What is functional medicine? Well, functional medicine, I jokingly tell people, is like grandma medicine. Your grandma didn’t have money or availability of doctors every time they had something wrong, she a home remedy for everything. Functional medicine is the science behind grandma medicine. Why did grandma tell you to soak your foot in Epsom salt when you had a swollen foot or a sprained ankle? Epsom salt has magnesium, and magnesium helps get rid of pain and swelling. There’s a scientific reason for everything that got handed down from our grandmas.
Functional medicine is what you think you should be getting when you go to the doctor. When you go to the doctor, you’d like to get an answer as to what is the cause of the problem. Unfortunately, in today’s medicine where pharmacology and the big drug companies are in charge of medicine, we no longer have the ability to treat the problem. You just get pills to treat the symptoms. At Agilus, we don’t treat symptoms. Instead, we treat the cause of the problem and try to correct it. Functional medicine basically means food and lifestyle changes are your medicine. We know that an extra hour of sleep, an extra 15 to 30 minutes of activity, and moving around and getting off of the couch is better for you than taking a pill. At Agilus, we have a little something for everybody. You don’t need a physician’s referral, all you have to do is give us a call.