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Functional Medicine

What Is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine focuses on the patient. This approach considers you as a whole person rather than an assortment of symptoms. With functional medicine, you, Dr. Sidhu, and the team at House of Healing work together to evaluate your overall health. Together, we address your condition with integrative therapies to encourage your body to heal itself.

You can expect to spend more time with a functional healthcare provider like Dr. Sidhu than you might usually spend with a doctor. You’ll also have time to ask questions. Dr. Sidhu spends time with you to educate you about your body and health. She aims to empower you to make the best health choices for a long, rewarding life.

As an integrative, holistic approach to health care, functional medicine may benefit many health conditions. This includes:

  • Metabolic dysfunction
  • Neurological disorders
  • Autoimmune conditions

At House of Healing, Dr. Sidhu incorporates elements of functional medicine in your treatment plan as appropriate.

Functional medicine generally includes comprehensive testing to identify underlying factors that affect your health. This includes:

  • Nutritional deficits
  • Inflammation
  • Hormonal imbalances

Once Dr. Sidhu identifies the root cause of your symptoms, she recommends targeted lifestyle changes and a combination of integrative treatments to heal your body, improve your wellness, and address any signs of poor health. These steps are designed to address the source of your health issue — not just mask the symptoms with medications.

You can expect to be a partner in your health journey with functional medicine. To gain the most from your therapy, make sure to follow through with Dr. Sidhu’s recommendations.

For example, your diet has a significant impact on your health and wellness. If Dr. Sidhu suggests some changes, whether it’s dietary changes or getting regular exercise, then making those changes can improve your overall health. In this way, you take an active role in improving the way you feel.

Find out more by calling House of Healing today or booking a consultation online.