By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
We believe many illnesses are caused by the toxins in our foods and environment. Avoiding manufactured ingredients and pesticides reduces the amount of harmful substances entering our bodies. Replacing them with cleaner, more organically grown food and natural plant remedies aids the body in healing itself and preventing future disease. We offer comprehensive stool testing, breath testing, food allergy and sensitivity testing, and many other diagnostic testing options to get to the root cause of your family's health concerns.
Focusing on the wellness of your child, we look at all factors that contribute to their health. In a world where chronic health conditions are increasing in children, we aim to find the root cause of your child's health concerns. We believe parents know their child(ren) best. We will listen to your concerns and be your partner in care.
Common Conditions we treat:
We refuse to accept the answer there is nothing that can be done for a child with an autism spectrum diagnosis except external therapies. While there is no doubt these therapies are crucial to help kids on the spectrum, there is a growing body of research into multiple potential underlying contributors that are driving the autism epidemic:
Allergies and Eczema affect as many as 40% of children, and are the 3rd most common chronic disease among children. Unfortunately, the vast majority of kids that are treated for one of these conditions using the conventional medical model are only being treated at the symptom level, and no attempts are being made to discover and address the underlying cause of the illness.
We look at a number of factors influencing imbalanced immunity:
We strive to look at attention difficulties as a symptom of something else occurring in the body. Which could include:
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS), is a disorder seen in children after they experience a Group A Strep infection. PANS shares many of the same symptoms and markers as PANDAS — the key difference is that PANS doesn’t come from a prior strep infection. Common symptoms of PANS/PANDAS may include:
We will help you determine what triggers may be occurring and reduce symptoms for your child.
Headaches should not be common. If your child is consistently experiencing headaches or headache pains we will help to determine the triggers and cause. This may be addressed with:
Does your child have regular bowel movements? Complain often of belly pain?
Often an unhealthy gut goes unnoticed because the symptoms seem completely unrelated such as a skin condition, neurologic symptoms, immune dysfunction, etc., however, sometimes the symptoms are undeniably due to an issue within the GI tract and may result in constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain. We look at a number of factors that influence gut health including: Medications, Antibiotic and Steroid Use, Environmental and Dietary Factors.
Common GI related conditions we treat:
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417 INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
1335 E REPUBLIC RD, SUITE D, SPRINGFIELD, MO 65804