Functional Medicine is very similar to Chinese Medicine by using a patient centered approach to focus primarily on identifying the cause of illness, not just treating the symptoms of illness. It uses the cause, identified through comprehensive medical history and laboratory work, of the illness so that the appropriate prevention and treatment methods can be developed and implemented. The philosophy of Functional Medicine recognizes that each patient is different and through the relationship built between the patient and doctor, along with detoxification, lifestyle changes and education, you will be able to aid the body in healing itself. The functional medicine approach is entirely different perspective than traditional allopathic medicine, which relies on synthetic drugs to only address the symptoms of illness.
Many people ask this question and the answer is dependent on the ailment that you may be dealing with. Functional Medicine uses a variety of lab testing to identify the cause of dysfunction that may occur in your body. This approach is deeply rooted in the process of gathering information about how your body functions and developing a personalized treatment plan to aid the body in optimal wellness. Before accepting treatment at our office, you will have a comprehensive consultation and exam which will allow the practitioner to determine your needs and if your case will be accepted at our facility. At your report of findings, you will sit with the practitioner who will then give a full explanation of what may be needed in order to help the body reach optimal wellness, which at that time, you will either agree or disagree with the treatment plan that is presented. Here at The Emperor’s Medicine, your case will not be accepted if we are not able to help you reach your goal or optimal wellness.
Functional Medicine looks for dysfunction in the body and helps to restore and maintain balance within the body. If your case is accepted at our practice, through the relationship with your practitioner, your compliance, and education, optimal wellness through functional medicine can be achieved. We do not cure or treat, we assist the body in restoring balance to reach optimal wellness.