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The new order of Holistic Medicine and its approach to the assessment and treatment of chronic disease. Its name… Functional Medicine. Today, this Functional Medicine clinical approach of healthcare is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based method that enables practitioners and patients to work together to deal with the underlying causes of illness and promote optimal health. It takes a comprehensive comprehension of each individual’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle variables and leverages that information to lead personalized treatment programs that enhance patient outcomes. By working towards the root cause, instead of symptoms, practitioners become more oriented to identifying the sophistication of illness. They may find one condition has many distinct causes, and one cause may lead to many distinct ailments. Because of this, Functional Medication treatment targets the particular manifestations of illness in each person. It is the new modern way of treating chronic diseases taking hold in many doctors’ offices in our very own El Paso.

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Why do we need Functional Medicine?

Our society is currently experiencing a sharp gain in the percent of individuals who suffer from complicated, chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental disease, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. El Paso, with its multicultural population, is no exception. Today, the system of medicine practiced by the majority of doctors is oriented toward acute care, the identification and treatment of trauma or illness that’s of short duration and needing urgent care, including appendicitis or a broken leg. Physicians apply specific, prescribed remedies such as drugs or surgery that aim to treat the immediate symptom or problem. Regrettably, the acute-care method of medicine lacks the correct methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic disease. Typically, it does not take into account the distinctive genetic makeup of each individual or variables like environmental exposures to toxins as well as the aspects of today’s lifestyle that have an immediate influence on the rise in chronic disease in contemporary Western culture. There is a massive gap between research and the way physicians practice. The gap between emerging study in basic sciences and integration into clinical practice is tremendous –as long as 50 years–particularly in the area of complex, chronic illness. Most physicians aren’t adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease and to employ strategies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to treat and prevent these disorders in their patients.

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Why Take A Functional Medicine Assessment?

As part of our wellness programs, we are presently having our patients take detailed assessments using the Institute of Functional Medicine Model. Our doctors will review your finding and give insight as to the methodologies of treatment resulting from the data received.

Our purpose with this high-level assessments is to understand the root cause of chronic disorders and to treat the person holistically.  Integrative Personalized Medicine is the future of healthcare and we are very proud to bring it to all our patients.  Our online Functional Medicine Health Assessment Questionnaire has given insights into our patients present Functional Health.

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The Why of Functional Medicine

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How is Functional Medicine Distinct?

Functional medication entails understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment for complex, chronic disease. Hallmarks of a functional medicine approach include Patient-centered care. The focus of operational medicine is on patient-centered maintenance, promoting health as positive energy, past just the absence of disease. By listening to the patient and studying their story, the practitioner brings the individual into the discovery process and tailors remedies that address the individual’s unique needs. Functional medicine professionals look”upstream” to think about the complex web of interactions in the individual’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can result in disease. The distinctive genetic makeup of every patient is considered, along with both internal (brain, body, and soul ) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect overall operation. Integrating best health clinics. Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices together with what is sometimes regarded as”alternative” or”integrative” medicine, developing a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of medication and/or botanical medications, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management practices.

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Functional Medicine Insight

Dr. Alex Jimenez presents Dr. Mark Hyman which shows that food is the most effective drug, and how to properly utilize it to biohack your health and restore entire balance within your body. Dr. Mark Hyman is included in Consciousness Engineering: In our contemporary world, the majority of men and women suffer from FLC syndrome — Feel Like Crap syndrome. For our biology, this FLC syndrome is incredibly abnormal. So, why do most people suffer from it? We suffer because we concentrate on the symptoms, not the system. We concentrate on the organ, not the organism… Catch our drift? Rather than studying the only the symptoms, Functional Medicine looks at the cause — it looks at the system as a whole; from a holistic, practical perspective. It approaches the root causes of illness and fully bio hacks our bodies to attain the summit, optimum health. After implementing Functional Medicine for only 10 days, FLC symptoms in patients decreased by 62 percent. No pills, simply meals. In this movie, Dr. Mark Hyman dives into Profession Medicine, gene expression, how greatly not only food, but our societal spheres, affect our overall health and Science, plus even more.


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The Future of Functional Medicine

Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Alex Jimenez believe that functional medicine is the way of the future and that we can only improve medicine if we understand the body’s system, not just symptoms. We are very proud to collaborate with Living Matrix in order to help El Paso Patients seek the new order of Functional Medicine.

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All wellness and functional medicine treatment protocol follow strict oversight from medical and chiropractic boards. All procedures and protocols performed remain within each profession’s scope of practice. Medical doctors and Chiropractic Specialist are regulated by governing bodies regulating licensure and scope of practice. The chiropractic scope of practice limits treatment to areas regulated by each state. Please review the following mandates and Medical & Chiropractic Disclaimer / Chiropractic Scope of Practice.

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The information herein on "Functional Medicine*" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional or licensed physician and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make healthcare decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

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Our information scope is limited to Chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, contributing etiological viscerosomatic disturbances within clinical presentations, associated somatovisceral reflex clinical dynamics, subluxation complexes, sensitive health issues, and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions.

We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from various disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

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Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, RN*, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in Texas & New Mexico*
Texas DC License # TX5807, New Mexico DC License # NM-DC2182

Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN*) in Florida
Florida License RN License # RN9617241 (Control No. 3558029)
License Compact Status: Multi-State License: Authorized to Practice in 40 States*
Presently Matriculated: ICHS: MSN* FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner Program)

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, RN* CIFM*, IFMCP*, ATN*, CCST
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