What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a deeply science-based, personalized health care which understands that you are genetically and biochemically unique. It is not allopathic medicine. It is the future of health care. Using cutting edge laboratory testing, the practitioner gains a deeper understanding of how your body is functioning and then helps support the natural healing mechanisms to bring about a state of balance and vitality.

Most Americans suffer daily with chronic digestive, hormonal, metabolic, allergic and neurological problems. Instead of treating the disease, your functional medicine practitioner addresses why you have the problem in the first place and what to do to restore your body’s proper function. This is done using nutrition, orthomolecular and functional diagnostics, and in-depth patient history and examination.

Functional Medicine:

Investigative: It evaluates the underlying cause of the problem, which leads to more profound and longer lasting results.

Holistic: Looks at the body as an interconnected whole, and recognizes the importance of these connections in health and disease.

Safe:  Has little or no side effects, and other unrelated complaints often improve spontaneously.

Patient-centered: Does not treat the disease but looks at the causes and supports the patient.

Participatory: Patient is respected, empowered, educated and encouraged to play active role in healing process.

Integrative: Combines the best of both modern science with diet and lifestyle.

Restorative:  Designed to promote optimal function, prevention, and improves quality of life.

Preventative: It is far easier to prevent a disease than to later have to deal with it later.

Evidence-based: Based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals.

Natural Support: Dr. Celaya helps naturally support many conditions including hypothyroidism, female hormone issues, cardiovascular and digestive issues through diet, lifestyle modifications, supplementation, and nutritional support. Dr. Celaya does not treat any diseases directly; he addresses physical, chemical and emotional stressors with the goal of promoting wellness. Please consult your medical doctor if you are looking for specific disease treatment.

 

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