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How Integrative Functional Medicine Can Heal Your Chronic Disease

You wake up each morning to the face of the unknown. Will you be able to get through today without pain? Will you be able to sleep tonight?

Suffering from a chronic disease can make you feel alone, isolated, and oftentimes depressed. Additionally, sufferers of chronic illness know disappointment all too well. Doctor visit after doctor visit, many with chronic disease or illness slip by undiagnosed or with their symptoms barely fixed. Occasionally, they are given drugs that alleviate some symptoms while causing new ones to pop up. This is undeniably frustrating, sad, and a waste of your time.

If you or someone you know is the victim of a chronic disease or illness, integrative functional medicine could be the answer to the suffering. At LifeScape, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience true and lasting health. And many times, that starts with a provider who is committed to spending more time with you, asking the right questions and diligently doing their follow up. A provider who is committed to helping you navigate your journey to whole health.

Say goodbye to revolving door of traditional physicians who only have 5 minutes to spend with you - functional medicine seeks to change all of that and return you to a vibrant, healthy life.

How Integrative Functional Medicine Could Be the Answer to Your Chronic Disease

Integrative functional medicine is a patient-centered, science-based approach. It consists of three fundamental components:

  1. A framework to help patients and physicians work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote overall wellness.
  2. A detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors.
  3. Compilation and analysis of patient data that enables the physician to create personalized treatment plans, leading to improved patient wellbeing.

So, what does all this mean? It means that when you seek out a functional medicine doctor, you’re seeking out a physician who will truly get to know you. Who you are, your health history, your genetics, your lifestyle, and your illness. Functional medicine physicians believe in getting to the root cause of your disease and all of your symptoms in order to find long-lasting solutions that actually work.

By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, physicians can identify the complex factors of the disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. Either way, once the cause has been found, the proper course of treatment can be taken to help you find relief.

Benefits of Using Functional Medicine to Treat Chronic Illness

More time spent with your physician

The average time spent with a doctor in traditional medicine is approximately 15 minutes. And five of those minutes are used in explaining to the doctor what the problem is. That’s not a lot of time - especially if you are suffering from a multitude of symptoms that make daily life difficult. A functional medicine doctor can possibly spend an hour or more with you.  This time is used to discuss everything related to your whole health and wellbeing. Ultimately, the time spent with the physician can help you to find real health solutions for your chronic disease.

More practical solutions, less pharmaceuticals

While integrative functional medicine combines holistic, whole health practices with traditional medicine, the focus is less on giving you a handful of pills and more on making bigger lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes are what will have a lasting impact on your health - not to mention, they generally don’t come with negative side effects.

LifeScape Premier can help you find your way back to whole health.

At LifeScape Premier, our motto is “whole health for a whole life”. And we really believe it! Our team of doctors, licensed aestheticians, and fitness trainers work together to help you find your way back to the vibrant and healthy life that you deserve. While we understand some chronic diseases do not have a cure, at LifeScape we will work hard to help you manage your symptoms in a healthful and positive way.

What do you have to lose? Come visit us today and find out how we can help transform your life and wellbeing.

Looking for relief from chronic disease or illness? Book a Consultation with Lifescape Premier today!




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