At AIMA Functional Medicine, you can expect a patient-centered approach that takes into consideration your biological individuality. We utilize advanced functional diagnostic laboratory testing, the best of modern conventional medicine techniques (also called allopathic or Western medicine), and time-tested traditional medicine practices to identify and address the root cause of health concerns and to promote healthy longevity.
We believe in collaboration between doctors and patients, the power and practice of self-care, and a balance between work, rest, and leisure in promoting and maintaining health.
There is no higher honor than to be given the privilege of applying our skills to assist you in your well-being. While under our care, you will be treated as a unique individual, with a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to your concerns and adjusted as needed in accordance with your progress.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of a patient’s health concern rather than only addressing isolated symptoms.
It is based on the evidence that lifestyle habits are major contributors to chronic disease, and is highly patient-specific investigative medicine that takes a holistic perspective in understanding genetic, biochemical, environmental, social, and lifestyle factors that are responsible for the current functional state of the body.
Functional medicine is often utilized to address chronic disease and health concerns, but it is also utilized by well patients for prevention – to support lifelong health, wellbeing, and to promote healthy longevity.
Functional medicine and conventional medicine (also called allopathic or Western medicine) are both modern medical approaches used by clinicians to address health concerns. The difference between using the lens of conventional medicine or using the lens of functional medicine to address your concern is in the details. Functional medicine is a patient specific modern approach that addresses the root cause of functional imbalances that are underlying your concern – in addition to relieving your symptoms.
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine at AIMA blends the best of modern conventional medicine techniques with time-tested traditional medicine practices. We utilize an approach of integrative medical care that is centered on the patient’s needs and treats the individual (as opposed to treating a condition, symptom, or diagnosis). Integrative medicine incorporates holistic medicine, which makes use of the mind, body and spirit connection to promote wellness. It values healing as much as curing, and it affirms the importance of relationship, collaboration and choice in medicine.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve healthy longevity!
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