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How Functional Medicine Differs

Functional Medicine Is Healing Oriented, Not Disease Oriented


To put it more simply, functional medicine focuses on the root of your health problems, unlike prescription medicine to mask your symptoms. Functional medicine doctors are prepared to cure chronic illness, not just make it more palatable. 


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. 


This evolution in the practice of medicine better addresses the healthcare needs of those in the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, 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. 


Conventional medicine isn’t healthcare—it’s disease management