Symptoms are never the full story of what's wrong. In fact, they're your body's response to problems. Compensations for an issue. Just as a fever is your body naturally heating to kill a virus, symptoms are visual, tangible evidence of a deeper problem.
But there are more types of problems than there are natural symptomatic strategies the body uses. That means that one symptom could be attributed to multiple different problems. A strategy commonly used by today’s medical field is one of putting symptoms into pre-labeled buckets. This practice eliminates options from the list of possible problems so that symptoms can be explained sooner and more generally. But that’s just not often an accurate tell of what’s going on. The body can’t be healthy if its exact discrepancy is not being acknowledged and treated properly.
Naturopathic medicine’s strategy of specific diagnosis and informed treatment neutralizes symptoms instead of suppressing them. This accuracy is reached thanks to both conventional testing and innovative functional testing. Laboratory analysis of blood, urine, stool, and saliva or hair samples can name imbalances which might otherwise have been impossible to determine. Even if there is no imbalance, functional testing provides an invaluable baseline for tracking things like hormone or bacterial levels, thus allowing a trustworthy and consistent bill of health going forward or a future diagnosis, depending on your health journey. There is no body and no body system which cannot benefit from functional testing, and at Health Moves we pride ourselves in our diligence, our conviction to reach an answer, and our informed health strategies.