Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a major problem in America today that affects the daily activities of people of all ages, not only adults, but also for children and adolescents.
The Traditional Medicine Approach
Your family doctor has probably struggled with combating your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome because its symptoms are wide ranging and subjective. Headaches, muscle pain, fainting, mood swings, digestive issues, palpitations, a sore throat . . . these are just a few of the symptoms suffered by people with Chronic Fatigure Syndrome, but they are also symptoms suffered by individuals with a host of other conditions or acute illness.
Since the traditional medicine has not yet identified a key indicator for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, there are no medications currently prescribed as the cure-all for this syndrome. This is particularly difficult since the traditional model of medicine is to identify the symptom and prescribe medication to counteract that symptom.
Many physicians take a "team approach" to treatment. You might first see your primary care physician who refers you to certain specialists depending on your symptoms, and you may even be referred to a licensed counselor to assist with the emotional component of the stress placed on your body.
How Functional Medicine Is Different
The field of Functional Medicine has experienced incredible breakthroughs over the past few years due to its focus on Functional Blood Chemistry. Researchers have discovered specific biological markers in your blood stream that help to pinpoint the root cause of the symptoms. This allows the doctors at the Institute for Functional Health to narrow their focus on solving the underlying cause of the symptom.
Based on the results of your lab work, our doctors will customize a gameplan for you to eliminate the numerous symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Symptom. Our patients have already proven that this non-medicated and non-invasive treatment plan is the elusive cure for you to re-gain your energy and passion for an active lifestyle with friends and family.
Cindy presented to our office with wanting to get in shape before she retired from her career and entered the next phase of her life. After her discovery day, we discovered out of control diabetes, an autoimmune problem and the necessity for some significant lifestyle changes. After a few short weeks, her blood sugar was normalized, she was able to lose weight and her energy was back. She is now off all her medications and excited to start her new retirement years. Great Job Cindy!!
Marcus came to our office in the same situation as millions of Americans. He was overweight and his diabetes was out of control. He had high blood pressure and cholesterol, and was taking medication for all of these conditions. But he had no energy and still felt bad despite his doctors telling him the medications were working. After just a few month into his transformation and Marcus has lost 50 lbs, he is off of all his medications and he feels better than he has in years. He can't believe the energy he now has, and Marcus now knows how to manage his own health for a new life!