Functional Medicine is a high-performance process built on the chassis of Traditional Western Medicine. It injects the application of leading-edge science into current practice in order to accelerate the implementation of new findings for the benefit of patients.
It is a multi-modal system based approach that relies upon simultaneously optimizing the biochemical, physiological and psychophysiological elements to create pathways to health and healing. This is both more advanced and more effective than a simple reductionist approach to modifying one variable at a time.
By including focus on psychophysiologic aspects of care Functional Medicine is more advanced than care that relies only on pharmacologic or procedural intervention. At the same time, Functional Medicine is more connected to holistic healing traditions that consider the environment and entire milieu of the patient as important aspects of healing.
Functional Medicine seeks to remove the fuel that creates and sustains the fire instead of using more and more intense strategies to extinguish a roaring blaze in the body.