What is Functional Medicine?

This article explains what this approach is and how it can help us all to take charge of our own wellbeing. The current health care system is designed to treat urgent medical problems, also known as “acute” conditions. But chronic, lifestyle-related diseases can’t be treated successfully using that same approach.

“Magic bullets” don’t work to treat chronic conditions. What does work is an individualized approach to patients—with an emphasis on the ways our environment and lifestyle choices interact with our genes. Acupuncture can form part of that solution.

Functional Medicine is an innovative approach to medical care. It uses the latest medical research to develop personalized care for each patient based on his or her unique environment, lifestyle, and genes. The result is a dynamic, effective way to address chronic disease. And it really works.

Thanks to Mel Hopper Koppelman for this link.

https://www.functionalmedicine.org/files/library/experience-life-article.pdf

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