Functional Medicine is the roadmap that we use to assess almost any health condition.
We do not treat symptoms. We look for root causes that cause the ailments. We go upstream.
The body does not break suddenly. We look for the preceding events that led into the disease.
To achieve health we need to discover the dysfunctions that caused the illness. Conventional medicine only goes downstream, treating symptoms; treating the disease will only help temporarily.
Functional Medicine looks into all the body biological imbalances to restore us to permanent health. It is science based and patient centered instead of disease centered. Functional Medicine is the answer of most chronic conditions.
When we see a patient we look into:
- Hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalance
- Oxidation-reduction imbalance and mitochondrial issues (mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell)
- Detoxification issues
- Immune imbalance
- Inflammatory conditions
- Digestion, absorption, and the microbiome
- Structural problems
But at the center of all is the spiritual, emotional and mental wellbeing of our patients. Remember health is not the absence of disease –it is much more than that.