At Integrative Health Center of California, the focus is on Functional Medicine and Chiropractic Care. Functional medicine is a unique approach to health that addresses the cause of health problems rather than chasing symptoms, like traditional medicine. Incorporating the care of the whole person through nutrition, neurology, endocrinology, immunology and exercise, and always asking the question, “Why are you sick?” is our goal. We focus on finding the root of the health problem instead of masking symptoms to temporarily make you feel better.
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Benefits of Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine improves the functional core of a patient by restoring balance to a dysfunctional system. Functional Medicine is helpful in managing complex, chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, mental illness and auto-immune disorders like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Treating back and neck pain is only a smart part of what chiropractors are really capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but also deal with more significant issues like fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
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Why Functional Medicine?
- What is Functional Medicine?
- How is Functional Medicine Different?
- Why Do We Need Functional Medicine?
- Conditions Managed by Functional Medicine?
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is All About You!
Your Story, Your Lifestyle, Your Health. Functional medicine is an evolution in the practice of modern medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of today. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of unhealthy symptoms.
How is Functional Medicine Different?
The focus of functional medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, the practitioner brings the patient into the discovery process and tailors treatments that address the individual’s unique needs.
An integrative, science-based healthcare approach
Functional medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning. Read More
Why Do We Need Functional Medicine?
Our society has experienced a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. The system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care, the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that is of short duration and in need of urgent care, such as appendicitis or a broken leg. Physicians apply specific, prescribed treatments such as drugs or surgery that aim to treat the immediate problem or symptom. Read More
Conditions Managed by Functional Medicine?
How you can find a Functional Medicine practitioner?
Functional Medicine is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn more about how nutrition and proper diet to can help them live fuller, healthier lives. Patients who are receiving medical treatments that affect their nutritional status, such as chemotherapy, can also benefit from nutritional counseling to support their healing. Read More
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Why Chiropractic Care?
- What is Chiropractic Care?
- Chiropractic History
- Tips for Chiropractic Care
- Conditions Managed by Chiropractic Care?
- Chiropractic FAQs
What is Chiropractic Care?
Taking A Natural Approach To Healing
Chiropractic Care is another way of looking at and treating the human body as a complete system. The body is naturally self-healing. The body is completely controlled by the brain via the spinal cord and a vast complex of nerves. When this system is not functioning in perfect harmony, the overall performance of the human body suffers.
Chiropractic dates back to the time of Hippocrates?
Hippocrates believed that if the spine was misaligned, it greatly contributed to the health of an individual. The modern day school of chiropractic dates back to 1895, when Dr. Daniel Palmer adjusted a man that had lost his hearing 17 years prior. The story goes that prior to losing his hearing the man had heard something pop in his back. Upon the adjustment of the man’s misaligned vertebrae his hearing greatly improved. While the medical community criticized this new technique for healing the body, the people who followed in these footsteps found an amazing new way of dealing with illness and disease. Dr. Palmer’s theories… Read More
Tips for Chiropractic Care
Preventative Chiropractic Care?
Typically, most people wait until they are in pain before they do anything about it. The most common cause of disability in persons over 50 years of age is caused by spinal misalignment or trauma! If something is going to keep you from being active over the age of 50, it will be an issue related to the health of your spine. A majority of people experience significant low back pain during their life and about a third will have to deal with neck pain at some point. Preventative chiropractic care is able to improve your overall quality of life and optimal wellness.
Conditions Managed by Chiropractic Care?
The most common types of primary headaches are migraines and tension-type headaches. One direct source is from muscle weakness in the neck and shoulders causing vertebrae misalignments in your neck, resulting in pain. The majority of all headaches originate from the neck.
Joint dysfunction occurs when full movement is restricted in the naturally moving parts. Dysfunctional can be caused by an trama or injury, bad posture, overuse/underuse of a joint, and muscle weakness. Joint dysfunction causes pain and discomfort in the joint and to the muscles around the joint.
What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?
Most patients learn about chiropractic cre through friends recommendation or the internet. Maybe you’re just tired or living with pain and chiropractic sounds like a great option especially when the alternatives could be risky surgery with questionable results. Either way, your first visit to the chiropractor will include a conversation and paperwork discussing your health history, the nature of your current health condition, and what you hope to gain through your visit. More often than not, your first visit will provide immediate relief from some symptoms.
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