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Functional Medicine in O’Fallon

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Are you experiencing life-altering fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, brain fog, decreased libido, allergies, migraines or digestive disturbances? Perhaps you’re tired of being handed prescription after prescription and not getting any better. We’ve even had patients come in who were taking 20 medications for their conditions! And they realize they’re still sick and say there must be a better way to approach their health challenges.

There is, and we’re here to offer hope and help. At The Wellness Connection, we offer functional medicine (FM) that gets to the root cause of a health condition so it can be resolved naturally.

What Is Functional Medicine?

FM is a paradigm or perspective on health and illness that spans multiple healthcare disciplines. We have an array of professionals from various disciplines—medical doctors, chiropractors, nurses, dentists, psychiatrists, and psychologists—all practicing under the umbrella of functional medicine.

With FM, we seek to determine what areas of physiology are not functioning optimally and then help to support and improve those functions.

Getting to the Root

FM contrasts with the traditional Western medical model, which largely tries to manage symptoms by suppressing function with drugs and surgery rather than optimizing function or finding the underlying causes of illness.

In functional medicine, we seek to determine, for example, why a person has high blood pressure; there might be 25 reasons why that can happen. And it could be different for five people that have the exact same condition.

“So we’re trying to look at the functions of why the patient is not well, or not functioning where they want to be, and how can we help improve that function and restore their health,” said Dr. Anthony Pasek.

What to Expect On Your First Visit

Before your first appointment, you will need to complete detailed intake paperwork, allowing us to understand your health goals and concerns and begin a deep dive into your history. Additionally, bringing your medical records to your appointment can be extremely helpful. We add these to our patient portal and notes, allowing us to further customize your care plan and review them in preparation for your follow-up appointments.

At your first appointment, we will go through a big-picture overview of your health, discuss your concerns, and start to figure out how best to address them. We also want to help you achieve your health goals.

Delving Deeper Through Testing

To get to the cause of patients’ health challenges, we need to go deeper and look at all the angles. One of the angles we want to look at is any chemical imbalances or dietary or nutritional imbalances that disrupt function in the body.

So we can locate the imbalances, we provide thorough and affordable testing (typically starting with blood testing) and evaluation to determine the source of your condition. Our testing allows us to connect the dots of your health picture by providing comprehensive results that locate the root cause of your condition.

Customizing a Strategy

Once we get the results of your testing, we’ll guide you through your unique personalized treatment plan that starts with targeted lifestyle changes and a customized eating and nutritional supplement program. Our approach doesn’t just treat the symptoms but unwinds any imbalances or dysfunction in those systems.

As a result, the body ultimately heals, stays strong, and the symptoms go away. Perhaps best of all, with functional medicine, the body can heal itself without drugs or surgery.

Conditions That May Improve With FM

Here are some common conditions for which patients seek functional medicine:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • PMS
  • Depression
  • IBS
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Thyroid disorders

Book an Appointment

Experience the benefits of functional medicine with our $79 new patient special that can be conducted in person or online. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our four FM doctors!
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Functional Medicine O’Fallon MO | (636) 978-0970