Functional Medicine is a refreshing approach to healthcare for those working in conventional and natural health industries. It is increasing in popularity in the UK as the general public are being exposed to programs such as Doctor in the House. If you haven’t seen this programme, it’s worth watching and gives insight into the Functional Medicine approach.
What is Functional Medicine
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 environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. So in basic terms, it’s looking at what you eat, drink, how you sleep, how you work and play. Here is a more indepth description.
In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.