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Functional Medicine Center Of MN

201 5th St. NE, Suite 4
Buffalo, Minnesota 55313
Phone: 763-682-0611

Office Hours

  • Monday:  7:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:  By appointment only
  • Wednesday:  7:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:  7:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday:  By appointment only

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Syntonics

Syntonics

Syntonics is a holistic therapy that harnesses the therapeutic potential of specific light frequencies delivered through the eyes to promote balance within the autonomic nervous system.

Your eyes are amazing organs that detect light and send signals along the optic nerve to the brain. However, not all light-sensitive retinal nerves in your eyes are used exclusively for vision. Some connect directly to non-visual brain centers in your nervous system that help to regulate electrical, chemical, and hormonal balances throughout the body, impacting all bodily functions. Your eyes help regulate your heart rate, digestion, breathing, immune response, and other vital processes that help keep your body functioning correctly.

When the autonomic nervous system gets out of balance, shifting towards a “fight or flight” response, it can exacerbate a range of health issues, from emotional struggles to physical ailments. That imbalance redirects resources away from essential healing processes, often leaving you on edge, tired, inflamed, and more vulnerable to various health challenges.

For some of our patients who suffer from chronic health issues, Syntonics helps by restoring equilibrium to an imbalanced autonomic nervous system, encouraging your body to shift into a more restful, healing state. This allows for improved circulation, lymphatic drainage, and toxin elimination, reducing inflammation and supporting your body’s ability to heal.

Depression and anxiety also often have roots in an imbalanced autonomic nervous system. Syntonics is a valuable tool to help break this cycle and calm the nervous system. Restoring balance to the autonomic system allows your body to prioritize healing, reduce stress, and support overall well-being.

By addressing the root cause of these conditions, Syntonics can complement traditional therapies and provide a natural and holistic approach to improving overall health.

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At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we’ve helped hundreds of people with chronic health issues get their life back without surgery and medication.

Traditional medicine does not look for the underlying causes of your chronic pain or health issues. It simply manages symptoms, most often with medication, or even surgery. At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we first identify the underlying source of your pain or condition, then we develop a personalized care plan and path for your restoration to health. It starts with a comprehensive 90-minute assessment at our office. Get on your path to a better life.

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Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation

Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation

The Importance of Visual Input

Approximately 80% of the data our brain receives is visual. A hiccup in this input can cause the brain to misinterpret its surroundings. Even with perfect 20/20 vision, an individual might face challenges in visual processing. Here are some instances:

  • Schoolchildren might find it difficult to shift focus from the blackboard to their notebooks, affecting their academic performance.
  • Teenagers might grapple with eye-tracking issues, causing them to skip lines when reading, resulting in fatigue and a subsequent impact on their academic tasks.
  • Concussion-afflicted adults might have depth perception issues or altered visual fields, making them prone to bumping into objects or facing balance issues.
  • Seniors may have reduced confidence driving, especially at night, avoiding crowds or uneven walking surfaces, and increased risks of falling.

Symptoms of Impaired Visual Processing

A myriad of symptoms can manifest when visual processing goes awry, including:

  • Clumsiness, frequently knocking things over
  • Struggling with reading, often losing place or re-reading lines
  • Burning, itchy, watery eyes, light sensitivity
  • Attention and concentration difficulties, losing belongings
  • Experiencing double vision, headaches, and eyestrain
  • Poor hand-eye coordination
  • Lack of confidence walking, missing steps and stumbling
  • Motion and car sickness

What is Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation?

This therapeutic approach reconditions the connection between the eye and the brain using various tools such as lenses, prisms, filters, and patching. Doing so activates dormant brain regions, and fosters enhanced communication between the brain and the eyes. At FMC of MN, we tailor our treatment programs to fortify visual skills, recalibrate the brain to comprehend visual data, and boost processing efficiency.

Neurological Disruptions to Vision

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), commonly referred to as a concussion, interrupts the synchronization between the eyes and the brain, instigating visual anomalies. Other causes like strokes, tumors, infections, or conditions like cerebral palsy can similarly impair the neuro-visual system. Often, these visual impairments are unnoticed in early evaluations and might surface much later. FMC of MN understands the extensive repercussions of TBIs, encompassing vision shifts, issues with memory and cognition, sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression, mood changes, tinnitus or ringing in the ears, headaches and migraines, and more. Neglecting these TBI-related concerns can delay recovery.

The Connection to Vestibular Dysfunction

Various causes, from head injuries to diseases, can induce vestibular dysfunction, affecting visual processing. Symptoms include dizziness, vertigo, balance issues, cognitive challenges, disorientation, hearing and vision changes, and more. Often, the gradual onset means individuals may be unaware of their condition. Fatigue, memory loss, inability to concentrate, or struggles with daily tasks at home or school might hint at vestibular dysfunction.

The Anatomy of Vision

Learning hinges significantly on our ability to perceive and process information visually. Key visual components include:

  • Visual Fixation is the eye’s capability to lock onto a target.
  • Saccades are quick eye movements, like rapidly scanning a page.
  • Accommodation is shifting focus from distant to near objects.
  • Convergence is aligning eyes to maintain a singular image.
  • Binocular Fusion is the brain’s task of blending data from both eyes to produce one image.

Should any of these elements falter, signs might include reluctance towards reading, frustration with school, “I hate school” comments, closing one eye or tipping head to read, frequent eye rubbing, using a finger as a guide when reading, fidgeting or short attention span, struggling to remember or understand what read, avoiding reading out loud, skipping words when reading, losing place or re-reading lines, poor handwriting or writing uphill/downhill, avoids sports or games, does not accept change well, does not use time well, loses belongings/things, forgetfulness, saying “I can’t” before trying and more. Often, those diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, or dyslexia might be grappling with unnoticed visual deficits.

Vision isn’t just innate; it’s a skill we cultivate from birth and refine throughout life. FMC of MN’s neuro-visual rehabilitation techniques have consistently assisted individuals grappling with visual processing challenges. Our vision therapist, Jeri, brings over four decades of optometric experience, with 23 years dedicated to developmental/behavioral optometry.

Feel better without medication or surgery.

At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we’ve helped hundreds of people with chronic health issues get their life back without surgery and medication.

Traditional medicine does not look for the underlying causes of your chronic pain or health issue. It simply manages symptoms, most often with medication, or even surgery. At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we first identify the underlying source of your pain or condition, then we develop a personalized care plan and path for your restoration to health. It starts with a comprehensive 90-minute assessment at our office. Get on your path to a better life.

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Dietary Supplements

Practitioner-Grade Natural Dietary Supplements

At Functional Medicine Center of MN, located in Buffalo, we believe supplements deliver the raw materials that put the body in healing mode. They are the energy source that your body utilizes to power your organ systems. All of the Functional Medicine Center of MN recommended supplement programs are customized based on the patients’ initial exam and ongoing care plan. Our clinic uses only the highest quality supplements that are practitioner-grade and come from pure, natural, and reputable sources.

Feel better without medication or surgery.

At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, located in Buffalo, we’ve helped hundreds of people with chronic health issues get their life back without surgery and medication.

Traditional medicine does not look for the underlying causes of your chronic pain or health issue. It simply manages symptoms, most often with medication, or even surgery. At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we first identify the underlying source of your pain or condition, then we develop a personalized care plan and path for your restoration to health. It starts with a comprehensive 90-minute assessment at our office. Get on your path to a better life.

SCHEDULE A 90-MINUTE ASSESSMENT

Areas We Serve

  • Annandale
  • Buffalo
  • Cokato
  • Dassel
  • Fairhaven
  • Greenfield
  • Hanover
  • Howard Lake
  • Kimball
  • Kingston
  • Maple Lake
  • Monticello
  • Montrose
  • Rockford
  • Silver Creek
  • South Haven
  • St. Michael
  • Waverly

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Pressure Wave Therapy

Pressure Wave Therapy

At Functional Medicine Center of MN, located in Buffalo, we offer Pressure Wave therapy uses compressed air to create kinetic energy that, when compressed against a body, is converted into sound energy. This pulse is transmitted into the tissue to encourage the body to increase healing.

Feel better without medication or surgery.

At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, located in Buffalo, we’ve helped hundreds of people with chronic health issues get their life back without surgery and medication.

Traditional medicine does not look for the underlying causes of your chronic pain or health issue. It simply manages symptoms, most often with medication, or even surgery. At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we first identify the underlying source of your pain or condition, then we develop a personalized care plan and path for your restoration to health. It starts with a comprehensive 90-minute assessment at our office. Get on your path to a better life.

SCHEDULE A 90-MINUTE ASSESSMENT

Areas We Serve

  • Annandale
  • Buffalo
  • Cokato
  • Dassel
  • Fairhaven
  • Greenfield
  • Hanover
  • Howard Lake
  • Kimball
  • Kingston
  • Maple Lake
  • Monticello
  • Montrose
  • Rockford
  • Silver Creek
  • South Haven
  • St. Michael
  • Waverly

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Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial Sacral Work for TMJ Pain and Migraine Relief

The experienced team at Functional Medicine of MN, locted in Buffalo, performs Cranial Sacral Work to alleviate chronic conditions. Cranial Sacral Work is the manual manipulation of the skull and adjoining bones to relieve pressure, which in turn addresses many chronic conditions including, migraine relief, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) discomfort, snoring, sinus infections, and allergies.

Feel better without medication or surgery.

At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, located in Buffalo, we’ve helped hundreds of people with chronic health issues get their life back without surgery and medication.

Traditional medicine does not look for the underlying causes of your chronic pain or health issue. It simply manages symptoms, most often with medication, or even surgery. At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we first identify the underlying source of your pain or condition, then we develop a personalized care plan and path for your restoration to health. It starts with a comprehensive 90-minute assessment at our office. Get on your path to a better life.

SCHEDULE A 90-MINUTE ASSESSMENT

Areas We Serve

  • Annandale
  • Buffalo
  • Cokato
  • Dassel
  • Fairhaven
  • Greenfield
  • Hanover
  • Howard Lake
  • Kimball
  • Kingston
  • Maple Lake
  • Monticello
  • Montrose
  • Rockford
  • Silver Creek
  • South Haven
  • St. Michael
  • Waverly

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Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy

Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy (QNRT)

The professionals at Functional Medicine Center of MN, located in Buffalo, have found the results of Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy (QNRT) has helped many of their patients with depression and anxiety. Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy (QNRT) is designed to assist the nervous system to heal chronic pain by resetting the brain’s response to emotional triggers. QNRT is based on the principle that all functions of the body are controlled by the brain and the nervous system. This brain/body therapy identifies potential unresolved emotional stress that may negatively affect the nervous system and contributing to physical,  mental, and emotional issues than impede healing.

A neurological therapy that involves comprehensive neurological evaluation techniques, QNRT identifies and resets specific adverse emotional events or triggers that have imprinted in your brain. Adverse events can lock into your nervous system and memory and have a direct impact on you feel and how you respond to certain stimuli. 

QNRT can be very effective in helping a restrictive range of motion in joints and relieving physical pain. Many patients demonstrate immediate improvement in range of motion and pain of affected joints.

Feel better without medication or surgery.

At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, located in Buffalo, we’ve helped hundreds of people with chronic health issues get their life back without surgery and medication.

Traditional medicine does not look for the underlying causes of your chronic pain or health issue. It simply manages symptoms, most often with medication, or even surgery. At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we first identify the underlying source of your pain or condition, then we develop a personalized care plan and path for your restoration to health. It starts with a comprehensive 90-minute assessment at our office. Get on your path to a better life.

SCHEDULE A 90-MINUTE ASSESSMENT

Areas We Serve

  • Annandale
  • Buffalo
  • Cokato
  • Dassel
  • Fairhaven
  • Greenfield
  • Hanover
  • Howard Lake
  • Kimball
  • Kingston
  • Maple Lake
  • Monticello
  • Montrose
  • Rockford
  • Silver Creek
  • South Haven
  • St. Michael
  • Waverly

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Quantum Neurology

Quantum Neurology

At Functional Medicine Center of MN, located in Buffalo, we use Quantum Neurology, a safe and non-invasive approach that allows our team to evaluate every major nerve in the patients’ bodies. This collection of techniques resets and repairs nerves associated with chronic pain or injuries and encourages the body to heal itself.

Quantum Neurology utilizes a series of upper and lower body muscle strength tests designed to evaluate the entire spinal cord. When a specific weakness is identified, the doctor works to stabilize the affected areas to ease muscle weakness.

Patients often begin to feel increased strength and range of motion immediately!

Feel better without medication or surgery.

At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, located in Buffalo, we’ve helped hundreds of people with chronic health issues get their life back without surgery and medication.

Traditional medicine does not look for the underlying causes of your chronic pain or health issue. It simply manages symptoms, most often with medication, or even surgery. At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we first identify the underlying source of your pain or condition, then we develop a personalized care plan and path for your restoration to health. It starts with a comprehensive 90-minute assessment at our office. Get on your path to a better life.

SCHEDULE A 90-MINUTE ASSESSMENT

Areas We Serve

  • Annandale
  • Buffalo
  • Cokato
  • Dassel
  • Fairhaven
  • Greenfield
  • Hanover
  • Howard Lake
  • Kimball
  • Kingston
  • Maple Lake
  • Monticello
  • Montrose
  • Rockford
  • Silver Creek
  • South Haven
  • St. Michael
  • Waverly

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Myo-Neuro Therapy

Myo-Neuro Therapy

The Benefits Of Myo-Neuro Therapy Can Be Realized Very Quickly

Myo-Neuro Therapy is a Neuro-kinetic, sensorimotor treatment that can relieve discomfort and increase strength and movement in just one to nine sessions. The beneficial effects can often be experienced immediately. For knee pain, the complex procedures used in Myo-Neurology Therapy retrain the way the brain communicates with the muscles of the knee, eliminating the abnormal forces, thus decreasing discomfort. At Functional Medicine Center of MN, located in Buffalo, we use Myo-Neuro Therapy procedures to treat a variety of painful conditions from knee and joint pain to neurologic and metabolic conditions.

Learn more about Myo-Neuro Therapy

Want to learn more about how Myo-Neuro Therapy can help relieve your pain or discomfort, please drop us a line or schedule an assessment.

Feel better without medication or surgery.

At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, located in Buffalo, we’ve helped hundreds of people with chronic health issues get their life back without surgery and medication.

Traditional medicine does not look for the underlying causes of your chronic pain or health issue. It simply manages symptoms, most often with medication, or even surgery. At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we first identify the underlying source of your pain or condition, then we develop a personalized care plan and path for your restoration to health. It starts with a comprehensive 90-minute assessment at our office. Get on your path to a better life.

SCHEDULE A 90-MINUTE ASSESSMENT

Areas We Serve

  • Annandale
  • Buffalo
  • Cokato
  • Dassel
  • Fairhaven
  • Greenfield
  • Hanover
  • Howard Lake
  • Kimball
  • Kingston
  • Maple Lake
  • Monticello
  • Montrose
  • Rockford
  • Silver Creek
  • South Haven
  • St. Michael
  • Waverly

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Pelotherapy

Pelotherapy (Mud Therapy)

The experienced team at Functional Medicine Center of MN, located in Buffalo, have seen success with Pelotherapy (or mud therapy), as it is a simple, natural, and proven process that uses mud to facilitate natural healing within the body. 

When your body gets overwhelmed with toxins, the liver can’t keep up, so the toxins get deposited in those areas that have been injured or traumatized. Visually, those sites can appear healed, on a cellular level, however, they still remain weak. As a result, they become the major target for storing toxins  leading to an energetically weakened tissue. These scar and trauma areas can become so weakened energetically, they cause breaks in the natural energetic flow of the body. This causes organ and gland systems around the trauma sites to become weakened and sedated which can lead to chronic symptoms and pain.

Pelo packs, or mud packs are used as a highly effective, cleansing and detoxifying agent that draws out toxins in sites that have been energetically weakened due to scars and traumas. In addition to providing nutrients to increase the resonance of the organ/gland systems, our mud packs also draw out toxins and open up the energetic pathways. Open pathways help the body to heal itself. Clinical applications have really confirmed how powerful the mud packs are for achieving limitless healing whether you are dealing with chronic pain, acute injury, or even disease.

Feel better without medication or surgery.

At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, located in Buffalo, we’ve helped hundreds of people with chronic health issues get their life back without surgery and medication.

Traditional medicine does not look for the underlying causes of your chronic pain or health issue. It simply manages symptoms, most often with medication, or even surgery. At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we first identify the underlying source of your pain or condition, then we develop a personalized care plan and path for your restoration to health. It starts with a comprehensive 90-minute assessment at our office. Get on your path to a better life.

SCHEDULE A 90-MINUTE ASSESSMENT

Areas We Serve

  • Annandale
  • Buffalo
  • Cokato
  • Dassel
  • Fairhaven
  • Greenfield
  • Hanover
  • Howard Lake
  • Kimball
  • Kingston
  • Maple Lake
  • Monticello
  • Montrose
  • Rockford
  • Silver Creek
  • South Haven
  • St. Michael
  • Waverly

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Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy (FSM Therapy)

Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy (FSM Therapy)

At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, located in Buffalo, we utilize Frequency-Specific Microcurrent (FSM) methods to assist in reducing swelling, repairing tissue, and reducing pain. FSM applies a mild, low-level electrical current to affected parts of the body. FSM uses specific frequencies that work with electronic currents naturally occurring in the cells of your body to encourage healing of the body and the reduction of pain. 

From a high-impact workout to walking through your living room, every movement your body makes is powered by the breakdown of a chemical compound called Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). Using FSM to breakdown ATP releases energy that can be used by your body’s tissues and muscles.

A key outcome of FSM treatments is the increase in the production of ATP in injured tissues. FSM can increase ATP production by as much as five times in damaged tissues which can greatly assist in the recovery process. Depending on the condition, FSM treatment can also loosen or soften muscles, helping to relieve stiffness or pain.

Feel better without medication or surgery.

At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, located in Buffalo, we’ve helped hundreds of people with chronic health issues get their life back without surgery and medication.

Traditional medicine does not look for the underlying causes of your chronic pain or health issue. It simply manages symptoms, most often with medication, or even surgery. At Functional Medicine Center Of MN, we first identify the underlying source of your pain or condition, then we develop a personalized care plan and path for your restoration to health. It starts with a comprehensive 90-minute assessment at our office. Get on your path to a better life.

SCHEDULE A 90-MINUTE ASSESSMENT

Areas We Serve

  • Annandale
  • Buffalo
  • Cokato
  • Dassel
  • Fairhaven
  • Greenfield
  • Hanover
  • Howard Lake
  • Kimball
  • Kingston
  • Maple Lake
  • Monticello
  • Montrose
  • Rockford
  • Silver Creek
  • South Haven
  • St. Michael
  • Waverly

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