What is Functional Medicine Testing?
Functional Medicine is an approach to patient care that looks at health as a whole-person phenomenon rather than just the presence or absence of a disease or symptoms. We seek to understand how potential interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors are affecting an individual’s wellbeing.
Functional Medicine Testing, in this context, seeks to identify the core biochemical and metabolic imbalances that may be at the root of a disease process. Such imbalances can include:
- Digestive, absorptive and microbiological imbalances
- Detoxification and biotransformation imbalances
- Deficiencies in mitochondrial function
- Hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances
- Immune and inflammatory imbalances
- Structural imbalances, from cellular membrane function to musculoskeletal systems
Functional Medicine Testing at the Raby Institute
Almost anyone can benefit from Functional Medicine Testing. Because it explores underlying causes of poor health rather than focusing on disease symptoms, Functional Medicine Testing is appropriate for anyone who wants to understand how all the factors in a life contribute to or diminish overall vitality.
While our Functional Medicine Tests are typically conducted in conjunction with standard blood tests, they provide a more in-depth look at what’s happening within the body. They include tests for:
- Cardiovascular health
- Allergy and other sensitivities
- Lyme disease
- Adrenal dysfunction
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Inflammation markers
Based on the results from your tests, the Raby Institute team can recommend a highly individualized plan to support your optimal health and wellness.