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Six Examples of Functional Medicine

At Vida Integrated Health, we bring together various healthcare specialists to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care. Our approach blends modern medical science with personalized care to address all patient health aspects. Here are a few ways functional medicine is implemented in our practice.
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Functional medicine is a revolutionary approach to healthcare, aiming to treat individuals as a whole rather than address isolated symptoms. At Vida Integrated Health, we bring together various healthcare specialists to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care. Our approach blends modern medical science with personalized care to address all patient health aspects. Here are a few ways functional medicine is implemented in our practice.

Personalized Nutritional Plans

Our Functional Nutrition team at Vida Integrated Health provides comprehensive services focusing on various aspects of lifestyle medicine. We cover everything from food and digestive health to sleep and exercise. By using advanced tools such as DEXA scans, monitoring glucose, and nutritional trackers, we create customized dietary plans for each patient.

Our team specializes in addressing conditions such as obesity, hormone-related weight gain, pre-diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and more. In the first consultation, we assess the patient’s diet, sleep, activity, and stress levels to create a personalized plan. This plan may include nutrient prioritization, additional lab tests, and meal planning. The goal is to rebalance physiological functions through nutrition, correcting imbalances due to deficiencies, poor digestion, malabsorption, bacterial overgrowth, and chronic inflammation.

Mindfulness and Stress Management

At Vida, we integrate mindfulness and stress management techniques as foundational elements. Finding a comprehensive approach like this in regular medical settings can be uncommon. Our physicians guide patients in practices that include mindfulness exercises, stress reduction techniques, and emotional wellness. These practices aid in achieving a balanced state of health, reflecting our commitment to treating the whole person.

Advanced Diagnostic Testing

Vida uses advanced techniques such as VO2 max and sub VO2 max testing, DEXA scans, cardiovascular screenings, genetic analysis for neurodegenerative conditions, and blood tests for early cancer detection. This approach allows Vida’s team to delve into a patient’s genetic, metabolic, and biochemical status, uncovering the root causes of illness. By addressing these underlying causes, treatments can be tailored to each individual, moving beyond the one-size-fits-all solutions.

Regenerative Medicine

Vida Integrated Health’s functional medicine extends to regenerative medicine, focusing on healing from the inside out. Our musculoskeletal regenerative medicine program adopts a holistic approach to health. Techniques like Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy are used for joint and tendon healing. This technique offers patients non-surgical options to alleviate pain and improve function. PRP therapy can also emphasize the body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate, aligning with our commitment to providing comprehensive care solutions​​.

Emsella Chair Therapy

The Emsella chair therapy can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, improving urinary continence or sexual function. It is primarily used for those who have gone through menopause or prostate surgery. The Emsella chair uses stimuli to improve muscular contractility and blood flow, offering a non-invasive solution to enhance pelvic health and quality of life​​.

Anti-Aging

Vida Integrated Health offers Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, an anti-aging and medical treatment. This non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure uses the patient’s blood to promote cell regeneration and rejuvenation, especially in the skin. PRP therapy can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, improving skin texture and tone. It is also used for treating various conditions like arthritis, sports injuries, and hair loss.

Explore Functional Medicine at Vida

Functional medicine offers a new perspective on health and wellness, focusing on the individual. Unlike conventional medicine which often focuses on only treating symptoms, functional medicine aims to identify the root cause of a health concern and address it through a personalized and holistic approach.

At Vida Integrated Health, we are proud to be at the forefront of this approach, providing personalized and comprehensive patient care.

Contact us today to discover the possibilities of functional medicine and how it can aid you in your journey toward better health.

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