INTEGRATIVE FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
Integrative Functional Medicine is based upon a model of health and wellness, as opposed to a model of disease. Duke University’s Center for Integrative Medicine describes integrative medicine as “the practice of medicine that focuses on the whole person and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.”
Integrative Functional Medicine combines state-of-the-art, conventional medical treatments with other carefully selected therapies shown to be effective and safe to perform root cause analysis of a medical condition. The goal is to unite the best conventional medicine has to offer with other healing systems and therapies derived from cultures and ideas both old and new to treat at the core of the displayed symptoms.
The Integrative Functional Medicine model recognizes the critical role the practitioner-patient relationship plays in a patient’s overall healthcare experience, and it seeks to care for the whole person by taking into account the many interrelated physical and nonphysical factors that affect health, wellness, and disease, including the psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of people’s lives.
The practice philosophy of Rocky Mountain Comprehensive Health incorporates the Integrative Functional Medicine model of care: assessing the whole person to determine the underlying cause of illness, addressing both health promotion and well as symptom management.
Frequently, chronic conditions such as acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, digestive disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and chronic fatigue can be resolved with an Integrative Functional Medicine approach to patient care when traditional medical treatments have failed to address the underlying problems or imbalances.
Rocky Mountain Comprehensive Health combines the best of traditional and alternative medicine approaches. Call us today at 303.731.0525 to schedule your appointment and experience total vitality and wellness!