Many people are learning the benefits of working with a Functional Medicine practitioner. Of course, its elements have existed throughout time, but more recently the term has come to stand for an overall health focus instead of simply minimizing disease.
Dr. Ryan Han is a leading Functional Medicine Specialist in Elgin, IL. Dr. Han is focused on you—the patient—and not on what his own agenda may be. He thinks outside the box with a goal of true, natural healing of your body, and not just treating symptoms. Further, when a patient is properly listened to, treated, and cared for, the reduced stress and frustration alone can benefit all elements of the process.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is a preventive/pro-active philosophy instead of a reactive mindset that just wants to stop pain and symptoms. A key element of Functional Medicine is looking at the body as one intertwined system. The Functional Medicine approach seeks to to identify and understand the underlying or root causes of a disease.
Functional Medicine Examples
For example, if you have a headache, it may not be your head that is the source—it could be your neck. Leg pain may have a source at your back. Therefore, a doctor with a traditional “fix it” healthcare philosophy might first x-ray your knee. The doctor might leave you in the hands of his tech and nurse, and not even talk to you until the end of your appointment. A functional medicine doctor would instead ask you questions, test your flexibility, and see what other areas of your body “trigger” the knee pain. He will learn as much from you as he’ll teach you, especially in the early appointments of this program.
Conditions Which May Benefit from Functional Medicine:
- Autoimmunity Support
- Food/Seasonal Allergies Support
- Gluten Sensitivity Support
- Thyroid Support
- Fibromyalgia/Chronic Pain Support
- Female Health Support
- Digestive Issues Support
If you are chronically ill or have chronic symptoms that are not responding to traditional care, functional testing is a great place to start. Here are a few examples of the tests we preform:
Comprehensive Blood Test
The patient will receive a 15 page detailed report that includes: Online patient symptom survey, summary of primary findings, color coded test results, lifestyle and dietary recommendations, and individualized supplement recommendations.
Test for Intestinal Permeability.
Comprehensive Food Allergy
Testing for 90 or 180 Food Allergies.
Test for 29 Different Pathogens.
GI Map Test(Stool test)
Non-Metal, Mold, and Heavy Metal Toxicity are 3 different tests that can reveal a host of compromises to your health.
If you’d like to start an Integrative Medicine program with Dr. Han or if you’ve been searching for functional medicine near you, contact us here, or call (847) 873-3265.
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