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Why Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine has become increasingly popular as a treatment approach for chronic medical conditions. It focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of these conditions rather than simply treating the symptoms. This approach has gained popularity because it has been shown to be effective in addressing a wide range of chronic medical conditions. Here are some reasons why functional medicine helps chronic medical conditions.

Functional medicine addresses root causes:

  • Functional medicine practitioners aim to understand the root cause of a patient’s symptoms. This means that they look beyond the surface level of symptoms to identify the underlying dysfunction in the body that is causing the symptoms.
  • By addressing the root cause of a chronic medical condition, functional medicine practitioners can help to improve overall health and wellbeing, and in some cases, even reverse the condition altogether. For example, functional medicine has been shown to be effective in treating conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune disorders, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Functional medicine uses treatment approaches that do not cause more problems and side effects:

  • Functional medicine practitioners use a range of treatment approaches that are tailored to each patient’s individual needs. These approaches may include lifestyle changes, dietary changes, supplements, and other natural therapies.
  • Unlike conventional medicine, functional medicine does not rely heavily on pharmaceuticals, which often come with a range of side effects. Instead, functional medicine practitioners aim to support the body’s natural healing processes in a way that minimizes the risk of side effects.
  • By using treatment approaches that do not cause more problems and side effects, functional medicine can help patients to feel better and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Functional medicine has been shown to be effective:

  • Numerous studies have shown that functional medicine is effective in treating a wide range of chronic medical conditions. For example, a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that functional medicine was effective in treating patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Another study, published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, found that functional medicine was effective in treating patients with fibromyalgia.
  • Overall, the evidence suggests that functional medicine can be an effective approach to treating chronic medical conditions, especially when it comes to addressing the root causes of these conditions.

In conclusion, functional medicine has become increasingly popular as a treatment approach for chronic medical conditions because it focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of these conditions rather than simply treating the symptoms. By using treatment approaches that do not cause more problems and side effects, functional medicine practitioners can help patients to feel better and improve their overall health and wellbeing. Finally, numerous studies have shown that functional medicine is effective in treating a wide range of chronic medical conditions, which suggests that it can be a valuable approach for patients seeking to improve their health and wellbeing.

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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