People tend to relate to aches and pains as they get older because they have been conditioned to believe that pain is a natural aspect of the aging process. Here at Hoyt Integrative Health, our team understands that the human body goes through a metamorphosis of sorts as people age, but that does not mean that pain and the deterioration of the body have to become a staple in anyone’s life. There is nothing normal about living in constant pain due to rheumatoid arthritis.
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
There are two main categories of arthritis. There is osteoarthritis, and then there is autoimmune arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis falls into the autoimmune arthritis category. Autoimmune diseases are unique because they cause the body to constantly work against itself. Traditional medical intervention often misses the mark when it comes to appropriately assessing rheumatoid arthritis and successfully managing it.
Traditional Medicine Vs Functional and Integrative Medicine
There are several differences between the way that physicians who practice functional medicine and integrative medicine view, approach, and manage rheumatoid arthritis, but the most profound difference is how the disease is managed. In traditional medicine, the focus is centered around the management of the symptoms of a disease, whereas physicians who practice integrative and functional medicine focus on a holistic approach, which emphasizes identifying and addressing the root cause of the disease.
How We Address Rheumatoid Arthritis
At Hoyt Integrative Health, we support the body’s capacity to heal by performing gastrointestinal, endocrine, musculoskeletal, psychological, and neurological interventions. Our approach places a high level of consideration on the fact that the immune system is out of control. We seek for root causes that have tipped the immune system out of balance. Possible considerations include viral, bacterial or fungal overgrowths, food allergies, blood sugar dysregulation, hormone imbalances, abuses to the gastrointestinal tract, chemical toxicity or oral consumption of toxicity. Thorough history and testing leads to root causes. Based on that our doctor works to restore balance and reduce the burdens using nutritional and dietary measures. . This approach has been proven to reduce inflammation and help bring the immune system back into balance.
Functional Medicine in Murrieta
At Hoyt Integrative Health, we see patients from Murrieta, Temecula and virtually who have been dealing with the pain and discomfort of rheumatoid arthritis for years before making the decision that they needed to try something different. If you are in a situation where you feel like nothing that you’ve tried has had any effect, and you want to try a different approach to managing your disease, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today. We can show you how to manage your disease and live a better quality of life. For more information on rheumatoid arthritis, functional medicine, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (951) 973-0773.