Why Functional Medicine Works
Functional medicine is rooted in science and some doctors have stated that it is the future of healthcare. Although functional medicine is new, it is not completely far from conventional medicine.
Conventional medicine works to take care of the symptoms you’re presenting and give you the right medication based on your test results. If you visit a general practitioner with consistently high blood pressure, your doctor will more than likely put you on medication to lower or control your blood pressure. This type of treatment often works for acute illness i.e., infections, injuries, etc.
Unfortunately, if you have a more chronic condition, you might find yourself visiting the hospital over and over again until they pinpoint the cause of your symptoms. This can be an extremely frustrating process for many patients.
Functional medicine takes the point of view that we are all unique; genetically and biochemically. By taking a tailored approach with each patient, doctors are able to find the cause of YOUR symptoms and find solutions that will work for you and might not work on someone else presenting the same symptoms.
Our bodies have the ability to self-regulate and heal without medication. Functional medicine plays on this strength. By giving our bodies the right nutrients and minerals, we can strengthen our bodies and heal. In more chronic cases, a combination of functional medicine and “conventional” medicine is what works for the body.
If you find yourself craving sweets and carbs, this can lead to increased weight gain. Instead of simply putting you on a diet and a weight loss program, testing done in a functional medicine clinic could show a possible yeast overgrowth. By treating that cause and stabilizing your blood sugar, you could find that your craving for sweets and carbs decreases and you’re able to control your diet easily. And this is how functional medicine works.
At Angel Longevity we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to your health. We recognize how unique you are. Book a consultation here.