Functional Medicine

Colorado Springs Functional Medicine

You may have heard of the term ‘Functional Medicine.’  You may be a bit confused that it seems non-traditional doctors, that don’t prescribe medicine, seem to the ones married with this term.  Don’t think of ‘medicine’ as just a pill form.  Think of ‘medicine’ as a system of analysis and treatment.

Your traditional healthcare provider practices ‘Allopathic Medicine.’  What do you usually get in a traditional setting?  You get an intervention to cover a symptom.  You have allergies?  Here’s a steroid.  You have pain?  Here’s a pain killer.  You have high cholesterol?  Here’s a statin.

Where allopathic medicine excels is in emergency situations.  If you break an arm, it’s sticking out of the skin, and blood is gushing out, then you’re probably thankful for pain killers, bandages, and surgery.  The tension happens when these interventions are used for chronic illness.

Chronic illness is like death by 1,000 cuts.  It’s rarely ever just one thing that caused the ailment.  Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, autism, ADHD, arthritis, and auto-immune conditions don’t just happen.  There has been a series of events that led up the illness.  Allopathic medicine looks for one cause to treat it with one cure.  This hasn’t worked and it will never work.

Functional medicine doctors look at the body as a whole ‘function,’ not just a pile of parts.   You can’t affect one system in the body without affecting ALL the systems in the body.  A thyroid condition is affected by the immune system.  A cardiovascular problem is affected by the liver detox pathways.  A behavior dysfunction is affected by digestive imbalances.  The nervous system is affected by the skeletal system.

Dr. Kurt's Place: Functional Chiropractic and Lifestyle Medicine Colorado Springs

At Dr. Kurt’s Place: Functional Chiropractic and Lifestyle Medicine, we use principles of functional medicine to help uncover the WHY of your chronic ailment; then use functional chiropractic and lifestyle medicine to support your body and lead you down a path so you can create More Health, Less HealthCare.  The WHY you feel the way you do can be deficiencies and toxicities in your physical, chemical, emotional, social, and spiritual manners.

We use Functional Medicine to uncover WHY you’re sick and ailing.  We use Functional Chiropractic to assess HOW you’re going to respond to care.  And we use Lifestyle Medicine to create WHAT you’re going to do to get better.  What sets Dr. Kurt Perkins DC apart is that he has developed the Kalus Method to not only uncover the root cause of your illness but create an individualized plan of action.  Don’t take our word for it.  See what others are saying.

If you have questions if we can help, feel free to take advantage of our free 15 minute phone consultation.  You can also call us at 719-602-4545.