Functional Medicine is a science-based, natural way to become healthier. Today’s health care system is in trouble because it generally treats chronic diseases with drugs and neglects to look for the true cause of a condition. The healthcare system today is focused on management, not health care. With that said, if you have a heart attack, an accident or sudden acute infection, like pneumonia, you certainly want quick thinking, acute care doctors, to use every means necessary and all the resources of modern medicine, like surgery and antibiotics, to help resolve your medical condition.
However, jumping in with drugs, surgery, and other acute care treatments, does not and has not succeeded in helping those with a chronic, debilitating ailment, such as diabetes, heart disease or arthritis. Another approach is needed.
Almost all causes of disease and dysfunctions and the resulting symptoms are caused by an underlying dysfunction and/or imbalance of bodily systems. Our current health care system rarely looks at or treats the underlying cause of a condition, that is why we are lucky to have an alternative medicine practice in Houston TX! Our Functional Medicine approach explores alternatives rather than drugs to address your symptoms.
By identifying the root cause or causes, FM has a much better chance to successfully resolve a patient’s health challenges.