Functional medicine is a concept we incorporate into our care 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. The recommendation of your care is not only on 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.
Functional Medicine: Evidence-Based Holistic Care
Our functional medicine treatment program 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 expert Tigard chiropractors 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 chiropractic care team believes 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 nutrition counseling program 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.
Results With Functional Medicine In Tigard
We are proud to have effectively employed functional medicine into our care to benefit patients suffering from chronic pain as well as patients with no outward symptoms whose benefits include increased energy, enhanced sleep, and a boost in physical and mental functioning.
Functional medicine has made significant improvements in the lives of Tigard and Portland patients who have Fibromyalgia, Type 2 Diabetes, thyroid disorders, chronic fatigue, and even metabolic disorders.