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Functional Nutrition


Functional Nutrition Q & A

What is functional nutrition?

Functional nutrition is a holistic, biology-based approach to medicine that focuses on addressing the root cause of diseases and their symptoms. Treating the root cause, rather than just the symptoms, can enhance your body’s natural healing capability.

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center offers natural treatments customized to your environment, genetic makeup, and lifestyle.

What is functional nutrition used for?

Functional nutrition at Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center can improve your health if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Thyroid disorders and hormone imbalance
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Other inflammatory diseases
  • Crohn's disease
  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Elevated blood sugar

What are the benefits of functional nutrition?

Choosing functional nutrition at Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center offers you numerous health and wellness benefits, such as:

  • More energy
  • Reduced need for medications
  • Fewer medication side effects
  • A lower risk of chronic diseases
  • Fewer unpleasant symptoms
  • Long-lasting results

Functional nutrition stimulates your body’s natural healing response so you can take fewer medications, restore your health naturally, and save money on health care costs.

Which functional nutrition treatments are available?

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center providers are highly trained in NRT(Nutrition Response Testing), MFT (Morphogenic Field Testing) and AFT (Autonomic Field Testing) and we utilize the system survey to aid in assessments.

Weight loss counseling

Losing weight if you’re overweight can reduce unpleasant symptoms and lower risks or reverse some chronic conditions. Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center offers medically supervised weight loss to optimize your health.

Lifestyle changes

Making lifestyle changes, such as changing your diet, getting more exercise, sleeping better, and reducing stress, can alleviate symptoms and reduce disease risk factors.


Acupuncture uses tiny, painless needles to stimulate your body’s natural healing ability and restore energy balance.


Acupressure uses manual pressure to target tight musculoskeletal tissue, enhance healing, and relieve pain.

Dietary supplements

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center offers quality herbal and other dietary supplements to improve chronic conditions naturally and detoxify your body. We offer products from Standard Process and MediHerb, Biotics™, Systemic Formulas, Marco Pharma International™, HVS Labs, and Energetix® nutritional supplements and tinctures.


Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center
1000 Bridgeport Ave
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 959-600-6335
Fax: 203-345-9827

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