Patients come to the MaxWell Clinic from all over the United States and World for treatment of a wide range of dysfunction. Ultimately, we focus on the person rather than the disease.
That can be confusing in a world where we’ve been brainwashed by the marketing of disease names. For example, if you have osteoarthritis, you may be told that you need a particular anti-inflammatory (trademarked product). However, osteoarthritis is not caused by a drug deficiency – yes that is obvious, but if that is so, it is also obvious that using that drug will not fundamentally FIX the cause that started the problem in the first place.
Instead, we should ask: What is osteoarthritis? Osteo =bone, arthr = joint, itis=inflammation
Then ask: WHY do you have inflammation? This question begins the process of functional medicine, which is not the medicine of what but the medicine of why
Thus, we do not have a defined list of diseases that we treat, rather, we treat the people who are experiencing symptoms, which may or may not fall under a specific definition of disease.
As we treat the person, we are successful in treating a vast majority of symptoms because we are looking at fundamental underlying processes that tie together most dysfunction.