Chronic Illness Management Specialist

Miami Center for Holistic Healing

Functional Medicine located in Miami, FL

About 20% of an average American adult’s life is spent dealing with a chronic illness, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Board-certified family physician Nancy Eklund, MD, and the skilled team at Miami Center for Holistic Healing take a functional medicine approach to chronic illness management at their clinic in Miami, Florida. For chronic illness management that combines traditional medicine with alternative therapies, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Illness Management Q & A

What are chronic illnesses?

Chronic illnesses are diseases that are long term, lasting one year or more. Chronic illnesses often require ongoing medical care and may limit your daily activities. 

The team at The Miami Center for Holistic Healing offers a whole-person, functional medicine approach to many common chronic illnesses, including:

  • Autoimmune disorders like Hashimoto’s disease
  • Cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure
  • Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Adrenal fatigue

They evaluate the physical, psychological, lifestyle, and environmental factors that contribute to chronic illnesses. Then they develop a treatment plan that addresses the underlying issues rather than simply reducing the symptoms. 

What causes chronic illnesses?

Lifestyle habits play a huge role in the development of chronic illnesses. An estimated 70-90% of your risk for a chronic disease is linked to lifestyle factors, including:

  • Poor nutrition
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Excessive alcohol use

Chronic illnesses are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. But with a functional medicine approach, the team at The Miami Center for Holistic Healing helps you get chronic illnesses under control so you can lead a happy, healthy life.

What is the functional medicine model for chronic illness management?

Traditional medicine focuses on alleviating the symptoms of chronic illness, which does nothing to remedy the underlying problem. On the other hand, functional medicine addresses the root causes of complex, chronic illnesses and applies proven strategies to resolve them, including:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Exercise routines
  • Detoxification
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Stress management
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

The team at The Miami Center for Holistic Healing offers patient-centered care, which means they focus on promoting health and well-being beyond the absence of disease. They strive to help you obtain the highest degree of vitality.

Why should I consider a functional medicine approach to chronic illness management?

If you want to feel healthier without taking a different prescription medication for every new symptom, then functional medicine at The Miami Center for Holistic Healing may be right for you. Their expert holistic practitioners blend decades of traditional family medicine experience with alternative methods to provide you with individualized chronic illness management.

For more information about functional medicine for chronic illness management, call The Miami Center for Holistic Healing or book an appointment online today.