Holistic and Functional Medicine

A multiple practitioner clinic with over 25 years of clinical experience, we are experienced in working with difficult health imbalances. Book an appointment:

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Monday – Thursday 9:00-4:30
Friday 9:00-2:00


6262 Poplar Avenue, Suite 200,
Memphis, TN 38119

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About Us

Welcome! Integrative Wellness & Research Center, Inc offers functional and holistic medicine for all ages.  Multiple practitioner clinic with over 25 years of clinical experience, we are experienced in working with difficult health imbalances.  Our approach requires we support the whole person and eliminate not only symptoms, but also the root cause of any health concerns. We are passionate about creating new positive health testimonies in our wellness center every day!  We treat every client with the utmost care and respect and formulate a wellness plan designed specifically for them and their concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a patient-centered, holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of diseases by considering the individual’s unique genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. By employing a systems-oriented method, it aims to restore balance and optimal health through personalized interventions such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, and supplements. Functional Medicine practitioners work closely with patients to develop tailored treatment plans that promote long-term wellness rather than just alleviating symptoms.

What do you cover in a consultation or what to expect?

The consultation is broken into four parts;

  1. Reviewing medical history, diagnosis, genetic predispositions, present lab tests and scans.
  2. Scheduling additional lab tests to gather more facts about your health. See the price sheet to review available lab tests. Lab tests vary by client. These are the most popular:

    Neuro Adrenal Expanded
    Organic Acid Food Sensitivity lab test
    GI Effects stool lab test
    Various Genetics Type lab tests
    Advanced Lipid Panel
    Advanced Antioxidant Panel
    Blood Chemistry including thyroid

  3. Developing a custom protocol to: Phase 1- Foundational Detoxification:A. Opening detox excretion processes

    B. Eradicating overgrowth bacteria, yeast, and parasites.
    C. Breaking up and detoxifying toxins, chemicals, heavy metals, and biofilms that create other infections.
    D. Balancing the Endocrine system, stress adaption and neurotransmitters.
    E. Rebuilding the Digestion and Gastrointestinal Microbiome.

  4. Custom dietary program based upon your health assessment.
Do you take insurance?

No, we do not take insurance for office consults. We do file insurance for most lab tests.

How long is the consult?

Phone consults last up to 1 hour and include one week of follow-up questions. Office visits: Last 2 hours. Our team of experienced practitioners and life style educators will mentor you toward better health. Cost is the same.

Why is Bio-Identical Hormones better?

Bio-identical hormones are considered better because they are chemically identical to the hormones produced by the human body, which means they are recognized and used more efficiently by the body than synthetic hormones. This reduces the risk of side effects, as well as the potential for long-term health problems associated with synthetic hormones. Additionally, bio-identical hormones can be customized to fit an individual’s unique hormonal needs, leading to more effective treatment and better health outcomes.

How long does it take to respond to Laser Therapy for arthritis or joint pain?

The length of time it takes for laser therapy to relieve arthritis or joint pain varies based on the severity of the condition, frequency and duration of treatment, and individual response. While some people may experience immediate relief after one session, others may need multiple sessions. Most people typically experience some level of pain relief within a few days to a few weeks of starting laser therapy. 

How effective is functional medicine for autoimmune conditions?

Functional medicine can be very effective for managing autoimmune conditions, as it focuses on addressing the root causes of disease and promoting overall health. By identifying and treating individual triggers and imbalances, it can help alleviate symptoms and improve the patient’s quality of life. There are many contributing factors, so it is important to work closely with a functional medicine practitioner to determine the best course of action.

What is the Microbiome?

The microbiome is a complex ecosystem of trillions of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other tiny life forms, that live in and on the human body. These microbial communities play a crucial role in various physiological processes such as digestion, immune function, and mental health. A balanced and diverse microbiome is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being.

What are natural approaches to anxiety and depression?

Some natural approaches to anxiety and depression include regular physical exercise, establishing a consistent sleep schedule, and maintaining a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids. Incorporating vitamins and supplements, such as vitamin D, B-complex vitamins, and adaptogenic herbs may also provide support for managing anxiety and depression symptoms, with the guidance of an experienced holistic practitioner. 

Holistic Health Products

We prefer natural, holistic health products because they typically focus on treating the whole person, addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, rather than just targeting specific symptoms.

Moreover, many holistic health product companies emphasize sustainable choices, incorporating eco-friendly practices and natural ingredients, which contribute to the overall wellness of the individual as well as the environment.