Functional Wellness Addresses the Root of Your Healthcare Concerns
Functional wellness is a systems-based approach that seeks to identify and correct the root cause rather than simply mask symptoms of disease. It engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional wellness addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional wellness practitioners spend significantly more time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional wellness supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual