Functional Medicine Specialist

Life Balance Medical Center -  - Regenerative Medicine

Life Balance Medical Center

Regenerative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Roscoe, IL

If you want to partner with a medical provider that focuses on whole-body wellness, turn to the team at Life Balance Medical Center. Men, women, and children in Roscoe, Illinois, trust the specialists at the clinic to help them treat and prevent chronic disease. Call the office to learn more or use the online scheduling option.

Functional Medicine

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a holistic approach that positions doctors and patients as long-term partners in health. 

Unlike conventional medicine that tends to suppress symptoms with medication, the overarching goal of functional medicine is to treat the root cause of your illness or disease and to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

At Life Balance Medical Center, your doctor believes your health is your most valuable asset and works to establish a long-term relationship with you. 

You answer a few questions about your medical history, family background, and lifestyle habits in order to help them develop a wellness plan to optimize your long-term health.

What are the benefits of functional medicine?

Functional medicine differs from the sick-model of conventional health care. Some of the many benefits include:

  • Patient-centered
  • Highly customized
  • Extended appointments
  • Relationship between doctor and patient
  • Focuses on the cause
  • Treats the person, not the disease
  • Addresses the cause to alleviate symptoms

One of the hallmarks of functional medicine is that it doesn’t negate the effective practices of conventional medicine. 

Instead, functional medicine draws from Eastern, Western, integrative and alternative therapies and blends best practices to treat each unique patient. 

What conditions does functional medicine treat?

Functional medicine is an excellent solution for:

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Digestive problems
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Migraines
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cardiovascular
  • Fatigue

Because functional medicine is personalized and integrated, there’s no condition that’s outside its scope. 

What can I expect at a functional medicine appointment?

You can expect to be treated like an individual, not a number. Your first appointment may take longer than you normally spend with a doctor. 

The team at Life Balance Medical Center conducts a thorough investigation of your medical history and any current conditions or complaints you might have. Functional medicine is a whole-body practice, so your provider considers the health of your mind, body, and spirit as well.

Your doctor administers a comprehensive physical examination and draws blood to check for markers that may indicate a potential health problem. 

Your assessment also includes an analysis of lifestyle factors, such as sleep quality, diet, stress level, physical activity, water intake, and air quality.

To learn more about how functional medicine can help you, call Life Balance Medical Center or use the online scheduling option.