Functional Medicine is a very precise and scientific analysis of the body’s systems that focuses on healing the underlying cause of disease.
It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of individuals and is being recognized as such by healthcare leaders such as Dr. Oz. Rather than diagnose you with a disease and medicate the symptoms of the disease, Functional Medicine doctors ask the question: “What is causing your disease?”, “What has happened in your body that has caused these symptoms to appear in the first place?”
By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time learning about their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among environmental, lifestyle, and genetic factors that can influence the emergence and progression of disease. Functional Medicine enables physicians and other health professionals to practice proactive, predictive, personalized medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Common chronic conditions that can often be REVERSED with functional medicine include:
- Type II Diabetes
- Low Thyroid
- Autoimmune Disease