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Functional Medicine

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Dr. Meaghan Dishman, ND, LAc, MSOM offers Functional Medicine services to families of Raleigh and The Triangle Area.

Dr. Dishman has been practicing Functional Medicine for over a decade, and has extensive specialization in Endocrinology, Fertility, Thyroid disorders and chronic disease.

Functional medicine is a term that defines a movement of personalized medicine that focuses on prevention and underlying physiology versus symptoms for serious chronic disease. By analyzing and establishing a base line physiology through history, medical labs and integrative diagnostics, Dr. Dishman can determine customized treatment strategies to bring into function an optimal state of health, as well as assess patient progress to treatment protocols.

Starting in 2005 Dr. Dishman complemented her diagnostic education by studying the work and research of Dr. Kharrazian, a leading expert in Functional Medicine and referral source for many doctors nationally and internationally.

Functional medicine is a science-based field of healthcare that is grounded in the following principles:

  • Biochemical individuality describes the importance of individual variations in metabolic function that derive from genetic and environmental differences among individuals.
  • Patient-centered medicine emphasizes “patient care” rather than “disease care”
  • Dynamic balance of internal and external factors.
  • Web-like interconnections of physiological factors – an abundance of research now supports the view that the human body functions as an orchestrated network of interconnected systems, rather than individual systems functioning autonomously and without effect on each other.
  • Health as a positive vitality – not merely the absence of disease.
  • Promotion of organ reserve as the means to enhance longevity and health span.