What are the benefits of Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine places patients at the center of a holistic approach to medical care and looks at the patient as a whole being in order to determine the root causes of disease. It is a true partnership between patient and provider. At the Center for Holistic Healthcare we use evidence-based medicine and natural treatment methods designed to activate your innate healing mechanisms.
Functional Medicine vs Conventional Medicine
In functional medicine, we see the body as an interconnected whole, within a larger environment. We recognize that in order to treat one part of the body, all other parts must also be considered. This breaks apart artificial divisions of the body. Functional medicine looks at underlying phenomena that occur across specialties (inflammation, oxidative stress, toxicities, cellular energy problems, etc.) in order to understand the root cause of disease and find the right tools, at the right time, individualized for each person.
In conventional medicine, there’s a doctor for every part of your body: cardiologists for the heart, gastroenterologists for the digestive system, neurologists for the brain and nervous system, podiatrists for your feet, and ophthalmologists for your eyes. Due to this siloing, conventional medicine focuses on individual body systems, but does not look at the whole person to understand the interrelated causes underlying disease and chronic illness. Rather, it looks at symptoms in order to name a disease and find a corresponding drug.
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