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    Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Alternative Medicine Conventional Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Holistic Medicine….What DO they all mean?

Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Alternative Medicine Conventional Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Holistic Medicine….What DO they all mean?

It can be confusing! So let’s define some terms…at Third Stone Integrative Health Center, we practice functional medicine, and integrate our approach with other specialists.
Functional Medicine
Functional medicine means asking, “Why is this symptom happening?” When the doctor asks, “why?” instead of just treating the symptom, the underlying cause of the symptom can be determined. Knowing the underlying cause guides us to the treatments that work more deeply and more completely because they address the root of the problem.

For example, if you have high blood pressure, a conventional doctor will typically prescribe a medication to lower the blood [...]

How does it Work at Third Stone Health?

Some people lament the loss of the small-town doctor style: they wish they could have a doctor who really knows them and treats them like family. Other people are happy for modern medicine’s powers of technology as well as the added expertise of working with a group of doctors. So how does it work at Third Stone Health? We use aspects from the best of both worlds: you will have the deep relationship with your primary doctor, along with the support of additional doctors and staff when needed.
Working with Third Stone Health
Your primary contact at Third Stone Health [...]