5 Fundamentals of Functional Medicine
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is still unknown to the public. The term Functional medicine is different from conventional medicine. The standard model of care is contrast to functional medicine. There are various conditions and chronic diseases the standard model of care is unable to treat over 125 million Americans. Some of the chronic conditions are allergies, digestive, hormonal imbalances, metabolic and neurological conditions. These patients are finding relief and solutions through functional medicine.
5 Fundamentals of Functional Medicine:
1. Functional medicine is different; it is a personalized heath care to treat the individual, not just targeting the disease but the person as whole. It supports normal healing of the body as natural as possible, rather than attacking the disease directly.
2. Functional medicine is science-based. Most recent studies and research shows us what happens with us in a connected web or relationships. It allows us to understand the functioning of the body.
3. Our body has the ability for self-regulation, which then expresses through a dynamic balance in the body system.
4. Our body has the capacity to heal and prevent diseases.
5. Health is not just the absence of disease but also a state of complete vitality.
Functional medicine is the future of medicine, especially conventional medicine. It is to identify the root causes of the disease by viewing the body as one integrated system. Functional medicine treats the disease as a whole system, not just the symptoms. By integrating traditional medicval practices with alternative or integrative medicine, functional medicine physicians are able to create a focus treatment through diet, nutrition, supplements, detoxification programs, laboratory testings, and other diagnostic techniques to treat and prevent a disease.