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Functional Medicine Meridian

We focus on the root cause of chronic and acute health issues and your individual chemistry, environment, and needs.


Serving Boise, Meridian, and the Treasure Valley

What exactly is Functional Medicine?
How does it differ from conventional medicine?
And why should you consider incorporating it into your health care plan?

Functional Medicine is a medical model that focuses on treating the whole person rather than only focusing on symptoms. This approach helps to identify underlying causes of disease and treat them instead of simply managing symptoms.

Functional Medicine has become increasingly popular over the last decade. In fact, nearly half of U.S. adults now report having seen a functional medicine practitioner at some point in their lives. The field is still young, but many experts believe that its popularity will continue to grow as more people recognize the need for a new way of thinking about health and wellness.

The ACP also states that functional medicine addresses the following:

  • Improving overall health by addressing the root cause of illness or injury through lifestyle changes.
  • Reducing risk factors for chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, asthma, and depression.
  • Identifying nutritional deficiencies and improving digestion.
  • Treating the mind/body connection with stress reduction techniques.
  • Recognizing and correcting hormonal imbalances.
  • Restoring optimal immune function.
  • Supporting detoxification pathways.
  • Promoting gut integrity.
  • Balancing hormone levels.
  • Correcting nutrient deficiencies.
  • Optimizing nutrition.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Managing pain.
  • Preventing and reversing disease.
  • Increasing energy.
  • Decreasing
  • nflammation. 
  • Enhancing immunity.
  • Reducing allergies. 
  • Strengthening bones and joints.
  • Providing relief from fatigue.
  • Improving sleep.
  • Relieving anxiety and depression.
  • Helping patients return to normal activities after surgery.
  • Helping patients recover faster from injuries.
  • Helping patients manage pain better.
  • Helping patients reduce medication use.
  • Addressing environmental toxins.
  • Improving the quality of life.
  • Helping patients live longer.

There are several reasons why functional medicine may be beneficial to you. First, it provides a different perspective on health and wellness. Instead of just looking at the symptoms, functional medicine looks at the entire patient—their diet.

Contact The Karlfeld Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to see how Functional Medicine may help you.

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