Many people today are afflicted with chronic illnesses stemming from persistent nutritional deficiencies, lifestyle behaviors, and/or environmental toxicities that lead to imbalance and dysfunction of bodily systems. Functional Medicine is a science-based approach to healthcare that is patient-centered, focusing on the body as a whole as opposed to organs and organ systems as a singularity.
To accurately understand and address the complex interaction of biochemical and genetic factors, possible allergens, stressors, infection, toxins and nutritional deficiencies, functional medicine practitioners rely on sophisticated diagnostic laboratory testing to reveal the underlying source of dysfunction and disease.
When restoring imbalance, a holistic mind-body approach is applied with focus on diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes specific to the individual patient’s needs. This approach is different than the conventional medical model, which generally aims to suppress symptoms rather than address the root cause of disease.
Further, a strong emphasis is placed on disease prevention through patient education and proactive lifestyle habits in order to empower the patient to actively participate in their own recovery and sustain long-term health. In addition, the results of improved health through functional medicine help to lessen the economic burden associated with chronic disease as medical care costs continue to rise while patient prognoses decline through the current medical paradigm.
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626