Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine plays a vital role in how ACN Wellness Centers treats patients. Functional medicine relies on an interdisciplinary approach toward patient treatment. The team at ACN combines traditional medicine with a holistic approach that looks at how the mind and body work together when it comes to the healing process.

As conventional medicine has evolved, there has been too much emphasis on addressing disease with non-natural prescription medications. There has not been enough emphasis on using more natural means such as nutraceuticals, defined as foods containing health giving additives and having medicinal benefit. After laboratory analysis of nutrient imbalances and deficiencies, a customized nutraceutical regimen will be recommended for each patient.

By taking a functional medicine approach to treating patients, the team at ACN can help patients address many health conditions including:
Oxidative stress-an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants
Glycation-a process where sugar and protein bond together, involved in aging
Silent inflammation-usually painless and only detected by specific blood testing, this is the underlying cause for chronic disease
DNA damage-alteration of the chemical structure of DNA, caused by exposure to toxins
Neurohormonal decline-a huge drop in the hormones released by neuroendocrine cells
Immune dysfunction-the immune system is not functioning at optimal levels
Methylation-a permanent DNA alteration by the addition of certain chemical groups, changing gene expression.

Using a functional medicine approach to treating patients, ACN can help patients address many illnesses including:

Heart disease
High cholesterol
High blood pressure
Autoimmune disorders
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies

To learn how functional medicine at ACN Wellness can help achieve the healthy life you deserve, please contact us to arrange an initial consultation today.

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