What is Functional Medicine?

Have you taken the path of traditional medicine and found that it has done nothing to improve your health? This is an unfortunately common experience. Many people spend years in and out of doctor’s offices trying to figure out the source of their health woes. They may spend some time feeling temporarily better with the help of medication, but inevitably, the problem returns. Functional medicine is the science of preventing and treating chronic diseases by identifying the root cause and addressing the issue at its source. We determine this by utilizing specific specialized lab testing unique to the individuals needs.  Functional medicine is not a cookie cutter approach, it is a individual approach that treats the whole person, not just their symptoms.

Naperville: A Great Place to Call Home

When it comes to cities in Illinois, there is no better place than Naperville to call your home. As a suburb of Chicago, we have access to everything you could want from a big city, while living in a much quieter, more idyllic locale. Visitors often describe our historic downtown district with words like “charming” and “quaint,” and we can’t say we disagree. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on Centennial Beach or strolling and taking in the sites on the Naperville Riverwalk, there are so many reasons why we are proud to call this lovely city home.

Functional Medicine Services in Naperville

Functional Health Testing in Naperville

Functional medicine starts by understanding the source of your health problems. The way we determine this is through testing and analysis of your results. Some tests that we may perform include blood tests, hormone evaluations, food sensitivity testing, urinalysis, stool testing, and neurotransmitter testing to name a few. These tests give us the information we need to provide you with treatment from a naturopathic, holistic perspective.

Functional Medicine Treatment in Naperville

Once we have received your test results, we are able to analyze and determine the best course of treatment. We will often offer health coaching to help you implement lifestyle modifications that can positively impact your health condition. The purpose is not a temporary fix, it is to create new positive habits that help you reclaim your health for the rest of your life.  For example, we recommend dietary changes based on your food sensitivity testing which address the underlying issues that cause your ailment. Whether you are looking for treatment for IBS, food sensitivities, thyroid disease, migraines, or other chronic health problems, we utilize functional medicine to offer a natural solution.

What We Have to Offer at Naperville Integrative Wellness

At Naperville Integrated Wellness, we believe you deserve the best healthcare we can provide. We partner with you for your care so that you can take an active role in your health. If you are looking for healthcare professionals who will treat you as a whole person, not just a set of symptoms, contact our functional medicine facility in Naperville!