Functional Medicine at Jester Family Chiropractic
Dr. Jennifer Jester of Jester Family Chiropractic is bringing a whole new healthcare model to our area: Functional Medicine.
Functional Medicine offers a powerful new operating system and clinical model for assessment, treatment, and prevention of chronic disease. This new model replaces the outdated and ineffective acute-care models carried forward from the 20th century by incorporating the latest in genetic science, systems biology, and understanding of how environmental and lifestyle factors influence the emergence and progression of disease. It enables physicians and other health professionals to practice proactive, personalized medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health. This approach addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. Functional medicine is used to treat patients suffering from chronic diseases such as Autoimmune, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Dysfunction, Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue, Hormone Imbalance, Crohn’s and Leaky Gut, and so much more.
By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Dr. Jester addresses the whole person. By not simply matching a prescription medication to a set of symptoms, and taking time with her patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, she is able to determine how to restore the patient’s optimal body function and mitigate chronic disease, while supporting the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.