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What is Functional Medicine?

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioners explain how Functional Medicine treats the whole person by addressing the underlying causes of disease.

Functional Medicine is an evidence-based, systems-based approach to patient care. By focusing on the root causes of chronic illness and sustainable lifestyle change, Functional Medicine expands the diagnostic and treatment options of providers. Visit to learn more.

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a science-based whole systems approach looking at the fundamental underlying causes of clinical symptoms.

We’re looking for not what is wrong with this person but why this person has an issue.

It’s not alternative medicine it’s not an either/or, it’s simply taking some of the new findings from systems biology and how all kinds of different influences can impact a person’s health.

When you can understand the underlying causes of the disease versus just diagnosing the disease itself, you can have expanded options on how to treat that disease.