Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine services offered in Rock Hill, SC

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a holistic approach to managing health and disease that aims to find the root cause of your health concerns as opposed to bandaiding symptoms.  At Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Shawnie Perkins, MSPA, PA-C and the team utilize functional medicine to help patients struggling with chronic and complex health issues to find the underlying cause of their concerns to acheive long term healing. Call today or message to schedule a complimentary 15 minute discovery call.

Functional Medicine Q & A

How is functional medicine different from conventional medicine?

Functional medicine is a more holistic approach to patient care that seeks to find the root cause of disease to resolve health conditions long-term as opposed to bandaiding symptoms. Functional medicine specialists utilize an investigative process including a deep dive into the patient's history and unique life story along with comprehensive labwork.  Once we uncover the root cause of disease, we can create a holistic and integrative treatment plan that focuses on addressing the cause of dysfunction and healing the body long-term. 


Conventional medicine typically focuses on an individual disease or its symptoms, as opposed to overall health. Treatment usually includes medications or procedures to reduce or control symptoms. 


What does functional medicine treat?

The functional medicine specialists at Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center treat many chronic and complex health conditions, including:


  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Chronic pain 
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Brain fog/memory issues
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Depression/anxiety
  • COVID-19 and other infections
  • Lyme disease and co-infections
  • Mold and biotoxin illness


We also treat hormone imbalances, adrenal conditions and age-related hormonal changes. 

What happens during a functional medicine evaluation?

Functional medicine is a partnership between your Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center provider and you. During your initial evaluation, your provider asks detailed questions about your lifestyle, health history, and health goals. 


Based on the information they gather, your provider determines what type of lab testing you need. Functional medicine uses advanced lab testing to help identify the root cause of health problems. 

What are functional medicine treatments?

The team at Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center customizes your functional medicine treatment plan, creating a unique program for each patient that is individualized to your specific needs.


Treatments may include:


  • Guided lifestyle changes
  • Nutritional supplements
  • A personalized exercise program
  • Group classes
  • Hormone therapy
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) 


We schedule regular follow-up visits, walking with you every step of the way to incorporate lifestyle changes and follow your treatment plan to get you to your health goals. 


Call or text Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center today or message to schedule an appointment.