Functional Medicine takes a different approach to health concerns than Allopathic Medicine. It is less focused on diagnosis and more focused on symptom burden and specifically identifying and correcting the underlyling causes of symptoms. It is less about symptom suppression and more about supporting the body to optimise its natural healing ability. Such as addressing underlying infections, hormone imbalances, deficiencies, toxic load and individual genetic variations.
It is all about asking WHY someone is experiencing symptoms and also WHY NOW?
It is common in functional medicine to see one approach improving many different symptoms and the idea is to help you put together a package of interventions that will stand your health in good stead on an ongoing basis.