Functional medicine is all about the “why” instead of the “what”. Traditional medicine often focuses on labeling diseases and treating symptoms. Functional medicine allows your physician to dig deeper into the root cause of your illness. Cutting edge technology and simply taking the time to piece together your entire history (medical, genetic, environmental and psychological) are the cornerstones of functional medicine. The functional medicine provider can dig deeper to discover not only what is your body’s malfunction, but more importantly why your body is not functioning properly.
Once the root cause is discovered, an individualized treatment plan is implemented. It is not uncommon to see dramatic improvement and often resolution of long-term, chronic diseases such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, weight control issues, GI disturbances, hormonal imbalances, mood disorders even skin rashes.