Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease and focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs using a systems-oriented approach involving systems of alternative medicine. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. It is a science-based, natural way to become healthy again.
Instead of looking at and treating health problems as isolated diseases, it treats individuals who may have bodily symptoms, imbalances, and dysfunctions. Almost always, the cause of the disease and its symptoms is an underlying dysfunction and/or an imbalance of bodily systems. Identifying and treating the underlying root cause or causes, as Functional Medicine does, has a much better chance to successfully resolve a patient's health challenge. Using scientific principles, advanced diagnostic testing and treatments other than drugs or surgery, Functional Medicine restores balance in the body's primary physiological processes.