Enhance your body’s natural healing abilities
Functional medicine sees you as a whole person, not a disease or a set of symptoms. It is a personalized, preventive approach that uncovers the underlying causes of illness and can help you achieve long-term health and vitality. Functional medicine restores wellness by treating acute and chronic conditions, but it also promotes sustained wellness for people who aren’t necessarily struggling with illness, pain or other health issues.
At San Francisco Acupuncture Group, we believe strongly in the practice and potential of functional medicine. We see the results on a daily basis and we love how it empowers patients to take control of their health. Functional medicine also integrates beautifully with the other therapies and healing modalities, as well as with traditional medicine, diagnostics, and treatments.
Led by Harry McIlroy, MD, our functional medicine and wellness practice is available to people of all ages and can address a full range of health conditions and concerns. Whether you’re in pain, struggling with a chronic condition, or you want to boost your energy and achieve optimum vitality, we can help.
After a thorough assessment, personal history and functional medicine exam, your provider will work with you to develop a broad, yet detailed care plan that addresses your whole body and mind. Our goal is to help you feel better, while providing the information, tools and support you need to achieve optimal health.
How we help
Functional medicine is focused on providing high-benefit, low-risk treatments and therapies. It is a comprehensive, individualized approach that incorporates your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, habits, activity levels, nutrition, emotional and spiritual health, and goals together with targeted lab testing and brain function analysis. If you’re in acute pain or physical distress, we’ll treat your condition—and address what created the problem, while exploring how to prevent or manage it in the future. If you’re already feeling good, we can offer a broad range of practices and therapies to enhance and protect your health.
Unlike most conventional medical interactions, our functional medicine appointments provide the luxury of time. You will be able to discuss all of your concerns and work together to create a multi-faceted treatment plan. Most importantly, you are always in charge of your care. Helping you to heal is a privilege and a responsibility that we take seriously (without taking ourselves too seriously).
Who we help
Just about anyone. Our patients include athletes, executives, veterans, busy moms and their kids, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, business owners, and anyone who wants to prioritize their long-term health and healing. Functional medicine uses the evidence-based practices of conventional medicine, but applies a patient-centered lens and a combination of laboratory testing and individualized supplements to uncover, treat and prevent the root causes of illness. It is appropriate for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Functional medicine integrates exceptionally well with acupuncture and the other healing practices we offer at San Francisco Acupuncture Group. It can also work in collaboration with other medical treatments, medications and procedures.
Your functional medicine care plan may include:
Lab testing and analysis
Brain function analysis (qEEG)
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) analysis
Acupuncture and electroacupuncture
Laser, phototherapy, low-level light therapy
Manual therapies and massage
Common conditions we treat and prevent:
Acute and chronic illnesses
Mental health conditions
Unresolved medical conditions
Crohn’s Disease support
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Health and vitality optimization
Chronic illness prevention and treatment (Lyme disease, fibromyalgia and more)
Fatigue, insomnia, energy management
We provide individual, integrative education and care. We have a deep understanding of cancer patients’ special needs, and the side effects of both the disease and conventional treatments. We offer support in battling and recovery, or palliative care. Our treatments can address:
Nausea, fatigue and lack of appetite