammation and immune system dysfunction
- chronic bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections
- common nutrient and mineral deficiencies
- toxic burden in the body due to environmental exposures
- metabolic dysfunction and hormone imbalance
- harmful lifestyle and behavioral habits that impact your health
Treatment plans typically involve acupuncture, functional nutrition counseling, holistic health coaching, and customized herbal medicine or supplement protocols.
We utilize acupuncture to jumpstart your healing, nutrition counseling to harness the healing power of food, herbal medicine, and supplement protocols to restore optimal function in the body.
Holistic health provides the tools to educate and empower you to change lifestyle and behavioral habits that are limiting your health.
We offer FREE 15 min consultations for you to learn more about functional medicine and what it can do for you.
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