What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a type of holistic, patient-centered approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of illness, rather than just treating the symptoms. This approach takes into account a patient’s unique genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to their health problems.

Functional Medicine practitioners aim to restore balance and optimize the functioning of the body’s various systems, rather than simply treating isolated symptoms. This often involves a personalized, integrative approach that may include a range of interventions such as diet and lifestyle modifications, nutritional supplements, stress management techniques, and other natural therapies. The goal is to promote long-term health and wellness by addressing the underlying causes of disease and empowering patients to take an active role in their own care.

Who Can Be Helped By Functional Medicine

Functional medicine can help men, women, and children of all ages — whether you are living with chronic health conditions, dealing with some nagging health concerns that you don’t want to develop into something worse, or are looking to maintain your current good health.

Another benefit to this holistic medicine approach is that the diet, lifestyle, and supplements used in correcting the root cause rarely have negative side effects, which is drastically different from the pill-for-every-ill approach of modern western medicine.

Areas of focus:

  • Brain fog
  • Low energy/fatigue
  • Gut health
  • Women’s health
  • Cycle irregularities
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Thyroid issues
  • Cognitive decline
  • Adrenal Health
  • Eczema/skin issues
  • Wellness

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