Have you been told that if you have an autoimmune condition, your only option is to manage the symptoms with medications and hope for the best? Are you stuck with fatigue, pain, and a life you didn’t sign up for?
Unlike conventional medicine, our Functional Medicine approach focuses on getting to the root causes of disease.
Simply put, functional medicine focuses on finding and healing the root causes of your chronic illness and looks at your health with the whole person in mind.
At Integrative Health Matters, we are constantly looking for the deeper underlying reasons why you don’t feel well. We look at your whole health history to find the source of what’s causing your symptoms and what triggered your autoimmune condition in the first place. And, functional medicine doctors know what needs to be done for your body to heal safely (so you finally start feeling better).
A functional medicine doctor treats autoimmune disease differently than conventional medicine. Instead of only using medications to manipulate the immune system and mask the symptoms, we are focused on getting to the root cause and reversing the process of autoimmunity.
There are several common things that trigger autoimmune conditions (regardless of which condition you may have). It may be easier than you think to discover which ones are making you feel so bad.
And, although medications may be a necessary and important part of your treatment plan, they’re not the only solution for helping you feel your best.
Functional medicine is focused heavily on each individual’s food and lifestyle intervention needs. But it also places great emphasis on whole-person healing and addresses your spiritual and emotional health as well.
“When I found Integrative Health Matters, I was a year into what I would later discover — with their help — was Lyme Disease. They truly do care for their patients and are more than happy to discuss and brainstorm with them rather than just throw pills at the problem. I am so grateful for their continued support through my treatment, they truly are invaluable.”
-Stephanie Armstrong, IHM Patient
If you have any of these symptoms on a regular basis, please don’t ignore them, hoping they’re nothing serious or that they’ll just go away on their own.
When you treat your autoimmune disease with functional medicine, you can slow the progression of your condition and have fewer symptoms so your body can heal.
We’d love to see your health improve and get back to enjoying your life again.