Functional Medicine

Optimum Physicians Healthcare PLLC

Physical Medicine located in Pearland, TX & Houston, TX

The experienced team at Optimum Physicians Healthcare in Houston, TX and Pearland, Texas, use multiple functional and integrative therapies to treat the root cause of health problems that affect men, women, and children. For attentive care that considers your physical, mental, and emotional well-being, call the office for an appointment or use the easy scheduling tool to book online.

Functional Medicine

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a branch of healthcare that addresses the root cause of illness rather than only treating its symptoms. The team of experienced providers at Optimum Physicians Healthcare partner with you to regulate your body’s systems and functions in order to eliminate chronic disease and optimize your overall health.

A functional medicine physician evaluates a range of variables that may impact your health, such as genetics, stress, environmental factors, toxins, mindset, beliefs, and diet.

Hallmarks of functional medicine include that:

  • It’s patient-focused
  • Your body is self-regulating and self-healing
  • Health is optimal wellness, not just the absence of disease
  • It’s preventive; flagging an unbalance before it causes symptoms is key

What imbalances are treated with functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a powerful way to balance the functions of your body. Some common conditions that are normalized during functional medicine treatment include:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Spirit and mind stabilization
  • Oxidative stress
  • Autoimmune imbalance
  • Inflammation
  • Thyroid regulation
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic disease
  • Irritable bowel
  • Leaky gut
  • Fibromyalgia

What types of treatments are used in functional medicine?

Before you begin functional medicine therapies, you meet with your provider at Optimum Physicians Healthcare to detail your health history, past surgeries and illnesses, lifestyle, diet, and current problems. This information helps your doctor to develop a plan of action using therapies that support all areas of your health.

Typical treatments used during a functional medicine appointment include:

  • Mental health therapy
  • Sleep management
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Stress management
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Nutrition education and support
  • Supplements and botanicals
  • Lifestyle changes

How long does it take to get results?

Most likely, you’ve had your condition for a while. Since it didn’t develop overnight, it’s not likely to resolve overnight either.

Your doctor at Optimum Physicians Healthcare writes a custom plan for you according to your specific needs. It’s likely that it may take three, six, or even nine months to fully recover, though you should progressively experience more and more mind-body improvements after each session.

For whole-person healthcare and to restore your vitality, trust the knowledgeable team at Optimum Physicians Healthcare. Call the office today or use the easy online scheduler to book an appointment at your convenience.