Personalized Medicine supports body’s natural ability to heal
Two local medical professionals recently opened Well Beyond Personalized Medicine, which is a customized approach to health care — uncovering the root cause of medical conditions a patient may be suffering from.
Functional Medicine uses an approach to a patient’s symptoms that hopes to uncover the root causes to support the body’s natural ability to heal.
Cathy Wilson, CRNA, CNP at Well Beyond Personalized Medicine, says, “It’s different from conventional [medicine] because we ask different questions to patients, we are interested in the root cause of why you have an illness. We teach patients what you can do with your lifestyle, with your sleep, with your nutrition, with your stress management and then that is how we come up with a plan for them.”
This specialized form of healthcare optimizes health from the patient’s own body, factoring in genetics and health history. This may involve lab testing, using hormone therapy or food sensitivity testing to find the bottom line of health issues.
Melissa Aberle, CNP at Well Beyond Personalized Medicine, says, “We know that inflammation is the root cause of cancers and heart disease and autoimmune disorder, so if you can eliminate a lot of those highly inflammatory foods that your own body is sensitive to, they say in about 14 days, 80-90% of patients will notice a great improvement in their health.”
They are helping patients understand the importance of daily choices and how to change habits within both the mind and body to get on track for feeling their best.
Aberle says, “70-90% of chronic illness is attributable to lifestyle, if you are not taking care of that aspect, how can you truly get better.”
They take into account a patient’s entire system and how it all works together and are able to come up with a common denominator for improved wellness.
“But if we can give them hope and some healing, it goes a long way. It can change their whole life,” says Aberle.
They also have a nutritionist and health coach on hand to help with additional patient needs.
Their services also include IV vitamin infusion therapy, infrared sauna and diabetes prevention.
Wilson says, “We have a tendency to take that into account, your entire system, and look for the root cause of what is the common denominator here. Do you have reactivated infection, do you have an over abundance of inflammation? And then we can come up with a plan. Rather than sending you off we will help your body heal itself.”
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