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. It promotes wellness and helps both prevent and treat chronic disease, the biggest health problem we face today.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. We 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.