You Need a Functional Medicine Practitioner!
Are you tired of talking about your symptoms, but no one is finding their causes? Do you want a doctor who really listens to you and knows the difference between simply suppressing or masking symptoms with band-aid solutions, and actually getting to the underlying root cause of your health issues? Someone who treats you with great care, concern, joy, laughter, and experience using holistic and natural approaches for health, wellness and prevention? Are you looking for a place where the patient and doctor are partners and collaborators? You could be looking for me, Dr. Carol Shwery, a Functional Medicine practitioner.
Getting to the Root
Focusing on underlying causes instead of just symptoms is the hallmark of Functional Medicine. It is patient-centered and addresses the entire person using a holistic, natural approach. It promotes health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease.
By really listening to learn as much as possible about the patient’s story, the practitioner and the patient collaborate together in the discovery process, then the practitioner tailors treatments that address the individual’s unique needs.
Functional medicine integrates modern western science and the latest laboratory diagnostic techniques with evidence-based wisdom of worldwide traditional natural health care systems. The practitioner then creates personalized programs utilizing therapeutic lifestyle changes, nutrition, therapeutic diets, movement exercises, botanical medicines, supplements, detoxification programs, and stress reduction techniques.
Health is Personal
Like your fingerprint, there’s no one else quite like you. There is no one cookie cutter approach for all people. The most effective health solution for you is one personalized to you and for you.
The Root causes and solutions are different for each person. Recognizing this, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
The Web of Interconnection
In looking for the root causes of health problems, Functional Medicine practitioners consider the complex web of interactions of physiological factors, history, and lifestyle that contribute to health and illness. Each person is unique, and is evaluated both by internal factors like mind, body and spirit, and by the interaction with the external environment, social factors and genetic factors that affect each person’s function and health.
To create real change, you need someone to put the pieces of your health puzzle together, find the true causes of your issues and then make your personalized specific action plan in a way that works for you and help you live it.
My mission is to help you get through the maze of deciding what to do and how to do it so that you reach your goals, together.