Functional medicine has slowly moved towards mainstream medicine and on many accounts has arrived! Recently, on The Dr. Oz Show, functional medicine was discussed and, more specifically, why it’s a critically important development in medical science and how it promises to revolutionize medicine.
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. The 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.
Get a Biological Tune Up! As we learn more about how everything is connected it is clear that looking at the underlying patterns of disease is the wave of the future–it’s the way all future chronic illness will be treated. At New Leaf, we can test for hormone levels, food sensitivity and overall health of a patient. All tests, health history, symptoms and concerns are reviewed with the patient by the provider and a treatment plan is discussed.
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