Functional Medicine

Understanding Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a systems biology-based approach that focuses on finding and addressing the root causes of complex diseases. Practicing functional medicine, our doctors investigate multiple factors that may cause a disease or multiple conditions causing a given condition. As a result, functional medicine focuses on the specific expressions of a particular disease in individual patients. Chiropractic care is a subset of functional medicine. Chiropractic care deals with the correct alignment of the musculoskeletal system. 

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The Principles of Functional Medicine

Patient-Centered Healing

Functional medicine focuses on a patient's individuality, expressed through a unique biochemical makeup and personal history. The basis of biochemical makeup is the concepts of genetic and environmental uniqueness. The patient-centered approach seeks to improve the relationship between a patient and the clinician while empowering them to take ownership of their healing. Patients who undergo this approach are more likely to make sustained lifestyle changes to improve their well-being as the healthcare is respectful and responsive to individual patient preferences.

This approach is contrary to traditional medicine that is prone to grouping patients according to their illnesses. 

Functional Medicine Is Science-Based

Functional medicine looks at the complicated network of a person's characteristics, mainly genetic material and lifestyle choices, to diagnose the patient's illness. Our doctors avoid making generalizations on diagnosing and treating the disease by deeply analyzing the body's functioning. This deep analysis of the body enables a better understanding of how the body works and interacts with the environment.

Support for functional medicine comes from evidence and medical research that supports a patient-based over a disease-centered orientation.

Health Is a State of Vitality

Treatment in traditional medicine primarily aims to obscure or cover up the symptoms of an illness. This form of treatment leads to health in the traditional sense of being an absence of diseases. However, functional medicine understands that health is the total and dynamic balance of the body's functions. The search for a dynamic balance centers around the internal and external body, mind, and spirit. According to functional medicine, general wellness is measured by vitality, optimum weight, a healthy appetite, and mental stability. The emphasis on these factors promotes the enhancement of rigorous internal physiology.

The Body Is Self-Healing  

Research is increasingly proving that the human body is incredibly effective at self-regulation and, in some cases, of healing itself. Changing lifestyles and diets promote an environment for healing to take place.

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