How We Apply Functional Medicine in Our Practice

Functional medicine offers a new approach to management and prevention of chronic disease that embodies the art and science of medicine. It integrates what we know about how the human body works with patient-centered, science-based care. Functional medicine addresses the causes of chronic disease, which are rooted in lifestyle choices, environmental exposures, and genetic influences. It also incorporates naturopathic medicine and emphasizes the therapeutic partnership, which engages the heart, mind, and spirit of both practitioner and client, and encourages moments of deep insight that contribute to more comprehensive answers to stubborn, complex medical problems. Functional medicine offers a paradigm shift in clinical practice, thus producing a more effective response to chronic disease.

How We Apply Functional Medicine - Naturopathic Medicine Springfield MO

Functional Medicine In Our Medical Clinic

Chronic disease is a food- and lifestyle-driven, environment- and genetics-influenced phenomenon. New approaches to management and prevention are required if we are to stem the rising tide of chronic disease (expected to outpace deaths from infectious disease twofold within the next decade). It can be conquered by integrating what we know about how the human body works with individualized, patient-centered, science-based care that addresses the causes of chronic disease, which are rooted in lifestyle choices, environmental exposures, and genetic influences. This is exactly what functional medicine does. It is indeed a medicine appropriate for the challenges of the 21st century.

Functional medicine helps our clinicians reintegrate the art and science of medicine. In addition to the extensive evidence base supporting functional medicine approaches, we also have access to substantive information about what constitutes the art of medicine. Research indicates that insight for both our practitioners and our clients is maximized when an effective therapeutic partnership is established. These therapeutic partnerships engage heart, mind, and spirit, and encourages moments of deep insight that contribute to more comprehensive answers to stubborn, complex medical problems.