Functional Medicine

More people are gaining an interest in functional medicine  because  we are living in a more health conscious society.  As a result, functional medicine is increasing in popularity.

We live in an era where information is more readily accessible than ever.  People  are taking more ownership and responsibility for their health.

Functional medicine has increasingly become mainstream as an evidence-based and scientific substitute for the approach to disease and symptoms. 

Natural Medicine

Conventional versus Functional Medicine

Conventional medicine mainly focuses on the symptoms you're experiencing and uses the same symptoms to identify an illness and develop a treatment plan. This plan often includes finding the appropriate medication that will decrease the symptoms.

Functional medicine focuses on establishing the root cause of the symptoms. In this case, the symptoms function as clues for establishing the underlying issues that are generating the symptoms.

 

Dr. Lacy Stice  examines the underlying sources, not merely the symptoms. With the use of diagnostic testing, scientific principles, and various forms of treatments, she seeks to restore balance in our patients' physiological processes, resulting in optimal health.   

Function Medicine Helps Identify The Root Causes of...

  • PCOS

  • Infertility

  • Menopause Problems

  • Sleep Distrubances

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Low Sex Drive (Low Libido)

  • Inability to Lose Weight

  • Painful and or/ Irregular Mensuration

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

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Major Influences Contributing To The Epidemic of Chronic Disease

Functional Medicine practitioners look closely at the myriad interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease (see Figure 1). A major premise of Functional Medicine is that, with science, clinical wisdom, and innovative tools, we can identify many of the underlying causes of chronic disease and intervene to remediate the clinical imbalances, even before overt disease is present.

Functional Medicine exemplifies just the kind of systems-oriented, personalized medicine that is needed to transform clinical practice. The Functional Medicine model of comprehensive care and primary prevention for complex, chronic illness is grounded in both science (evidence about common underlying mechanisms and pathways of disease as well as evidence about the contributions of environmental and lifestyle factors to disease) and art (the healing partnership and the search for insight in the therapeutic encounter).