Regen IV Wellness uses the Functional Medicine Approach when treating each and every patient. But, many may wonder…what is Functional Medicine? If you have ever wondered about the specifics of Functional Medicine, you surely aren’t alone! Today, we will dive into the explanation to help you better understand what exactly we do and how we take care to treat each and every one of our patients.
What is Functional Medicine?
According to the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), which is considered the gold standard of training in the field, “the functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.” Also known as “root cause medicine”, Functional medicine is a very individualized and personalized approach to medicine with a focus on the root cause rather than focusing on and treating the symptoms.
How is it Different?
Not only is it focused on gathering patient history and information, Functional Medicine hones in on the individual’s interaction between nutrients and their genes, pathophysiology and biochemistry to optimize function. If a patient comes in complaining of depression, for example, it is important to recognize that each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness. The chart below shows how one condition (or symptom) can have many causes vs. one cause having many conditions (or symptoms). At Regen IV Wellness, we make it a point to focus on root causes vs. just treating symptoms and ailments that will continue to cause problems in the future.
It is also important to note that functional medicine does not reject conventional medicine. Instead, it uses conventional medicine as a foundation on which to add new dimensions in the evaluation, management and prevention of chronic disease.
Functional Medicine at Regen IV Wellness
Regen IV Wellness was founded with the purpose of bringing functional medicine to the Dallas area at an affordable price. Our goal is to address root cause issues through holistic approaches and maximize your potential for self-healing and wellness. Once the body is primed to function at its optimal ability, TRUE healing can begin. This is achieved through self-care of the mind, body, and soul. Regen IV Wellness is a wealth of information, tools, and resources to direct you to achieving your goals. We will strive to ensure you are successfulI. Interested in scheduling an appointment? Request one here!
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