FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE is the future of conventional medicine–available now. It seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.
Functional medicine framework
The antecedents are the predisposing factors. Consider you family history, genetics and anything of note in your ancestry. Consider how you were born, your age and gender.
Triggers are anything initiating or provoking symptoms. Consider your life history and any pivotal events that may have instigated physical illness or symptoms.
Mediators can be challenging to identify. They are factors that exacerbate symptoms and contribute to the manifestation of illness – stress, food allergies, situations.
The holistic approach of functional medicine treatment plans, focuses on many key areas of your health history.
- Sleep and Relaxation
- Exercise and Movement
- Nutrition and Hydration
- Stress and Resilience
- Relationships/Support Networks
To be successful with your treatment, you are encouraged to see change as a positive force in your life. Self-discipline is the healthiest form of self-love.