You may have heard the term functional medicine. This type of medicine focuses on finding the root cause of disease and illness, instead of simply addressing the symptoms. It is considered a holistic approach to health that focuses on optimizing the function of the entire body and its organs.

Functional Medicine usually involves a variety of tests in order to determine the cause of your symptoms. These tests usually include an orthopedic exam, neurological exam, and chiropractic functional testing. Tests are done in order to figure out what things are working in your body, what things aren’t working, and how your body has adapted.

Functional medicine is a form of holistic approach to medicine that can be used to treat various chronic health conditions. It’s a great form of alternative holistic treatment for those who have tried everything with no success in managing their health. Your functional Medicine Practitioner will create a plan specialized to you.These plans are designed after a thorough health assessment is completed, including a health history interview, laboratory investigations, and diagnostic imaging. The goal of this assessment is to assess the health and relationship between your body systems through a biology system-based perspective.

This information is then used by your functional medicine practitioner to create a personalized health plan to remedy identified health issues – but these health plans are not for the faint of heart.

Commonly, functional medicine plans involve changing aspects of your lifestyle to create positive health outcomes. This can include dietary changes, exercise regimes, supplements/herbal usages, and much more.

If you are ready to change your lifestyle to improve your health and reduce the extent of your chronic diseases, then functional medicine is worth it for you!