Functional Medicine (FM) uses scientific data to assess and treat the biochemical imbalances in the body. FM follows a nutrition-based model that transforms you from the inside – out, and this can be profound.
Because you heal on the inside, FM is really an anti-aging medicine. Many chronic problems associated with aging arise so slowly the shifts in health are not noticeable, and before you know it, not feeling well becomes the new normal. If you have an autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalances or other chronic conditions, Functional Medicine is an especially good treatment model for you.
We find that adding acupuncture and mind-body exercises accelerates the process of giving the immune, circulatory, nervous and endocrine systems a boost towards normal function.
Acupuncture, with its proven effects, is known for adjusting imbalances – in this case imbalances of hormones and neurotransmitters.
Mind-body exercise that encourages body awareness through specific types of movement tones the nervous system through stretching the fascia and the nerves. Chief amongst these are tai ji and qi gong, but restorative yoga and some Pilates brings you there, too. You’ll usually get a qigong exercise with some instruction as part of your acupuncture session at Mountaintop Acupuncture.
Changing what you eat and some of your behaviors can reverse some of the effects of a bad diet, stress, and environmental toxins. Instead of dragging your body around, you’ll feel lighter, instead of having a brain fog, your thinking will be clearer, and instead of feeling mildly anxious all the time, you’ll feel more grounded.
With the right guidance and a little discipline, you can feel like your old self again! Whether you live near or far, if you want schedule a consult, send me an email.
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