FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?

Both conventional and functional medicine address a person’s symptoms, but the additional value of functional medicine is in investigating why those symptoms developed in the first place. The approach in functional medicine is on strengthening the partnership between the practitioner and patient, thereby improving compliance and outcomes.

FM acknowledges that two individuals with similar symptoms will have vastly different exposures and underlying causes, e.g. obesity, diabetes, etc. Functional medicine is, therefore, a personalized approach to healthcare which involves how root causes contribute to individual wellness, namely

What Contribute to Feeling Unwell?

ANTECEDENTS, TRIGGERS AND MEDIATORS

  1. Genetics
  2. Personal history
  3. Environment (community and occupational)

MODIFIABLE LIFESTYLE FACTORS

  1. Nutrition
  2. Stress
  3. Exercise and movement
  4. Sleep and relaxation patterns
  5. Relationships

We understand the prevention, management and root causes of complex chronic disease. Functional medicine takes a holistic view of the wellbeing of each person. For that reason functional medicine management plans cover all aspects of one’s health.

In FM the most effective therapeutic intervention may include utilising integrative medicine modalities. Integrative medicine makes use of all available and appropriate evidence-based therapies. For that reason, FM embraces conventional medicine and alternative therapies.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE SERVICES

  • Anti-ageing medicine
  • Management of hormonal imbalances
  • Individual integrative health risk assessments
  • Wellness days
  • Lifestyle programmes
  • Management programmes for weight loss and weight gain
  • Management of energy levels
  • Management of sexual health
  • Management of hair loss