Ferguson Life Health Centers

Functional Medicine

"Functional Medicine is a medical practice or treatment that focuses on optimal functioning of the body and its organs. Functional medicine usually involves systems of holistic or alternative medicine."

At Ferguson "Life" Health Centers, Dr. Derek Ferguson and Dr. Monika Luto provide many services that fall under functional medicine that will improve your health through treatments like chiropractic, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, corrective exercises and more.

Who should consider functional medicine?

Have you visited your doctor, been treated and still feel sick? Or are you on medication that is only partially helping or has side effects? That’s when you should consider trying functional medicine, says Dr. Hyman.

Patients with a wide variety of conditions can benefit from a functional medicine approach, including:

  • Cardiometabolic conditions – diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease
  • Neurological and psychiatric conditions – depression, attention deficit disorder and migraine headaches
  • Digestive disorders – irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, chronic pancreatitis, acid reflux and diverticulosis
  • Autoimmune diseases – rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and celiac disease
  • Skin disorders – psoriasis, acne and eczema
  • Hormonal problems – thyroid conditions, chronic fatigue and menopause

(Source: health.clevelandclinic.org)

Ferguson "Life" Health Centers Specialties: 

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Posture problems and spinal misalignment
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Musculoskeletal stresses and strains
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Systemic disorders

Chiropractic Service

We provide spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Derek Ferguson and Dr. Monika Luto have years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.


  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Posture problems and spinal misalignment
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Musculoskeletal stresses and strains
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Systemic disorders

Lifestyle Advice

Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.


Corrective Exercise

At Ferguson "Life" Chiropractic Centers, LLC, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.


Nutritional Counseling

What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Whippany chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.


Thyroid Disorders

27 million people  suffer from hypothyroidism and 50% of the population with thyroid disease remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and irritable bowel syndrome  also frequently coexist with chronic fatigue syndrome. 

Common Symptoms: 

 Weight and unable to lose it without going to extremes?
• Brittle Hair, flaky skin and flimsy nails
•Hair Loss
•  Constantly cold
•Regular joint pain
• Regular headaches
•  IBS
• Difficulty Sleeping
• Premature Aging
•  Constant mood swings and irritability
• Depression
• Trouble concentrating
•High blood pressure and cholesterol


Ultraviolet blood Irradiation with Ozone 

Photox is the application of either ozone or hydrogen peroxide and ultraviolet therapy to a patient at the same time. It is one of the most powerful therapies for restoring oxidative metabolism.
This combination treatment is a powerful weapon to help combat the fight against many chronic diseases. These two treatments in combination address most of the common biological denominators in the disease process at the cellular level.  Specifically, the two treatments in combination:


  • Increases the oxygen carrying capability
  • Corrects the mitochondrial energy deficits in the blood
  • Stimulates the lymphatic detoxification in the blood through the restoration of normal chylomicrom brownian movement
  • Activates immune system cells and cytokine production (interferon, tumor necrosis factor and IL-2) to aid in destruction of all types of micro-organisms: bacteria, viruses, and fungi 
  • Increases intracellular antioxidants against oxidative stress
  • Helps destroy cancer cells