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Functional Medicine:

What exactly is it, and what makes it so much different than traditional medicine?

According to the Institute for Functional Medicine, “functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. Rather than treating the surface of the problem, which may only last for a short length of time without actually fixing anything, functional medicine dives deeper into an issue — whether it be a skin condition, gastrointestinal, hormonal, mental, physical, etc. — and takes a closer look at the cause and how its affecting the body, and determines a way to heal it completely.”

Think of it like this… If a building has a hole in its roof, no amount of painting or covering it with a tarp is going to take away from the fact that it still has a hole in it. Simply caulking over the hole won’t fix it entirely either. You need to repair the hole and find out what caused it so that it won’t happen again. That is what a functional medicine doctor aims to do. Find the problem. Find the cause. Make necessary repairs.  Keep it from continuing.

According to an article found GreenMedInfo, “Functional Medicine is Here to Stay,” the fundamental reason that functional medicine is being seen as a more effective way of treating patients is because of traditional medicines faults. Mainly that 80% of all disease is both preventable and reversible — but the traditional healthcare system is too focused on only treating symptoms. The article also states the many benefits of functional medicine, such as the following:

  • It considers the whole body, in both its diagnosis and treatment stages.
  • It treats the root cause of an illness, not just the symptoms.
  • It uses treatments that are much safer and with fewer negative side effects.
  • It can combine scientifically proven allopathic treatments with functional medicine to produce an integrated medical solution.
  • It can use diagnostic tests to identify cells that are moving toward disease, but not yet diseased. This often occurs five to ten years before conventional medicine can diagnose a problem.
  • Its treatments are usually more effective, and often able to reverse a condition, while conventional medicine can only manage an illness.
  • Its treatments are less expensive than conventional medicine, and can benefit individuals, employers and governments who are overburdened by the expensive of traditional treatments that many times do not work.

At Integrative Acupuncture, we do understand that sometimes our patients feel the need to use traditional medication or procedures to treat their condition, and that is why we choose to integrate both Western and Eastern approaches in our practice. This new way of thinking about health and disease is based upon each individual patient’s genetic makeup and life history, as well as both internal (mind, body and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors. We use functional medicine testing to identify conditions such as nutritional deficiencies; digestive, absorptive and metabolic dysfunction; toxic exposures and the ability to detoxify; inflammatory responses and allergy triggers; imbalances in neurotransmitters; hormonal, adrenal and thyroid imbalances, and stool and parasite testing.

If this sounds like the path you’d like to take on your journey to self-health and a positive state-of-well being, we would love to meet you and welcome you into the Integrative Acupuncture family. Call us at 561-819-0530 to set up your first free 20-minute consultation with one of our practitioners.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“Without Integrative Acupuncture, I wouldn’t have been able to get back to playing in a natural way. My name is Erik and I’m a professional soccer player. Due to the help of these girls, I would probably still be sitting in Florida in pain. I came to them with a scar tissue build up in my adductor and wasn’t able to run without pain. Within 9-12 sessions and a couple of supplements, I was back to running and working out!

“It’s been a little while since I’ve seen you two but I wanted to let you know that you both have truly saved my life!! Where there was once a depressed, lethargic, hip dysphasia ridden girl is now an avid hiker, world explorer, and all-around adventurer!!! Without your help, I can’t imagine what kind unacceptable quality of life I’d be living!”

“After seeking medical help from 14 doctors over the past year and a half I nearly gave up hope and accepted a life of chronic pain from a spinal cord injury. I didn’t even consider acupuncture until my daughter desperate to help me, arranged an appointment at Integrated Acupuncture. I’m so thankful that I met Kim, Harmony, and Lauren, who have patiently guided and treated me with astonishing results.”

Let’s Discuss Your Needs

Our patients are active participants in the journey back to optimal health.

Our goals are to prevent chronic disease and restore vitality, not just eliminate symptoms.

Call us at 561-220-4069 or drop us a note to schedule your FREE 20 minute consultation with one of our practioners.

We take time to listen and evaluate your health concerns on an individual basis.

You will receive a comprehensive consultation where we note your complete health history, symptoms, concerns and health goals.

We’re looking forward to providing you with excellent patient care.

Meet The Team

Harmony Brown

Harmony Brown

Acupuncture Physician

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Kimberly Marrone

Kimberly Marrone

Acupuncture Physician

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Lauren Reese

Lauren Reese

Acupuncture Physician

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Georgette Schwartz

Georgette Schwartz

Board Certified Holistic Nutrition (BCHN) Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition (MSHN)

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