How does functional and integrative medicine differ from standard medical care?

Functional medicine takes a systems-oriented approach, recognizing that the body is an interconnected network of organs, systems, and processes that influence one another. It aims to identify and address the underlying imbalances or dysfunctions in the body's systems rather than solely focusing on isolated symptoms. Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary therapies for a comprehensive and personalized approach to optimal wellness.

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Key Elements of Functional and Integrative Medicine at Progressive Wellness

A Strong Doctor-Patient Relationship

At Progressive Wellness, we emphasize a strong doctor-patient relationship. We listen to our patients, evaluate their health history, lifestyle, and goals, and develop individualized treatment plans that address the individual situation. This patient-centered approach ensures that the patient actively participates in the process.

Root Cause Investigation

Rather than focusing solely on symptom management, functional and integrative medicine in New Jersey seeks to identify the underlying causes of illness or imbalances in the body. Through comprehensive evaluation, which may include advanced testing and assessments, practitioners aim to uncover the factors contributing to a patient's health concerns, such as genetic predispositions, environmental exposures, lifestyle choices, and nutritional imbalances.


Functional and integrative medicine places a strong emphasis on the role of lifestyle factors in health and well-being. This may include recommendations for dietary changes, exercise, stress management techniques, sleep optimization, and other lifestyle modifications that support overall health. By empowering patients to make sustainable lifestyle choices, functional and integrative medicine aims to promote long-term wellness.

Integrating Evidence-Based Therapies

Integrative medicine combines the best of both conventional medicine and evidence-based complementary therapies. It recognizes that different modalities can work synergistically to enhance patient outcomes. This integrative approach may include the use of nutritional supplements, botanical medicine, acupuncture, mind-body practices, and other evidence-based therapies alongside conventional treatments when appropriate.

System Interactions

Functional and integrative medicine recognizes the intricate connections between various systems in the body. By understanding how these systems interact and influence one another, practitioners can develop treatment strategies that address the imbalances and promote overall wellness. The goal is to restore balance and optimize the body's natural healing mechanisms.

Why Choose Progressive Wellness?

At Progressive Wellness, we believe in a comprehensive and holistic approach to your health and well-being. Our functional and integrative medicine practitioners consider the whole person, including physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors, to develop personalized treatment plans that address the root causes of your health concerns. We value the doctor-patient relationship and prioritize collaborative care. Our practitioners take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and involve you in the decision-making process. We view you as an active participant in your journey, empowering you to take control of your health.

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Cutting-edge health and wellness therapies

At Progressive Wellness, our functional and integrative medicine approach is up-to-date with the latest scientific research and advancements in the field. We utilize evidence-based therapies and treatment modalities to ensure the highest quality of care. Our team combines their expertise in both conventional medicine and complementary therapies to offer a wide range of effective and proven treatment options.

Empowering our patients with knowledge

At Progressive Wellness, we believe in the power of knowledge and aim to educate and empower our patients. We provide you with the information, tools, and resources necessary to make informed decisions about your health. Through educational materials, workshops, and personalized guidance, we empower you to take an active role in your well-being, ensuring long-lasting results.

Functional and integrative medicine offers a holistic and patient-centered approach to health and well-being. By addressing the root causes of illness, considering the interconnectedness of the body's systems, and integrating evidence-based therapies, this transformative approach can help you achieve optimal health and vitality.

At Progressive Wellness, our dedicated team of functional and integrative medicine practitioners is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized care that empowers you on your health journey. Choose Progressive Wellness and experience the benefits of functional and integrative medicine as you unlock your full potential for a healthier, happier, and more vibrant life.

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