What Is a Functional Medicine Doctor?
Functional medicine is an innovative approach to healthcare that prioritizes the individual and his/her unique health needs. A functional medicine doctor's role is not merely to treat symptoms, but to delve into the root cause of illness, aiming to restore health and balance to the individual's mind, body, and spirit. This healthcare model is based on a holistic approach, considering the entire body and its interconnected systems as well as the influence of environmental, genetic, and lifestyle factors on a person's health. It represents a shift from the traditional disease-centered medical paradigm to a more personalized, patient-centered model.