Moving beyond the symptoms to the root cause
The Functional Medicine approach focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of disease. By thorough consideration of diet, environmental and lifestyle influences, alongside the results of functional testing, the origins of many chronic conditions can be identified and treated.
A Holistic & Integrated Approach to Healthcare
To really understand your needs, Dr Sarah and the team look at all parts of the picture and how they work together.
Personalised for you
Building a timeline of your health and illness progression and in-depth functional testing helps us to identify root causes of illness or dysfunction and create a health plan that is tailored to your own specific needs.
We use cutting-edge laboratory testing alongside a detailed medical history to reveal the underlying issues causing chronic symptoms and dysfunction.
Seeing the whole picture
In Functional Medicine the person, rather than the disease, is the focus. The body is viewed as one whole, interconnected system, not just an isolated set of symptoms or diagnoses.
A Joined-Up Approach to Health
Instead of choosing a way to suppress the symptoms, we ask the question WHY has the symptom occurred in the first place? Through careful investigation, we can gain a better understanding of how each patient functions and what makes them become unwell. This knowledge is key to creating a treatment plan which aims to reduce or resolve the underlying problem – hence alleviating the cause, rather than masking the resulting effects of the imbalance.
The efficacy of this approach can be difficult to believe for many patients and non-functional practitioners. However, the results from our clinic and those of functional doctors around the world continue to demonstrate this as a safe and effective method for the treatment of many health problems.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
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Why choose a functional approach?
The methodology of much conventional medicine is to identify diseases by recognising patterns of symptoms and then to suppress those symptoms by prescribing drug-based therapies. Patients with the same disease usually get the same treatment, regardless of the differences in the underlying causes.
In Functional Medicine, the person rather than the disease is the focus. The body is viewed as one whole interconnected system, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
One of the benefits of using a functional approach is that, whilst tackling a specific problem with a nutritional plan, this holistic approach may also lead to improved health and vitality in general. Our treatment plan for arthritis, for example, may also lead to weight loss, reductions in blood pressure and relief from migraines or fatigue.
Functional Medicine is a safe, effective way to target the root cause of your health problems, leading to optimum health and vitality.
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