Stop Chasing Symptoms: Functional Medicine is a Systemic Approach to Root Cause Treatments



Stop chasing symptoms! I can not tell you how many patients come in with a long list of medications… this is why I chose to practice Functional Medicine:⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 1. Functional medicine is investigative: Functional medicine treats symptoms by finding and addressing the root causes of the problem which leads to more profound and longer-lasting results. ⁠ ⁠ 2. Functional medicine is more holistic: Functional medicine treats the body as an interconnected whole, we know that in order to treat one part, all other parts must be addressed. FM is generally safer and treatments typically have fewer side effects, risks, or complications. Practitioners emphasize diet, lifestyle, supplements, and herbs, and seemingly unrelated conditions often will improve or resolve spontaneously in treatment. ⁠ ⁠ 3. Functional medicine is patient-centered vs. disease centered: This means that practitioners treat the patient and not the disease. We recognize the individuality of the patient, and we know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. In fact, patients with the same condition may get a completely different treatment based on the particular root cause, origin, or triggers of their condition. ⁠ ⁠ 4. Functional medicine is integrative: Functional medicine combines the best of allopathic and alternative treatments. It doesn’t exclude drugs and surgery when they’re necessary, but it does focus more on diet, lifestyle, supplements, and herbs⁠ ⁠ 5. Functional medicine is preventative: Functional medicine is guided by the ancient Chinese proverb, “The superb physician treats disease before it occurs.” ⁠ ⁠ Learn how #FunctionalMedicine, #acupuncture, natural medicines, and a good nutritional plan can help you regain and maintain your health: # sandiego #menopause #menieres #migraines #chronicmigraine #bellspalsy #autoimmune #autoimmunedisease #chronicfatigue #autoimmunewellness #invisibleillness #chronicpain #fibromyalgia #MECFS #chronicfatiguesyndrome #sjogrens #IBD #IBS #hashimotos #RA #rheumatoidarthritis #Lupus #MS #multiplesclerosis #MCAS #MCAD #Parkinsons #Alzheimers #spoonie⁠ ⁠ image source:⁠

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About Peter Lecke L.Ac., CFMP, Dipl.O.M.

Peter Lecke, MSTOM, L.Ac., CFMP, Dipl. O.M. is a California Acupuncture Board Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Functional Medicine practitioner. He is passionate about health, wellness, and practicing medicine with compassion and genuine connection. Peter specializes in the treatment of Auto-immune and Inflammatory disorders. He also has extensive experience treating all types of Acute and Chronic Pain Conditions as well as many other conditions such as: Digestive Health, Stress related conditions, Dermatological conditions, Lifestyle Changes, Women’s Health, and much more. Peter believes in the principle of facilitating good health by promoting and restoring balance and integration of the body's natural systems. He has helped hundreds of people enjoy good health and wellbeing with Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Functional Medicine…