When a patient is treated with conventional medicine, the symptoms of the disease are focused on, instead of the reason behind the diseases.
Functional medicine is used to diagnose and treat diseases with a different approach. Instead of simply putting a band aid on the problem, it looks for the root of the illness to understand which basic systems in the body are failing to work.
Overall, the functional medicine approach focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of diseases. Functional medicine offers a number of benefits, some of which include:
Functional Medicine Focuses on Details
Functional medicine views each individual as genetically and biochemically unique, which means that it treats each individual, not the disease. This approach supports the normal healing functions of the body rather than attacking the disease directly.
A Different Approach
With conventional medicine practices, lab results are interpreted in a range. When an individual’s results are not outside of that set range, their results are said to be normal, even though this isn’t always the case.
However, with functional medicine, the lab analysis will be done to see where you have health problems and to see if you are trending towards disease or towards good health. In this way, you get real answers to your health concerns.
Functional Medicine is Science-Based
Functional medicine doctors stay up-to-date on the latest scientific research that shows us what happens within us, and how that is connected in a complicated network of relationships. Understanding these relationships allows functional medicine specialists to fully understand the functions of the body.
If you are interested in learning more about what functional medicine can do for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment.