The concept of “functional medicine” springs from the idea that true health care is an act of integration, not separation. Instead of simply addressing different symptoms across separate areas, functional medicine seeks to treat the issues that altogether affect the unified system of your body.
The principles that characterize Functional Medicine care are as follows:
Functional medicine is a patient-centered approach that focuses on the underlying root causes of dysfunction, not just the symptoms.
A functional medicine practitioner spends time with the patient to determine interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long term complex health problem. In addition to a thorough history and physical exam, many times lab tests are utilized as a gateway to help determine any deviant physiology within the individual. There is a shift from a disease-centered focus to a patient-centered approach. It is the most contemporary form of modern healthcare.
It is important in Functional Medicine to recognize that even patients that share a common “label” of disease often have different causes of dysfunction and therefore need to be treated as individuals not confined to treatments set as standards by the disease name.
Utilizing the functional medicine approach can allow patients who have been searching for solutions to their problems for years to finally have hope. Instead of relying on being prescribed medications again and again for temporary relief, our team at Central Coast Center For Integrative Health addresses problems through a holistic approach in order to find long term health solutions.
Thousands have already successfully healed from life-altering conditions such as autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and more.
Whether Central Coast Center For Integrative Health is the first clinic you are visiting for treatment, or simply the latest one, we’ll make sure we do everything in our power to find an effective treatment and make sure it’s also the last clinic you’ll need to visit.
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