What is functional medicine? Is it right for me? What are its side effects? These are only a few of the questions you might have in your mind. We at Heal Wellness aim to provide the best resources for functional medicine in India.
We have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we trust would prove useful to you.
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.
It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Conventional medicine treats the condition while functional medicine ventures to find the root cause of the condition.
Conventional medicine tends to look at the symptoms first which usually results in a disease diagnosis. Often this diagnosis is associated with a drug or drugs that can be prescribed to treat this constellation of symptoms. All patients are treated similarly neglecting the fundamental aspects of health of the individual.
Functional medicine does not treat the condition. It treats the patient.
A functional medicine practitioner will conduct a detailed study of the patient’s medical history and try to understand underlying conditions. The treatment is initiated through diet changes after which specialized testing is recommended based on the requirement. Upon verifying the outcomes of the test, the practitioner prescribes supplements along with dietary recommendation and set the patient on a path to wellness.
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