45 Minutes Consultation
Here at BEAMS we believe that the way to treat diseases is getting to the root causes and not merely the maintenance or treatment of symptoms. We provide good healthcare not sick care. We don’t just want to treat your illness, we want to help you experience optimal health and wellness. That is why we practice functional medicine. Book an appointment today to begin your journey to good health!
20 Minutes Consultation
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What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine embraces much of the philosophy of Integrative medicine which, is a holistic medical discipline that takes into account the lifestyle habits of a patient, but goes further by employing a systems-oriented medical approach that works to identify and understand the underlying or root causes of a disease. This discipline takes into account the personalization of healthcare, as each patient care plan is distinct and unique. The relationship between patient and practitioner effectively becomes a partnership; every aspect of a patient’s medical history is reviewed in detail. Functional medicine treats the individual rather than the disease.
Often, individual genetic and environmental research is conducted to obtain a deeper knowledge of the patient’s health status. Understanding the biochemical individuality of a patient can lead to the underlying causes of disease and furthermore, the prevention of additional health risks in the future. Functional Medicine has gained much popularity, even spurring the creation of the Institute for Functional Medicine. Personalized medicine is without a doubt, the future model of medical care.
Functional medicine strives to determine the root cause of each and every disease, particularly chronic diseases such as autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as, diabetes and obesity. Rather than simply making a diagnosis and then determining which drugs or surgery will best treat the condition, Functional Medicine practitioners dive deep into the patient’s history and biochemistry and ask why this patient is ill. Functional medicine is highly personalized and often includes a detailed analysis of an individual’s genetic makeup.
Information of Functional Medicine provided by Patronus Medical.