Whereas conventional medicine focuses on your disease, functional and integrative medicine focuses on you as a whole patient. Dr. CJ Pabla is a board-certified physician who specializes in functional and integrative medicine at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics in Carmel, Indiana. Through a partnership between patient and physician, you take an active role in promoting your own best health, and Dr. Pabla prescribes the most effective combination of treatments to help you overcome illnesses and stay healthy long-term. To learn more about how functional and integrative medicine can help, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
The focus of functional medicine is to find the cause of your symptoms so your health care provider can determine the most comprehensive approach to treating your condition or illness. Dr. Pabla and the team at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics take an individualized whole-person approach to managing a variety of health conditions so that you can feel better from the inside out. Rather than just masking your symptoms with prescription medications, Dr. Pabla and the team seek the underlying problems that may be contributing to your overall health issues.
The functional medicine approach uses many of the same tools as conventional medicine but also educates you about optimizing your health as a whole. Functional medicine is an evidence-based methodology that sees the body as a whole and recognizes its innate abilities to heal itself naturally. From a practical medicine perspective, Dr. Pabla and the team also consider your family history, your nutritional health, and your lifestyle.
All of these factors can contribute to the cause of your medical problems. And, once they’re understood, you can take an active role in optimizing your health for the long run rather than turning to a temporary fix that depends on the medication.
Integrative medicine, like functional medicine, focuses on caring for your whole being — mind, body, and spirit — so you can achieve your level of optimal health. Integrative medicine combines the most appropriate treatments with state-of-the-art medical treatments and other safe therapies. For example, an integrative approach to alleviating chronic back pain might include lifestyle changes, massage therapy, and medical-grade supplements to help eliminate inflammation so your body can heal.
As a board-certified physician, Dr. Pabla combines his expertise in conventional, functional, and integrative medicine, so you get the most comprehensive and effective treatments to heal your body from the inside out. Integrative medicine is a much more patient-centered approach to health care rather than a disease-centered approach.
When you come to meet with Dr. Pabla and the integrative wellness team, you can expect a physical exam and time to discuss your concerns with Dr. Pabla, so he can gain a better understanding of your health and any conditions you have. He may recommend specialty testing to determine any deficiencies or to confirm that all the systems of your body are functioning optimally. He may also prescribe medical-grade supplements, massage therapies, or other noninvasive treatments, including laser and aesthetic procedures.
If you’re looking for a more individualized, natural approach to treating illness, functional and integrative medicine may be the ideal solution. Call the Carmel office or schedule a consultation online.