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What Is Functional Wellness?

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September 28, 2023

Traditional medicine is reactive, treating patients after symptoms arise. While this method does save lives, it does not optimize well-being. Functional wellness, on the other hand, is proactive with the goal of preventing disease and encouraging overall health and well-being. This holistic shift from traditional medicine to functional wellness has many benefits for your health as a whole. Here’s everything you need to know about what functional wellness is and how you may benefit from it.

What is it?

Functional wellness, also known as functional medicine, is a biology-based, holistic approach to health and well-being. The goal of functional wellness is to optimize everyday life by managing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual facets of well-being. The focus is on maintaining and improving your ability to heal itself and function properly in all aspects of life. Functional wellness corrects imbalances or malfunctions that may be inhibiting your body’s ability to heal and function optimally by addressing the root causes of disease.

How Does it Work?

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Traditional medicine looks at symptoms and performs tests based on those symptoms to come up with a diagnosis and then a course of treatment. Instead of simply reacting to symptoms, functional wellness focuses on being proactive to prevent diseases and to encourage optimal health and wellness. This focus looks at all aspects of your life, including diet, physical activity, family history, social activity, spirituality, environment, and more. This is because a symptom or diagnosis can have many different causes, so it’s important to find out the underlying cause of the issue instead of just treating the symptom. Functional wellness addresses the right cause to provide lasting benefits as opposed to short-term relief.

What are the Benefits?

Functional wellness focuses on self-healing and teaching your body to become more self-sufficient, which means you can see many benefits from this approach in all areas of your health and well-being. While it can’t cure everything, it can help with many health issues and chronic diseases. Once your body has been restored to its optimal natural condition, you will likely feel more energized and have a stronger immune system for fighting off illness. Your hormones will be better balanced as well. A fully functional liver and more toned muscles are also benefits that can be expected. Functional wellness can help you avoid the following health issues:

  • Depression
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Weight issues
  • Digestive problems
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Liver issues

Functional Wellness at Towncrest Pharmacy

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Here at Towncrest Pharmacy, we put the care of our patients above everything else. That’s why we offer personalized care to all our patients, including functional wellness services. Our Wellness Apothecary offers functional wellness consultations to help patients improve their bodies’ natural conditions and achieve better overall well-being. Our expert pharmacy staff can provide recommendations on how to promote your body’s ability to self-heal through diet, exercise, supplementation, and much more.

Schedule a Functional Wellness Consultation
Are you ready to take the first step on your journey toward a healthier life? We would love to help you take control of your wellness to achieve optimal health and well-being! Schedule a Functional Wellness Consultation with Towncrest Pharmacy today to get started!