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:
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.