Root Cause Medicine
By treating the root cause of your problem, rather than focusing on suppressing symptoms, we are able to look at each condition from a different viewpoint. We accept that the same symptoms or disease can be caused by multiple root causes. At the same time, we know that one root cause can create multiple systems to have symptoms. (Ie irritable bowel syndrome that causes skin redness or eczema)
Why Choose Functional Medicine?
Typically it takes 15 to 20 years for scientific discovery to get into a standard medicine practice. By using time-tested scientific, herbal and medicinal principles, we are able to add new information into clinical practice in real-time! With functional medicine you are getting the latest information and techniques combined with traditional wisdom.
What Does a Functional Medicine Doctor Do?
By taking a holistic approach to your health a functional medicine doctor can help you to work on lifestyle factors, diet and supplements for healing root causes. Some visits include reviewing timelines, sleep patterns, exercise habit, nutrition, stressors, relationships and emotional wellbeing.
What Do Functional Medicine Doctors Treat?
Your core body system control and signs and symptoms you may experience. Functional doctors can get address most conditions by focusing on the root causes that create most chronic problems in the body.
Here is a list of just a few:
- Adrenal fatigue (chronic fatigue syndrome)
- Alzheimers disease, dementia, ADD, ADHD, Brain Fog, etc
- Arthritis, psuedoarthritis and infectious arthritis
- Asthma and chronic bronchitis
- Autoimmune diseases
- Cardiovasulcar disease
- Diabetes Types I
- Digestive disorders & Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- Women’s Health (PMS, Menopause, PCOS, Endometriosis, etc.)
- Insulin resistant and metabolic disorders
- Thyroid disorders (hypothyroidism and metabolic syndrome)
While finding a functional medicine doctor near you is important, finding one that has experience in treating your given condition also matters. Many functional medicine doctors focus on female hormones while others focus on environmental toxins and gut health. As more and more unique health conditions arise, staying current with your own knowledge and working together with your doctor is a great way to stay healthy!
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Frequently asked question (FAQ)
1. What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is a systems-based approach, asking why disease happens rather than what disease you have. Functional medicine looks at a given condition or symptom and looks for the underlying or root cause of such condition.
For example, something as serious as depression can be caused by many things. It could be low omega-3 fatty acids, low thyroid, antibiotic use, blood sugar imbalances, low vitamin D, food allergies or more. While the diagnosis of depression is correct, functional medicine doctors aim to ask why and how each condition was developed.
2. What is a Functional Medicine Doctor?
A functional medicine doctors are medical professionals that focus on systems biology in order to look for common root causes of functional health problems. Consider an old car that has been sitting in your garage for a few years. It might not run because it is out of gas, or the battery is dead or maybe just the tires are flat. By looking at the whole picture you can prioritize what to fix first to get it running again. (Hopefully you didn’t ignore your body for a few years!) Functional medicine doctors or professionals can be holistic chiropractors, integrative medical doctors or other health professionals that have done extensive training in functional medicine.
3. Is Functional Medicine Legit?
Functional medicine is no longer “alternative” but rather the primary form of healthcare sought after by many people. We receive referrals from primary care doctors & specialists all of the time. They often refer someone that doesn’t want to take medication or has multiple body systems that seem to be interacting with each other. We encourage our patients to go back to their physicians and let them know how they are progressing. We often work with traditional medicine in order to help people get off medications and for emergency medical help.
4. How to Find The Best Functional Medicine Doctor Near Me?
Finding the best functional medicine doctor is often more about finding the right functional medicine professional first and then finding the best doctor in that niche. For example, many functional medicine doctors like to focus on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. They like to prescribe hormones and injections for treatment. Our office on the other hand is 100% natural and focuses on root cause problems that would have made hormones imbalanced in the first place. If you resonate more with a quick fix and a medication you may choose the other office, while if you don’t want to be stuck on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for the rest of your life, then you may choose our office.
5. Do Functional Medicine Doctors Take Insurance?
Our practices throughout Arizona do not accept insurance. We don’t currently know of any functional medicine practices that offer functional medicine. Even more unique to our offices is that we not only can order functional medicine lab tests, (ie comprehensive stool test, heavy metal tests, etc.) we are the only functional medicine practice in Arizona that has two Professional Applied Kinesiology (PAK) doctors. By combining both studies, we are able to get better results in less time.
6. Does Functional Medicine Treat C0V1D?
Our office primarily focuses on long-haulers syndrome. By focusing on the whole body, we are able to improve your health and many times long haulers symptoms will go away. We have had good success where patients are able to put in the time and continue on a protocol consistently as they work with the functional medicine practitioner.
|Serving Scottsdale, AZ – Mesa, AZ, and nearby areas – Here is the list of cities our patients come from in Arizona, USA.|
|Anthem||Guadalupe AZ||Phoenix AZ 85011||Phoenix AZ 85078|
|Anthem AZ||Guadalupe AZ 85283||Phoenix AZ 85012||Phoenix AZ 85079|
|Anthem AZ 85086||Higley||Phoenix AZ 85013||Phoenix AZ 85080|
|Apache Jct||Higley AZ||Phoenix AZ 85014||Phoenix AZ 85082|
|Apache Jct AZ||Higley AZ 85236||Phoenix AZ 85015||Phoenix AZ 85083|
|Apache Jct AZ 85119||Laveen||Phoenix AZ 85016||Phoenix AZ 85085|
|Apache Junction||Laveen AZ||Phoenix AZ 85017||Phoenix AZ 85097|
|Apache Junction AZ||Laveen AZ 85339||Phoenix AZ 85018||Phoenix AZ 85098|
|Apache Junction AZ 85119||Maricopa||Phoenix AZ 85019||Phoenix AZ 85099|
|Apache Junction AZ 85220||Maricopa County||Phoenix AZ 85020||Pinal|
|Apache Junction AZ 85278||Mesa||Phoenix AZ 85021||Pinal County|
|Chandler||Mesa AZ||Phoenix AZ 85022||Queen Creek|
|Chandler AZ||Mesa AZ 85201||Phoenix AZ 85023||Queen Creek AZ|
|Chandler AZ 85224||Mesa AZ 85202||Phoenix AZ 85024||Queen Creek AZ 85140|
|Chandler AZ 85225||Mesa AZ 85203||Phoenix AZ 85025||Queen Creek AZ 85142|
|Chandler AZ 85226||Mesa AZ 85204||Phoenix AZ 85026||Queen Creek AZ 85143|
|Chandler AZ 85227||Mesa AZ 85205||Phoenix AZ 85028||Queen Creek AZ 85242|
|Chandler AZ 85244||Mesa AZ 85206||Phoenix AZ 85029||Rio Verde|
|Chandler AZ 85246||Mesa AZ 85207||Phoenix AZ 85030||Rio Verde AZ|
|Chandler AZ 85248||Mesa AZ 85208||Phoenix AZ 85031||Rio Verde AZ 85263|
|Chandler AZ 85249||Mesa AZ 85209||Phoenix AZ 85032||San Tan Valley|
|Chandler AZ 85286||Mesa AZ 85210||Phoenix AZ 85033||San Tan Valley AZ|
|Chandler Heights||Mesa AZ 85211||Phoenix AZ 85034||San Tan Valley AZ 85140|
|Chandler Heights AZ||Mesa AZ 85212||Phoenix AZ 85035||San Tan Valley AZ 85143|
|Chandler Heights AZ 85142||Mesa AZ 85213||Phoenix AZ 85036||Scottsdale|
|Fort McDowell||Mesa AZ 85214||Phoenix AZ 85037||Scottsdale AZ|
|Fort McDowell AZ||Mesa AZ 85215||Phoenix AZ 85038||Scottsdale AZ 85250|
|Fort McDowell AZ 85264||Mesa AZ 85216||Phoenix AZ 85040||Scottsdale AZ 85251|
|Fountain Hills||Mesa AZ 85274||Phoenix AZ 85041||Scottsdale AZ 85252|
|Fountain Hills AZ||Mesa AZ 85275||Phoenix AZ 85042||Scottsdale AZ 85254|
|Fountain Hills AZ 85268||Mesa AZ 85277||Phoenix AZ 85043||Scottsdale AZ 85255|
|Fountain Hills AZ 85269||Paradise Valley||Phoenix AZ 85044||Scottsdale AZ 85256|
|Gilbert||Paradise Valley AZ||Phoenix AZ 85045||Scottsdale AZ 85257|
|Gilbert AZ||Paradise Valley AZ 85253||Phoenix AZ 85046||Scottsdale AZ 85258|
|Gilbert AZ 85233||Peoria||Phoenix AZ 85048||Scottsdale AZ 85259|
|Gilbert AZ 85234||Peoria AZ||Phoenix AZ 85050||Scottsdale AZ 85260|
|Gilbert AZ 85295||Peoria AZ 85345||Phoenix AZ 85051||Scottsdale AZ 85261|
|Gilbert AZ 85296||Peoria AZ 85380||Phoenix AZ 85053||Scottsdale AZ 85266|
|Gilbert AZ 85297||Peoria AZ 85381||Phoenix AZ 85054||Scottsdale AZ 85267|
|Gilbert AZ 85298||Peoria AZ 85382||Phoenix AZ 85055||Scottsdale AZ 85271|
|Gilbert AZ 85299||Peoria AZ 85383||Phoenix AZ 85060||Sun Lakes|
|Glendale||Peoria AZ 85385||Phoenix AZ 85061||Sun Lakes AZ|
|Glendale AZ||Phoenix||Phoenix AZ 85062||Sun Lakes AZ 85248|
|Glendale AZ 85301||Phoenix AZ||Phoenix AZ 85063||Tempe|
|Glendale AZ 85302||Phoenix AZ 85001||Phoenix AZ 85064||Tempe AZ|
|Glendale AZ 85303||Phoenix AZ 85002||Phoenix AZ 85065||Tempe AZ 85280|
|Glendale AZ 85304||Phoenix AZ 85003||Phoenix AZ 85066||Tempe AZ 85281|
|Glendale AZ 85305||Phoenix AZ 85004||Phoenix AZ 85067||Tempe AZ 85282|
|Glendale AZ 85306||Phoenix AZ 85005||Phoenix AZ 85068||Tempe AZ 85283|
|Glendale AZ 85308||Phoenix AZ 85006||Phoenix AZ 85069||Tempe AZ 85284|
|Glendale AZ 85310||Phoenix AZ 85007||Phoenix AZ 85070||Tempe AZ 85285|
|Glendale AZ 85311||Phoenix AZ 85008||Phoenix AZ 85071||Tempe AZ 85287|
|Glendale AZ 85312||Phoenix AZ 85009||Phoenix AZ 85072||Tempe AZ 85289|
|Glendale AZ 85313||Phoenix AZ 85010||Phoenix AZ 85073|
|Glendale AZ 85318||Phoenix AZ 85075||Phoenix AZ 85074|
|Guadalupe||Phoenix AZ 85076||Phoenix AZ 85077|
|Serving Scottsdale, AZ – Mesa, AZ, and nearby areas – Here is the list of city postcodes our patients come from in Arizona, USA|