Functional medicine aims to optimize your health and quality of life in ways you never thought possible. Conventional medicine is to treat the disease once it has already appeared. Physical and regenerative medicine focus on changing and improving the structure, pain, strength of our joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
“When I went to school, I knew there had to be a better way than the ‘pill for every ailment’ style medicine that everyone relies on,” said Dr Jennifer Heller.
“I also knew that ‘integrative medicine’ meant a more holistic and holistic approach to the person. But when I heard about Functional Medicine – which is a high-tech, evidence-based approach to holistic medicine – I fell in love and knew there was no turning back. .
“Since then, my mission at Heller Healthcare and Golden Isles Functional Medicine has been to make not only physical medicine (chiropractic and rehabilitation) accessible to everyone, but also functional and regenerative medicine; because I believe we all deserve the best possible care and because I have seen how it changes lives. The integrative approach is the best approach,” said Dr. Jen.
Here are five reasons why physical, functional, and regenerative medicine is the only kind of healthcare you want, period.
1. It keeps you healthy instead of just keeping you alive.
Conventional medicine is effective in treating problems that are obviously physical in nature and require immediate attention (such as in emergency situations) – it is a triage approach. Waiting for an emergency or serious symptoms to diagnose and treat advanced disease has nothing to do with improving your health and quality of life today. Conventional medicine can also fail when dealing with complex causes and/or when specialist/long-term attention is needed.
One size fits all, cookie cutter medicine won’t cut it anymore. The combination of physical, functional and regenerative medicine, using advanced testing in combination with the art of listening to your story, allows us to put together a plan that is 100% tailored to you, your body and your life.
3. It’s always on the cutting edge of science.
In conventional medicine, it takes an average of 18 years for new information to find its way into medical education. Functional medicine, however, is able to take advantage of new research in real time, such as discoveries about how the microbiota – aka the bacteria in our body – impact our health because they are based on a paradigm of the body as an interconnected matrix, not a disconnected set of organ systems.
4. It makes you feel good.
The integrated approach gets to the root cause of pesky symptoms like insomnia, fatigue, pain, gas and bloating and Rashes to eliminate them. It supports your body to function optimally with natural vitamins, minerals and herbs so you need fewer medications and procedures. It improves your quality of life, from energy and clarity to weight and immunity. It’s about helping you feel better now and preparing for a long, healthy life in the future.
Functional and physical medicine (which includes chiropractic and physical therapy) teaches you to listen to your body and tap into your health in ways you will never forget. Ultimately, how you live each day determines your health and quality of life.
Functional medicine is designed to teach you how to live well and help you maintain that lifestyle despite the many toxic intakes and influences – chemicals in products and foods, sedentary lifestyles, chronic stress — to which we are all exposed in today’s world.
The reality is that we all get sick at some point. Functional medicine is designed to help prevent debilitating chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, which are the leading causes of death in modern society, and to treat temporary problems, like viruses and bacterial infections. , in a more natural way that causes less long-term damage. to the body. It also supports you with the guidance and tools to manage the inevitable challenges in the best possible way, so you can live your best life.
“That’s why I launched Heller Healthcare and Golden Isles Functional Medicine – a new hybrid healthcare model that combines physical (chiropractic care and physiotherapy), functional and regenerative medicine, creating an integrative approach that makes more sense. for patients from all walks of life,” said Dr. Jen.
“We believe we’ve set the benchmark for care,” she added, “and our practitioners love helping our patients regain their quality of life and get back to doing the things they love.”