Functional Medicine is a systems-based, science-driven approach to individualised medicine that focuses on finding and treating the underlying causes of chronic disease, rather than just treating the symptoms. Functional medicine practicians are true disease detectives. They work closely with patients to understand their history, genetics, diet, lifestyle and other critical factors that may have triggered the onset of disease. They often request lab tests not in the average physician’s toolkit, or on Medicare. Many functional medicine treatments involve the use of dietary interventions, supplements, natural therapy support and lifestyle changes to help people reverse disease and return to health.
From our point of view Functional Medicine fits our view of healing; the primary focus is to get to the underlying cause of the problem. We always worked on getting to the root cause of the problem and with functional medicine we can utilise the latest testing practices from western science and combine those results with selected natural therapies. Therefore we can determine the cause of a problem and develop effective solutions.