About Functional Medicine
Conveniently located to serve Denver Metro, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs.
Functional medicine in Denver is a comprehensive patient-centered and science-based approach to healthcare. This process utilizes the principles of epigenetics, nutritional science, and genomics to restore optimal health and wellbeing. Functional medicine can stop the progress of chronic health issues before they become serious or even terminal.
A functional medicine approach focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of health problems rather than simply treating the symptoms. It seeks to understand the unique biochemical and genetic makeup of each patient. It also takes into account the patient’s environment, lifestyle, and diet, evaluating the ways in which these factors may be influencing their health.
With this information, a holistic treatment plan can be developed. This involves an emphasis on proper nutrition, along with a number of lifestyle and behavioral interventions.
Functional Medicine’s Custom-Tailored and Patient-Centered Approach
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment in functional medicine. At Spire Health Pathways, Dr. Crystal Dickerson utilizes a functional medicine approach, developing a personalized plan to address the health issues of each patient on an individual level.
A highly detailed review of your medical history is necessary for gathering crucial information about your health status. Dr. Dickerson will also take your environment, genetic makeup, and lifestyle into consideration.
When developing a holistic treatment plan, a collaborative approach is always taken. The patient’s voice is heard at every consultation, focusing on their needs and experiences. In-depth discussions encourage each patient to participate in the decision-making process, fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility. This empowers patients to take an active role in their health journey.
Functional medicine aims to provide long-term results rather than just temporary relief. Whereas traditional medicine often focuses on merely treating or managing symptoms, functional medicine digs deep into the interrelation of your body systems. It recognizes that the body’s complex digestive, hormonal, and immune systems can influence each other, thus the need for a more comprehensive and integrated treatment approach.
After all health factors have been assessed, interventions can be performed to prevent the onset of diseases and improve long-term health outcomes. Lifestyle changes can promote the body’s natural healing ability. Interventions include lifestyle modifications to improve sleep and nutrition, reduce stress levels, and promote emotional wellbeing.
Aside from conventional medical techniques, functional medicine also incorporates alternative modalities. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, mind-body techniques, and other complementary approaches may be recommended. The ultimate goal is to transform the body from the inside out while avoiding any unnecessary medications or treatments.
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Contact Spire Health Pathways today to schedule a one-on-one consultation and learn about the benefits of functional medicine in Denver. Find out more about how you can take a more active role in your journey to optimal wellness.
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“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patients in care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison