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Functional Medicine

Can MeRT Therapy Help With Autism?

MeRT is one of the new therapies for autism as well as many other brain conditions. This treatment shows great promise as a tool to improve the lives of people with autism. In fact, Tri-Cities Functional Medicine in Tennessee has recently added this exciting new treatment. Here is how MeRT can help children with autism…

The Five Pillars of Health: The Cornerstone of Functional Medicine

Have you ever considered what exactly good health is? Have you wondered how to achieve it? At Tri-Cities Functional Medicine, we use our Five Pillars of Health curriculum as an essential part of your treatment plan. By combining these five areas of concern and treatment, we help you achieve holistic health. What are the five…

How Does a Functional Medicine Doctor Identify the Root Cause of Your Symptoms?

Identifying the root cause of your health issues is the foundation of functional medicine. A functional medicine evaluation goes beyond a standard medical workup by not only diagnosing your disease but also by finding the reason why you developed the condition.  Sometimes the root cause of your pain is obvious. For instance, if you have…

Identifying Inflammatory Triggers: How to Fight Inflammation in Your Body

Inflammation is your immune system’s response to a perceived threat. When you are injured or fighting off an infection, inflammation is crucial for maintaining health and healing. But sometimes, this immune response happens when it shouldn’t.  Exposure to toxins, chronic stress, and eating unhealthy foods can all trigger long-lasting inflammation in your body that persists…

Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Arthritis

If you have aches and pains from arthritis, you know how difficult moving your joints can be, and the prospect of your symptoms worsening over time is daunting, to say the least. A poorly functioning immune system can cause chronic inflammation, which is the fundamental problem behind arthritis. Conventional treatments for arthritis rely on using…