Functional medicine is devoted to discovering the underlying causes of chronic medical conditions.
Viewing your body as an integrated system, functional medicine uses a systems-oriented approach for patient-centered care.
Functional medicine can be used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, including:
While conventional medicine focuses on suppressing the symptoms of a medical condition, functional medicine discovers and addresses its underlying causes.
Unlike conventional medicine, functional medicine addresses the patient as a whole - not as an isolated set of systems and symptoms.
Functional medicine looks at both external (environmental) and internal (lifestyle) factors to determine the best course of patient care.