Functional Medicine

The Functional Medicine Approach

Functional Medicine is a whole body, systems–based approach to illness and health that focuses on the identification of the root cause of disease and then addresses the root cause through natural treatment approaches. A single symptom or differential diagnosis may be only one of many contributing factors to an individual’s illness.

The graphic below illustrates how a diagnosis is often the result of more than just one cause. For example, joint pain from arthritis can be caused by many different factors, including inflammation, diet, genetics (although this is a smaller portion than most people think), environmental factors and many others.

Dr. Diane Smith and her team at Advanced Wellness & Sports Rehab provide Champlin, MN, communities with natural, integrative, and innovative health solutions. This includes functional medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, and more. Our mission is to provide every patient with the very best quality healthcare, no matter their age or fitness level.

What Should You Know About Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a whole-body approach that aims to prevent illness and maintain or restore you to optimal health. Importantly, the entire framework of functional medicine focuses on establishing the root or underlying cause of your illness, ailments, or symptoms and treating it. By identifying the root cause, Dr. Smith may be able to provide more effective treatment solutions that factor in environmental, genetic, and lifestyle factors.

One of the primary benefits of functional medicine is that it integrates well with more traditional medicine as well as holistic and alternative practices. The correct combination of interventions can effect real change and work to improve your overall quality of life.

Functional medicine also helps optimize diet and lifestyle changes for better health that include:

  • Managing and/or preventing chronic illnesses
  • Managing weight.
  • Managing stress.

Functional medicine fosters a collaborative relationship between patient and provider. Dr. Smith at Advanced Wellness & Sports Rehab provides Champlin, MN, residents with a personalized treatment plan, after a complete medical evaluation, that works to incorporate healing for physical, emotional, and mental aspects.

Functional Medicine Testing

Because functional medicine works to understand what is going on below the surface, we offer some of the following testing:

  • Food sensitivity testing to rule out allergies and sensitivities that may be causing or worsening your symptoms.
  • Hormone testing because hormones regulate so much of your well-being.
  • Micronutrient testing to check whether you have vitamin or mineral deficiencies that need addressing.
  • Standard blood tests to confirm diagnosis where appropriate or to rule out certain conditions.

How We Can Help

At our practice, we offer far more than functional medicine. We also utilize innovative treatments that incorporate:

  • Chiropractic
  • Focused massage
  • Stretching and exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Infrared sauna therapy

We aim to reduce your pain, restore optimal function, and get you back to doing the things you love as quickly as possible.

Contact Us!

For functional medicine care that helps you get to the bottom of your ailments, look no further than Dr. Smith and her team at Advanced Wellness & Sports Rehab serving Champlin, MN, and nearby communities. Call us today for an appointment at 763-291-0202.

Some of our functional medicine offerings include the following:

  1. Food sensitivity testing - blood testing through immunoglobulins (IgG and IgA as well as optional IgE testing)
  2. Hormone testing
  3. Gastrointestinal testing - utilizing cutting-edge technologies and biomarkers, this profile offers valuable insight into digestive function, intestinal inflammation and the intestinal microbiome
  4. Micronutrient testing - micronutrients, as opposed to macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat), are comprised of vitamins and minerals which are required in small quantities to ensure normal metabolism, growth and physical well‐being.  Nearly 60% of people who take a daily multivitamin are still deficient in many micronutrients so this testing can aid in restoring optimal health.
  5. Standard blood labs such as CBC, CMP, vitamin D levels, cholesterol, thyroid, etc.
  6. ...many more
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