Functional Medicine vs Conventional Medicine
While Conventional medicine tells you WHAT has happened with you, Functional medicine tells you WHY is that happening, offering the pathway to the root cause of the disease and bad body/mind condition.
Functional medicine is personalized medicine. It’s the medicine that connects the dots between all the things that are going wrong in our biology. In Functional medicine we don’t treat symptoms, but the system that caused those symptoms. By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.
We do it through looking at the mechanisms and not diseases. Instead prescriptions, we give answers. And on top of all that – we do it through a therapeutic partnership with our clients. Our relationship doesn’t end as soon as we finish a session. Rather we follow up with our clients between sessions, we give them support and most importantly – we hold them accountable for their recovery.
Functional Medicine is a way of understanding what’s happening. It doesn’t treat only one thing, it treats everything, because EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED.
Here are a few of the conditions some of my clients have had:
GI conditions like reflux, irritable bowel, constipation, digestive problems and bloating
Metabolic problems like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cholesterol and heart disease
Mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, OCD, insomnia and ADD
Skin problems like acne, rosacea, dry skin and eczema
Autoimmune disorders like crohn's, hashimoto’s, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis
Pain and energy conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, insomnia and chronic fatigue
Allergy problems like recurrent sinusitis, rhinitis, skin rush and asthma
Hormone imbalances and thyroid problems