Functional Medicine

David C. Powell, ND -  - Naturopathic Doctor

Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine

David C. Powell, ND

Naturopathic Doctor located in San Diego, CA

Most traditional medical treatments focus on managing your symptoms. However, with functional medicine, the focus is on finding the underlying cause of your symptoms so you get more than just relief from your symptoms. David Powell, ND, at Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine in San Diego practices functional medicine to help you regain and maintain your health. To schedule an appointment with a doctor who provides the best of traditional and alternative medicine, call the office today or book online.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a medical specialty that integrates traditional Western medical practices with alternative medicine to help optimize your health. The focus of functional medicine is finding and treating the root cause of your symptoms or medical condition to help resolve the problem altogether and prevent a recurrence.

Functional medicine takes your genes, environment, and lifestyle into consideration, not just your symptoms, to create a balanced plan focused on both symptom relief and prevention. In fact, your symptoms or disease may have any number of causes, and functional medicine aims to address all of them.

What can I expect during an evaluation?

Dr. Powell is a naturopathic doctor who provides comprehensive evaluations when you come in for care. He wants to know more than just your primary health concern. He wants to get to know you. He may ask you about your personal and family health, stress levels, and lifestyle habits, as well as your health concerns. His goal is to address your health on all levels, including physical, mental, and spiritual.

He also conducts a thorough physical exam to assess your general health and wellness. Dr. Powell may also request bloodwork to gather diagnostic data that may provide clues as to the underlying cause of your general health or health issue.

What are functional medicine treatments?

Dr. Powell combines the best of traditional medicine with alternative therapies to create a functional medicine treatment plan that restores your health and wellness. Your treatment may include a combination of:

  • Lifestyle modification
  • Exercise program
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Botanical supplements
  • Diet and nutrition therapy
  • Prescription medication
  • Detoxification program
  • Stress-management techniques

Like your fingerprints, your health and wellness needs are unique to you. Functional medicine provides you with the individualized care you need to help you get answers to your health questions and concerns, and relief from your symptoms.

Getting the best of traditional and alternative therapies is key to overall health and wellness. Dr. Powell is a naturopathic doctor who has successfully combined both to optimize your health.

To schedule an appointment, call Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine today or request an appointment online.