Root of the Problem,
Not Just Your Symptoms.
Functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease.
- Patient-centered care. The focus of functional medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting optimal health beyond just the absence of disease.
- An integrative, science-based healthcare approach. Functional medicine practitioners consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body and spirit) and external (physical, social and environmental) factors that affect total functioning.
- Integrating best medical practices. Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with “integrative” medicine.