Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine services offered in Gulfport, MS

At Remedy Clinic, we love to help our head and neck pain patients with their mental, physical and emotional well-being. Functional medicine is a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. This comprehensive method to prevention, health and well-being helps restore optimal function of the patient while being a vital partner to conventional medicine. Book a consultation today by phone or click online - and start feeling better! 

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an addition to conventional treatments where it targets the root cause of your health condition. Many times, symptoms mask the underlying problem and some pharmaceuticals focus on only treating the symptoms. 

That’s why the Remedy Clinic team spends time exploring and identifying the cause of your issue so it can be properly diagnosed and addressed. 

Functional medicine also looks at your health and wellness from various standpoints. It offers a systems biology approach to addressing the intersections of your physical, emotional, and mental health. When visiting Remedy Clinic, the team creates a personalized care plan after a thorough evaluation.

You can rely on them to help target the root cause of any health issue you might have to ultimately give you a healthy and more meaningful life.  

What does a functional medicine plan involve?

At Remedy Clinic, the team’s functional medicine practices help you make beneficial changes to enhance your health and overall well-being.

Dr. Elenbaas and the team customize functional medicine care plans according to your needs. Your plan might include:

  • Diet modification
  • Stress reduction therapies
  • Exercise program
  • Physical Therapy
  • Promote good sleeping habits
  • Physician referral
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy

Your plan may also include nutritional counseling that focuses on a nutrient-rich diet, with anti-inflammatory foods and high-quality supplementation, which you can follow regularly.

Your provider at Remedy Clinic offers a lifestyle medicine approach using evidence-based behavioral interventions that can help prevent, manage, and treat chronic diseases.

Your provider monitors your health along the way with follow-up visits to ensure you have continued success with improving your health and wellness.

How should I prepare for my first functional medicine visit?

When you visit Remedy Clinic and are interested in lifestyle modification, the certified functional medicine specialist aims to provide measurable results with a personalized care plan. During your initial appointment and consultation, your provider evaluates your health as it relates to your pain and discomfort. 

Many chronic pain patients also suffer from poor-quality sleep and depression. All of these conditions can be exacerbated by a sedentary lifestyle, improper nutrition, stressful home or work life, plus toxin and pathogen exposure. They discuss these areas of your life and help you navigate to improve upon them. They may recommend:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or psychotherapy
  • Health coach
  • Nutritionist
  • Exercise routine
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Tobacco, alcohol or drug cessation programs
  • Lab testing

To learn more about functional medicine and how it can benefit you, reach out to the friendly office staff at Remedy Clinic by phone or use the convenient online scheduling tool today.