Treating the disease may give symptomatic relief, but treating the whole child changes lives.
Functional Medicine Labs
Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. When we first meet with your family during our first consultation, we will get a great idea of what, if any, labs need to be run. FFWI works with specialty functional medicine lab companies that provide incredible information into Brain health, Gut Health, Immune System Dysfunction, and Metabolic Health. Here are just a few of the labs that we offer at FFWI to help provide a road map to your child's success.
- Neurotransmitter Testing
- Gene Analysis
- IGE/IGG Food Allergy and Sensitivity Testing
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis
- Micronutrient Testing
Acupuncture and Acupressure
Acupuncture, the use of fine, sterile needles guided into the body, is one of the world's oldest and most widely used therapies. In the United States acupuncture is typically thought of as a therapy to reduce pain and to reduce symptoms of chemotherapy induced nausea. However, for thousands of years people throughout the world have used acupuncture for Cardiovascular Health, Digestive Health, Mental and Emotional Health, Neurological Concerns, and Sexual Dysfunction. Even though Acupuncture is rarely painful, we understand that a child may be fearful of needles. Taking this into consideration, we use No-Needle Acupressure (finger pressure or cold laser along Acupuncture points) to ease the child’s mind.
Herbal Medicine and Nutraceuticals
Herbal Medicine is a medical system of using plants, minerals, and mushrooms. Herbal Medicine has been used in many cultures for thousands of years to improve upon a wide variety of health concerns and assist in bodily functions. Herbal remedies are taken in the form of liquid extracts, capsules, tablets, and teas. There are many medical research studies available showing the effectiveness of Herbal Medicine for a wide range of disorders.
Nutraceutical Supplementation is the use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other co-factors to assist the body's natural functions and bring the body back to homeostasis. Often we get great insight into what Nutraceuticals may assist your child through the Functional Medicine lab work. At FFWI we use only the highest quality Nutraceuticals available.
Food is the body's fuel. What you eat can play a major role in your physical, mental, and emotional health. Many times food by itself can improve many different ailments. We will put together a customized food plan just for you. Every individual is at a different place in their health. What may be great for one person to eat might not be as healthy for someone else. We can assist you in choosing the right foods for you!
Craniosacral Therapy was introduced to the world by Dr. John Upledger D.O. This gentle therapy removes skull, vertebrae, and fascia restrictions allowing for improvements in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Craniosacral Therapy has shown to be effective in many physical and mental dysfunctions by improving the brain's functioning capabilities. We also use Craniosacral Therapy here in our office to assist infants in the nursing process by removing connective tissue restrictions that may be inhibiting them from latching on properly to their mother.
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