Functional Medicine is the future of how we approach healing. Treat the whole person; not just the symptom.
The symptom should be considered the proverbial tip of the iceberg; the part we can see. But what has created it? What is truly responsible for that symptom and how can we prevent it occurring again?
To really understand what functional medicine is, we need to compare it to its conventional counterpart.
Treat the Individual, Not the Disease
Regular medicine works by identifying the disease or condition and treating the resulting symptoms with the appropriate medication. The symptoms are zapped, the sticking plaster slapped on; you get back to work.
Until the next time, of course. Because failing to unearth the reason for the problem in the first place means that there will be a next time.
What About More Serious Problems?
When the low-level ailments that we all get from time to time – coughs, colds, fever and so on, give way to more serious health issues like diabetes and obesity, simply treating the symptom is not enough. A short-term fix is no substitute for eradicating the root cause.
Functional Medicine takes a holistic view of the body. No part of our bodies operates independently of the other parts. Our systems, organs, muscles, and motor skills are all connected. There is no subordinate element; everything matters.
Our bodies are incredibly good at maintaining equilibrium, with myriad systems and functions achieving perfect balance most of the time. When you’re presented with a complaint or ailment, it is vital to consider the affected part’s relationship with the rest of your body.
We Need an Alternative to Conventional Medicine
Does that sound alternative? Well frankly, we need an alternative. We’re taking more medication than ever before. 7 out of 10 Americans take at least one daily prescription drug and 1 in 6 people rely on anti-depressants.
And is all of this making us better? No. Our health is in decline. We’re getting heavier, slower and less happy. We’re all taking more medicine and yet America’s health is getting worse.
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Conventional medicine targets the problem. Functional medicine considers the whole person. Our fully qualified medical professionals consider many variables to address the root cause of a problem, including:
Your Unique Physiology
You are unique. Your body is distinctive, dynamic and complex. Functional Medicine respects that and uses your unique physiology to help your body heal itself.
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Our doctors will review every aspect of your health history to create a personalized, tailor-made blueprint to restore wellness, function, and health.
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