As you might expect, the kind of results you see will depend on how closely you follow our recommendations. Most patients who commit themselves to closely following their treatment plan will be rewarded with the results they seek, which may include more energy, better sleep, less pain, an improvement in their lab work, and the ability to get off their medications!
In our experience, this approach works MUCH better in the long run than traditional medicine because it resolves the underlying causes of a medical problem. A recent article published in JAMA on October 25, 2019 confirms this.
But it’s important to note that since natural treatments are more subtle and have to work with the body, they may take a bit longer to get the desired results. So you may need to be patient. After all, you didn’t get this way overnight!
Stick with your plan for several months, even if you don’t see a drastic improvement right away. Things typically begin improving within 1-3 months of starting treatment (sometimes sooner). Improvements may be subtle at first (like not needing to take a nap every day), but even a small change is enough to let us know we are on the right track. Make sure to tell us everything you notice, no matter how insignificant it may seem to you. It will often mean something to us.
And as with all things, individual results can vary because everyone is unique. It’s amazing sometimes how a particular treatment will give remarkable results for one person but do nothing for another! With Functional Medicine, we must account for an infinite number of variables, so we may need to modify your treatment plan if things are not progressing as anticipated.
“Course corrections” are to be expected, and they often teach us more about you than the times of “smooth sailing.” Most often, changing the treatment approach will bring the desired results, but if it doesn’t, we won’t give up on you! We will dig deeper, do more testing, consult with colleagues and approach things in a new way.
So, what if nothing is working? Obviously this doesn’t happen often, or we wouldn’t still be in business, but no one is successful 100% of the time. So if it does happen, we aren’t too proud to admit that we’ve exhausted all of our options and need to send you to someone else. Usually, this is a person who has expertise in a specific complex area of Functional Medicine, or even someone in the traditional medicine world who specializes in a rare condition we may have discovered in the process of working together. Ultimately, our goal is to get to the bottom of your health issues, and get you the help you need.
Here’s what some of our patients have said:
“Today I enjoy a priceless level of health and vitality that I've never known before and didn't ever think possible.”
“After one treatment, I was amazed at how much better I felt. After six weeks, I was a new person.”
“I had numb toes, vibration feelings in my legs and feet, headaches, brain fog, and fatigue. Now all of those symptoms are gone and even some other issues improved, too.”
“With the Waller Wellness Center my cholesterol has dropped 120 points in the past 5 months & I have lost 40 pounds in the past 4 months. There are many other health issues I had that are no longer an issue.”