Functional Medicine seeks to return you to optimal health and coherency while empowering your body to heal itself. This office is specifically focused on the body mind connection, how that shows up in lab values, and how we can provide support through supplements, life style changes, nutrition, exercise, and especially your nervous system. Our unique focus at CHWC is working with highly sensitive people and those who have "mystery illnesses" that other specialists and healing modalities have not been able to assist in achieving their desired health outcomes. Functional Medicine at our office is implemented as a holistic way of looking at the body, focused more on identifying and addressing the underlying causes and reasons for the symptoms rather than treating just the symptoms themselves.
How does it work? First we schedule an initial consult to see if you are a right fit for this approach. A consult is a 15 minute phone conversation with Dr. Munn that can be scheduled by filing out the contact form below.
Then a New Patient Appointment will be scheduled where you will go over a detailed health history packet and receive an exam that measures postural tension and the state of your nervous system. This is done with the use of two devices the HRV (heart rate variability) monitor, and Surface EMG, that when combined deliver measured and quantifiable data on your nervous system. At this point you and the provider will also determine any appropriate labs that may be needed in order to help determine future nutritional and detoxification supplements needed for optimal support and wellness.
After receiving the labs results, a personalized health care plan can be developed, utilizing:
supplements & herbs
lifestyle changes – creating healthier habits through
nervous system support techniques to practice at home (polyvagal and limbic system focused)
Many practitioners focus on the body side of things through lab values or they focus on the psychological side through therapy or other modalities. Our approach combines both. We look at how the body mind interrelate and how certain patterns, behaviors and beliefs can make you sick, affecting your physically. This is why we specialize in working with highly sensitive individuals and those with "mystery illnesses". For many people in this category, your nervous system is highly responsive. Even the slightest amount of medication, exercise, dietary change or toxic exposure can greatly affect your being. We understand this and are prepared to work with you at the pace your body is able to heal. The reactions you have experienced in the past are not "just in your head". You're not crazy. There are biological and scientific reasons your nervous system and immune system are highly responsive. Connecting the physiological and psychological (body -mind) allows us to enter into a model of holistic care where greater support can be provided allowing all parts of your being to be cared for. Health concerns are addressed from the root cause as opposed to the symptoms, leading to lasting transformation and health outcomes.