Functional Medicine is a patient centred approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and preventing the underlying cause of chronic disease.
The FM model is all about looking to find underlying causes of an illness rather than just treating the symptoms. It is an individualized, patient-centred, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.
It recognises that the systems of the body e.g. digestive system, nervous system etc are all connected so symptoms in one system may be due to an imbalance in one or other systems so a detailed analysis is taken of a person’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and that information will direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.