IBS Treatment is Not One-Size-Fits-All

IBS Treatment is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Currently affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States alone, according to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders.

IBS is characterized by abdominal discomfort and pain, altered bowel habits, diarrhea and/or constipation, and digestive symptoms such as dyspepsia, dysphagia, non-cardiac chest pain, and nausea, IBS can range from moderate disruption to completely debilitating. This unpredictability can have a severe impact on patients’ emotional, social, and professional lives.

Functional Medicine Offers More Tools for IBS

A Conventional Approach to IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Conventional medicine currently focuses only on managing symptoms and relies heavily on medication to do so — but over time, these medications (which often include antidepressants and opiates) can disrupt the sensitive gut microbiome even more and cause their own list of side effects.

Luckily, there ARE other options.

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A Holistic Treatment

Functional Medicine for IBS

Doctor Tony prepares male patient for Theta Chamber treatment

A holistic treatment philosophy that considers each individual medically, physically, neurologically, and psychologically, rather than treating health problems merely as isolated diseases, functional medicine focuses on getting to the root cause of disease and providing relief from existing symptoms without causing additional damage or side effects. By utilizing a combination of therapies and approaching healing from every possible avenue, functional medicine offers more tools to patients with IBS and maximizes healing odds.

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Our Different Approach to IBS

Therapies and Approach

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Using this approach, we’ve been able to successfully help patients with IBS at Michigan Health and Wellness build the foundation for healing. As the leaders of functional medicine in Traverse City, we’re proud to offer patients the most comprehensive protocols and highest level of care, including deep diagnostics and a personalized treatment protocol that involves nutrition and supplementation, preventative lifestyle factors, pre-existing conditions, and more.

The 3 Pillars of Functional Medicine for IBS

Deep Diagnostic

We go beyond the status quo to get a full and clear picture of your health and address any pre-existing conditions.

Finding the
Root Cause

By looking at environmental, lifestyle, and diagnostic factors we work to find the root cause.


Every person is different, and that is why our treatments and therapies are specific to your needs and diagnosis.

You Deserve to Utilize EVERY Available Tool for Your Healing

Common knowledge tells us to approach even minor health complications, like colds and flus, on multiple fronts: get lots of rest (support your immune system), drink lots of fluids (detox), eat some soup and take some vitamin C (ensure proper nutrition).

In these cases, it’s second nature for us to do everything in our power to restore health — so why should we settle for pigeon-holed treatment when health complications are even more serious? You deserve comprehensive, sustainable healing. Our functional medicine approach has helped countless patients from all walks of life find just that.


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Transformation is Possible!

How is it Going
for You?

  • Are you experiencing limited options?
  • Do you feel like doctors aren’t listening to you and are sweeping your symptoms under the rug?
  • Did a healthcare provider prescribe medication to you without even mentioning nutrition, environmental/lifestyle factors, or deep thyroid testing?

We Are Here to Help

What’s Possible for You at Michigan Health & Wellness

As a patient at Michigan Health and Wellness, you’ll receive
the most comprehensive treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
available anywhere.

Stop Putting Your Life on Hold...

Get the Comprehensive Care You Deserve

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IBS is a multifactorial disease, developing as the result of multiple factors in the patient’s body and potentially environment. As such, personalized care to understand each patient’s unique triggers and biological makeup is key. If you or a loved one is struggling with IBS, getting to the root of the problem IS possible — and you shouldn’t have to settle for anything less than the most comprehensive care available. Learn how functional medicine at Michigan Health and Wellness can help you with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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