If you’re dissatisfied with conventional medicine and wish to avoid drugs or chemicals as much as possible, Functional Medicine could be the right solution for your healthcare needs.
Functional Medicine aims to improve whole-body health and enhance overall well-being through integrative, holistic treatments that address the underlying cause of disease and discomfort instead of just managing symptoms with medications.
Functional Medicine Q&A
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
The Functional Medicine Model
The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, functional medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.
Why Functional Medicine Matters?
The scope and cost of chronic disease continue to rise. Functional medicine has proven to reverse this trend by providing better outcomes and cost savings for both patients and the healthcare system in the long term.