Functional medicine is healthcare for the 21st century. Instead of treating individual diseases, functional medicine looks to heal the underlying dysfunctions present in the body that contribute to each condition. We believe you can’t diagnose or treat someone by assuming they are the same as everyone else. With the most advanced diagnostic testing we are able re-balance physiological systems with targeted food and herbal support designed with each person in mind to unleash your body’s inherent healing ability to reverse disease, naturally.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE VS. CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE
It treats symptoms by addressing the underlying cause of the problem, which leads to more profound and longer lasting results.
Treats the body as an interconnected whole, and recognizes the importance of these connections in health and disease.
Treatments have mild or no side effects, and other unrelated complaints often improve spontaneously.
Treats the patient, not the disease. Treatments are highly individualized based on patient needs.
Patient is respected, empowered, educated and encouraged to play an active role in the healing process.
Combines the best of both modern and traditional medicines and emphasizes importance of diet and lifestyle.
Tests and treatments designed to promote optimal function, prevent and reverse disease, and improve quality of life.
Guided by the Hippocrates, the father of medicine’s, saying to “let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food”.
Based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals, and uncorrupted by corporate and political interests.
Masks or suppresses symptoms, but does not address underlying cause, which creates “patients for life”.
Views the body as a collection of separate parts, each of which has its own doctor (i.e. cardiologist, podiatrist, etc.)
Treatments can have side effects and complications.
Treats the disease, not the patient. Patients with the same disease get the same treatment, regardless of their differences.
Patient’s opinion is often discounted or ignored, little time is spent on education, and patient may be discouraged from playing active role.
Relies almost exclusively on drugs and surgery, in spite of their risks and complications.
Tests and treatments designed to prevent death and manage serious disease, without dealing with the underlying cause.
Focused on managing disease after it has already reached an irreversible state.
Heavily influenced by profit-driven pharmaceutical and insurance companies.