What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is patient-centered medical healing that looks at the whole person rather than simply treating symptoms. Functional medicine doctors work closely with patients to discover the underlying root cause or causes of their illness. Using scientific principles, advanced diagnostic testing and treatments other than drugs or surgery, Functional Medicine restores balance in the body’s primary physiological processes leading to lifelong optimal health.
Functional medicine is a lot of things, but most of all it’s a personalized approach to treating disease that seeks not to name the disease, but to uncover the WHY through diagnostic testing and then treatment. We know you will enjoy this video from TED MED 2013 where Dr. Mark Hyman explains what Functional Medicine is and how he healed his own body and also a little boy named Colton who had a laundry list of ailments.
13:10– Colton’s Story
15:19– An amazing handwriting sample that shows remarkable healing.
Which Chronic Illnesses Can be improved with Functional Medicine?
We don’t promise a cure for anything, however, there are many reports of people improving their quality of life from the following diagnoses:
- Juvenile Arthritis
- Learning Disabilities
- Mood disorders
- Sensory Integration Disorder
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Gastrointestinal Issues