What Is Functional Medicine?


According to the Institute for Functional Medicine, "Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual"

Functional Medicine is more than a new trendy name, it's a fundamental shift in both the philosophy and practice of medicine.

The traditional approach to practicing medicine says "Let's identify & treat the symptoms". That works well for acute illnesses or trauma, but struggles in the face of increasingly chronic disease processes. Functional medicine takes a new, but practical approach, that says "Let's look deeper to find and treat the source of the problem".

Functional medicine seeks to restore real health through deep foundational healing.

The World Health Organization defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of a disease or infirmity."

Vitality, Resiliency, Balance & Wholeness.

Shouldn't that always be the goal in healthcare?
Shouldn't all medicine be practiced that way?
At Future Hope Total Health, our goal is to treat the whole person, not just their symptoms or lab values.

We believe that who we are encompasses our body, mind, & spirit and that real health involves all three.

We are confident in the body’s innate ability to heal.
Because
healing is woven into the DNA of every cell of the body
And,
healing is always possible.
Until we draw our final breath, our bodies are in the business of healing.

Our goal is to deliver science-based personalized care in which we search out the unique causes of “disease” for each individual patient and provide the body with the tools it needs to heal.

It turns out, that when we give our bodies nourishing food (and other nutrients),
remove harmful toxic exposures,
& treat our bodies with kindness...
It will do its job…
and miracles happen.
Healing happens.

 

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