functional medicine

In our first episode in the Cutting Through the B.S. series we will tackle Fibromyalgia.  We discuss the different causes of this very confusing conditions as well as the many different treatment options that are out there and why many of them fail.  We will then further delve into what is causing the condition in […]

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Peripheral NeuropathyPeripheral Neuropathy (P.N.) – burning, cramping, numbness, tingling, sharp pains in the feet and sometimes hands is becoming extremely common. A high percentage of cases can be reversed without surgery or medications. So it is still difficult to fathom the gauntlet a patient suffering from this condition must confront in an attempt to obtain a correct diagnosis or successful treatment.

The medical literature contains abundance of peer reviewed studies cataloging the multitude of causes that create the above symptoms and awareness of the literature should result in a diagnosis of P.N. and its known cause. Indeed, the Contemporary Neuro

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Dr. Martin RutherfordFunctional Medicine University has awarded a graduation certificate to Dr. Martin Rutherford, DC CFMP signifying his completion of a rigorous course of study in a new science-based system of holistic diagnosis and treatment.  Functional Medicine is especially helpful for patients suffering from chronic conditions or symptoms that have baffled a succession of doctors.  Dr. Martin Rutherford continues to treat patients at his Reno office, focusing on chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Peripheral Neuropathy, Thyroid Conditions, Vertigo/Dizziness and much more

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Disease

The main focus of the Functional Medicine practitioner is to utilize an organized approach to assess the nine major systems of the body (nervous, gastrointestinal, endocrinological, immune, etc) and treat the underlying causes of the many chronic diseases that our patients suffer from.

Functional Medicine is patient focused and not disease focused. For instance you are not treating the patient’s rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, etc., you are instead assessing the above mentioned nine systems for weaknesses and imbalances in the patient’s biochemistry and physiology to try and understand why the patient has RA. The Functional Medicine do

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