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Functional Medicine

A Balanced Approach

Discover a unique and evidence-based approach to natural medicine. Find quality of life and establish optimal health at every age through Functional Medicine.

Why Functional Medicine?

“Functional Medicine is dedicated to prevention, early assessment, and improved management of complex, chronic disease by intervening at multiple levels to correct core clinical imbalances and thereby restore each patient’s functionality and health to the greatest extent possible” – The Institute for Functional Medicine

Chiropractic and functional medicine help deal with pain management, prevention of future diseases and improving physical and mental resilience.

We believe in helping patients find optimal health through a personalized approach that sees each patient as a unique interchange of genetics, environment, spirituality and lifestyle. We use systems-oriented approach to find the root cause of disease and facilitate healing by restoring balance bringing mind and body back into alignment.

Healing journey is not about fighting against the illness, it is about creating an environment, where your body gains its strength and heals naturally. The core principle of Functional Medicine “Remove what causes imbalance, provide what causes balance” helps to identify and address triggers that cause numerous chronic conditions such as digestive, metabolic, hormonal, neurologic, autoimmune and allergic problems that affect most people.

What is Functional Medicine - Atlant Health
Assists natural healing mechanism.
Science based method and backed by latest research.
Detect and correct the imbalances when body fails to function accurately.
Health is a state of immense vitality.
Remove what causes imbalance, Provide what causes balance.

Body has innate ability to heal and regenerate itself. Modern science is only beginning to catch up this wisdom. Using 21st century approach to natural healing, we can construct a unique approach that will restore homeostasis between patient’s environment and physiology. Real healing is always about returning body and its systems to normal function.

Our Functional Medicine approach is very unique. In addition to complex lab testing, we also use in-office Bioenergetic Testing to go beyond conventional holistic approach. Bioenergetic Testing offers advanced non-invasive method that measures the energetic state of internal organs, food sensitivities, environmental sensitivities, nutritional needs, hormonal balance, toxin response and much more, that can improve patient outcomes. To learn more, please visit our post “Bioenergetic Medicine & Asyra System”



To uncover a root cause of disease, your NYC functional medicine practitioner has to create a personalized plan that will open a path for a patient to achieve own expression of health and vitality. This process requires extensive “detective” work that involves detailed history and laboratory testing.

Conditions Addressed by Functional Medicine:

“Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual” – Institute For Functional Medicine.

  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Microbiological
  • Psychological
  • Neurological
  • Chronic Infections
  • Chronic Disease

Our Expertise and Specialties:

Functional Medicine is a Healing Art Model of 21st century that addresses healthcare needs by shifting traditional disease-centered focus to a patient-oriented approach. This is not one-size-fits-all treatment. We take a goal-oriented approach to healing and provide education empowering you to become an active participant in your recovery and future physical health.

While there are numerous health conditions emerged as a result of modern world progress, and the “detective work” to find a root cause of the disease is very complex, we would like to concentrate on the following ailments that we have the best practice with:

  • Lyme Disease & Co-infections
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Allergies and Food Sensitivities
  • Thyroid Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Woman’s Health
  • Metabolic Syndrome

Specialty Testing:

Depending on a condition and personal history, we will order specialty Functional Testing. Specialty testing is the only way to uncover root cause of imbalance. This approach helps to address the whole person to achieve the highest expression of health and not just isolated set of symptoms. Learn how Functional Lab testing is different form conventional blood testing, read post “Why Functional Medicine Rocks”.

We are contracted with world leading laboratories to collect and analyze blood, urine, saliva and stool samples.

Importance of Nutrition:

While your treatment plan can be addressed with customized guidelines on food sources alone, there are instances when “road blocks” during healing process that may require targeted supplementation to address micronutrient deficiencies, digestion challenges and genetic limitations. These can inhibit your nutrient absorption from food and metabolism utilization. In these instances, I will provide you access to prescription quality nutraceutical through my professional FullScrip DispensaryStandard Process and Natural Partners with suggested products that have the highest purity and quality certification. Or if you are just browsing our site and would like to get access to these dispensaries, please contact our office to request access information for Standard Process and Natural Partners. FullScript can be assessed without any code. Click on images below

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a functional medicine specialist?

A functional medicine specialist is a healthcare practitioner, usually with a doctorate degree, that underwent additional extensive education in studying how and why illness occurs so natural approaches can be developed to address a root cause of a diseases.

What’s the difference between functional medicine and conventional medicine?

Conventional medicine, also referred as Western or Allopathic medicine, is a system in which a medical doctor and other healthcare professionals treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation and surgery.

Functional Medicine is a personalized approach that uses system-oriented model that engages patients and practitioners to address underlying causes of disease. This is a complex development in the practice of modern medicine that better addresses needs of healthcare in the 21st century. Functional Medicine uses patient-centered approach that helps to achieve the highest expression of health. This method helps to address the whole person and not just isolated set of symptoms.

What is a certified functional medicine practitioner?

A certified functional medicine practitioner is a licensed healthcare practitioner with a license in general medicine, chiropractic, naturopathy, osteopathy, acupuncture, who completed additional degree and achieved clinical excellence in earning a certificate from accredited institutions like Functional Medicine University and The Institute For Functional Medicine.

Does insurance cover functional medicine?

Coverage and medical necessity for functional medicine visits is determined individually by healthcare plan carriers. While some generalized lab tests including complete blood count (CBC), basic metabolic panel (BMP), thyroid panel, basic nutritional panel, some viral and bacterial panels may be covered by insurance, additional specialized lab tests including are not covered by insurance.

Can functional medicine doctors write prescriptions?

Only medical school graduate with a license in medicine can prescribe drugs.

How To Schedule Appointment:

Please contact our office to schedule free 15 phone minutes consultation. After the consultation, we will email to you health form that you will fill out and send it back to us. We have to go over your report of findings to determine the right path so you can start the Journey to Health. All the steps and lab results will be discussed during office visits.

Aleksander Kanevsky, DC – Chiropractic & Functional Medicine office is conveniently located in Midtown East New York City.

Tel: (212) 888-0520

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