What is Functional Medicine?
More than 75% of total healthcare costs in the United States are due to chronic conditions. The main driver of chronic disease is the interaction among genes, activities of daily living (lifestyle), and the environment. That’s where functional medicine comes in.
Functional Medicine, with science, clinical wisdom, and innovative tools, can help identify many underlying causes of chronic disease and intervene to remedy clinical imbalances, even before overt disease is present.
Functional Medicine is the future of conventional medicine–available now. It seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.
What do Functional Medicine Practitioners treat?
Functional Medicine treats a whole range of conditions:
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Heart Disease
- Healthy Weight and Metabolism
- Migraines and Headaches
- Digestive Disease
- Hormonal Disorders