Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease. It uses a client-centred approach rather than a disease-centred approach which addresses the whole person and not just a list of symptoms.
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.
Functional Medicine seeks to;
- Understand the individuality of each human being
- Uses a client-centred rather than a disease-centred approach
- Searches for a balance between body, mind, and spirit
- Health is measured as a positive vitality, not merely the absence of disease