Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease,. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. Functional medicine shifts the traditional disease-centered focus of medicine, 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 integrates traditional Western medical practices with what is “integrative” medicine. Genetic, hormonal,environmental, psychosocial and biochemical evaluations enables the creation of an unique program to move patients toward better health.