Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine
Treating the Whole Person
At North Texas Vitality, Dr. Fliedner’s focus is your best health. As a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with over 30 years of experience, he specializes in comprehensive wellness and healthcare for both men and women.
In his practice, Dr. Fliedner understands to bring substantive and long-term healing, he must treat the whole person by addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. He recognizes that the body’s systems are interconnected and that imbalances in one area can affect overall health and well-being.
Taking this holistic approach to healthcare, Dr. Fliedner can prevent chronic disease, improve overall health outcomes, and enhance the quality of life for his patients.
He accomplishes this holistic approach by practicing two forms of medicine alongside traditional methods: integrative medicine and functional medicine.
The Difference Between Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine
While integrative medicine and functional medicine share a holistic approach to healthcare and may achieve similar results, they approach healing differently. Integrative medicine treats the whole body by using many different types of therapy to heal your mind, body, and spirit. Functional medicine seeks to identify and treat the underlying cause of your condition. It centers on the idea that one condition may have many causes, or one cause can have many conditions.
Integrative medicine approaches healthcare by combining conventional medical treatments with complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) to address the whole person, including their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Integrative medicine aims to promote optimal health and healing by treating the underlying causes of illness rather than just addressing symptoms.
Using integrative medicine, Dr. Fliedner works with his patients to develop a personalized treatment plan that may include a variety of interventions depending on the needs of the individual. Dr. Fliedner will handle some treatments in-office, and others he will refer out. Such treatments include:
- Conventional medical treatments, such as medications or surgery
- Complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, or chiropractic care
- Mind-body therapies, such as meditation, yoga, or biofeedback
- Nutrition and lifestyle modifications, such as dietary changes, exercise, or stress management techniques.
Dr. Fliedner uses integrative medicine to improve overall health outcomes and help prevent disease by addressing all aspects of a patient’s health and well-being.
Functional medicine is a systems-based approach that seeks to identify and address the underlying causes of illness, often through advanced laboratory testing and analysis.
This approach recognizes that the body’s systems are interconnected and that imbalances in one area can affect overall health and well-being. Functional medicine practitioners look at the interactions between the body’s systems, including the immune, hormonal, and digestive systems, and seek to optimize their function to promote health and prevent disease. Treatment plans may include personalized nutrition plans, supplements, and lifestyle modifications, among other interventions.
Following functional medicine, Dr. Fliedner uses advanced laboratory testing to analyze and identify imbalances in the body’s systems, such as the immune, hormonal, digestive, and detoxification systems. Once He identifies these imbalances, he works with his patients to develop personalized treatment plans that may include a combination of interventions, such as:
- Nutrition and dietary changes
- Lifestyle modifications, such as exercise and stress reduction techniques
- Nutritional supplements and herbs
- Detoxification protocols
- Mind-body techniques, such as meditation and biofeedback
Functional medicine aims to promote optimal health and prevent chronic disease by addressing the underlying causes of dysfunction in the body. This approach recognizes that every person is unique; therefore, treatment plans are tailored to each individual’s needs and circumstances. Functional medicine can improve health outcomes and quality of life by addressing the underlying root causes of disease and dysfunction.
How Dr. Fliedner Can Help You
As you can see, integrative medicine and functional medicine are two excellent approaches to treating a patient. As a holistic doctor, Dr. Fliedner relies on the latest data and information available to the medical community and offers his patients a combination of the best therapies to bring health and wellness to his patients.
He takes the time to listen to your concerns, understand your medical history and lifestyle, and comprehensively evaluate your overall health.
The specific interventions Dr. Fliedner prescribes will depend on your individual needs and circumstances. For example, suppose you have a chronic condition such as diabetes. In that case, he may work with you to develop a personalized nutrition plan and recommend dietary supplements to help manage your symptoms. He may also recommend stress reduction techniques, such as meditation or yoga, to help manage the emotional and psychological impact of living with a chronic condition.
In addition to addressing your physical health, Dr. Fliedner will also consider your emotional and spiritual well-being. He may refer you to counseling or therapy to help you manage stress, anxiety, or depression. He may also recommend mindfulness practices or other techniques to help you connect with your inner self and improve your overall sense of well-being.
Overall, Dr. Fliedner provides a comprehensive approach to healthcare that addresses your health and well-being from a whole-person perspective. He can help you achieve optimal health and well-being by addressing the underlying root causes of disease and dysfunction and providing a personalized therapy plan to promote healing and prevent chronic disease.
Achieve Your Best Health
It’s time to take care of yourself. Call our office at 469-455-1665 to set an appointment with Dr. Fliedner and start the journey to your best health today. Or fill out the form below, and we will be in touch.