What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine encompasses much of the philosophy of Integrative medicine, but also uses a systems-oriented medical approach that works to identify and understand the underlying or root causes of a disease. This discipline takes into account the personalization of healthcare, as each patient care plan is different and unique. The relationship between patient and practitioner effectively turns into a partnership; Every aspect of the patient’s medical history is reviewed in detail. Like integrative medicine, functional medicine treats the individual rather than the disease.
Often, individual genetic and environmental studies are done to gain a deeper understanding of the patient’s health status. Understanding a patient’s biochemical individuality can lead to the underlying causes of the disease as well as preventing additional health risks in the future.
Where is Functional Medicine Used?
In the prevention, early detection and treatment of chronic complex diseases, it intervenes simultaneously in many different plans and simultaneously with the basic biological imbalances of the individual, on the condition of being specific to the individual, to find the underlying causes of the disease and to find out the underlying causes of the disease, again with this individual, to overcome the disease from the way it has come. It is a health approach that aims to use it for reversing.
Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories, and looking at interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can affect their long-term health and chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.