10 Reasons to See a Functional Medicine Practitioner

As a team of functional medicine practitioners here at Palo Alto Mind Body led by Dr. M Rameen Ghorieshi, we understand that to fully recover from a health issue, it’s imperative to address the underlying cause of the problem. 

Let’s look at functional medicine and what it offers.

Understanding functional medicine

Functional medicine focuses on treating the root cause of an illness or disease rather than just treating the symptoms. Unlike traditional medicine, which focuses on treating your symptoms, we, as functional medicine practitioners, try to learn about the underlying causes of your disease or illness. 

Reasons to consider functional medicine

To understand the benefits of turning to functional medicine with our practitioners at Palo Alto Mind Body, here are 10 reasons: 

1. It’s personalized

We take a personalized approach to your healthcare. We understand that you have unique needs and conditions. That’s why we tailor treatment plans to meet your needs and give you personalized attention that addresses your specific health concerns.

2. It focuses on the root cause

Traditional medicine approaches diseases and conditions as isolated events that require individual treatments. However, we focus on the root cause of your disease or condition. We understand that the human body is interconnected and that examining the body holistically is critical for determining the best treatment course for you.

3. It’s cost-effective

Our care is generally more cost-effective than traditional medical practices. This is because we attempt to treat your underlying issue before moving on to more expensive treatments, such as surgery or medications.

4. It provides a collaborative approach

We understand that you know your body better than anyone else, which is why we promote a collaborative approach to your healthcare. We work together to create a custom treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

5. It emphasizes prevention

Our team places a significant emphasis on prevention. We want to help our patients achieve optimal health, which means reducing the risk of developing chronic conditions or illnesses in the future.

6. It focuses on nutrition

We understand the critical role that nutrition plays in your overall health and well-being. We work with you to help you understand your dietary needs. We can also develop personalized nutrition plans aimed at addressing your underlying health conditions and promoting your optimal health overall.

7. It provides alternatives to medications

Unlike traditional medicine, functional medicine strives to minimize the use of prescription medications. Instead, it often relies on alternative treatments, such as supplements, lifestyle changes, or physical therapies.

8. It focuses on your lifestyle

We understand how lifestyle factors can affect your overall health. We help identify areas of potential health concerns, such as stress, sleep, exercise, and environmental factors, and we develop a plan to address these concerns.

9. It has an integrative approach

Our integrative approach to healthcare promotes working with practitioners from different medical specialties to give you a comprehensive treatment plan. This approach ensures that you receive the best care possible.

10. It helps with chronic condition management

We are experts in managing chronic conditions. Not only do we address the underlying causes of your condition, but we also provide a personalized treatment plan aimed at promoting optimal health and reducing the risk of future complications.

If you’re ready to experience the many benefits of functional medicine, call 650-681-2900 today to book a consultation with our team, or book online. We have offices in the surrounding Bay Area in South Bay, North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, or San Francisco, California. We look forward to helping you remain healthy!

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