Functional Medicine is an innovative approach to healthcare. It views a person as a complex web of biochemical, genetic, and physiological factors that all play a role in overall health. Rather than label a patient with a collection of diagnoses, Functional Medicine uses a science-based approach to look at the underlying roots of symptoms. By studying the interplay between a person’s individual genetic makeup and the environment, the practitioners at Integrative Health Center of Maine can adjust the environment to alter gene expression. Functional Medicine is especially helpful in treating complex, chronic diseases.
For and in depth explanation view Dr. McCloy’s article: Finding Functional Medicine