Functional and Naturopathic Medicine
Functional Medicine is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It relies on a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and uses that information to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
Naturopathic Medicine is a health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal
health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage an individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of Naturopathic Medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.
Areas of focus include: autoimmunity, fertility, hormone imbalance, gastrointestinal complaints, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.
Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.
Personalized Dietary Plans
Eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid certain health problems. Your diet can also have a profound effect on your mood and sense of well-being. Studies have linked eating a typical Western diet—filled with processed meats, packaged meals, takeout food, and sugary snacks—with higher rates of depression, stress, anxiety, and most chronic diseases.
Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, cooking meals at home, and reducing your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates, may help to improve mood and lower your risk for health issues. If you have already been diagnosed with a health problem,a personalized dietary plan can help to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life.
Body Composition Testing by BIA
Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis or Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA) is a method of assessing your body composition, the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass. It is an integral part of a health and nutrition assessment.
Research has shown that body composition is directly related to health. A normal balance of body fat is associated with good health and longevity. Excess fat in relation to lean body mass, altered body composition, can greatly increase your risks for cardiovascular disease diabetes, and more. BIA allows for early detection of an improper balance in your body composition, which fosters earlier intervention and prevention. BIA also provides a measurement of fluid and body mass that can be a critical assessment tool for your current state of health.
Other Services Available on Site:
Multiple other providers are located on site to provide further whole body care. These services include Chiropractic, Massage, Kinesio Taping, Muscle Testing, and More...
Focused Health & Wellness Center
Dr. Michelle Eddy (Chiropractor)
Kathy Storkamp (Massage Therapist)