Functional Medicine approach focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. The functional Medicine coaching approach is to help clients follow their doctors’ plans by offering tools and accountability and being there for them while the clients are implementing new lifestyle changes.
Our core values are the language of our soul. Some of the most chronic diseases represent a conflict between our values and the life we are living. While my coaching is grounded in the principles of Functional Medicine, my unique approach starts by helping you define your own purpose and vision for health & wellness. We do this by creating a Vision Board.
Together, with a clear sense of purpose, we will evaluate and improve your lifestyle choices of nutrition, exercise, sleep, rest & relaxation, and relationships. That’s why I call this purpose-driven coaching.
Why should I consider it
If you’ve been treated by a primary care doctor or are taking medications for a long-lasting illness without any positive change, functional medicine may be the answer. The most common conditions treated by functional means include diabetes, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, and chronic fatigue, among others. Practitioners can offer a customized plan for you with the ultimate goal of permanent relief; the focus is on the patient, not the symptoms.
What are some popular functional treatments?
- Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT): For both environmental and food allergens, SLIT (or “allergy drops”) involves the application of small doses of a liquid antigen taken under the tongue. The daily application aims to stop allergy symptoms after three to five years.
- Craniosacral Therapy: A hands-on therapy that relieves pain and tension by gentle manipulations of the skull.
- Infusion Therapy (Myer’s Cocktail): An intravenous vitamin and mineral formula of magnesium, B vitamins, and vitamin C to treat acute asthma, migraines, fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, and more.
- Infrared sauna: A type of sauna that uses heat and light to help relax and detoxify the body, clinically proven to help fight cancer, reduce blood pressure, and promote weight loss.