Hope for the Tired and Hurting
Are you one of a growing population of people with symptoms of fatigue or muscle pains? No, we are not talking about occasional tiredness from lack of sleep or muscle aches from overuse. We mean severe, unrelenting fatigue that does not improve with sleep and prevents you from doing many things; or, muscle pains in many different locations, day in and day out, that also prevent you from participating in activities or require frequent analgesics.
If that describes you, then there is hope. You have probably already been to multiple doctors and other healthcare practitioners without any answers or improvement. This may have been going on for years. Some of our patients have been dealing with this for over 50 years! You have been told you had normal tests and that you had any of the following diagnoses: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Immune Deficiency, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Heavy Metal Poisoning, Leaky Gut, Irritable Bowel, and Chronic Epstein-Barr Infection. You may have also been called Depressed, Anxious, Bipolar, Hormonal, and a Hypochondriac.
By now, many of you have tried almost everything to feel better. You have been on different diets; taken handfuls of vitamins and herbs; been to alternative medicine healers; taken all kinds of antidepressants, analgesics, and sleep aids; been through counseling and psychiatric care; gone through chelation and other detoxifying therapies; and may have been to new age healers to normalize your energy flow. You may have resorted to alcohol, drugs, or stimulants like caffeine. They all seem to help a little for a short time, but then the same symptoms return as bad as ever.
The International Center for Health and Wellness has been blessed with an understanding of these disorders that, while not new, is comprehensive and holistic. As a treatment center focused on the care of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, Hormone Imbalance, Environmental Toxicity, and Biotoxin Illness, we believe we can help you. We believe complete healing is possible for you.
Dr. Gruning practices Functional Medicine, which is a more holistic approach to patient care. Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. Dr Gruning treats the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. He spends time with patients to listen to their history and perform a targeted physical exam, usually an hour on the first visit. He looks at the interaction between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors.