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What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of disease rather than just treating symptoms. This approach takes into account the complex interactions between genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors that can contribute to the development of chronic illnesses.

One of the main benefits of functional medicine is its focus on prevention. By identifying and addressing underlying risk factors for chronic diseases, functional medicine practitioners aim to prevent the development of these conditions in the first place. This can include implementing lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet, regular exercise, stress management, and addressing nutrient deficiencies, among other things.

Another benefit of functional medicine is its personalized approach. Each patient is treated as an individual, with their own unique set of circumstances, rather than applying a one-size-fits-all approach. This allows practitioners to tailor treatments to the specific needs of each patient and to address the complex and often interconnected symptoms associated with chronic diseases. Practitioners will conduct a detailed medical history, physical examination, and laboratory tests to identify the underlying causes of the patient’s condition and to develop a personalized treatment plan. This can include a combination of conventional and complementary treatments, such as diet and lifestyle changes, supplements, and medications. By addressing the root causes of the illness, functional medicine aims to improve overall health and well-being, not just treating the symptoms.

Meet the Author

Dr. Matz DC

Dr. Jeffrey E. Matz, DC, MS, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He is licensed to practice in SC, NC, and GA. Dr. Matz is passionate about functional medicine and strives to help patients achieve optimal health. His focus is on helping our members with hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions, chronic pain conditions, and diabetes. Among the thousands of people Dr. Matz has treated include Carolina Panthers football players, PGA Tour and Champions Tour golfers, collegiate athletes, and local and international celebrities. Dr. Matz was a semiprofessional cyclist, and has competed in triathlons for the last 7 years, including completing an IRONMAN triathlon.

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