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Functional Medicine is Patient-Centered Medicine
Unlike the acute care model of traditional western medicine, Functional Medicine does not apply a standard protocol to each problem. This is not “one-size-fits-all” medicine. Through the unique partnership between patient and doctor, Functional Medicine produces a comprehensive plan for maximizing the health of the individual. Beyond alleviating symptoms or slowing the progression of disease, the corrected imbalances and lifestyle changes resulting from the Functional approach promote wellness and vitality for the whole patient.
Six Core Principles of Functional Medicine:
How is Functional Medicine Different?
|Functional Medicine||Conventional Medicine|
|Health oriented.||Sickness and disease oriented.|
|Care based on patient needs and goals.||Care determined by medical management group, insurance limitations.|
|Biochemical individuality.||Everyone is treated the same, one size fits all.|
|Holistic – encompasses entire body.||Specialization by organ systems (ENT, ob/gyn, gastroenterologist).|
|Cost effective.||Expensive and driven by insurance carriers.|
|Looks at underlying cause of disease.||Diagnosis based on symptoms or lack of symptoms.|
|Correction and prevention.||Early detection of disease, suppress symptoms.|