What is Functional Nutrition?

What is Functional Nutrition?

May 30, 2023 | Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine involving the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy and promote healing. It is an incredibly effective treatment for a wide range of health issues, from chronic pain to anxiety and depression. But acupuncture does not exist in a vacuum. To fully optimize its benefits, it can be paired with various other therapies to deliver enhanced healing. And functional nutrition is one of acupuncture’s greatest allies.


Functional nutrition takes a personalized approach to promoting health by identifying and managing imbalances in the body. By taking an individual’s unique biochemistry and lifestyle factors into account – diet, stress levels, sleep habits, and more – and using food and nutrients to provide balance where and when needed, functional nutrition aids the body’s natural healing processes.


Acupuncture effectively treats a wide range of health issues, from superficial skin conditions to anxiety and depression. For optimal and lasting results, however, it is important to address the underlying imbalances that contribute to those issues. This is where functional nutrition comes in. By pinpointing and addressing nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, gut dysbiosis, and other factors that may be exacerbating health issues, functional nutrition can support and enhance the effects of acupuncture.


Together, acupuncture and functional nutrition aim to promote wellness by supporting the body’s natural healing processes. Think of it as a tag team. Acupuncture unblocks the flow of energy and promotes circulation before tagging functional nutrition in to provide nourishment and support at a deeper level. Pairing these two approaches results in a synergistic effect that can help to deliver lasting relief and results.


While acupuncture is highly effective, it has never been a quick fix. To get the most out of your sessions, it’s important to support your body’s healing processes in between treatments. Functional nutrition helps to enhance the effects of acupuncture while addressing the whole body and mind. By working with a practitioner who is trained in both modalities, patients receive personalized care that considers their unique health history, lifestyle, and goals. This integrative approach frequently helps you achieve better results faster while reducing your reliance on medications and improving your quality of life.

At Resilient Health Acupuncture, we strive to offer combined services that facilitate optimal health and wellness. A Functional Nutritionist is available to collaborate with you during treatment to maximize your results covering a wide range of symptoms, from fertility to chronic pain to weight management, and so much more. Learn how to make your acupuncture treatments more effective. Schedule your appointment today.