Functional Medicine is an individualized, root cause, medical practice that seeks to restore and maintain health by looking at your body and your life from a whole-person perspective. 417 INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE takes into account your genetics, your diet, your hormone levels and much more. These practitioners work to minimize those things that hinder your body’s natural healing ability and maximize those that promote it.
How do I become a Functional Medicine practitioner UK?
Your Functional Practitioner will ask you to bring in a stool sample, urine sample and breath sample for analysis along with blood and DNA tests. These labs will show the cellular activity in your system and allow your practitioner to create a personalized treatment plan that will address the underlying issue. They also often work with nutritional consultants, mental health counselors and health coaches to provide you a more holistic approach to your healthcare.
A Functional Practitioner will not only treat you once they’ve identified the underlying problem but they’ll work to prevent future issues from arising as well. They will help you to stabilize your blood pressure before it becomes a chronic problem, they’ll teach you how to control your cholesterol levels before they become a problem and they’ll guide you through dietary changes that will stop you from developing diabetes before it happens.
The more your practitioner understands about how different systems in the body interact with each other and how they are connected to your external world, the better able they will be to help you find your own unique path to healing and maintaining your health. Unlike conventional doctors who spend about 15 minutes with each patient and then prescribe an over-the-counter or prescription medication, a Functional Practitioner will focus on getting to know you and treating you as a whole person.
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417 Integrative Medicine
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