Functional Medicine

Functional medicine practitioners take a patient-centered approach, devoting time to each patient, so they can learn about the diverse aspects of their life, and determine the true source of their symptoms. At Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, in The Woodlands, Texas, the experienced team believes that functional medicine provides a treatment framework that gives patients the best chance to restore their optimal health and thrive. To learn more about functional medicine, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an approach to your health care that focuses on getting to the root of your problem, identifying the specific cause (or causes) of your symptoms. Getting to the true source of the problem means that the team at Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center takes extra time to explore the physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of your life.

As you talk with your provider, they identify each factor that may contribute to your symptoms. Then they develop customized treatment that matches your unique needs.

Why does functional medicine emphasize the root cause?

You may have a headache, treat it with an over-the-counter medication, and get relief from the pain. That’s a classic example of treating a symptom, which is how most conventional medical practices operate.

But if your headache is caused by stress, a food allergy, a pinched nerve in your neck, a jaw disorder, or one of the many possible underlying causes, your headache will continue to return. The only way to stop your headache is to find the root cause rather than treating the symptom of pain.

The functional medicine specialists at Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center don’t simply ask, “What drug matches your disease and symptoms.” Instead, they take a holistic approach, exploring why you have the problem and what they can do to restore function.

Conventional medicine also determines a diagnosis and then treats it with the standard protocol. The problem with that approach is that everyone’s symptoms and their response to medications are different depending on their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Only treatments that address the right cause and take individual differences into consideration will have a lasting effect.

What types of treatment are used in functional medicine?

Although functional medicine physicians can and do prescribe medication, they also embrace holistic and integrative options. Your treatment may include many possible therapies drawn from conventional and/or alternative medicine, such as:

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Stress management
  • Meditation
  • Supplements

The team at Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center also offers specialized diagnostic testing that helps them accurately determine the physical source of your symptoms. For example, they perform nutritional genetic testing and gastrointestinal testing that reveals details such as the types of bacteria in your gut and how well they function.

To learn how functional medicine supports your optimal health, call Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, or book an appointment online.

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I've been seen Dr Sakina Davis for about 15 years now, she is very professional and spends enough time with you to treat the 'whole you', everything is connected and balancing hormones helps to treat and prevent many conditions. Her experience with bio-identical hormones proved invaluable for that particular stage of my life when I needed it the most. She is always up to date with new treatments coming up and this cutting edge medicine she practices has helped, also, with my back pain issues, allowing me to avoid a fusion surgery and still be able to function. Her staff is super efficient, nice to deal with and first class. AAA+
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1 month ago
I've been seeing Dr. George for 10 years and absolutely love him and the staff. He always has your best interest at heart and does everything possible to achieve your goals and produce positive results. Wouldn't go anyplace else for my cosmetic needs!
Sherri Griggs
6 months ago
This has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had in a medical setting. The doctors and staff are the most professional, personable, and talented providers I have met. The results are phenomenal and went way beyond my expectations. I can honestly say that the value of the services have been fantastic and I would do it all over again...but I do not need to because it was done right the first time. :). I highly recommend Woodlands Wellness & Cosmetic Center!
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