Functional Medicine Specialist

Replenish Health & Wellness Center

Holistic, Anti-Aging, and Functional Medicine located in Long Island, NY

Restore your body’s natural function at Replenish Health & Wellness Center in Long Island, New York. The team uses a functional medicine approach, which combines Eastern and Western therapies to address the underlying causes of disease. A functional medicine approach can heal you spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally as it digs deeper than just your surface symptoms. Call the office or book an appointment online to take advantage of this comprehensive approach to health and wellness.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

At Replenish Health & Wellness Center, you get an integration of the best medical practices to achieve health. Functional medicine is a patient-centered approach to wellness.

While conventional medicine treats conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or low thyroid with medication, functional medicine takes into account all the potential factors that may be contributing to your condition. This includes lifestyle habits, nutrition, and emotional health.

By looking for the root cause of disease, functional medicine approaches give you a better chance at healing. Conventional medicine is oriented toward acute care; treatments stop urgent symptoms and may prevent an immediate crisis. However, it lacks a long-term approach that assesses why the symptoms arose in the first place, and it enables them to resume in the future.

What are the underlying principles of functional medicine?

The functional medicine model looks at each person as an individual. You have a unique genetic and biochemical blueprint. Instead of treating your disease, a functional medicine approach treats you as a whole. Treatments aim to harness the normal healing mechanisms of the body.

Based in science, functional medicine recognizes that your health and what’s going on with one organ system or area of your body isn’t happening in isolation. Your body and overall health are based on a complicated network of relationships. Functional medicine holds that you have to address the person as a whole to treat the disease and achieve comprehensive wellness.

At Replenish Health & Wellness Center, the functional medicine team recognizes that your body is intelligent and can self-regulate. You can prevent most of the diseases of aging if given the opportunity through the right nutrition and support. Complete health occurs when you experience vitality — not just the absence of disease symptoms.

How is functional medicine put into practice?

At Replenish Health & Wellness, your provider takes a lot of time to get to know you as a person and as a patient. They listen to your health history and your lifestyle habits, and they look at any potential connections in your environment, genetics, and lifestyle that may contribute to disease and feelings of unwellness.

What types of conditions can be treated with functional medicine therapies?

If you have an acute problem such as appendicitis or a major accident, conventional medicine is the treatment to seek. But conventional medicine is less effective when it comes to chronic, complex health issues that include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Mental illness

When you need more care and support than you’re getting with conventional medicine, seek help from the functional medicine providers at Replenish Health & Wellness Center. Call the office or book an appointment using this website for your appointment today.

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