Does your body feel like a mystery to you at times? Like it is the enemy instead of your friend? The truth is, it is not your enemy, it’s just in trouble and struggling to normalize. The body is specifically designed to heal itself, but often times it is unable to without assistance because it is compromised. This is where functional medicine comes in. We use a comprehensive approach to care, viewing you as a whole rather than a set of symptoms. This means that we don’t rely on the quick “fixes” of traditional medicine; we utilize health testing and our many years of experience to hear what your body is saying about your health concerns to ensure that we are treating your issue from the source, not just putting a bandaid on them. When the source or root cause is determined we can then go in and assist it with a specific unique plan. Helping it to once again to feel like your friend.
What is Functional Medicine?
In many ways, functional medicine is the opposite of your experiences with traditional medicine. When you have gone to the doctor in the past, chances are, you saw your physician for maybe 10 minutes, they wrote you a prescription, and then they sent you on your way. This might make you feel better for a brief period of time before you find yourself struggling with the same issues as before.
Functional medicine takes a very different approach. We use science to determine the root cause of your chronic disease and to treat the underlying issues, not simply the symptoms. We offer a patient-centered approach, so you never feel like we are just focusing on one condition as a reflection of your overall health. Through an extensive series of tests, we are able to isolate the source of the problem and from there, build a treatment plan that is unique to you and your needs.
St. Charles: The Pride of the Fox
At Naperville Integrated Wellness, we’re thrilled that residents of St. Charles choose us as their preferred functional medicine facility in Illinois. St. Charles is a wonderful place to call home where you can take a leisurely stroll along the Fox River or go shopping in the bustling downtown area. We’re happy whenever we get the chance to head over to the Arcada Theatre for a movie or to Pottawatomie Park for a round of golf, and it’s delightful when St. Charles residents come visit us at our wellness clinic in Naperville.
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Functional Health Testing in St. Charles
Any functional medicine treatment begins with testing. Without testing, we cannot determine what’s truly happening in your body. The exact tests we use will be determined by your specific needs, but here are some of the tests that we can offer
- Hormone testing
- Blood tests
- Food sensitivity testing
- Stool analysis
- Saliva testing
- Neurotransmitter testing
- Nutrient testing
- Detoxification capacity
Functional Medicine Treatments in St. Charles
From your test results, we are able to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs. What that treatment looks like will vary, but a cornerstone of our treatment lies in health coaching. We can help you by advising lifestyle and nutritional changes that can address your specific problem based on your labs and Dr. Sexton’s findings. These changes become habits and these habits are what ultimately move ones life back in the direction towards optimal health.
If you’re looking for a way to address your health concerns that doesn’t just try fix your problems with a pill, we are more than happy to help. Contact Naperville Integrated Wellness for functional medicine in St. Charles.