Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine services offered in Columbia, MD

What you eat has a profound impact on your overall health. At Dabbs Rehab Center of MD, the medical providers create a personalized, year-long functional medicine program to identify and treat the underlying cause of pain and illness. They are the only practice in the Columbia, Maryland, area to offer functional medicine solutions, so you can truly improve your health through your diet. Call Dabbs Rehab Center of MD to schedule a functional medicine consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine has two goals: to identify why or how an illness develops and to restore your health by addressing the root cause of disease.

Dabbs Rehab Center of MD offers functional medicine services to help people manage a range of illnesses, including:

  • Arthritis

  • Diabetes

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Autoimmune disease

  • Digestive issues

The providers work together to treat the underlying cause of disease rather than just masking its symptoms so that you can heal fully from the inside out.

What is involved in functional medicine?

The functional medicine services at Dabbs Rehab Center of MD focus on the healing power of nutritious foods. Certain foods trigger inflammation throughout the body, leading to chronic pain.

Many foods also contain pesticides, preservatives, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These ingredients can harm your long-term health and contribute to many chronic diseases.

The providers use lab testing to check your blood, urine, saliva, and pH chemical content before you start treatment to determine what nutrients you have you have too much or too little of in your body.

You can expect to incorporate more nutrient-rich foods into your daily diet, including leafy greens and whole grains. Dabbs Rehab Center of MD recommends a plant-based, vegan diet. They also offer products in the office, including Standard Process® products made with concentrated, organic whole foods.

How long does a functional medicine program last?

The Dabbs Rehab Center of MD providers create a year-long functional medicine program for you to follow. Typically, you come into the office about eight times over a two-week period. After your initial sessions, you schedule visits once or twice a month.

Many people begin feeling better by their fourth month in the program while following their personalized diet plan. When you complete your treatment plan, the providers once again test your saliva, blood, and urine to ensure you’re in balance, so your body can work optimally.

The providers can also suggest chiropractic care to keep your spine in alignment, improve your flexibility, and boost your blood circulation.

Call Dabbs Rehab Center of MD to schedule a functional medicine consultation or book an appointment online today.