Functional Medicine Ravenna OH
Welcome to Ravenna Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we are located in Ravenna, Ohio but help patients from all over. You might benefit from functional medicine in Ravenna if you are ready for a different approach to your health that focuses on the entire body. Functional medicine uses a systems-oriented approach to address the underlying causes of disease that can influence long-term health and complex chronic disease. It's also a great option for those that feel pretty good now but would like to learn what it takes to feel their best for a lifetime.
Welcome to Ravenna Chiropractic and Acupuncture
When we walk your journey to health together, we dig deep. You can expect us to truly listen to your history, use functional lab-based testing, map your personal timeline, and look at the interactions among your genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. This is not a cookie-cutter program, we will match you with the best curriculum specific to your healthcare goals and your specific biochemistry. We believe in active doctor-patient communication, and we bet it will be hard for you to find another healthcare team more willing to be available for you along the way. We do things differently than probably any other doctor that you have seen.
Functional Medicine is a medicine that makes sense. Functional medicine looks to get to the root cause of disease and what’s currently giving you less than optimal health. FM uses lab testing to determine exactly what your body is lacking and what needs to be reduced or eliminated to restore proper biochemistry.
It is with this knowledge of what biochemical deficiencies and abnormalities are found at a cellular level that Dr. Blueter can determine exactly what to recommend to you to reverse these issues and restore health. It is important to realize that optimizing biochemistry through diet and nutraceutical supplementation is just the start of your return to optimal health.
Dr. Blueter will also discuss the need for possible lifestyle modifications to ensure that your body can get to and stay in an optimal state of health. Discussing your sleep patterns, stress levels, physical fitness, and diet are also important.
Dr. Blueter often recommends his patients seek health coaching to help make the transition to better health as fast and easy as possible.
Furthermore, determining the appropriate fitness protocols to improve and then maintain strength, mobility and general fitness at a personalized level for each person is another key component to success.
Dr. Blueter’s functional medicine approach to optimizing health covers all aspects of life to determine what additional support your body needs to function as healthy as possible.
STRUGGLING WITH CHRONIC DISEASE?
Through the concentration on symptoms, our health care system has gradually been converted to a disease care system, and functional medicine offers a viable approach to reverse this trend. Unfortunately, as the state of health has changed throughout our nation, our health care system has remained fairly stagnant in its approach to healing. While our country's traditional approach to treatment was successful for the types of diseases present in 1920, it has grown less effective at treating the chronic epidemics of today. While the diseases of days gone by were typically of short duration and responded well to quick fixes such as surgery and medication, it has become increasingly evident that today's chronic conditions require a different approach.
An increased complexity of diseases requires an equally comprehensive approach to treatment. Where traditional medicine has focused on the condition, functional medicine is aimed at treating the individual. Through this approach, functional medicine practitioners consider the unique genetic, environmental, and occupational factors, along with functional lab results to determine what may be contributing to a persons sickness. By doing so, we can design the best natural plan for each patient.
Common Conditions Functional Medicine May Help...
WHAT MAKES FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE UNIQUE?
With chronic diseases currently spiraling out of control, and people being fed up with side effects of medications, it has been become increasingly obvious that a different health care approach is both needed and warranted. Functional medicine is unique in that it often focuses on variations in metabolism to both identify a predisposition to developing a condition and to discover the underlying cause if already present. We concentrate on being your health care teacher. Can you remember a time your doctor truly educating you about your health care condition? Through this avenue, functional medicine practitioners will allow you to take back control of your health. After all, you are the one suffering from the condition, shouldn't your treatment be focused on you and not the other people who have had similar problems?
YOUR BODY AS A WHOLE
Functional medicine is also one of the few health care choices that views the body as a whole. This is important considering that every single system in your body is dependent on the next to function properly. To take this holistic approach, we consider all variables including; your personal history, genetic make up, occupational, nutritional, and social factors. All of these factors play a role in the expression of health and disease.
If you are interested in learning more about the functional medicine services we offer at Ravenna Chiropractic and Acupuncture, please call our team today.