Functional Medicine & Testing

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a transformative approach in healthcare, transcending traditional boundaries to focus on individualized, patient-centered care. This innovative model is grounded in the principle of treating the whole person, not just isolated symptoms. It emphasizes understanding each patient's unique biochemical constitution, lifestyle factors, and genetic predispositions, with the overarching aim not just to treat illness but to promote and optimize overall wellness.

Central to functional medicine is the exploration of the intricate network of interactions in a patient's history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to disease. Our methodology integrates cutting-edge scientific research, harmoniously blending Western and Eastern medical principles. This approach targets the root causes of disease, focusing on comprehensive analyses, including in-depth blood work, thorough symptom review, dietary assessments, environmental exposures, and mental and emotional health considerations. Our treatments span a broad spectrum, tailored to address specific needs. From acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutritional counseling to lifestyle modifications, our plans are designed to work synergistically, promoting healing and rejuvenation. Recognizing that conditions such as autoimmune disorders, metabolic syndrome, hormonal imbalances, and digestive issues often emerge from complex bodily interactions, we focus on correcting underlying imbalances and dysfunctions.

Top conditions frequently addressed in functional medicine include:

  1.  Chronic Digestive Disorders: IBS, inflammatory bowel diseases, GERD.

  2. Autoimmune Diseases: Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

  3. Hormonal Imbalances: Thyroid disorders, PCOS, menopausal symptoms.

  4. Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases: Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome.

  5. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

  6. Mental Health and Neurological Conditions: Depression, anxiety, migraines.

  7. Weight Management Issues: Obesity and related complications.

  8. Allergies and Asthma.

  9. Chronic Pain and Inflammation.

  10. Skin Disorders: Eczema, psoriasis, acne.

 At Austin Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, we are committed to guiding our patients toward optimal health through a patient-centered, integrative approach. We invite you to discover how we can help you achieve balanced health and wellness by booking an appointment or contacting us for a free consultation.

Lab  Testing

At Austin Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, we offer Lab Testing for a variety of conditions to help us craft the best solution to your ailments. We do these tests through Diagnostic Solutions Labs and Evexia Diagnostics.

Some conditions that require testing are: 

Autoimmune diseases 

IBS/IBD Digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation

Brain fog

Skin problems like acne, psoriasis and eczema 

Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety 

Diabetes and weight loss issues

We also do allergy testing, for food sensitivities as well as general environmental allergens.