What Is Functional Medicine
Traditional medicine generally treats chronic disease with prescription medication and surgery.
Functional medicine is different. It’s an integrated approach that shifts the focus from suppression and management of symptoms to addressing underlying causes. It’s patient-centered rather than disease-centered.
You and your functional medicine physician (a licensed M.D.) will form a therapeutic partnership that explores the issues that can cause or influence your chronic condition, including:
• Activity level
• Environmental toxins
• Sleep issues
• Genetic and other influences
Together, you’ll work to get to the root of the problem, not just treat symptoms.
The ultimate goal: a better quality of life, more energy and few if any medications.