Functional Medicine

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a deviation from traditional Western Medicine practices of trying to match a drug to a disease or malady. It begins by asking the fundamental question of why you are here to get help? In other words, what is the root problem which is causing pain, and more importantly, how do we resolve this issue to rid you of your pain?

Why is Functional Medicine helpful?

Functional Medicine by definition is more helpful in some cases due to the fact of the primary goal to find the root cause of the issue causing you pain and addressing the real issue. It is also helpful because the first action of the medical professional will not be to prescribe drugs. Let us be clear, modern medicine and drugs have done some pretty amazing things to make life better, but not in all cases. This is the void Functional Medicine steps in to fill.

Benefits and Goals

  • May find and treat the real root cause(s) of your pain
  • Look for alternative paths to wellness
  • May promote long-term wellness
  • Not to mask or cover your pain with drugs
  • Using the bodies natural healing mechanisms to facilitate health
  • Treat each individual as a unique individual
  • Treating the body as a complete system which only functions as a whole 
Skeletal view of a human body for functional medicine.
A variety of vegetable and fruit with two cups of juice for functional medicine.

Hell's Kitchen Wellness Center

At Hell's Kitchen Wellness Center, we can integrate a variety of services to your treatment plan. Along with Functional Medicine, you can include nutritional counseling, therapeutic exercises, chiropractic care, and more. It's important to keep in mind that our facility also has a spinal x-ray machine on premise and massage therapy to help you relax and alleviate tension. 

We look forward to helping you find  the root cause of your pain with this type of approach as well as assist you in your journey to overall health and wellness.