Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.
In accordance with a Functional Medicine & Integrative Medicine model, in our practice we do detailed advanced biochemical testing and may prescribe a unique and individualized & personalized plan of specialized diet, lifestyle, supplementation, some other complementary and integrative medicine modalities to include but not limited to nutritional supplementation, herbal remedies, essential oil treatments, ayurvedic medicine/ traditional chinese medicine herbs and remedies, other natural remedies/modalities including bio-energetic medicine for our patient’s treatment based on the patient’s unique history and timeline, physician examination, unique personalized risk factors, triggers and mediators, unique genetic predispositions and SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms), their biochemistry, toxic chemical and biotoxin exposures, unique dietary needs, lifestyle, social and spiritual needs and beliefs, family history, and their advanced functional test results etc, all based on a Functional Medicine Matrix and systems biology approach.