benefits of functional medicine

Would you benefit from functional medicine from a Benton AR chiropractic clinic? While functional medicine has recently gained increased attention, it is actually a system of healing that has been helping people for over a hundred years. Just like many other aspects of healthcare, it has become more refined and comprehensive as our understanding of the body has advanced. It has completely revitalized so many people’s lives, and it may revitalize yours too!

What is Functional Medicine in Benton AR?

Our health care system has gradually become a “sick” care system, focusing on controlling the symptoms as opposed to identifying and correcting the cause of the problem. Unfortunately, this has caused our state of health as a country to significantly decline. However, Functional Medicine finally offers people hope to reverse this trend.

The complexity of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, neurological disorders, and arthritis far outweigh that of conditions previously treated by our health care system. Increased complexity of diseases requires an equally comprehensive approach to treatment. Where traditional medicine has focused on the condition, functional medicine is aimed at treating the body as a whole.

Functional Medicine is a healing approach that focuses on the cause of disease rather than focusing on symptoms. Similar to when your car’s ‘Check Engine light goes off, symptoms in the body tell us something IS wrong but not WHAT is wrong. When we focus on the cause and correct that cause, the body will be better equipped to heal itself. Functional Medicine utilizes a customized plan that includes nutritional, dietary, and therapeutic treatments to aid the body in healing from the inside out.

One question we often ask here at Apex Health is “Why is the body doing this?” Through this approach, we consider the unique genetic, environmental, and occupational factors that may be contributing to a person's sickness. By doing so, we can focus on individualizing an effective plan to help improve a person's health status.

What makes Apex Health's Approach Unique?

Patient Focused
Our primary focus is patient results. We want our patients to be able to have incredibly healthy lives. This desire drives us to always provide state-of-the-art testing and treatment options to deliver the best results. We also know that this is a complicated process, and we want to journey with you on your way to better health. We want you to understand what is going on with your body, empowering you to be in control of your health.

Cause & Correction Focused
Apex Health focuses on finding and treating the cause of the problem. We aren’t looking for a quick solution to cover up the symptoms you are dealing with. We are dedicated to correcting the problem so you don’t have to suffer anymore. When we do this, you’ll feel better, and we will set you up for long-term success as well.

Everything we do is cutting edge and backed by research, to be able to help your body reach its optimal health. Dr. Dawson is committed to staying up to date on research to provide the best options for your health journey.

Integrated Approach
At Apex Health, our integrated approach sets us apart. Diet, exercise, and vitamins are great, but are they enough to help a person overcome the complex condition they are suffering from? Oftentimes, the answer to that is no. We combine these aspects with technologically advanced therapies to help the body heal more effectively.


At Apex Health, we strive to address a wide range of complex health problems. Here are a few of the main problems we focus on.

Additional Health Problems Treated at Apex Health

  • ALS
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Aging
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Brain Fog
  • Chronic Pain Syndromes
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • EMF Sensitivity
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Gerd (Acid Reflux)
  • Gut Toxicity
  • Hashimoto’s
  • Headaches
  • Histamine Intolerance (HIT)
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraines
  • Mold Toxicity
  • POTS
  • Panic Disorders
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Tachycardia
  • Tremors
  • Vertigo

This list is long, but still not exhaustive to all of the conditions that we can treat. If you are interested in learning more about the functional medicine services we offer, and how we can help you at Apex Health in Benton AR please call our team today.


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8:00am - 12:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


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Apex Health

1900 Military Road Suite 101
Benton, AR 72015

(501) 315-6390