Transformative Healing with Functional Medicine: ProActive Health's Holistic Approach to Optimal Well-being

March 25, 2024

Functional Medicine stands out as a beacon of hope in a healthcare landscape often dominated by conventional treatments that primarily focus on managing symptoms. At its core, Functional Medicine views the body as an interconnected system, recognizing that bodily symptoms, imbalances, and dysfunctions often result from underlying issues.

In the words of Sir William Osler, "The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease." This encapsulates the philosophy embraced by Functional Medicine – a return to the roots of modern scientific medicine. ProActive Health aligns itself with this approach, understanding that treating the patient as a whole, rather than merely addressing isolated diseases, is key to achieving lasting health and vitality.

The ProActive Health Difference

Located at the heart of South Bend, Mishawaka, and Granger, ProActive Health is dedicated to bridging the gap between traditional healthcare models and the transformative potential of Functional Medicine. The chiropractic office embraces the belief that the body inherently wants to be healthy and that achieving this state involves identifying and addressing factors that impede optimal functioning.

Unveiling the Roots of Health Issues

ProActive Health follows a meticulous two-pronged approach inspired by Functional Medicine:

1. Adding what's lacking: Through advanced diagnostic testing and scientific principles, ProActive Health identifies deficiencies in the body's primary physiological processes. This involves a careful analysis of a patient's medical history, lifestyle, and activities.

2. Removing impediments: The chiropractors at ProActive Health work to eliminate anything that hinders the body from moving toward its optimal state of physiology. This may involve a combination of natural agents, nutritional and lifestyle changes, spiritual/emotional counseling, and, if necessary, pharmaceuticals.

The Personalized ProActive Health Experience

When individuals in South Bend, Mishawaka, and Granger choose ProActive Health, they embark on a journey centered on their unique needs and challenges. The first step involves a detailed history session, where practitioners unravel the patient's story to identify key imbalances. A comprehensive physical examination and advanced laboratory testing further contribute to a holistic understanding of the patient's physiology.

Empowering Patients for Lifelong Health

ProActive Health goes beyond treating symptoms; it educates patients about their conditions, empowering them to take charge of their health. By understanding the root causes of health problems and providing tailored solutions, ProActive Health aims to guide individuals toward a future marked by long-term relief, vibrancy, and optimal well-being.

A Return to Holistic Healing

In the midst of today's healthcare challenges, ProActive Health in South Bend, Mishawaka, and Granger represents a return to the essence of healthcare – treating the person, not just the symptoms. Functional Medicine, combined with the expertise and personalized care offered by ProActive Health, creates a potent recipe for transformative healing and lifelong well-being. As the community embraces this holistic approach, ProActive Health stands as a beacon of hope, illuminating the path to optimal health for all.

Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”

Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson or Dr. Michael Hummer at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! They will help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.

Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back in 1993 thus he first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine,  science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

Dr. Michael Hummer is native to northern Indiana. He grew up very active and found great enjoyment playing football, rugby, and wrestling. Dr. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Ashland University where as a student-athlete he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he went on to become a personal trainer, and through his passion for both fitness and nutrition, he helped people to achieve their own goals and acquire greater health and wellness. At the same time, he also enjoyed working with and inspiring the local youth throughout his community through his dedication as a volunteer wrestling coach. Now Dr. Mike is excited to apply his education from Logan University and versatile skill set in aiding the community as they strive for greater health and happiness. Dr. Mike is also certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Mike at ProActive Health today!

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