What is Functional Medicine?
Care Comes First, Symptoms Management is not A solution. Cause Finding Is
Functional medicine describes a systems-based approach to health care with a comprehensive analysis of interactions between all components of the human biological system, the environment and genetics.
The body functions as an ongoing network of interconnected systems, rather than individual parts operating on their own. Each system interacts and affects the function of other organs.
Treatment of every health condition requires a true understanding of the body's systems interactions and the effect of environmental exposures on those systems. With this insight, health care practitioners can effectively develop an individualized therapeutic approach that will result in long-lasting resolution of disease.
The most common health issues today are typically caused by the cumulative interaction between genetics, environmental exposures, and lifestyle choices; such as area you live in, pesticides, GMOs, air quality exercise and nutrition. These factors influence digestive health, immune function, hormone balance and overall health. With all of these things in mind, an individual’s clinical presentation and finding the root cause is the heart of functional medicine. Furthermore, each person manifests dis-ease in different ways; therefore, the causes leading to their specific condition should be evaluated individually and treated in a more personalized manner.
By treating the root cause with a patient-centered, systems-based approach, you can experience relief from dependence on expensive medications and unnecessary procedures. With support and individualized care, you will be enabled to successfully manage debilitating conditions which have failed to improve with mainstream medical treatment.
Patient-specific treatment is the future of medicine.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”