Integrative and Functional Medicine
Functional medicine looks at a person as a whole, rather than separate conditions only affecting one part of the body. In conventional medicine, chronic disease or conditions are often addressed by only treating symptoms rather than exploring and addressing the root problems. Functional medicine considers how each person’s own biochemical processes, body’s systems, genes, environment and other factors contribute to imbalances and manifest in disorders or disease. Through identifying imbalances at their core or finding the “root cause” a plan for individualized health care can be developed. Integrating mainstream medicine with a natural health perspective is the way of the future and focuses on preventative medicine.
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