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Ocala Chiropractor | Ocala chiropractic care | FL | Functional Medicine

Dr. Michael John Badanek BS, DC, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN, DMM, CTTP, MSGR/CHEV

3391 East Silver Springs Blvd. B  Ocala, FL  34470

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine
What is Functional Medicine?

By: Dr. Michael J. Badanek, BS, DC, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN, DM(P)

Functional Medicine is patient-centered medical healing at it's best.  Instead of looking at and treating health problems as isolated diseases, it treats individuals who may have bodily symptoms, imbalances and dysfunctions.

As the following graphic of an iceberg shows, a named disease:
Arthritis | Cancer | Diabetes | Thyroid Conditions | Heart Disease | Autoimmune Diseases | Endocrine Conditions | Hormonal Imbalance | Premature Aging | Sexual Dysfunction | Fibromyalgia | Chronic Fatigue
might be visible above the surface, but according to Functional Medicine, the cause lies in the altered physiology below the surface.  Usually, the cause of the disease and it's symptoms is an underlying dysfunction or an imbalance of bodily systems.

Named disease are just the tip of the iceberg.  Below the surface, according to Functional Medicine, are the real causes of a patient's health problems.

If health care treats just the tip of the iceberg, it rarely leads to long-term relief and vibrancy.  Identifying and treating the underlying root cause or causes, as Functional Medicine does, has a much better chance to successfully resolve a patient's health challenge. 

Using scientific principles, advanced diagnostic testing and treatments other than drugs or surgery, Functional Medicine restores balance in the body's primary physiological processes.  The goal is the patient's lifelong optimal health.

How Functional Medicine Heals a Key Health Care Gap

Today's health care system is in trouble because it applies a medical management model that works well for acute health problems to chronic health problems, where it is much less successful.

If you have a heart attack, accident or sudden lung infection such as pneumonia, you certainly want a quick-thinking doctor to use all the quick-acting resources of modern medicine, such as life-saving technology, surgery and antibiotics.  We are all grateful for such interventions.

However, jumping in with drugs, surgery and other acute care treatments often does not succeed in helping those with chronic, debilitating ailments, such as diabetes, heart disease or arthritis.  Another approach is needed. 

Dr. Michael Badanek has been a Chiropractor in Ocala Florida for over 34 years.  Dr. Badanek is a licensed Chiropractic Physician with extensive continued training in alternative complementary medicine including nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy applied kinesiology, functional and traditional allopathic medicine and electro dermal screening with board certifications in homeopathy, naturopathic medicine and clinical nutrition.

His real love is helping patients that have not responded to usual treatments.  He prides himself in aiding patients that still are stilling searching for the answers to their conditions and refuse to give up. Many of his patients present with all types of chronic conditions.  Email info@alternativewholistichealth.com or call 352-622-1151 in Ocala for a consultation.


Ocala Chiropractor | Functional Medicine. Dr. Michael Badanek is a Ocala Chiropractor.