FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

Your body is a complex system that functions as a whole. If one aspect of your health is out of alignment, you may develop chronic ailments in other body systems. 

This concept is at the core of functional medicine and guides our practitioners in bringing your body back into natural balance.

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?

Functional medicine sees the body as an interwoven system. The causes of your ailments likely stem from many factors. Rather than just treating a particular condition or symptom, functional medicine seeks to define the root causes of illness so that it can be reversed or improved. 

Functional medicine is a highly personalized approach to address your specific needs holistically. Its focus is on disease prevention and addressing your underlying health issues.

Some key components of functional medicine include:

  • Disease Prevention – to prevent future disease and suffering
  • Addressing Underlying Health Issues  – to provide actual relief and healing for your current conditions

At the heart of functional medicine is genuine care, and a well-rounded approach aimed at providing you relief and good health. 

HOW DOES FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DIFFER FROM CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE?

Conventional medicine often focuses more on the symptoms than on what caused them in the first place. Prescription pills can treat symptoms, but simply treating the symptom doesn’t get to the heart of the problem. 

Instead of covering up the signs of illness, functional medicine aims to identify the underlying causes of chronic disease. Then provide a personalized treatment plan to start preventing or reversing the disease process.

When you receive functional medicine treatment at OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group, you can expect:

  • Advanced diagnostic testing
  • A treatment plan tailored to your exact needs
  • Longer, in-depth appointments with your provider
  • Recommendations based on the complete picture of all body systems

We take great pride in providing healing and real results to our patients – all while creating personal, genuine relationships. Because we view you as a human being, rather than a list of symptoms and a chart number, understanding your life and stressors is part of our medical assessment. 

You can expect friendly, personalized care every time you’re seen by one of our practitioners. 

A TREATMENT PLAN DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU

We’ll provide a highly personalized action plan encompassing several areas:

  • nutrition & lifestyle
  • sleep solutions
  • positive stress-reduction practices
  • exercise recommendations
  • professional-grade supplements

We also offer specialist referrals or prescribe medications when needed.

Your wellness plan is completely customized and could include several treatment modalities, weight-loss recommendations, a lifestyle plan, detoxification, movement strategies, and more. 

Our team of highly-trained physicians is here to learn all about your health so we can focus on whatever is necessary to bring it back into balance.

WHAT CONDITIONS DOES FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE TREAT?

Functional medicine is ideal for a wide range of conditions. Plus it can address situations that are difficult to treat with conventional treatments alone. 

Because functional medicine evaluates you as a whole person to get to the root cause of your symptoms, it’s an effective way to optimize your wellness plan. A few common conditions we treat are:

  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food sensitivities
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Immune disorders
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Migraines
  • Thyroid and adrenal disorders
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight gain

Many common symptoms can be significantly improved or even reversed by addressing the root cause of these ailments through functional medicine. 

YOUR BODY WANTS TO HEAL

Your body has the incredible power to heal itself if you give it the resources it needs.

Being in optimal health is something everyone wants, but it’s not always easy to get on a path to wellness. We’ll evaluate your health from all angles through functional medicine and figure out what your body needs to return to a state of balance. 

You don’t have to live with your symptoms or mask them anymore. You can dive deep and start working towards healing with OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group’s expert care.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST VISIT?

We want to uncover the most efficient path to begin your healing journey. 

To get started, you’ll complete a detailed health questionnaire so we can learn as much as possible about you and your current state of health. 

Then, we’ll have a consultation, which typically lasts about an hour. During this consultation, we’ll discuss your personal goals and review the information you provided.

From there, we’ll suggest any biomedical testing, including blood, saliva, urine, and stool samples. The results of these tests will help us diagnose areas of dysfunction. When we have all the information needed, our team will develop a customized treatment plan with you.

At OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group, we recognize that you’re not just the sum of your symptoms. We are committed to treating you as a whole person, not merely looking at your illness. 

Our goal is to empower your body to heal itself under the care of our team of dedicated professionals. 

Click the link below to schedule an appointment. You can take back control of your health. Let us guide you towards disease prevention and reversal of chronic symptoms.