Functional Medicine

Integra Salud's Approach to Medecine

Based on cutting-edge science, functional medicine offers an entirely new way to understand and treat chronic illnesses - diabetes to depression; heart disease to hypertension; autoimmune disease to autism; fatigue to anxiety, and more.

The core concept is that chronic illness is caused by imbalances in the underlying systems of the body. When inflammation, blood sugar imbalance, insulin resistance, oxidative stress, hormonal problems, and other systemic upsets occur, the body can spiral out of balance. This process, combined with poor diet, lack of essential nutrients, emotional stress, environmental toxins, lack of exercise, and other lifestyle issues set the stage for chronic disease.

Functional medicine provides a method for rebalancing the body’s underlying physiological systems and addressing lifestyle issues that contribute to these illnesses. When this is done, your body’s inherent healing forces are unleashed and chronic illness can be resolved naturally and quickly - often without the need for costly pharmaceutical medications or invasive surgeries.

In this way, functional medicine offers a unique approach to understand and to address the epidemic of chronic disease we face in the 21st century.