Functional medicine centers on the belief that medicine should treat the whole person, not just their isolated symptoms. It is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. Taking a personalized and holistic approach to medicine is what is going to lead in the 21st century of modern healthcare. More and more, patients have been advocating for their overall wellbeing and doctors have increasingly noticed that aiding in other portions of a patient’s overall health can lead to desired outcomes with the symptomatic areas they were experiencing at the outset.
While conventional medicine seeks to recognize disease and treat it with drug-based therapies and surgeries, functional medicine seeks to use a systems-oriented approach and discover the underlying causes of ailments by conversing with patients and discovering more about genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health.
Nutrition is a cornerstone of functional medicine and diet is explored and taken into deep consideration when getting to know new patients and why they may be suffering from certain ailments.
Functional Medicine Therapies
Functional medicine seeks to use therapies instead of surgery to aid in all sorts of disorders. Ozone therapy, for example, is a regenerative medicine and natural approach to treating chronic illnesses and diseases such as autoimmune diseases, viral infections, cardiovascular diseases, eye diseases, and even heavy metal poisoning. It is a non-invasive treatment option and ozone therapy has been known to relieve many patients of pain associated with many of the disorders it treats.
High Dose Ozone, which in Michigan is provided exclusively at the American Regenerative Clinic, supplies nearly 50 times the amount of ozone of regular intravenous ozone therapy. High Dose Ozone can have positive effects on circulation and immunity, and it also stimulates the production of new stem cells, activates existing ones, and kills bacteria and viruses. It can also selectively kill cancer cells while strengthening and rejuvenating normal cells!
EBOO (Extracorporeal Blood Oxygenation and Ozonation) is the most advanced ozone therapy and is fairly new to the American Regenerative Clinic. It uses a dialysis filter to clean and ozonate the blood.