Functional Medicine is a holistic, personalised approach that allows patients and health practitioners to achieve the highest level of health by working in together to address the underlying causes of disease.
It represents a positive step forward in the practice of healthcare that better tackles the healthcare requirements of the 21st century.
By moving the traditional disease-centred focus of healthcare to a more patient-centred approach, Functional Medicine looks at the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Simply put, the Functional medicine doctor considers all of your symptoms to be a manifestation of the same underlying causes. By addressing these reasons, it is possible to bring about real, deep, lasting healing.
Functional Medicine healthcare practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to them and looking at the relationship between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complicated, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each.
What Conditions Can Functional Medicine Address?
Functional Medicine may help many different conditions including:
Chronic low back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic joint pain, facial pain and headaches, thyroid problems, migraines, insomnia, seasonal allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and much more.