Functional Medicine Treatments

We provide the latest in technology and our team of experts take pride in helping our patients with care.


One of the biggest questions we get from our clients is:

“How does Functional Medicine assess my health and address my health concerns differently than conventional medicine?”

When you go to a conventional doctor, the first step is to complete or update your health history. These generic forms ask a bunch of questions about your current health, any previous or pre-existing conditions, hospitalizations, medications and family history. If you pay attention you’ll realize the majority of the questions focus on disease, not lifestyle or prevention. The doctor will then review this with you briefly (or not) when it’s your time to be seen, and may ask a question or two mostly focused on your pressing concerns. After all this you may be left wondering why you had to fill out so much paperwork for such a brief appointment!

In a Functional assessment, you provide the relevant history to help build what’s known as the Functional Medicine Matrix.

This is a detailed health and lifestyle intake form and includes much of the information you would provide in a conventional medical intake, plus an extensive list of questions about your history as it pertains to the potential roots of your health concerns and other aspects of your lifestyle including, for example:

  • Diet
  • Digestive health
  • Food sensitivities
  • Exercise
  • Water consumption
  • Stress levels/coping skills
  • Sleep Relationships
  • Dental health/issues
  • Environmental factors
  • Detoxification
  • Mood
  • And even a Food journal

And this is just a partial list of health and lifestyle topics covered in a Functional Medicine intake.

The purpose of such a lengthy intake is to get a full picture of your entire health, as this will afford us precious clues into what may be ailing you, why it is ailing you and how we can address it at the root. The main focus of conventional medicine lab testing is disease detection only. There is rarely a focus on predictive labs or root cause labs.

That’s where Functional Medicine shines

At Bliss Medicine, we run a detailed, comprehensive series of lab tests to give us a comprehensive picture of Functional Medicine uses what’s known as “functional ranges” to analyze this lab work. “Functional” ranges are different than “normal” or “conventional” lab marker ranges, in that they focus on the optimal range of nutrient and organ function in the body—the ranges that prevent disease and maintain good health. These ranges are often higher or lower than conventional medical ranges, and we will help you understand these values.

That’s right. A full dedicated team along with the physician to spend however amount of time required to understand your health needs and goals, to educate you on your lab markers, answer your questions and develop an individual health plan.

And this is just a partial list of health and lifestyle topics covered in a Functional Medicine intake.

Thyroid Conditions

Thyroid: The thyroid gland is an important organ that generates thyroid hormones essential for sustaining and nourishing the metabolism in our body.

IBS, Crohn’s and Colitis

it’s a functional gastrointestinal disorder which is interrelated to the disorder caused in the bowel function.


The hCG diet can be successfully utilized by almost anyone as long as they do so under medical supervision.

Migraine Headaches
TMigraines are among the most difficult conditions to treat. A migraine attack can be triggered by many different physical and emotional factors.
Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition which arise when these nerves fail on account of being injured or damaged.


The most important physiological irregularity of ADD or ADHD is the brain’s shortage of dopamine, stimulated by medicines like Adderall and Ritalin.

Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety ought not to be considered as two different ailments, as they are the two aspects of one disorder.

Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disorders can present in a variety of ways. Some people have very specific and persistent symptoms.

Chronic Fatigue

What is chronic fatigue syndrome? Find out the symptoms to look for when seeking treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome in Chicago.

Food Allergies and Chemical Sentsitivities

Those suffering from food allergies ought to restrict from items such as milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.

Dizziness & Balance Problems

It is the power and the potential to sustain the body’s center of mass over its base of support.


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