...is a world wherein compassionate, sincere, knowledgeable healthcare professionals alleviate suffering by enhancing health and self-awareness. A healthy community supports its members' well-being through numerous social networks. We believe that the heart of a community lies in its alliances, the bonds of togetherness & commerce. We strive to facilitate alliances which carry out sustainable life-enhancing enterprise, especially partnerships among green builders, organic farmers, grocers, restaurants, health clubs, awareness groups and like-minded healthcare providers. We are committed to providing safe, effective & efficient care that gently supports the body's own healing process. Where each individual participates in the creation of their own unique care plan with support from a team of health care professionals. We hope that by documenting the efficacy of what we do, we create a template for other communities to model. When many communities restore their heart, eventually we can enhance the health of our entire nation.
...that health is a journey, not a destination. The process of healing can be seen as one of learning, making better choices, and creating healthier habits.Through the process of healing ourselves we become more aware not only of our bodies and the way they work, but also of our mind and spirit. We also become more aware about our environment and its impact on our health, including the air we breathe (both in & outside of our homes), the quality of water that our community provides, and the presence of other environmental toxins. As our awareness grows, so does our ability to influence. As our ability to influence grows, and we take action steps to improve our daily habits, our food choices & our ecological footprint on the earth, we become healthier, happier & more responsible citizens of the planet. This is why we regard the quest for health as empowering. The critical step in this process is when we take responsibility for our health, both to learn about the factors that influence it, and for the lifestyle that we lead. Here at Northeast Ohio Institute of Functional Medicine, Your Center for Hope and Healing, we facilitate healing by promoting learning, empowerment and personal responsibility.
Education is an integral part of our approach to healing. For our new patients & prospective patients, we provide an introductory lecture called "Meet the Doc". Several of our practitioners present this talk regularly. We discuss what is unique about our healing arts center and present some concepts about integrated healthcare & functional medicine. Dr. Sprecher will speak about supporting the fundamental biological systems including gastrointestinal health, gluten intolerance, immune system regulation & hormonal balance through targeted use of nutraceuticals & specific food plans. We call this Lifestyle Medicine, and it not only works to reverse chronic disease, but can also detect & prevent health problems from developing in the future.