Functional Medicine

Alexander Golberg, MD, DO -  - Osteopathic Medicine

Alexander Golberg, MD, DO

Osteopathic Medicine & Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY & Murray Hill, Manhattan, NY

The human body is an incredibly complex machine, and even the smallest imbalance can have a cascading effect on the entire biological and mechanical structure. As a practitioner of functional medicine, Alexander Golberg, MD, DO, understands the many interconnected relationships inside the human body and how to best maximize them for optimal function. Dr. Golberg uses a blend of modern science and eastern medicine to provide solutions for the toughest health problems in his New York City practice. To learn how functional medicine can help you, call or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an approach in which Dr. Golberg steps back and takes a broader view of your problem in order to bring you immediate relief, as well as a long-term solution. Using both traditional medicine and holistic treatments, Dr. Golberg frees up your body’s healing resources, allowing them to work freely within your system.

Through realignment, detoxification, nutrient boosts, and acupuncture, Dr. Golberg ensures that your body has the tools it needs for healthy function.


What are the different types of functional medicine?

Dr. Golberg believes that every person is unique and tailors his treatment programs to the individual using one or more of the following:

Osteopathic medicine

Dr. Golberg corrects misalignments in your musculoskeletal system to allow your body’s resources to flow freely.


Through acupuncture, Dr. Golberg helps your body’s energy flow back into balance. To do this, Dr. Golberg places very small needles into specific points along your body to free up your energy, or chi, allowing your body to function as it was designed. 


IV therapy

When you need a little boost to heal or feel better, Dr. Golberg uses a proprietary blend to infuse your body with pure vitamins, hydration, and electrolytes. Dr. Golberg administers the nutrient-rich solution intravenously for full absorption. The vitamin IV infusions help you regain your energy and mental focus, boost your fat and calorie burning power, and help rebuild muscles for athletic performance.

Chelation therapy

Dr. Golberg uses a chemical solution called EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) to remove heavy metals in your bloodstream.

Lymphatic system drainage

Your lymphatic system plays several critical roles in your body, namely filtering and processing waste to promote healing and boost immunity. If your lymph nodes are blocked, many of your vital functions become impaired. Through lymphatic system drainage, Dr. Golberg frees up this all-important system, allowing it to carry off waste so your body can heal and ward off future problems.

What problems does functional medicine treat?

Using functional medicine, there’s very little that Dr. Golberg can’t treat or improve in some way. Whether it’s a primary approach or serves as an adjunct to other treatments, functional medicine helps you with:

  • Chronic pain
  • Joint pain and stiffness caused by arthritis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Nerve pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Sleep issues


To learn how functional medicine can help you, call Dr. Golberg or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.