Functional Medicine is a science based, patient centered health care model that addresses how and why certain conditions and illnesses are occurring. This approach addresses the underlying root cause, as oppose to only treating and covering up certain symptoms. Functional medicine empowers patients to learn what is best for their own individualized healing and helps restore optimal wellness. This functional medicine model requires a detailed understanding of the patient’s genetic background as well as biochemical and lifestyle factors. Functional Medicine doctors find triggers such as gut dysbiosis, nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, allergens, stress, and hormonal imbalances that can manifest diseases in each individual.
Have you ever gone to the doctor and they tell you everything is normal, even though you’re still feeling off or somewhat sick? Have you been put on medications without getting an explanation of how long you will need to take the drug or how the side effects will alter your body? These are reasons why you should try Functional Medicine and get clarity on what your individual body needs to truly heal from the conditions you may be experiencing. The following health concerns are also reasons to use Functional Medicine: