What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is a transformation in understanding the human body, determining both how optimal health is achieved, and how illness comes about. It relies on the principle of deep investigation into the body, seeking to mend the body by addressing the root issues that are challenging a person’s health. This is a major departure from the approach taken by Western Medicine simply medicating against the symptoms of the illness. Instead of viewing health treatment and medicine as a set of special areas unique to different parts of the body, functional medicine looks at the body as a whole. It seeks to determine what the the body lacks and how it can be replenished. In short, functional medicine looks into the core issues a person is suffering from and finds the most direct way to resolve these issues.
Through an understanding of an individual’s unique health history, and with the help of advanced laboratory testing, functional medicine practitioners at Alive 4 Health can specify what lifestyle changes, nutrition, nutraceuticals, holistic treatments, and fitness programs can enable them to regain their natural healthy and whole state of being.