What Is Functional Medicine? ProActive Natural Medicine In Schaumburg

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At ProActive Natural Medicine, we follow a Functional Medicine approach that identifies the how and why an illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of health decline with natural & lifestyle solutions.

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine practicioners seek to uncover the root cause or mechanism involved with your health concern, which usually reveals why a set of symptoms or disease entity has surfaced.

Our model starts with lifestyle factors such as diet, environment, toxin exposure, exercise, emotional health, sleep quality, stress management, and mindset.
Functional medicine is science based.  The latest research shows that what happens within us is connected within complicated networks (or webs of  relationships) between organs and systems that greatly impact each other.  This is commonly termed taking a “systems approach” to healthcare. Taking a systems approach to medicine focuses our efforts on the most central changes we could make to have the greatest impact on the whole system.  Understanding these relationships allows us to provide personal healthcare that treats you, the individual, not just the disease. Patients share the same symptoms or diagnosis, but commonly have very different imbalances
  • One condition may have many different causes
  • One cause or trigger may result in many different conditions
  • Chronic illness usually have multiple mechanism

We all have unique needs depending on our genetics, chemistry, and lifestyle.  Each person’s body has a very unique health profile which means they need an equally unique healing protocol.

Your body is intelligent and has the capacity for self regulation.  At ProActive, we strive to put you in the best environment for optimal health.
Functional Medicine

At ProActive Natural Medicine, you can expect:

  • Emphasis on prevention and optimal health
  • Patients are taught how to take a more active role in their own health.  Emphasis on self-care and self motivation
  • To spend more time exploring your medical history, lifestyle, life experiences & exposures, and circumstances around your condition
  • Careful history taking, listening to your personal story, and lots of questionnaires!
  • Appropriate laboratory testing with explanation of results
  • To learn up-to-date nutritional & lifestyle modifications that can boost your health and overall wellness for a lifetime
  • Customized plans looking at diet & lifestyle factors first
  • Effective evidence based, non pharmaceutical models
  • Personalized nutrient recommendations based on each patient’s unique situation
  • Healing herbs or supplementation with fewer or no side effects.

Dr. Paul Mikulski and his team have helped patients heal from life-altering conditions such as:

  • Digestive Disorders
  • Autoimmune Conditions
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity & Dyslipidemia
  • Energy Issues, Stress & Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Issues and Dysautonomia

Our Functional Medicine programs are a more comprehensive form of care (along with health coaching) to help patients learn how to upgrade their lifestyle.

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Journey Back To Health

Perhaps you have questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision to become a patient. Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if ProActive Natural Medicine is right for you. Please call our office at 847-397-1880.
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