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The Functional Medicine Approach

The Functional Medicine Approach

Functional Medicine is a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease or dysfunction so the body can return to a state of health and wellness.

Functional Medicine is patient focused, not disease focused. For example, in treating Rheumatoid arthritis this approach assesses weaknesses and imbalances in physiology to try and understand WHY one has RA, versus the standard medical approach of just trying to suppress the symptoms. The role of Functional Medicine is to detect and prevent disease and dysfunction through the means of:

  • A detailed health history
  • Functionally oriented blood chemistry
  • Advanced testing – Digestive, salivary hormone, detoxification/allergy panels, micronutrient, adrenal stress profiles, metabolic profiles
  • Patient specific treatment – Lifestyle modification, therapeutic exercise, structural support (chiropractic, massage, etc.), diet, nutritional support, stress reduction

What can Functional Medicine do for you?


Improve digestion

Improve absorption and utilization of nutrients

Address nutrient deficiencies

Eliminate constipation

Improves gut flora: eliminates inflections in the gut

Reduces inflammation

Improves blood sugar regulation

Reduces oxidative stress

Improve energy production utilization in the body

Improves body composition

Reduces liver toxicity

Eliminates heavy metals

Improves kidney function

Balances hormonal

Improves metabolism


What does that look like at Ideal Motion Chiropractic?

Prior to scheduling an appointment: Complete intake forms

1st appointment: Review goals, health history, questionnaires and recommended lab testing

2nd appointment: Review lab results and recommended nutritional products

3rd appointment: Check in on progress, review/update goals and nutritional products

4th appointment: Discuss progress and path of care

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