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Functional Medicine at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Dr showing patient supplementsIf we discover that you require more in-depth testing and analysis, Dr. Pergande uses a functional medicine approach. Functional medicine involves the use of scientific principles, advanced diagnostic testing and treatments other than drugs or surgery to restore balance in the body’s primary physiological processes. The goal is your lifelong optimal health!

Functional medicine shifts the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach addressing the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

The Foundation of Functional Medicine

To battle chronic health conditions, Functional Medicine uses two scientifically grounded principles:

  1. Add what’s lacking in the body to nudge its physiology back to a state of optimal functioning.
  2. Remove anything that impedes the body from moving toward this optimal state of physiology.

Plainly put, your body naturally wants to be healthy. But things needed by the body to function at its best might be missing, or something might be standing in the way of its best functioning. Functional medicine first identifies the factors responsible for the malfunctioning. Then, it deals with those factors in a way appropriate to your particular situation.

Advanced Laboratory Testing Available

Often, functional medicine practitioners use advanced laboratory testing to identify the root cause or causes of the patient’s health problem. Old-fashioned medical diagnosis helps too, in the form of listening carefully to your history of symptoms and asking questions about your activities and lifestyle.

In addressing your needs, we may use a combination of natural agents (supplements, herbs, nutraceuticals and homeopathics) along with nutritional and lifestyle changes to nudge your physiology back to an optimal state. In addition, educating you about your condition empowers you to take charge of their own health, ultimately leading to greater success.

Book Your Consultation Today

At Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Dr. Pergande sees her functional medicine Onalaska patients separately from her chiropractic patients. To inquire about setting up a consultation to see how a functional medicine approach can help you in addressing the underlying cause of your health problems, call our office today!


Functional Medicine Onalaska, La Crosse, Holmen WI | (608) 783-0384