Functional Medicine

Orgasmic Medicine, Inc

Teresa L. Diaz, MD
Functional Medicine & Menopause Specialist located in Sacramento, CA

Getting to the root cause of any health problem is the best way to develop an effective treatment plan, and that’s the goal of functional medicine. Whatever symptoms you have, Teresa Diaz, MD, of Orgasmic Medicine, Inc. in Sacramento, California, can make an accurate diagnosis and provide a personalized treatment program that gets to the heart of the problem. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Diaz by calling Orgasmic Medicine, Inc. today or using the online booking tool.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine goes beyond the scope of conventional medicine and looks at every aspect of each patient’s life that could affect their health. This includes factors such as:

  • Lifestyle habits
  • Medical history
  • Family history
  • Genetic makeup
  • Environment
  • Life events
  • Stress levels

Functional medicine begins with the science used in conventional medicine and takes it further, considering not just the symptoms you have when you visit, but your overall well-being.

Dr. Diaz is a functional medicine expert who looks beyond the immediate diagnosis to all the causal factors that could have had an influence on making you sick. She encourages her patients to take a proactive approach to their health and supports them in their efforts to lead a healthier lifestyle.

How does functional medicine differ from conventional medicine?

Conventional medicine focuses on finding treatments, often medications, for diseases and symptoms. While this can be effective in dealing with the immediate problem, it doesn’t necessarily address the underlying causes of ill health.

For example, if you had the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, a conventional medicine practitioner might give you medications to reduce your pain, relieve any depression, and help you sleep. Using a functional medicine approach, Dr. Diaz looks beyond symptom relief to find ways of minimizing the impact of the disease.

She looks at your diet, how you exercise, and your stress levels. Eating a poor-quality diet means your body doesn’t have the strength and resilience it should, and you could be short of essential micronutrients. 

Dr. Diaz can help by creating a more nutritious diet plan and recommending any supplements you might need. She uses micronutrient testing to measure 35 micronutrients in your blood, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and fatty acids. These all need to be at optimum levels for good health, so any imbalance needs to be addressed.

Exercise, including stretching exercises and activities like yoga, can be highly beneficial in reducing the pain of fibromyalgia. Good quality sleep benefits most health problems, so Dr. Diaz works with you to help you sleep better. She also looks at what’s going on in your life and how you live to see what other influences there could be on your condition.

What conditions are helped by functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an approach that has benefits for all health problems. However, if you have a chronic or complex condition, you’d find functional medicine to be particularly valuable. The kinds of chronic problems that functional medicine can make a significant impact on include, but are not limited to:

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Leaky gut
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Arthritis
  • Dementia
  • Type 2 diabetes

Visiting functional medicine expert Dr. Diaz could make a significant difference in your overall health. Call Orgasmic Medicine, Inc. to find out more or book an appointment online.