Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a concept we employ at Health Touch Chiropractic, and those who have benefited from our care easily understand why. While traditional care focuses mainly on treating symptoms, functional medicine does much more. It incorporates state of the art diagnostic tests with a high touch patient centered approach. This lets us proactively tailor care to meet your individual needs. Your care could include not only a comprehensive musculature neurological exam but also an examination of physiological imbalances, environmental factors, as well as lab testing for a comprehensive snapshot of your overall health. For example we have effectively employed functional medicine to benefit many patients suffering chronic pain, fatigue, diabetes, fibromyalgia, thyroid disorders, depression, PMS, hormonal problems and heart disease. We feel honored to be able to help make significant improvements in the lives of our patients.

We have effectively employed functional medicine to benefit a number of patients suffering from chronic pain as well as those who have no outward symptoms but are hoping to achieve optimum health and wellness. Functional medicine has made significant improvements in the lives of patients suffering from fibromyalgia, Type 2 Diabetes, thyroid disorders and even metabolic disorders.

Functional Medicine: Evidence Based Holistic Care

Our functional medicine falls into the category of holistic care, which takes the function of the entire body into account. If one area of your body is suffering, it typically affects other bodily systems and functions. Our lab tests, physical exams and screenings can provide the evidence required to design a plan of action to correct any issues.

Two main components of our holistic care are chiropractic adjustments and nutrition counseling. Because your entire body is based on signals sent through your spine, a chiropractic adjustment can often correct an upset that lies elsewhere in the body as well as those directly related to the spinal column. Sometimes an issue such as back pain, which appears to be directly related to your spine, indicates an underlying problem elsewhere. Our Tigard and Portland chiropractor can help alleviate the pain while we correct the underlying issue that is causing the pain in the first place.

Our nutritional counseling plays an equally important role in our overall treatment plans. Our chiropractors believe the existing dietary guidelines are not as current as the latest nutrition research, nor do the standard guidelines necessarily take individualized needs into account. Our Tigard and Portland nutrition counseling can correct this issue by designing a nutrition plan tailored to your specific needs. Specific combinations of antioxidants, vitamins and phytonutrients can improve organ functioning and reduce the risk of illness. Nutrition is just one of the environmental inputs that can affect your bodily functions. Others include air, diet, and exercise, and our treatment plans pay attention to all of the inputs as well as mechanical misalignments that can contribute to pain and disease.

We have effectively treated chronic conditions that include thyroid and metabolic disorders, fibromyalgia, and Type 2 Diabetes. We have also helped patients with no outward symptoms benefit from increased energy, enhanced sleep, and a boost in physical and mental functioning. Additional services we can incorporate into a plan include corrective exercises, injury rehabilitation programs, physiotherapy, weight loss coaching, and postural screenings.