Have you been treated for a chronic disease, only to find out that the treatment had no effect? That’s because your doctor was treating a symptom, not the cause of your disease. David Jensen, DO, is a Utah- and Arizona-licensed practitioner who practices functional medicine through his telehealth services at MiracleMed Wellness. Functional medicine flips disease treatment on its head. It gets at the heart of the problem. Find out more today about functional medicine and Dr. Jensen’s concierge services by booking an appointment online or over the phone.
Functional medicine is an alternative method of chronic disease treatment. It’s based on two ideas: 1. A medical condition has many possible root causes, and 2. One cause can trigger many medical conditions. Diseases like asthma, diabetes, and arthritis respond well to being diagnosed and treated this way.
Dr. Jensen is a functional medicine provider. He gets to the heart of health problems rather than merely treating the surface symptoms.
Functional medicine strives to answer the question, what is the root cause of this problem? Its principles include:
Functional medicine treats a person, not a disease. Treatments and care plans center around the patient — their personal history, current circumstances, family, etc. This allows Dr. Jensen to look past the symptoms and get to the root cause of the disease.
Functional medicine focuses on supporting the natural healing functions of the body.
Functional medicine draws on the latest medical research to better understand the relationships and connections inside your body.
Practitioners of functional medicine believe that health is a state of vitality, not the simple absence of disease.
Functional medicine acknowledges that the body is capable of self-regulation and can balance the body, mind, and spirit.
Functional medicine is growing in popularity as more people seek to become the healthiest that they can.
The fundamental difference between conventional medicine and functional medicine is the focus. Conventional medicine focuses on the symptoms of a disease, and treatment is, to some extent, homogenized, centering around a doctor’s specialties.
Functional medicine focuses on the individual person and their biochemical makeup, taking a preventive approach to ongoing health and vitality.
While conventional medicine treats the outward symptoms, functional medicine seeks to identify and treat from the inside out. The approach to each means that conventional medicine works best for acute illness and pain. Functional medicine, on the other hand, works to provide permanent relief from chronic disease.
Dr. Jensen’s concierge medical care offers you the opportunity to take complete control of your health and well-being. Functional medicine appointments are done in patient homes where Dr. Jensen can learn about your habits, diet, and lifestyle. You benefit from a meaningful patient-doctor relationship and appointment times that work on your schedule.
Schedule an appointment at MiracleMed Wellness today. Call or book through this website.