Ok you gorgeous ones, so I’ve had a few messages and conversations about the whole functional medicine world, so I thought I’d sent out a quick summary of what, how, why, when ….. literally makes complete sense to me, but I appreciate it’s very different to the traditional medicine approach so hoping the below helps!
Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. The traditional medicine approach is to address the symptoms after a diagnosis and not look at the root cause or contribution antecedents and predisposition of the individual.
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers you and me to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of your genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved outcomes. Treating and helping each individual using a personalised approach! One size does NOT fit all!
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, enables me to become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They 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. You are unique and need a personalised tailored plan to achieve balance and well being!
So in summary… Functional Medicine focuses on the following key points:
-Looks at underlying causes of disease
For more info or just to have a chat please send me a DM I could literally talk about this for hours!