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Chronic Illnesses

Quantum Functional Medicine

Juergen Winkler, MD, ABIHM, ABOIM

Integrative Functional Medical Clinic located in Carlsbad, CA

Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, heart disease, cancer, and other chronic illnesses require an individualized approach to treatment. At Quantum Functional Medicine, esteemed integrative medicine specialist Juergen Winkler, MD, has decades of experience in not only managing chronic disease but also improving your whole-body health. Dr. Winkler addresses the root cause of your illness and supports your body in the natural healing process, ultimately giving you a better quality of life. Call the Carlsbad, California, office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Chronic Illnesses Q&A

What are chronic illnesses?

Chronic illnesses are diseases and conditions lasting a year or longer. Nearly half of adults in America have one or more chronic diseases. Some of the most common chronic diseases include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Lyme disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Infectious diseases

Many chronic diseases can lead to reduced quality of life, disability, or death if you don't manage them well. 

At Quantum Functional Medicine, Dr. Winkler determines the root cause of your chronic illness so he can maximize your healing. He helps you identify chronic disease early, take preventive measures, and cope with the effects of the disease in the most optimal ways so you can enjoy a better quality of life. 

When might I need functional medicine for chronic illnesses?

If your chronic illness disrupts your life, causing discomfort, missed work, missed time with those you love, or other limitations, you may find the integrative functional medicine approach to illness enormously beneficial. 

At Quantum Functional Medicine, Dr. Winkler focuses on treating your disease, starting from the inside. He targets the underlying (root) illness that triggered the disease, beginning at the earliest possible point, allowing your body to heal from within. 

The functional medicine approach can help you improve your overall health and, in some cases, may reverse or partially reverse your illness. 

What does treatment for chronic illnesses involve?

Treatment for chronic illnesses can vary with your particular needs. Dr. Winkler starts with a complete medical exam and a functional blood chemistry analysis, which offers far more precise results than routine blood testing. 

This lab test can identify the early signs of disease before they even cause symptoms. Therefore, functional blood chemistry analysis is especially important for tracking health changes over time. 

Dr. Winkler considers your functional blood chemistry analysis, health history, your specific chronic illness, and your individual needs to design your treatment plan. He identifies the specific underlying causes of your chronic disease, and then designs a plan that promotes your body’s natural healing process. 

These are just some of the many possible components of chronic disease management:

  • Comprehensive nutritional support
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy 
  • Oral supplements
  • Detoxification
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF)
  • Peptide therapy
  • Glandular extracts
  • Bioidentical hormones
  • Prolozone™
  • Oxidative therapy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Mesotherapy

Ultimately, the goal of all chronic disease treatments at Quantum Functional Medicine is improved quality of life through the most natural means possible. 

Dr. Winkler has more than three decades of experience in chronic illness diagnosis, management, and treatment. 

At Quantum Functional Medicine, the key to better health awaits. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to start today.

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Any and all information found within our Website is for general educational and informational purposes only. This information is not intended, nor otherwise implied to be medical advice. Medical advice can only be offered to an established patient. To become an established patient, you must be seen in a face to face consult in which a medical assessment and examination can be done and a medical treatment plan discussed.

The information found on this website is by no means complete or exhaustive and as such, does not encompass all conditions, disorders, health-related issues, or respective treatments. You should always consult a physician or other healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of this information for your own situation.