Functional Medicine: Addressing the Root Cause of Illness

As medicine evolves over time, healthcare providers finally realize that the practice goes beyond simply prescribing a medication based off a series of symptoms. Our health is much more complex than that. Today, we see that our bodies are an integrated system. One condition can have more than one root cause. Lasting relief and optimal health lie in addressing the entire person, rather than just the symptom. It demands a holistic approach to total wellness, which is the root of functional medicine.

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine focuses on identifying the root cause of a health concern. This is done to resolve any symptoms at their source. It is a highly-scientific and personalized approach that treats the whole person. It requires a health-enhancing plan that leads to long-term wellness. Functional medicine stems from the belief that every health concern is due to a variety of unique personal factors, including:

  • Lifestyle
  • Genes
  • Environment

It’s only by considering all of these factors that an effective diagnosis can be made for and total wellness can be achieved.

Branches of functional medicine

The features that make functional medicine so unique also make it quite appealing:

It’s All About You – Personalized health care supports your body’s natural healing processes, rather than just controlling your symptoms.

Patient-centered – We spend time with you to listen to your personal story and consider how your lifestyle, genetics and environment may affect your long-term health.

Root Cause – Identifying and treating the root causes of your symptoms helps resolve and prevent diseases.

Holistic Perspective – Your body is one integrated system, which calls for advanced testing that looks at many factors to fully optimize your health.

The future of healthcare

Even at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa, we understand the importance and impact root cause medicine offers our clients. The future of healthcare, the way we look at it at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa, falls under the premise that more people are interested in rediscovering what total wellness feels like. Through our personalized medical approach we can help our clients reach that wellness level.

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