Functional medicine is an approach to your health that looks or the underlying cause of the disease. Functional medicine practitioners use comprehensive and objective testing, just like your medical doctor does, to look for the biochemical alteration or problem. This information allows the functional medicine doctor to see how the body is functioning as a whole, instead of focusing on symptoms.
Functional medicine focuses on WHY a person is dealing with certain health issues. Why does a person have these symptoms? Why is the body malfunctioning?
Why did this disease process develop at this point in time? It is important to understand the root cause of the problem so that all areas of dysfunction are addressed. By using natural protocols and supplements the body’s ability to heal is maximized and the disease process can be eliminated instead of merely artificially masked, as is found with conventional pharmacology.
Many people are seeking out functional medicine practitioners because they are tired of feeling sick and tired. This approach is producing amazing results, especially in the ares of chronic conditions and inflammation. Functional medicine protocols create a physiological change in the body and can decrease the need for medications.
If you are suffering from a chronic health condition and want to understand WHY this has happened, contact us today.