Hummingbird Wellness Boulder, 3775 Iris Ave. #6, Boulder, CO 80301

Functional Medicine Boulder

Sustained wellness for a healthier and more balanced life.

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a healthcare approach that aims to provide individualized and evidence-based care to patients. This is achieved through a comprehensive analysis of the patient’s genetic makeup, lifestyle, and biochemical factors across various disciplines to gain a complete understanding of their health condition.

In order to fully understand the patient’s condition, we perform a series of lab tests that provide us with critical insights. Armed with this information, we can develop a targeted treatment plan that will address the root cause of the illness. Our ultimate aim is to ensure that the patient receives the best possible care, and to achieve this goal, we leave no stone unturned in our quest for knowledge.

how can functional medicine help you?
How can we help you?

With our state-of-the-art lab testing, assessments, and exams, finding the underlying cause of your health issues has never been easier. Our comprehensive range of services is designed to diagnose and treat various health conditions, providing you with the best possible care. 

With 25+ years of combined clinical experience and expertise, we have developed protocols that are tailored to provide you with the most effective and personalized treatment plan. Our commitment to excellence ensures that you receive the highest standard of care possible, so you can feel confident in your journey towards optimal health.

Trust us to help you achieve optimal health and well-being.

Functional Medicine Boulder

Personalize Your Health Journey

We have access to several dozen tests. Test recommendations will be made based on your specific needs and health goals during your consultation. 

Explore the most common tests we offer for Functional Medicine:

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We are available for in-clinic or virtual appointments Monday-Friday. 

Our acupuncture clinic is located in Boulder, CO.

Organic Acids Test

Organic acids are products of the body’s metabolic pathways. Evaluation of these downstream metabolites from various metabolic pathways provides insight into important areas of gut health, mitochondrial dysfunction, neurotransmitter status, detoxification indicators, macronutrient breakdown, and nutritional status. This makes organic acid testing a valuable tool to assess the functional need for essential nutrients, diet modification, antioxidant protection, detoxification, and other therapies.

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides a comprehensive nutritional and metabolic snapshot of an individual’s health. The OAT measures 76 organic acids from one easy-to-collect urine sample.

Who can benefit from this test?

For those who:

• Have a chronic disease that can not be treated with Western Medicine

• Would like to address the root cause of disease

• Want to improve your health and have long-term results

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GI MAP TEST

Research overwhelmingly indicates that gut health impacts overall health. The gut microbiome, in particular, plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions. Assessing GI health with the proper tools can help practitioners get to the root cause of chronic illness.

The GI‑MAP (Microbial Assay Plus) is unique in comprehensive stool testing. It relies exclusively on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested.

Who can benefit from this test?

Almost every patient can benefit from a GI-MAP gut health assessment. Some patients are looking to achieve optimal health, while other patients have been chronically ill and frustrated without a diagnosis for years.

Some conditions that warrant testing are:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • IBS/IBD
  • Digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation
  • Brain fog
  • Skin problems, like acne and psoriasis
  • Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety
  • Diabetes and weight loss issues

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IGe Mold Allergy Test

Mold allergy is a type of allergic reaction that occurs when an individual’s immune system is exposed to mold spores or mold cell components – typically via inhalation, ingestion, and/or contact with the skin. Molds are a type of fungi which grow in moisture-rich environments such as damp areas in homes like bathrooms and basements, and high humidity areas in buildings or vehicles. In addition, certain occupations have been identified to increase risk for mold exposure: construction industry (e.g., builders, plumbers, HVAC technicians), farmers, food industry workers, janitors/cleaners, and health care workers.

MosaicDX’s IgE Mold Allergy Test measures an individual’s total immunoglobulin E (IgE) level as well as allergen specific IgE levels to 13 mold allergens, including common mold allergens like Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Penicillium. This panel provides valuable insight into potential triggers for mold allergy symptoms in sensitive individuals.

Who can benefit from this test?

Individuals exposed to molds can exhibit many kinds of symptoms depending on their overall immune sensitivity and presence of chronic health conditions, as well as the type, amount and duration of mold they are subjected to.

Allergic symptoms can range from mild in less reactive individuals to severe in individuals with compromised immune systems or underlying mold allergy.

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Irregular Menses

Irregular menstrual cycles can be frustrating and may cause difficulty in conceiving. However, did you know that regular periods are considered an important sign of good health in Chinese Medicine? Hormonal imbalances can cause irregular menses, but the good news is that there are natural remedies that can help. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used for centuries to balance hormones, restore regularity, and encourage more predictable ovulation, thereby regulating the menstrual cycle. By addressing the root cause of the problem, these natural treatments can help you achieve better reproductive health and overall well-being.

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