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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is an integrative and patient-centered approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of illness. Instead of merely treating symptoms, functional medicine seeks to understand how various systems in the body are interconnected and aims to restore balance and optimal function. Practitioners of functional medicine collaborate with patients to explore genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that may contribute to health issues. By considering the whole person, functional medicine aims to create personalized treatment plans that empower individuals to achieve and maintain optimal health. This approach often involves a combination of lifestyle modifications, nutrition, supplements, and other therapeutic interventions tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote natural healing. Based on the concept of balancing the body's vital energy, known as Qi, acupuncture is believed to restore harmony to the body's energy pathways, addressing various physical and mental health issues. This holistic approach has been used for centuries to alleviate pain, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. Acupuncture is often sought after for its benefits in managing conditions such as chronic pain, migraines, and stress-related disorders. It is a safe and minimally invasive therapeutic technique that is increasingly recognized and utilized worldwide.

Common conditions I treat: Pain, autoimmune conditions, arthritis, post-surgery healing, fertility, pregnancy symptoms, digestive issues, headaches/migraines, sleep issues, stress, anxiety/depression. 

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