Functional Medicine (FM) is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease.
FM practices the treatment of the whole individual instead of eliminating set of symptoms. Patient-centered approach – is the evolution of medicine, suited for the needs of 21st century.
Nowadays, conventional medicine follows the outdated way – to treat the diagnosis, not the whole person. Its goal is to recognize disease and eliminate it by prescribing expensive drug-based therapies or even surgeries. Did you see the words ‘patient’ and ‘health’ here? Exactly…
Functional Medicine is holistic and it treats the whole person, to return patients health back to normal functionality.
The big minus of conventional medicine is that doctors don’t speak with patients. Instead, they stare to computer screen. While the cause of the certain health condition can lie deep in the individual. It can be hidden in patient’s lifestyle or genetics. But lack of conversation and mutual work between doctor and patient cannot reveal the
true cause of illness. And the dialogue can be ended on phrases like ‘Oh, sorry. But that’s not my department’, as long as conventional medicine separates doctors based on their specialties.
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach. While going to the doctor, who follows the way of Functional Medicine, patient must be prepared for long time conversation. The goal is to create a special collaborative relationship between doctor and patient. This connection lets person to be involved in developing individual treatment plan. Just imagine our body as a tree. If ‘the branches’ suffer from some disease – first of all we should treat ‘the roots’ to eliminate the problem. That’s why doctor and patient will work in therapeutic partnership to reveal genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.
One of the keystones of FM is healthy nutrition. “We are – what we eat” – and that’s true. Everything we eat, everything we consume affects our body and health. Around 70% of negative health conditions are caused by bad nutrition. No wonder, Hippocrates was right by writing: “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. So why not start your way to healthy life with improving your diet? And we will help you!
Among variety of diseases Functional Medicine helps with:
- Chronic or stress related fatigue, migraines, sleep and thyroid disorders, adrenal imbalances
- A wide spectrum of digestive issues
- Menopause, PMS, andropause, decreased libido
- Chemical, environmental or food related allergies/sensitivities, skin rashes
- Chronic pain, fibromyalgia, sluggish metabolism, weight gain, cardiometabolic syndrome
- Autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis etc.
- Autism, depression, anxiety
Whether you suffer from chronic disease, or are looking to improve your health and longevity, American Regenerative Clinic will help you to achieve those goals with creating individual treatment plan and providing a special care, you haven’t experienced before.
If you need some more information about Functional Medicine – please visit The Institute For Functional Medicine