What is Functional Medicine?

Elk River, MN Functional Medicine

Elk River, MN Functional medicineYour health is your most precious asset, and we work hard to help our Elk River patients regain and maintain their health through functional medicine.

While traditional medicine focuses on treating the symptoms of chronic conditions, functional medicine means taking a bigger-picture approach. It involves looking at the patient’s life in its entirety in order to figure out what factors are negatively impacting them the most, thereby deciding how to deal with them in an effort to obtain better health. It may be genes and hormones causing their issues, their behaviors and lifestyle choices, or even their environment. Sometimes, it is a combination of all three.

Put simply, functional medicine is a patient-centered approach to treatment, rather than being disease or condition-centered. Essentially, it requires creating a treatment plan designed to attack health issues at the source(s) specific to the individual, which offers the best chance of creating a permanent health solution.

Conditions We Treat in Elk River, MN

Dr. John Larson has worked with many patients over the years. Functional medicine can help with conditions that are chronic in nature, which means that they are generally issues that are long-term and likely impact most every aspect of a person’s life.

Here are just some of the conditions Dr. John Larson has had success in treating:

With functional medicine care by Dr. John Larson, chronic conditions can often be caught in their early stages, thereby increasing the likelihood of either reversing their effects or, minimally, stopping them from progressing. This means better health in the long run, potentially increasing a person’s quality of life dramatically.

If you're ready to try a natural solution to your chronic health issues Dr. John Larson is here in Elk River, MN to help. Give our office a call today at (763) 241-5436 to make an appointment.