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WHY A PATIENT SHOULD ADD “FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE” CARE FROM DR. ZO
Chronic disease is the new standard among the population, and patients are looking for answers to their health problems. Patients prefer meeting face to face, comprehensive treatment education and appropriate time for consultations — all things that Dr. Zo can provide in his existing practice and is often lacking in the conventional model of care.
As evident, functional and chiropractic medicine are individualized, meaning patients have choices and decision-making opportunities that increase their involvement in their health care plan. Moreover, they are both intentionally aware of their patients as human beings and acknowledge that diet, lifestyle, and emotional and social behavior affect health and disease.
As the growing population continues to seek out treatment that differs from the acute care model of symptom management, Dr. Zo should be on the front lines, ready to help his patients. Taking a more comprehensive history, ordering more comprehensive diagnostic tests such as laboratory markers, and diving deeper into the root causes of patient complaints are all simple strategies to begin providing more to patients and assisting with the root cause model of health care.
What exactly is functional medicine?
Functional medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness. Functional medicine helps the patient attain true primary prevention of disease (before the disease is present) rather than just early detection (the disease process has already started).
4 Interesting Benefits of Functional Medicine
The following is just a snapshot of the interesting benefits that you can expect from this new method of medicine.
1. Personalized Focus
Functional medicine is a health approach in which the patient and the practitioner work together to find out the causes of a disease. In this practice, the healthcare provider examines your unique history, environment, lifestyle, and the underlying factors to develop a health-enhancing plan to restore you to good health.
This form of medicine combines traditional medicine with multiple alternative treatment approaches. While this approach acknowledges the strengths of conventional medicine for severe illnesses, it also recognizes that this practice doesn’t have the tools to manage chronic conditions. Unlike conventional physicians, functional medicine practitioners tap into all the tools of healing to assist their patients’ recovery from chronic diseases. By combining multiple approaches and paying special attention to diet, exercise, nutrition, and the workings of the mind, this approach can provide you with the tools needed to attain sustainable wellness and vitality.
3. True Healthcare
Unlike the disease care model of conventional medicine, the functional approach provides with you a better approach to healthcare. Practitioners using this approach incorporate multiple factors, such as lifestyle, supplements, diet, stress reduction, exercise, and nutrition, to improve the functioning of your organs as a means of preventing illness and creating vibrant, sustainable health.
4. Focuses on the Underlying Causes
In the conventional treatment approach, healthcare practitioners try to make a diagnosis and then apply medicine for that specific diagnosis. However, in this new approach, practitioners are less concerned with making a diagnosis, but are more focused on the underlying dysfunctions or imbalances. The underlying causes are the mechanisms of a disease, which are often overlooked by the conventional treatment approach. Practitioners using the functional approach aim to address those underlying disease-causing mechanisms and ultimately offer you a long-lasting solution to your illness.
If you’re suffering from a chronic condition and you’re looking for functional medicine support, reach out to Dr. Zo as soon as possible. Text/Call: 949.432.1449