Functional Medicine aims to address the underlying cause of disease by utilizing a individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach. In functional medicine, the patient and practitioner are in a therapeutic partnership to strike optimal wellness.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners identify the complexity of disease. We often find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions because of the web-like interconnections among the body’s physiological processes. As a result, functional medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease unique to each individual.
Functional medicine considers factors such as diet, genetics, hormonal changes, prescription and over the counter medications, and other lifestyle components. A functional medicine practitioner is often ideal for individuals struggling with chronic illness that is not being effectively managed by conventional medical techniques.