Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

"We must learn to treat the person, not the disease; the system, not just the symptoms. This is personalized medicine, the medicine of the future."
– Mark Hyman

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a form of alternative medicine/health care that includes treatment plans that focus on optimizing the functioning of the human body. Within this framework lies strategies that address the root cause of disease. Functional medicine views the body as an integrated system, not merely a collection of divided organs and body systems that rely on a specific medical expert intervention. Functional Medicine uses diagnostic and functional testing and many other therapeutic interventions to obtain results. It is a patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

Benefits of Functional Medicine

  • Looks beyond symptoms to identify and treat the root cause of health problems and results in long-term solutions
  • Helps treat chronic conditions that don’t respond to conventional medicine
  • Gives you a full picture of your current health
  • Treats the whole person, instead of just the disease and optimizes the function of the human body
  • Focuses on prevention and maintaining overall well being
  • Personalized care

Conditions that May Be Helped by Functional Medicine

  • Acne
  • Angina
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bowel disorders
  • Breast health
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD
  • Cancer support
  • Chronic cough
  • Colds and flu
  • Bladder infections
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Candida
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Detoxification
  • Diabetes (Type 2)
  • Digestive disorders
  • Eczema
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Hives
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Heartburn/bloating
  • Hypo/hyperthyroidism
  • Impaired immunity
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Low back pain
  • Menopausal complaints
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • PMS
  • Pain management
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Poor digestion
  • Psoriasis
  • Pregnancy support
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rosacea
  • Sinusitis
  • Sciatica
  • Scleroderma
  • Shingles
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Yeast infections

Alternative Medicine and Functional Medicine in Vaughan and Woodbridge

Whether your goal is to improve your overall health and wellness or to gain relief from a specific issue, at applemed we’ll work with you to find the right balance of treatment.
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