Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease. It’s a collaboration between patient and practitioner, addressing the whole person instead of just an isolated set of symptoms. We look at our patients’ histories and the interactions between their genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. We take a wide understanding of the origins, prevention and treatment of complex chronic ailments.
- Is patient-centred versus disease-centred
- Is a science-based approach that examines the biochemical individuality of each individual
- Integrates the best practices from conventional Western medicine with complimentary medical approaches.
- Uses nutrition, diet, lifestyle and laboratory testing to improve health