What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is an evolution in the practice and art of medicine. Based on discovery and treatment of the underlying causes of disease states, illness and chronic medical conditions, functional medicine uses a systems-oriented approach that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus, to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional Medicine practitioners focus on their patients, taking a thorough history and will spend time looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that give influence to long-term health issues that can cause complex, chronic diseases. In this way, Functional Medicine supports and evaluates the unique expression of an individuals health status, based on the “whole person,” to provide vitality and tailored care for each individual.
Functional medicine can be used to assess and treat various medical conditions including:
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Chronic Pain Syndromes
- Chronic Asthma
- Allergy & Food Sensitivity
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The good news, for both men and women, is that hormone loss and imbalance is easily correctible. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, using saliva, urine and/or blood analysis, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bioidentical hormone needs.
Additional Conditions Treated with Functional Medicine:
- Depression & Anxiety
- High Cholesterol
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Eating Disorders
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Male Andropause (Low Testosterone)
- Weight Gain
How is Functional Medicine Different from Conventional Medicine?
Rather than focusing on specialized and segmented care, Functional Medicine offers a powerful system and clinical model for assessment, treatment, and prevention of chronic disease. This enables our physicians at Reflexion Medical Rejuvenation to create proactive, personalized medicine that will empower patients to actively engage their own health and well-being.