What Is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine takes a holistic approach to healthcare, focusing on the identification and root cause of disease instead of just treating its symptoms. It focuses your influences that involve you:

The philosophy behind functional medicine is that each person’s body, mind, and lifestyle are unique and therefore should be treated as such. 

As functional medicine practitioners at Palo Alto Mind Body, we address the underlying causes of illness, rather than just prescribing medication to manage your symptoms. Dr. M Rameen Ghorieshi and our team look at your diet, lifestyle, environment, and other factors that might contribute to your health issues.

Functional medicine for the body

Functional medicine for the body involves addressing the physical aspects of your health, such as nutrition, exercise, and sleep. These are all crucial components of your overall well-being that significantly impact your mood, energy levels, and cognitive function. 

We work with you to develop a personalized nutrition plan, exercise routines that complement your lifestyle, and sleep hygiene practices.

Functional medicine also focuses on reducing inflammation in your body, which has been linked to many chronic illnesses. This can be achieved through diet and lifestyle changes, as well as other natural remedies, such as IV hydration and vitamin infusions. By reducing inflammation, you can improve your moods, have better energy levels, and decrease pain and other symptoms.

Functional medicine for the mind

Mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and stress are becoming increasingly common and can have a significant impact on your quality of life. We work with you to identify the underlying causes of these conditions, which may include genetics, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices. The goal is to treat the psychological and emotional aspects of your health and produce healthy outcomes.

With functional medicine, treatment may involve therapy, medication, and stress-management techniques. Addressing the underlying cause of mental health conditions can help you experience long-lasting improvements in your mood, energy levels, and overall quality of life.

The connection between the body and mind

Some of the key principles of functional medicine are that the body and mind are interconnected and that optimal health cannot be achieved by treating one without the other. The promises of a holistic approach to healthcare are not to be ignored.

Functional medicine has been gaining popularity as more and more people are searching for alternative ways to address their health issues. It allows you to take a proactive approach to your health, which can help you achieve long-lasting improvements in both your physical and mental well-being.

Is functional medicine a replacement for traditional medicine?

The answer is no. In some cases, medication and other conventional treatments may still be necessary. But here at Palo Alto Center for Mind Body, we also provide medication management to ensure you receive the best monitored care, so you can experience the results you need and deserve.

Functional medicine allows you to take a proactive role in your self-care, helping you achieve long-lasting improvements in your overall well-being.

To learn more about functional medicine, call us at 650-681-2900 today to schedule an appointment at the office nearest you in the surrounding Bay Area in South Bay, North Bay, East 

Bay, Peninsula, or San Francisco, California. You can also use the convenient online booking tool at any time.

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