Functional Medicine Specialist

Family Acupuncture and Wellness

Acupuncturists & Functional Medicine Specialists located in Portsmouth, NH

Functional Medicine approaches patients from a whole-body perspective to treat their ailments at the root. Functional Medicine practitioner Adam Learner, LAc utilizes this approach at Family Acupuncture & Wellness in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to treat many different conditions: Fatigue, Diabetes and Prediabetes, Weight Gain, Digestive Disorders, Hormone Imbalances, Thyroid Disorders, Autoimmune disorders, and Anxiety and Depression. He starts with a thorough laboratory workup with each patient, and creates individualized treatment plans for each patient. Schedule a health consultation with Adam online or over the phone.

Functional Medicine


What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine takes a holistic approach to medical intervention and emphasizes resolving root causes. Practitioners of this branch of medicine appreciate how one condition could have multiple causes and one symptom can impact various conditions, so they investigate the cause of disease.

Functional Medicine also recognizes the highly complex, integrated way the body’s systems work and interact. Rather than treating a single condition or symptom, Adam focuses on all the affected body systems.

As a Functional Medicine practitioner, Adam tries to find solutions for those problems that are often not resolved with medications. Medication often mask symptoms rather than treating the cause with long-term solutions that assist the body’s healing processes.

What issues do you address with Functional Medicine?

Adam helps hundreds of men and women with the following complaints:

  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Thyroid issues
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Low immunity

How do you figure out the underlying cause of disease?

First, Adam sits down with you for a personal consultation to discuss your symptoms and details about your health history. He may perform some physical assessments if needed.

Next, he orders labs to investigate your overall health. While you wait for your lab results, Adam provides individualized dietary recommendations you can implement right away. What you eat profoundly impacts your health, so Adam helps maximize your well-being with these food recommendations.

Once your test results are available, Adam brings you in to discuss them, explain your treatment options, and determine your next steps.

What are the benefits of Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is rooted in both advanced science and time-tested approaches. He may incorporate such varied treatments as ancient acupuncture and up-to-date nutritional science into your treatment program to maximize results.

Even if you’re not sick, you can benefit from Functional Medicine: Adam’s treatments improve the functioning of many of the body’s systems.  As each of these systems functions better, the body is able to heal and work optimally.

If you’re looking for a functional medicine practitioner in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, contact Adam online or over the phone.