This is the central question that drives us at Squirrel Hill Family Wellness Center. WHY does a specific person have a specific set of chronic health concerns? Our American healthcare system, while vitally important and second to none in addressing acute and urgent medical needs, is not inherently designed to answer the question of WHY. Complex chronic diseases do not just suddenly appear – they subversively arise from a dynamic imbalance of genetic, dietary, iatrogenic (medically induced), microbial, environmental, social, emotional and lifestyle factors that vary between individual people. We need a complimentary medical paradigm that specializes in identifying and re-balancing the myriad of underlying root cause factors from which illness arises.
Enter Functional Medicine!
Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting from the traditional “disease-centered” focus of modern medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms or diagnoses. Functional medicine is uniquely suited to uncovering and correcting these “root causes” of chronic disease with the ultimate goal being to prevent and reverse complex medical conditions - thus answering the question of WHY.
Through our highly personalized functional medicine approach, we help heal on a deeper level by cultivating wellness and properly tending to symptoms in order to uproot disease and harvest lifelong vitality.