Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
Functional Medicine requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical and lifestyle factors, and uses that information to develop a personalised treatment plan that can improve a patient health.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Mark Hyman M.D.
Area’s supported and treated through Functional Medicine
- Hormonal imbalance
- Digestive issues
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic Pain
- Weight management
- Menopause etc.
What to expect from your Functional Medicine session
Patients will be required to complete an extensive questionnaire, during which your practitioner will explore areas with you including questions about family medical history, a personal health and lifestyle history, any medical symptoms, your diet & exercise patterns, and any traumas you may have experienced.
If you’re currently coping with unexplained or difficult symptoms such as those outlined above and would like to get to the root of its cause and help alleviate or eliminate their debilitating effect “Functional Medicine” can play a pivotal part in helping you.
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