Functional Medicine

Integrated Health & Wellness Center located in Murfreesboro, TN

Functional Medicine

About Functional Medicine

Functional medicine gets to the heart of your health problems by assessing everything impacting your mental and physical well-being. Lisa Webb, MBA, MPH, PhD, Ken Robins, MS, PhD, and the Body & Mind Consulting team in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, use functional medicine approaches to help patients with brain and digestive health conditions. The team’s thorough diagnostic methods and extensive functional medicine experience ensure patients enjoy better overall health. Call Body & Mind Consulting or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about functional medicine’s benefits.

Functional Medicine Q&A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine approaches health care holistically, based on the belief that illness develops from an imbalance in the body.

Functional medicine specialists focus on working with the whole patient rather than their symptoms. It typically involves a multidisciplinary treatment program to address the root causes of health problems.

The functional medicine experts at Body & Mind Consulting examine the connections between your body, mind, and soul and your social, emotional, and spiritual health. They use the mind-body link to improve your health and quality of life.

What happens at a functional medicine consultation?

A functional medicine consultation at Body & Mind Consulting is similar to a regular medical evaluation. However, it’s more in-depth, and your provider gathers information about all influences on your health, not just the symptoms you present. Your functional medicine assessment might include:

  • Questionnaires
  • Medical history review
  • Family history review
  • Physical exam
  • Lab tests
  • Food sensitivity testing
  • Lifestyle analysis
  • Diet and exercise assessment
  • Sleep pattern analysis
  • Measuring stress levels

Your provider looks at multiple issues that could affect your health, including harmful acidity levels, nutrient absorption issues, hormone imbalances, toxins, digestive enzyme deficiencies, and antibiotic residues.

The team can also arrange diagnostic imaging procedures like X-rays or an ultrasound scan if they need to see the body’s internal workings.

Your provider prepares a personalized treatment plan targeting your health problem’s root causes using all the information they gather.

What treatments are used in functional medicine?

Functional medicine practitioners typically use an integrative approach to treatment, taking the most effective remedies from mainstream and complementary medicines. Depending on your diagnosis and overall health needs, your treatment plan might include:

  • Exercise modifications
  • Nutrition counseling and dietary changes
  • Supplements
  • Detoxification
  • Phytonutrients (health-promoting plant extracts)
  • Support to quit smoking and other bad habits
  • Sonal Personalized Braincare™
  • Weight management program
  • LightStim light therapy
  • Sleep restoration
  • Stress management
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

You can also benefit from the team’s expertise in yoga, emotional freedom technique (EFT) training, and meditation.

Functional medicine has exceptional success rates because it addresses all the causes of health problems. Patients also benefit from the reduced risk of side effects that natural and nonpharmaceutical treatments offer.

Call Body & Mind Consulting to learn more about functional medicine and its advantages, or schedule a consultation online today.