Functional Medicine

Doctor checking joint flexibility with goniometer

Functional medicine is an essential innovation in approaching medicine and healthcare. The goal of functional medicine is to help the body to function at its best. This is achieved by ensuring that the body’s individual organs are working at peak performance. This approach addresses the underlying concerns that cause your symptoms rather than treating them themselves. However, it does not eschew traditional medicine to achieve this goal. Instead, Summit Women’s And Wellness Medical Group professionals focus on each patient individually and use various approaches to meet their needs.

Understanding The Benefits Of Functional Medicine

As mentioned above, functional medicine aims to improve the whole body’s functioning. Getting started with treating patients with functional medicine requires considering their biochemical makeup and genetics. The underlying goal is to help ensure the body functions well enough to keep itself healthy. We achieve this by focusing on organ function and utilizing natural supplements. 

Some ways functional medicine focuses on body function are by:

  • Addressing sleep problems
  • Correcting unhealthy dietary habits
  • Suggesting ways of reducing stress levels
  • Creating achievable exercise goals

These examples are not exhaustive; there are many ways that an individual patient’s life can be enhanced. It simply requires their unique problem areas and providing solutions. The Summit Women’s And Wellness Medical Group team works with you to determine which options will work best to address your concerns. One of the primary ways that functional medicine seeks to improve your health is through lifestyle changes.

The following are examples of functional medicine:

  • Massage
  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Body Movement Therapies

Functional medicine has become more critical as people seek medical care for complex conditions. Our understanding of the body has revealed that most health problems are multi-faceted, causing and being caused by concerns elsewhere in the body. Diabetes, mental illness, autoimmune disorders, cancer, and heart disease are all examples. Assessing these complex concerns requires being able to identify their underlying causes. Most medical providers lack the training to identify these health concerns. Further, they aren’t well versed in using approaches such as exercise, diet, and nutrition to counter or prevent them effectively.

Functional medicine is strongly patient-centered, with the patient being actively involved in the treatment process and determining the source of their concerns. Our specialists will focus on learning about your health and understanding the story of your life’s journey.

Visit Summit Women’s And Wellness Today!

We’re proud to serve the people of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, with exceptional wellness-focused care. If you’ve found that traditional approaches to treating your concerns produce unsatisfactory results, it’s time to call us today. You can contact us at 909-736-9091 to schedule your appointment and arrange a consultation. You’ll sit down with one of our specialists and discuss the concerns that you’re facing. Together you’ll identify the sources of your health concerns and develop a plan to mitigate or even overcome them. If you’re ready to start focusing on treating your whole health and not just the symptoms of disease, call now!