What is Functional Medicine Health Coaching?

I’ve never been a fan of labels but sometimes they help to define and differentiate one from another. In my case, the designation of Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach tells you that I have undergone the only rigorous health coach training designed with, and endorsed by, the Institute for Functional Medicine. What that means for you is that I implement individualized techniques and apply a root cause lens to help you uncover imbalances in your body, mind, and spirit.

Functional Medicine is a collaborative, client-centered and science-based approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. By seeing the client as an individual first, not just a set of symptoms, is foundational to co-creating a customized path to wellness. Functional medicine also looks at a client’s history and the interactions between genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors that can all influence long-term health and wellness.

My work is not limited by constraints of convention, rather it is guided by the wisdom of the human body’s own capacity to heal and find balance. Whether you are frustrated with conventional outcomes or looking for someone to bridge the gap between conventional strategies and alternative options, I leverage proven tools, such as positive psychology and behavior change, tuning forks, principles of epigenetics, plant medicine, and others to support the individual that is you – uniquely you.

While I provide safe space, tools, and guidance, you are the hero of your journey.

Is Functional Medicine Health Coaching Right for Me?

  • Are you tired of being in pain?
  • Are you dissatisfied with your current healthcare situation?
  • Are you looking for solutions to a condition that conventional medicine can’t resolve?
  • Do you want to reduce the amount of medication you are on?
  • Do you need support in managing stress and anxiety?
  • Do you have health and wellness goals but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you want to get to the root cause of your particular condition?
  • Do you want a growth-minded approach to wellness?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Functional Medicine Health Coaching may be the right fit for you! Read on to learn how we can co-create wellness together so you can live and feel your best.

What is a Health Coach?

I am just that, a coach. Coaches do not diagnose or prescribe, but rather serve as a bridge between primary care providers by helping to facilitate the creation of therapeutic plans, educate, encourage, inspire and empower clients towards lasting change. 

Whether I am working with your Functional Medicine Doctor or with you independently, my coaching strategies are the same. I will help you to identify areas of change, address barriers, and work through day-to-day challenges that arise as you continue your journey toward health and well being.

Why Work with Abby?

Here, at Wild Chi Studio, I hold space for us to co-create wellness and meet you where you are. Alongside tools like functional nutrition, positive psychology, behavior change, and mind-body medicine, I also draw from my experience with the herbal wisdom of plants whenever that support is needed. I am here to walk with you and to guide you through lifestyle changes that are truly sustainable and transformative.

Working with Abby has been a rewarding experience for me. She is gentle, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor. Abby’s insight is spot on and she guides with a creative hand. She is curious and honest.

-J. Cummings