Functional Medicine

Get To the Root Cause

Functional medicine focuses on uncovering and healing the root causes of disease. In traditional Western medicine, we’re often just treating the symptoms, unfortunately. This can help on one level. For example, if you take a medication for rheumatoid arthritis–a condition in which the body’s immune system is overactive and is attacking the joints–it will work to suppress the immune system. But it doesn’t heal the problem that caused the immune system to flare up in the first place.

The truth is, these root causes are often related to our modern lifestyles, characterized by unhealthy food, too much stress, not enough sleep, and other issues that cause chronic inflammation in the body. These can manifest in conditions like leaky gut syndrome, insulin resistance, and extra weight, which perpetuate the cycle and continue to make things worse.

We can use the principles of functional medicine to reverse the cycle and help you become truly well, not just getting by.

 

 

Conditions We Treat Using Functional Medicine Principles

Hypothyroidism 

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Graves’ Disease/Hyper-thyroidism

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sarcoidosis

Eczema

Psoriasis

Lupus/SLE

Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s Disease

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth)

GERD (chronic heartburn)

Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut Syndrome)

Intestinal Dysbiosis

Candida/Yeast Overgrowth

Obesity or Overweight

Type 2 Diabetes

Allergies

Asthma

Adrenal Fatigue/Stress

Pricing

Initial Consultation: $199

This visit typically lasts 1.5-2 hours. By delving into your medical history and important life events, we can start to uncover the root causes of the symptoms you are now experiencing and know how to treat them.

Often we can find out quite a lot through this conversation. You’ll be given recommendations that you can put into practice right away to start helping you feel better and function at your best.

After your first visit, we will typically need to do some tests to find out more about what might be going on. These can be blood, stool, or saliva tests. If you are in the Knoxville area, you can come into our office to have your blood drawn or pick up a test kit to complete and mail from home. If not, we will set you up with a lab in your area and mail you the test kits, if needed.

Follow-Up Visits: $149

At your next visit, we will review your lab test results in detail and make a plan to treat any imbalances. Treatment may include herbal or pharmaceutical medications and supplements, diet interventions, and other lifestyle changes.

Five Visit Package: $635

After your initial consultation. This option is a great deal because it typically takes at least five visits to get a good start on the healing process. These issues are complex and multifaceted, so it can take take multiple steps to see meaningful change.

 

 

Call today or schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation to learn more. 

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