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Functional Medicine at Frogley Chiropractic Center

Doc examining patientWhile conventional medicine takes an outside-in approach to treating a condition or disease through prescription medication or surgery, functional medicine looks at the root cause. We use a combination of testing, education, diet and supplementation to address your particular condition.

What Is It?

Functional medicine is an individualized, patient-centered approach to addressing the underlying cause of disease and to promote optimal health and wellness. The functional medicine approach is different from traditional medicine in that it determines the origin of a health problem and pinpoints disturbances in biology, which leads to solutions that result in optimal health.

One of the reasons we decided to offer functional medicine is that this approach helped Dr. Frogley. He had toxicity issues, fatigue and pain that led him to investigate functional medicine.

Why Doesn’t My Doctor Use Functional Medicine?

Because medical doctors are trained to use prescription medication and surgery to treat different health concerns, they aren’t likely to urge patients to use lifestyle habits such as diet, exercise and supplementation to recover their health.

Conditions It Can Address

Here are some of the many conditions that functional medicine can help:

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Brain fog
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Leaky gut
  • Migraines
  • Thyroid problems
  • Weight loss resistance

Chiropractic Care As a Complement

We may want to add chiropractic into their protocols for most people. That’s because it’s vital that you have a healthy spine and nervous system. Chiropractic can ensure that there is no interference in your nervous system.

What to Expect

When you come in for a functional medicine consultation, we’ll give you some paperwork to complete. You’ll then sit down and discuss with the doctor what has brought you in. If you have results of lab work, please bring those in. Or we can get those results from your doctor for you.

If you don’t have any lab results, we’ll send you to get bloodwork taken. Once we have all your results, we will devise a functional medicine care plan for you and go over it with you.


If you haven’t felt well in a long time and have visited doctor’s office after doctor’s office with no real help, we can assist you. With our detox program, which is at the core of our functional medicine approach, we can eliminate the toxins that built up in your body from your daily life. By removing these toxins, you can begin to help your body heal and restore your body’s ability to remove the toxins naturally.

After you go through the detox, we’ll start to help you with your specific issues. For example, we have programs to address leaky gut, liver issues, thyroid problems, diabetes and more.

We can address these different health conditions using nutritional supplements specifically for those problems.

For some patients, just going through the True Cellular Detox program is a simple and less expensive way to improve health. If you have a concern, however, such as leaky gut, we will have a deeper evaluation and order blood work.

Dr. Frogley looks at blood work a lot differently than the medical doctor. “I look at what are called functional ranges, which are much narrower, which means that now something is out of the ideal function range. So we look at catching things before they start to break down and become pathologic,” he said. Our approach will catch things that a medical practitioner won’t even look at.

Book an Appointment

Are you tired of getting the bandage approach from medical doctors? We can help you heal. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for functional medicine New Bern!
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Functional Medicine New Bern, James City, Trent Woods, River Bend NC | (252) 638-6222