The Future Of Healthcare Is Here
People find themselves at their doctors because they don't feel well. And they go to find a solution.
AND.... conventional medicine and most doctors focus on treating the very symptoms that make them feel this way by using medicine, drugs and other procedures.
BUT... they don't focus on the cause of the problem. By focussing and treating the symptoms and the disease, we allow the real cause to continue causing the problem.
That is why diseases and problems dont seem to go away and that is why we are told that we must use drugs for life. Simply because conventional medicine focusses on the wrong thing.
Have you ever felt unwell, but the doctor couldn't find out what is wrong with you, or checked and said everything is fine?
Well, with functional medicine that will not be the case.
Why Functional Medicine is revolutionising health care
Understanding the cause
It is about uncovering the root cause of your health issues so that you can find out why you have them and help you find a real and lasting solution. It is not about suppressing your symptoms or a specific disease.
Personalized approach due to individual uniquenss
It is based on the understanding that everyone is different. We have different genetic factors, different environmental influences, different lifestyles and pressures and even different diets. Because of this, everyone needs their own unique customised solution to their problem. Not the same treatment for everyone. Functional medicine is achieving great success and relating with clients more simply because of this.
Patient centered approach - Not disease centered
The focus is on a more patient-centered approach, engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Functional medicine goes on to address the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their stories, bringing the patient into the discovery process and tailoring treatments that address the individual’s unique needs
Systems approach - One body, many interconnected systems
Functional medicine sees the body as one integrated unit with different but interconnected systems that work in synergistic way to create harmonious internal environment. The body is not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. Functional medicine focuses on treating whole system, not just the symptoms. Symptoms are only a sign that there is an imbalance in your systems. They are not the problem, only the alert or signal. It is only through addressing these system imbalances and not focussing on the symptoms or the organs through which the imbalances manifest that true health can be restored.
Traditional Medicine wants to know what's wrong with you. Functional Medicine wants to know why.
Understanding more about Functional Medicine
"When a plant's leaves are turning brown, you don't paint the leaves green. You look at the cause of the problem.
If only we treated our bodies the same way!"
- Dr. Frank Lipman