We believe in the importance of a therapeutic relationship and view our families as partners in the creation of health and well-being of their child. We desire to be part of a community of like-minded families interested in raising their children in a more natural, holistic manner.
Our consultations are individualized depending on the needs of your child and the most likely causes of their symptoms. There may be overlaps but there is no “one size fits all” way to do this. We often implement different lifestyle changes and may perform a variety of conventional and functional diagnostic testing to help determine the underlying cause of symptoms.
Many practitioners may state they practice functional medicine or provide integrative care. Unfortunately many of these practitioners have not undergone the formal training that teaches best practices and the cutting-edge research for treating both adults and children appropriately.
Micah has received training through the "gold-standard" in functional medicine, The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) and her pediatric functional medicine training through the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS). Micah will soon be completed with her MAPS certification, and is the only MAPS provider in the Southwest Missouri area.
We strive to look at attention difficulties as a symptom of something else occurring in the body. Which could include:
Allergies and Eczema affect as many as 40% of children, and are the 3rd most common chronic disease among children. Unfortunately, the vast majority of kids that are treated for one of these conditions using the conventional medical model are only being treated at the symptom level, and no attempts are being made to discover and address the underlying cause of the illness.
We look at a number of factors influencing imbalanced immunity:
We refuse to accept the answer there is nothing that can be done for a child with an autism spectrum diagnosis except external therapies. While there is no doubt these therapies are crucial to help kids on the spectrum, there is a growing body of research into multiple potential underlying contributors that are driving the autism epidemic:
Does your child have regular bowel movements? Complain often of belly pain?
Often an unhealthy gut goes unnoticed because the symptoms seem completely unrelated such as a skin condition, neurologic symptoms, immune dysfunction, etc., however, sometimes the symptoms are undeniably due to an issue within the GI tract and may result in constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain. We look at a number of factors that influence gut health including: Medications, Antibiotic and Steroid Use, Environmental and Dietary Factors.
Common GI related conditions we treat:
Headaches should not be common. If your child is consistently experiencing headaches or headache pains we will help to determine the triggers and cause. This may be addressed with:
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS), is a disorder seen in children after they experience a Group A Strep infection. PANS shares many of the same symptoms and markers as PANDAS — the key difference is that PANS doesn’t come from a prior strep infection. Common symptoms of PANS/PANDAS may include:
We will help you determine what triggers may be occurring and reduce symptoms for your child.