Functional Medicine is an individualized approach to health that focuses on optimizing functioning of the body’s physiologic systems by correcting imbalances. It views the human body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties.
Because Functional Medicine is based on the idea that disease arises out of the sum of life’s experiences as they combine with each person’s unique genetics, treatment is personalized using diet, lifestyle, stress reduction and supplements for prevention and treatment of disease. At the BAND Center, Functional Medicine is an integrative way to both treat and assess.
Our assessment and treatment services include, but are not limited to:
- Holistic, Integrative Psychiatry
- Anti-Aging Services
- Biodynamic hormone replacement & supplements
- Psychotropic medical evaluations
Other areas of support offered by the BAND Center in conjunction with Functional Medicine are:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
mHBOT is a gentle, non-invasive medical treatment effective for a wide range of medical conditions. By increasing the perfusion of oxygen into the body at higher than normal pressure, mHBOT is able to oxygenate the entire body, even hard to reach areas. mHbot is an effect treatment for TBI and Post-Concussion Syndrome, chronic Lyme, stroke recovery, autism disorders, cognitive decline, and many other difficult to manage conditions.
Functional Thyroid Support
A dysregulated thyroid may be the cause of fatigue, weight loss, insomnia, depression, anxiety, mood swings, and can come with a host of uncomfortable and potentially debilitating symptoms. A comprehensive thyroid assessment and treatment can help patients regain control of their metabolism, emotions, mental clarity, energy, and weight.
A physical response to long term mental, emotional or physical stress, adrenal fatigue can affect the body in many ways. Sleep disturbances, chronic fatigue, trouble focusing, memory problems, mood swings, and many other physical symptoms can accompany adrenal fatigue. As life stressors are nearly impossible to avoid in the 21st century a comprehensive adrenal fatigue recovery program may be the best solution.
Bio-equivalent Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is one part of a holistic strategy for maintaining an optimal quality of life as we age. With hormone replacement we can experience more vitality while preventing many degenerative illnesses commonly associated with aging.
Individualized protocols based on your hormone levels and ratios are are excellent way to start balancing yourself. Through diet, lifestyle interventions, botanical formulas, supplements, and if necessary, bio-identical hormones, symptoms of your menopause or andropause should be decreased.
Genetic tests have been developed for many diseases. The most common tests look at single genes and are used to diagnose rare genetic disorders but currently a growing number of tests are being developed to look at multiple genes that may increase or decrease a person’s risk of common diseases, such as cancer or diabetes. These predictive gene tests are useful in both the prevention and improvement of your health.