The Carolina Center for Functional Medicine was born from a vision of a happier, healthier, and stronger world.
At CCFM, we understand the frustration that goes along with having a chronic health condition or concern. Many of the people that we meet have actually come to believe that their problems are “normal.” They think that having no energy, GI issues, poor endurance, Migraine headaches, chronic pain, diabetes, and continued weight gain are just a part of life; unavoidable and inevitable circumstances that arise as we age. Others believe their condition was acquired as a result of being dealt a bad genetic hand. All of these things could not be further from the truth.
Fortunately, a change is sweeping across our nation, a mindset with a focus on disease prevention and maintenance of health. Although revolutionary in Western Medicine, this has been the tradition in Eastern Medicine for thousands of years. This changing perspective has lead some Western clinicians and researchers to develop a new approach focusing on the cause of and prevention of disease. This new approach is called Functional Medicine. Each patient that chooses Functional Medicine becomes an ally in that quest for true health.
When a patient comes to the Carolina Center for Functional Medicine with a health concern, our focus is not just on naming the condition and treating related symptoms, but on identifying what underlying nutritional imbalance; structural imbalance; toxin; emotion; food intolerance; lifestyle choice is causing the problem. Often there is a combination of causes, creating layers to the illness. It is our job to identify those causes, and by working with the patient, peel away the layers to discover ideal health.
We have helped countless people uncover the underlying cause of their chronic health concerns and become happy, healthy, and strong.
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About Dr. Douglas Hanner
Dr. Hanner was board certified as a Chiropractic Physician in 1995. He later became a board-certified Fellow through the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and certified in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) through the Upledger Institute. For over 25 years, his practice concentrated on treating patients for their neuromusculoskeletal health complaints, with a focus on chronic pain.
Through many years of practice, Dr. Hanner became overly aware of the limitations of conventional methods for treating chronic pain and other chronic health concerns. As a response to this, Dr. Hanner began studying Functional (“root cause”) Medicine and now holds the designation of ADAPT Trained Functional Medicine Practitioner from the Kresser Institute in Functional Medicine and Ancestral Health. His studies also led him to the body-oriented psychotherapeutic method called Somatic Experiencing (SE). He is currently completing the SE Trauma Institute’s 3-year program to become a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).
"Within about 6 weeks of treatment, my headaches are gone”
I am so thankful to Dr. Hanner for his help with my severe headaches and cognitive impairment after a brain injury. I was under the care of a neurologist for 2 years who said that I had improved all that I was going to and just needed to manage my symptoms with medications. Dr. Hanner gave me some specific nutritional advice and treated me with CranioSacral therapy. Within about 6 weeks of treatment, my headaches are gone, and my family and friends started to comment on my obvious improvement. Thank you forgiving me my life back.
"I can attest that I am 85% improved in my symptoms”
When I first saw Dr. Hanner, I was always tired, had significant GI issues with bloating/pain and a very limited diet, had begun having pain in the joints of my hands, and began to have scaly patches on arms and legs. Through Dr. Hanner’s testing, we found out that I had Adrenal Fatigue, a serious imbalance in the bacteria of my gut, Leaky Gut (which means that the contents of the bowel could now enter the bloodstream), Vitamin B12 deficiency causing a mild anemia, and a parasite infection! After 4 months, I can attest that I am 85% improved in my symptoms and the scaly patches on my arms and legs are gone. Thank you for all you do!
"The pain in my legs was gone and hasn’t returned since”
I am 78 years old and had severe leg pain that returned every time I walked any distance. Even going to the grocery store was very difficult. After being diagnosed with spinal stenosis, I tried chiropractic, physical therapy, and steroid injections, to no avail. Dr. Hanner’s therapy was so gentle that I was not sure how it could possibly help. But after about 8 weeks, the pain in my legs was gone and hasn’t returned since. I even got to go on a trip with my family that involved a lot of walking and had no problems. Thank you!
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Do you have questions about our program and starting your path back to health? We are happy to answer any questions you have to determine if Carolina Center for Functional Medicine is right for you.