FUNCTIONAL VS TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

At this time, society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, anxiety, depression, obesity, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. The costs associated with health care is constantly escalating. ASK YOURSELF "How successful has traditional medicine been for you? "

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

* Patient-centered approach

* Addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms or body parts.

* It involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease.

* Promotes health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease.

* Utilizes Lifestyle Changes such as food, exercise, stress management. 


 

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

* Disease Centered

* Acute care problems

* Diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that is of short duration and in need of urgent care such as appendicitis or a broken leg.

* Chronic conditions  are treated as the acute problems

* utilizes medications and surgeries to control or suppress symptoms.

 

MY PROMISE TO YOU

I will spend time with you, listening to your history and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence your long-term health and any complex, chronic disease.


I will integrate traditional medicine with what is sometimes considered alternative or integrative medicine.



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MY APPROACH

My focus on healing and prevention is through testing, nutrition, diet and exercise.

I use the latest laboratory testing and other standard diagnostic techniques.

I use state of the art functional testing. I prescribe combinations of botanical medicines, supplements when needed.  

Therapeutic diets,  detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques are often utilized.

Exercises with my online program allow me to guide and monitor you as you proceed to success.

I utilize acupuncture with long standing conditions when needed.

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WHICH APPROACH DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR HEALTH?

You will feel your best when  the pieces of your health puzzle are connected.

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Functional Medicine Benefits

A partnership between the doctor and the patient is formed.

There is consideration of your body’s structure and its functions.

A timeline of your health history is evaluated, not just a moment in time All factors that influence health are considered including diet, exercise, environmental factors, stress, relationships, sleep habits, injuries, and many more.

The root cause of illness is addressed although the symptoms are not ignored This type of medicine is excellent for chronic issues especially when traditional medicine hasn’t brought you relief.

The treatments are natural and noninvasive.

Consideration of the relationship between your environment and your health.
Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases respond well to this type of care.

Evaluation is through  traditional laboratory and other diagnostic exams (X-ray, CT, MRI, US, etc.) and innovative comprehensive diagnostics including allergy testing, toxic element testing, genetic testing, and more.

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This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. It is being provided to you to educate you about healthy eating and healthy living and as a self-help tool for your own use. It is not medical advice and it does not create a physician-client relationship. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For my full Disclaimer, please go to https://drdonnaficaro/disclaimer.com