Addressing Your Overall Health, Not Just Your Symptoms
Our providers at Mat-Su Midwifery and Family Health offer the functional medicine approach we take to family health care. Functional medicine is about how and why disease occurs. What are the underlying causes
We work with you to determine a realistic, attainable plan that fits
- Nutritional Therapy (food plans)
- Stress & Lifestyle Management Techniques
- Botanicals and/or Nutrients
- Medication only when absolutely necessary
The goal of these treatments is to eliminate triggers that cause your
Our provider Aubrey Spangler, ANP, CFMP is trained in functional medicine. Take a look below at her answers to common questions about this unique approach to health care!
What is Functional Medicine and how is it different from conventional or mainstream medicine?
Functional medicine is neither conventional or alternative medicine. It’s a combination of the best elements of both, and it represents the future of medicine. Deep and lasting healing are only possible when the root causes of illness are addressed. By understanding the core systems of the body, how they are related, and how their function can be restored, many chronic illnesses can be prevented and even reversed.
What type of training is required to become a functional medicine practitioner?
What made you want to practice functional medicine?
What kind of person will get the most out of functional medicine?
They are motivated to play an active role in their own healing process and are willing to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to support health and well-being.