Your body is a wonderful invention capable of achieving its own self-healing. That is a fundamental focus of functional medicine practitioners who support patients in accessing their own healing ability when faced with disease or injury.
Our belief is that when the body is provided with the right nutrients and support – it is designed so that it can heal and repair itself. So, rather than focusing on how to treat symptoms and illness, the goal of a functional medicine program is to access the innate healing wisdom of the body to focus on creating health.
Alan Goldhamer, DC, explains how knowing our bodies makes us better able to make choices that can enhance the quantity and quality of our lives. When the body is supplied with what it needs, it is more able to function at the highest level. These requirements include:
- A diet of plant-based, whole foods
- Fresh air, water, and sunshine and avoiding stresses in the environment
- A good balance of rest, sleep and physical activity
- Striving for good psychological health through productive activities and having good interpersonal relationships
Living a balanced life in which you perform purposeful work and engage in healthy social connections and relationships is a major step toward natural self-repair. In an article by Integrative physician Lissa Rankin, MD, she urges readers to ask themselves the questioned posed by poet Mary Oliver – “Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” When they start living the answer, she says, is when the body shifts into healing mode.
Functional medicine can help you recover from:
- GI conditions
- Metabolic problems
- Mental health disorders
- Autoimmune disorders
- Skin problems
- Pain and energy conditions
- Allergy related problems
- Hormone imbalances and thyroid issues
At Thriven Functional Medicine, we work with our clients to help them move forward, recover from illness, and maintain a balanced lifestyle. We partner with you to educate, equip and empower you on your journey toward better health. Call us today at 406-205-8100 to learn more about our unique medical clinic and all-inclusive packages for making hope, health and healing possible. We focus on providing you an experience and results that will far exceed your expectations.