Anyone with a chronic health condition such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis is probably taking traditional medicines that were prescribed by a physician. However, there are excellent benefits to visiting a doctor who customizes treatments for each patient to target under causes for an illness. Specialists in functional medicine treat the entire body and mind of a patient, instead of only treating a disease. Considered an alternative type of medicine by mainstream physicians, functional medical care tries to solve problems that occur in a patient's immune, endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.
While traditional medicine permits canned treatments for patients, functional medicine customizes a plan for each individual. Not only to alleviate the symptoms of a medical condition, but to get to the root of the problem. An early treatment for a chronic condition may include detoxification to remove a buildup of toxins from the patient's bloodstream, muscles and bones. Some of the methods used to clear toxins from the body include colon cleansing or a change in diet. A physician may recommend various types of diet and / or the use of supplements to remove a buildup of intestinal toxins, customized to fit your lifestyle and circumstances.
Dietary therapy is another way to treat a patient without traditional prescription medications. Improving a patient's daily nutrition also helps to improve the body's natural immunity to resist diseases that often become chronic. Diet plans that include variety and plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein are often advised to replace lost nutrients in the patient's body. Since each individual has different dietary needs and might just not know how to address them, plans that are carefully developed after the thorough examination of a patient, their symptoms, their current diet and so forth, can in itself make a world of difference.
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine that uses the essences of plants, including flowers and herbs, diluted in distilled water. Additional homeopathic remedies are made from animal products or minerals to balance the body's systems in order to improve natural immunity. One important goal is for patients to have an immune system that resists acute and chronic illnesses.
There are so many ways to apply non-traditional medicine with astonishing effect. Having someone guide you and mentor you through the seemingly complex process of healing can make all the difference. Backed by years of training and research, the right doctor can show you which lifestyle changes will address the triggers of your health concerns, so quickly cutting right to the core of the problem and eliminating it.